Job Postings – 3 Positions


Trial Attorney, GS-0905-11

Who May Apply: Applications will only be
accepted from current employees of the U.S. Department of Justice.

About the Office: The Office of Immigration
Litigation, District Court Section, is a fast-paced office responsible for
immigration-related civil litigation in the federal district courts, often
involving emergency motions. Trial Attorneys in the District Court Section
represent the Department of Homeland Security and other agencies with
immigration-related missions, in both defensive litigation, and in affirmative
denaturalization cases. Trial Attorneys personally handle individual and class
action cases as first-chair litigators through all phases of litigation in the
federal district courts. Trial Attorneys develop significant litigation
experience in these cases, and additional experience briefing and arguing
appeals of district court decisions in the various circuit courts of appeal.
The office currently has approximately 50 attorneys, led by a Director, a
Deputy Director, and three Assistant Directors who oversee four litigating

Opportunity Offered: The Office of Immigration
Litigation, District Court Section, seeks to fill one Trial Attorney position
with promotion potentional to GS-0905-15.

Qualifications: Applicants must possess a
J.D. degree, must be admitted to the bar (any jurisdiction), and must have a
minimum of one year’s legal experience. Experience in immigration law is desired
but not required. Veterans and members of the Armed Forces are strongly
encouraged to apply.

Travel: This position requires frequent travel.

Salary Information: $62,467 – $81,204 per
year, depending upon experience.

Location: Washington, D.C.

Relocation Expenses: Relocation expenses are
not authorized.

Submission Process and Deadline Date: Applicants must submit a
cover letter (highlighting relevant background), resume, and a writing sample
(no more than 12 pages), and must e-mail all materials to:

Please specify that the application is for the Trial Attorney – District Court Section position in the subject line.
Although e-mail is preferred, applications will also be accepted by
U.S. Mail addressed to:
District Court Section
Office of Immigration Litigation
Civil Division
U.S. Department of Justice
Box 868, Ben Franklin Station
Washington, D.C. 20044-0868
Attn: Paula Richardson

No telephone calls. Applications
should be submitted as early as possible but, in any event, no later than June
20, 2013.


Federal Trade Commission
General Attorney (Intellectual Property), GS-0905-14/15

The Federal Trade Commission
(FTC) enforces a variety of Federal antitrust and consumer protection laws. The
FTC seeks to ensure that the nation’s markets function competitively and are
vigorous, efficient, and free of undue restrictions. The FTC also works to
enhance the smooth operation of the marketplace by eliminating marketing acts
or practices that are unfair or deceptive. The FTC conducts economic analyses
to support its law enforcement efforts and to contribute to the policy
deliberations of the Agency, the Congress, the Executive Branch, and other

The Federal Trade Commission’s Office
of Policy Planning assists the Commission to develop and implement long-range
competition and consumer protection policy initiatives and advises staff on
cases raising new or complex policy and legal issues. The Office of Policy
Planning is seeking an attorney with intellectual property experience to
support the office’s work.

As an attorney in the Office of
Policy Planning, you will perform a variety of legal duties, including
frequently challenging legal and policy analysis. Often the work of the staff
includes advisory functions related to antitrust policy and enforcement efforts
under the various statutes enforced by the Commission. A successful staff
member has interest in and the ability to deal with both legal analysis and
economic and practical business issues arising from the policy issues under
consideration. More specifically, you will;

  • Provide intellectual
    property guidance to support the Commission’s policy and enforcement
  • Draft and review policy
    recommendations, amicus briefs, advocacy comments and Commission
  • Organize public workshops
    and draft Commission and staff reports on cutting-edge competition and
    intellectual property issues.
  • Confer with government
    agencies, public authorities, attorneys, businesspersons, and other
    members of the public in order to obtain information relevant to
    Commission policy and enforcement initiatives.
  • Prepare internal documents
    for review by the Commission and perform special assignments as directed.

Candidates should have excellent legal
research and writing abilities, strong organizational and analytical skills in
presenting written arguments, excellent oral communication skills, and the
ability to explain complex legal and technical issues in a clear and succinct
manner. Candidates also should be able to work effectively with other people,
exercise sound judgment, meet deadlines, and exhibit a strong interest in the
work of the agency. In addition, demonstrated experience in intellectual
property, patent litigation, and antitrust is highly desired. This position is
not included in the bargaining unit.

To apply: submit resume, by June 20, 2013, to  Please refer to
Announcement No. OPP-2013-0002.
For additional information, call Keyonna Washington at 202.326.2853


Texas Education
Agency – Request for Proposal

Position Title:  Special Education Hearing Officer
The Texas Education Agency has
issued RFQ No. 701-14-006 Special Education Hearing Officers. Special
education hearing officers preside over special education due process hearings
filed by parents and school districts pursuant to the Individuals with
Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).
The posting can be viewed at
The deadline for receipt of
proposals for this procurement is July 10, 2013, 2:00 PM, CDT.
Questions regarding the RFQ must
be directed to