Job Opening - Trial Attorney


Duties and Responsibilities: Caseloads can include civil and criminal program enforcement responsibilities. The Division's civil enforcement program includes merger review and analysis, and non-merger competitiveness issues. The Division's criminal enforcement program investigates and prosecutes bid-rigging, price-fixing, bribery and other fraudulent schemes designed to undermine competition. Successful applicants will have immediate involvement with matters of national importance. The attorneys hired can expect a collegial and stimulating environment working with highly experienced attorneys and economists on cutting-edge matters, as well as the satisfaction of serving the public interest.


Applicants must:

1) Be a citizen of the United States,

2) Possess a J.D. degree from an accredited law school, 

3) Be an active member of the bar in good standing (any U.S. jurisdiction), and

4) Have at least one year of post-J.D. legal experience to qualify for a GS-12, or 2 years of post-JD experience to qualify for a GS-13.

Prior work experience as a judicial clerk and excellent oral advocacy skills are highly desirable.

Deadline and Submission Process: Applications under this announcement will be accepted until April 28, 2014. As positions become available, applications received by the end of each week will receive consideration for those vacancies. To receive consideration under this announcement, please reference E14-03-O05, all application packages MUST be submitted and received by the final closing date.

Applications will be handled on a rolling basis until all available positions are filled.

Applicants must submit a cover letter (highlighting relevant experience), a resume with description of significant federal cases litigated and your role in them, and a writing sample/brief (not to exceed 15 pages). If you are a current or recent Federal employee, you must submit a performance appraisal issued within the past 12 months, or if none exists, a statement to that effect and a copy of your latest Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50).

Preference is to receive all application packages electronically at:

However, you may send mailed and faxed applications to:

Department of Justice/Antitrust Division
450 Fifth Street, NW, 
Room 3115
Washington, D.C. 20530
Fax: (202) 514-0580

For additional information about positions with the Division, please contact Elena Morgan of the Personnel Staff at (202) 514-2469.

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