Staff Attorney-Legal Aid
Wed. 07/07/10 11:59 PM Arizona Time
$36.37 – $51.82 Hourly
$75,644.00 – $107,794.00 Annually
10005 E. Osborn Rd, Scottsdale, Arizona
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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
EXECUTIVE OFFICE FOR UNITED STATES ATTORNEYS
INDIAN, VIOLENT, AND CYBER CRIME STAFF ATTORNEY-ADVISOR, GS-0905-15
VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT NO:10-EOUSA-16
PLEASE NOTE: This position is being readvertised. Applicants who applied to Attorney Advisor GS-905-15, vacancy announcement number 10-EOUSA-12, do not need to reapply. All applicants will also be considered for this vacancy announcement.
About the Office: The Executive Office for United States Attorneys (EOUSA) is the Justice Department headquarters component for the 94 U.S. Attorneys Offices. Your office will be located in the Robert F. Kennedy Building at Constitution Avenue between 9th and 10th Streets, NW. This location is ideally situated close to the-Archives/Navy Memorial Metro station. We are a short walk to museums on and around the Mall, and there are numerous restaurants and shops in the immediate area. Additionally, we offer employee-centered work life programs, as well as participation in the transit subsidy program. EOUSA was rated in the top 16 of 246 agencies and deemed a best place to work. The Indian, Violent, and Cyber Crime (IVCC) Staff is functionally responsible for providing management support, legal assistance and advice, and policy guidance for the United States Attorneys for a variety of priority law enforcement initiatives. The IVCC is comprised of full-time EOUSA staff attorneys and support personnel, as well as experienced Assistant U.S. Attorneys (AUSAs) who are subject-matter experts detailed to EOUSA for one-to-two year assignments. The work consists of the full range of legal advice and services to the 94 United States Attorneys Offices (USAO) throughout the United States, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands. The USAOs range in size from approximately 25 to 700 employees.Responsibilities: The Attorney-Advisor will serve as the Native American Issues Coordinator and will work under the supervision of the Assistant Director of the IVCC Staff, EOUSA. There is an expectation of independence afforded to the staff member, as well as required initiative to develop, manage, and carry out new or major projects in accordance with the significance of the problem, overall expectations, goals, and available resources.The assignments are extremely complex and difficult, frequently requiring a high order of original and creative legal and management expertise. Assignments involve serving as the principal legal advisor on all matters pertaining to Native American issues, among other law enforcement program areas; providing management support to the USAOs; and coordinating and resolving legal issues. Additionally, the Coordinator must often overcome opposition and conflicting interests to reach successful outcomes on behalf of EOUSA and the USAOs. Who may apply: All United States Citizens and Nationals.Qualifications: Previous experience prosecuting crime in Indian Country and litigating cases concerning Native American Issues in federal court. The successful candidate also can demonstrate sound judgment; good interpersonal skills; and a strong work ethic. Applicants must possess a J.D. Degree, be an active member of the bar (any jurisdiction), and have at least 4 years post-J.D. experience to qualify at the GS-15 level. Moreover, detailed knowledge of the mission, organization, statutory obligations, functions, procedures, practices, and priorities of the Department, EOUSA, and the USAOs, especially in assigned program areas, is desirable.Evaluation Method: Qualified applicants may be further evaluated to determine those who are best qualified. Applicants must submit a writing sample.Salary: GS-15 $123,758.00 – $155,500.00 per year (including locality pay).Travel: Occasional travel will be required.Relocation Expenses: Relocation expenses will not be authorizedSubmission Process and Deadline Date:
Open: 6/7/2010Close: 6/18/2010
Applicants must submit a cover letter (highlighting relevant experience), a detailed resume or OF-612 (Optional Application for Federal Employment). Information about applying for a Federal job is available from the USAJOBS information system through the website at: http://www.usajobs.gov/infocenter/forms.asp#icc, your most recent SF-50, and current performance appraisal, if applicable to:
Jewel CamposU.S. Department of JusticeExecutive Office for United States AttorneysOffice of Administration/H.R. Division 600 E Street NW, Rm. 8308Washington, D.C. 20530Phone #: (202) 252-5526Fax #: (202) 252-5525
Application materials must be RECEIVED by 11:59 p.m. of the closing date (Eastern Standard Time). Application materials may be faxed to (202) 252-5525.
Applications submitted using government postage or internal Federal government mail systems will not be considered. Please note that mail coming through our mail system can be delayed due to security screening and will not be accepted after the closing date, faxing your resume to our dedicated fax number is encouraged. Emails will not be considered.
Internet Sites: This and other attorney vacancy announcements can be found at http://dojnet.doj.gov/oarm/attvacancies.php
Please Save the Date!
Who: Walter R. Echo-Hawk
What: Lecture and Book Signing
Date: Monday, September 27, 2010
Time: 5:30 p.m.
Place: Great Hall, Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University
Book Title: In the Courts of the Conqueror: The Ten Worst Indian Law Cases Ever Decided” By Walter R. Echo-Hawk
Lecture Title: In the Courts of the Conqueror: Reforming the ‘Dark Side’ of Federal Indian Law
Lecture Description: In the very first case to come before the United States Supreme Court involving a significant Native American issue, Chief Justice John Marshall ominously described the American judicial system as “the courts of the conqueror.” Native Americans have been fundamentally impacted by court decisions that affect their political, property, cultural, and human rights, perhaps more profoundly than any other segment of our society. Often these decisions were colored by the prevailing prejudices, politics, and assumptions of the day. Those decisions embody the dark side of the law as Manifest Destiny swept the continent. The courts provided legal justification for the appropriation of Indian land, the subjugation of Indian nations, and the denial of human rights in American legal history, making everything “perfectly legal.” This lecture examines nefarious legal doctrines and unjust legal fictions which found their way into federal Indian law, and explores how that body of law might be strengthened in the 21st Century to better protect Native America.