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Director, Legal Services - Investigations

Arlington, VA
Full Time
07-27-2021
Job #: 2021-111-11184382-PC Exp.: 7+ Years Salary: $144,128 - $172,500 Yearly
Description:
Duties:
Summary:
The US Postal Service, Office of Inspector General (OIG) is filling the position of Director, Legal Services - Investigations, within the Office of General Counsel, located in Rosslyn, VA. The OIG is an innovative, analytics driven organization with a focus on mission and a passion for diversity and inclusion.

Responsibilities:
The Office of General Counsel is responsible for all legal advice to the nearly 1100 professionals of the OIG. Reporting to the Deputy General Counsel, the Director, Legal Services - Investigations oversees the team that provides guidance and support to our approximately 600 special agents and investigators and ethics advice to the entire organization.

The successful candidate will be responsible for providing professional leadership, direction, and mentorship to 6 attorneys providing legal advice and guidance to OIG's agents and investigators investigating Postal employees and contractors engaged in theft of mail, workers compensation or health care fraud involving postal funds, embezzlement of funds and public corruption. The Legal Services - Investigations team is also responsible for the OIG's independently managed ethics program, providing advice and managing the financial disclosure process, in coordination with the US Postal Service Designated Agency Ethics Official. The Director may also supervise a Deputy Director responsible for our Special Assistant United States Attorney (SAUSA) program, including 6 SAUSAs located throughout the United States. The Director will keep OGC management informed of issues pertaining to their broad range of responsibilities and can expect frequent interaction with senior management throughout the OIG.

Candidates will be evaluated on the skills that they possess that are directly related to the duties of the position and the experience, education and training that indicate the applicant's ability to acquire the particular knowledge and skills needed to perform the duties of the position. Only those candidates who meet all qualification and eligibility requirements and who submit the required information by 11:59 PM EST on 08/16/2021 will be considered.

The USPS OIG uses a Pay Banding system, which is equivalent to the Federal GS scale. Grade and salary determinations will be made based upon a candidate's education and professional experience.

This position is being advertised at the Director Band level, equivalent to a GS-15. The salary range for this position is $144,128.00 - $172,500.00. The salary figures include locality pay.

Please note that the duties and responsibilities associated with this position may vary based upon the agency's needs at the time of hire. The following description of major duties and responsibilities is only intended to give applicants a general overview of the expectations.

Formulates, recommends, and implements policies, programs, procedures, and processes to assist the OIG in coordinating its Legal Services - Investigations program.
Establishes and maintains effective working relationships within and outside the OIG to stay on top of OIG best practices and developments within the Postal Service and stakeholder community.
Assures implementation of OIG goals and objectives. Determines goals and objectives that need additional emphasis; develops measures that evaluate performance; makes recommendations for program improvement; and effectively manages agency resources.
Mentors, recruits, rewards, evaluates, and otherwise address performance of direct reports.

Travel Required:
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Requirements:
Conditions of Employment:
  • Must be a U.S. citizen
  • Must be able to pass a drug screening and medical assessment questionnaire.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain Top Secret security clearance
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a government-issued credit card
  • May be required to successfully complete a 12-month probationary period

Qualifications:
Minimum Qualifications
  • You must meet ALL of the minimum qualifications listed below.
  • Graduated from an ABA accredited law school with a Juris Doctor Degree
  • Membership in good standing of a State Bar
  • At least 7 years experience engaged in the active practice of law
  • At least 3 years experience as a federal criminal prosecutor, or equivalent experience

Evaluation Factors
  • You must have the experience, knowledge and skills as listed in EACH of the evaluation factors. Failure to demonstrate that you meet all of the evaluation factor requirements as listed below will result in a score of zero (0); an ineligible status, and you will not be referred for further consideration. Include your major accomplishments relevant to the position requirements in your resume.
  • Skill advising agents and recommending strategies on criminal cases.
  • Skill advising federal employees on financial disclosure and the Standards of Ethical Conduct for Employees of the Executive Branch.
  • Experience in criminal litigation.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and represent OIG interests while maintaining excellent client relations.
  • Demonstrated experience managing a high functioning professional staff.
  • Demonstrated history of innovative leadership.

Failure to demonstrate that you meet all evaluation factor requirements will result in a score of zero (0). Upon receipt of a zero score, you will be deemed "not minimally qualified," and you will not be referred for further consideration.

Kindly refer to the below link for a detailed description of the job - https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/608764800


Closing Date: 16th August, 2021




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