[HPN] Fw: DOJ Opportunity: Office of Community Oriented Policing Services

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From: "Downs, Kirsten G" <Kirsten.G.Downs@usdoj.gov>
To: <icanamerica@email.msn.com>
Sent: Monday, April 17, 2000 1:56 PM
Subject: DOJ Opportunity: Office of Community Oriented Policing Services

The following are attorney vacancy announcements for the U.S. Department of
Justice. We are hoping you can assist our outreach efforts by sharing these
announcements with interested colleagues, associates and law school alumni.
Additionally, we would like to continue sending attorney vacancy announcements
to you periodically.  I appreciate your assistance in our recruitment outreach

Kirsten Gettys Downs
Special Counsel, Lateral Attorney Recruitment Program
Office of Attorney Personnel Management
U.S. Department of Justice


The Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS), U.S. Department of
Justice, is accepting resumes for the position of General Counsel of the Office
of the Principal Deputy Director located in Washington, D.C.

The General Counsel will:

* Manage and oversee, through the Deputy General Counsel, the General Counsel
staff in providing legal advice and counsel regarding  federal grant law,
appropriations law, Indian law, labor and employment law, contract and
procurement law, ethics, and administrative law;
* Provide authoritative legal advice to the Department's senior management staff
and recommend policy, programs and/or plans which enhance the COPS mission and
meet the needs of the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994 and
other Departmental and legislative initiatives;
* Conduct complex legal research and analysis on issues involving regulatory
mandates, special initiatives of the Administration and/or Attorney General, the
Office of the Director and the Assistant Attorney General, and Congressional and
public interest priorities;
* Interpret administrative and Executive orders, rules, regulations, and
governing statutes affecting the COPS Office;
* Prepare responses to proposed legislation and reporting requirements;
* Participate in meetings and conferences with applicants, grantees,
Congressional and DOJ staff and other law enforcement agencies, including
serving as the senior COPS legal representative regarding Departmental and other
external legal and regulatory inquiries;
* Prepare, negotiate and examine contracts and other legal documents involving
the COPS office and represent the COPS Office and the Office of the Director in
contract negotiations, settlement discussions and other legal proceedings as
* Ensure that the management philosophies and policies of the Director and
Principal Deputy Director are an integral part of the overall General Counsel
Office program goals, including the Equal Employment Opportunity Program.

Applicants must possess a J.D. degree, be an active member of the bar (any
jurisdiction) and have a minimum of six years post-J.D. legal experience.
Applicants must also have: (1) a strong record of federal legal experience,
outstanding academic performance, superior analytical and writing skills; (2)
demonstrated success in legal counseling and negotiation; and (3) extensive
knowledge of federal law in the areas of appropriations, administrative law,
federal grants and cooperative agreements, ethics, contracting and procurement,
and compliance and enforcement proceedings.  Management of resources and
supervisory experience is desirable.

Applicants must submit a resume or OF-612 (Optional Application for Federal
Employment) with a legal writing sample (a brief legal exposition that is your
work product), cover letter (highlighting relevant experience), a copy of their
most recent performance evaluation (if applicable) and a law school transcript

U.S. Department of Justice
Community Oriented Policing Services
1100 Vermont Avenue NW, Fourth Floor
Washington, D.C. 20530
        Attn: Evelyn Bennett

No telephone calls please.  This position is open until filled however,
applications must be postmarked no later than May 12, 2000.  Current salary and
years of experience will determine the appropriate salary level, which ranges
from the GS-15 level ($84,638 - $110,028).

The U.S. Department of Justice is an Equal Opportunity/Reasonable Accommodation
Employer. Except where otherwise provided by law, there will be no
discrimination because of color, race, religion, national origin, politics,
marital status, disability, age, sex, sexual orientation, membership or
nonmembership in an employee organization, or on the basis of personal

The Department of Justice welcomes and encourages applications from persons with
physical and mental disabilities and will reasonably accommodate the needs of
those persons.  The Department is firmly committed to satisfying its affirmative
obligations under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, to ensure that persons with
disabilities have every opportunity to be hired and advanced on the basis of
merit within the Department of Justice.

It is the policy of the Department to achieve a drug-free workplace and the
person selected will be required to pass a drug test to screen for illegal drug
use prior to final approval.  Employment is also contingent upon the
satisfactory completion of a background investigation adjudicated by the
Department of Justice.

For more information about COPS please visit our Web page at:

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