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Justice Dept. Atty– Indian Resources Section

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VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT
U.S. DEPT. OF JUSTICE
ENVIRONMENT AND NATURAL RESOURCES DIVISION
INDIAN RESOURCES SECTION
TRIAL ATTORNEY
GS-12 TO GS-15
OPEN: JANUARY 14, 2011
CLOSE: FEBRUARY 15, 2011
VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT: ENRD-11-002-EXC


About the Office: The Indian Resources Section, U.S. Department of Justice, Environment & Natural Resources Division, is seeking an experienced attorney for the position of Trial Attorney in Washington, DC. The Indian Resources Section represents the United States in its trust capacity in litigation pending in federal and state courts for the benefit of Indian tribes and individual Indians. These suits include establishing water rights, protecting hunting and fishing rights, remedying trespasses on Indian lands, and establishing reservation boundaries and rights to land. The litigation handled by the Indian Resources Section is of vital interest to Indian tribes and often addresses issues of first impression.

Responsibilities and Opportunity Offered: Experience in water rights litigation and knowledge of Indian law and water law is highly desirable.

Qualifications: Applicants must possess a J.D. degree; be duly licensed and authorized to practice as an attorney under the laws of a State, territory, or the District of Columbia, and have at least one year of post-J.D. legal experience.

Travel: Periodic travel is required.

Salary Information: Current salary and years of experience will determine the appropriate salary level. The possible salary range is GS-12 (74,872 – 97,333), GS-13 (89,033 – 115,742), GS-14 (105,211 – 136,771) and GS-15 (123,758 – 155,500) per annum.

Location: Washington, DC

Relocation Expenses: Relocation expenses will not be authorized.

Submission Process and Deadline Date: Applications must be received by Monday
February 14, 2011.

Applicants must submit a current resume or OF-612 (Optional Application for Federal Employment) and writing sample to:

U.S. Department of Justice, ENRD
Indian Resources Section
Attn: Gail Robinson
P.O. Box 44378
L’Enfant Plaza Station
Washington, D.C. 20026-4378

Applications sent via overnight delivery may be sent to:

U.S. Department of Justice, ENRD
Indian Resources Section
Attn: Gail Robinson
601 D Street, NW Room 3507
Washington, DC 20004
No telephone calls please

Internet Sites: For more information about the Environment & Natural Resources Division, visit the Justice Department’s web site at: http://www.usdoj.gov/enrd.
This and selected other legal position announcements can be found on the Internet at: http://www.usdoj.gov/oarm/attvacancies.html.

Department Policies: The U.S. Department of Justice is an Equal Opportunity/Reasonable Accommodation Employer. Except where otherwise provided by law, there will be no discrimination based on color, race, religion, national origin, politics, marital status, disability, age, sex, sexual orientation, status as a parent, membership or nonmembership in an employee organization, or personal favoritism. The Department of Justice welcomes and encourages applications from persons with physical and mental disabilities. The Department is firmly committed to satisfying its affirmative obligations under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 to ensure that persons with disabilities have every opportunity to be hired and advanced on the basis of merit within the Department of Justice. This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the agency. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

It is the policy of the Department to achieve a drug-free workplace and persons selected for employment will be required to pass a drug test which screens for illegal drug use prior to final appointment. Employment is also contingent upon the completion and satisfactory adjudication of a background investigation. Only U.S. citizens are eligible for employment with the Executive Office for Immigration Review and the United States Attorneys’Offices. Unless otherwise indicated in a particular job advertisement, non-U.S. citizens may apply for employment with other organizations, but should be advised that appointments of non-U.S. citizens are extremely rare; such appointments would be possible only if necessary to accomplish the Department’s mission and would be subject to strict security requirements. Applicants who hold dual citizenship in the U.S. and another country will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

There is no formal rating system for applying veterans’preference to attorney appointments in the excepted service; however, the Department of Justice considers veterans’preference eligibility as a positive factor in attorney hiring. Applicants eligible for veterans’preference are encouraged to include that information in their cover letter or resume and attach supporting documentation (e.g., the DD 214 or other substantiating documents) to their submissions.


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