Thursday , February 9 2023

United States Postal Inspection Service Careers – Attorney-Consumer Protection Branch

Website U.S. Postal Inspection Service

Job Description:

The Consumer Protection Branch is seeking an experienced attorney to direct investigations and litigate enforcement actions. The Branch conducts both criminal and civil affirmative litigation related to consumer fraud schemes, prescription drug diversion, hazardous and misbranded products, deceptive trade practices, and data privacy.

Job Responsibilities:

  • The Consumer Protection Branch is seeking a Trial Attorney to represent the United States in a broad range of both criminal and civil affirmative litigation. Charged with safeguarding Americans’ health, safety, economic security, and identity integrity, Trial Attorneys at the Branch develop investigations and pursue actions throughout the country. In advancing the Branch’s mission, Trial Attorneys work closely with U.S. Attorneys’ Offices and federal law enforcement partners. Trial Attorneys engage in all phases of discovery and litigation, including using the grand jury and civil investigative tools, preparing appropriate pleadings, and handling motions and trials before U.S. District Courts. Trial Attorneys also have responsibility for coordinating multi-component and international investigations, cases, and initiatives. In addition, Trial Attorneys represent the United States in direct negotiations and discussions with opposing counsel, often related to complex corporate investigations and litigation matters. Areas of enforcement emphasis for the Branch include: the prescription opioid crisis; fraud schemes affecting older Americans, vulnerable populations, and U.S. service members; adulterated and misbranded food, drugs, tobacco, and medical devices; hazardous consumer products; deceptive trade practices; and data-privacy violations.

Job Requirements:

  • You must meet all eligibility requirements by the closing date of this announcement and continue to meet these requirements throughout the hiring process. Offers can be rescinded if requirements are not met.
  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born on, or after, December 31, 1959. Those not registered should have an approved exepmtion on file.
  • You will be required to complete a pre-employment security investigation and background check which includes a drug screening.
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or National.
  • May require completion of a fourteen month trial period.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a Top Secret security clearance with eligibility for Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI) access depending on organizational assignment / duty location.

Qualification & Experience:

  • Applicants must be a graduate from a full course of study in a School of Law accredited by the American Bar Association and be a member in good standing of the bar of a state, territory of the United States, the District of Columbia, or the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.
  • Applicants must possess a J.D. degree, be an active member of the bar (any jurisdiction), have at least four years of post J.D. experience to qualify at the GS-15 level. You must also be a U.S. citizen.
  • Applicants must have excellent writing and advocacy skills, as well as superior negotiation and interpersonal skills. Successful applicants will be highly motivated, exhibit sound judgment and creativity, and have several years of active litigation experience. Judicial clerkship experience and familiarity with the enforcement of federal criminal laws is preferred.

Job Details:

Company: U.S. Postal Inspection Service

Vacancy Type: Full Time

Job Functions: Others

Job Location: Chicago, IL, US

Application Deadline: N/A

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