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Criminal Law Attorney / Litigation - General Attorney in Hammond, IN

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Company name

U.S Department Of Justice, Executive Office for U.S. Attorneys and the Office of the U.S. Attorneys

Organization Type

Government

Job Type

Attorney

Practice Area

Criminal Law
Litigation - General/Commercial

Years of Experience

Min 1 yrs required

Location

USA Hammond, IN

Date Last Verified

Mar 14,2018

Posted on

Mar 13,2018

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Victim Assistance Specialist, GS 9 - 11 Duties: Serve as a specialist in the United States Attorney Office (USAO) Victim Assistance Program and be expected to perform specific program activities within the District which promote compliance with federal laws and policy concerning assistance for federal crime victims. Join a well-respected team that is responsible for providing a variety of victim and witness assistance functions in the United States Attorney's Office for the Northern District of Indiana. Typical work assignments will include: Conducts segments of training sessions and provides information and resources to AUSAs, support staff, agents and staff of federal investigative agencies, and state and local law enforcement and community services providers on victim assistance matters; Coordinating with federal investigative agencies and AUSAs to identify cases with victims, and obtain victim contact information in a timely manner; Responding to victim inquiries, assesses victim concerns, and determines program eligibility for victim-witness services; Providing information to victims on schedule changes, status of defendants pleas, results of trial, whether a defendant is incarcerated and for how long, opportunities to address the court, and post-sentencing notification; Providing in-court support during hearings and trials; Obtaining services and assistance for victims and witnesses through specific federal programs and funds; Maintains records, and provides oversight of these special programs and funds; Assists staff by securing a wide variety of specialized victim services, e.g, translators, special transportation, etc.; and Provides victims with information pertaining to the criminal justice process, and the State Crime Victim Compensation Program application requirements.

Qualification and Experience

Qualification : Must meet at least one of the following criteria or an equivalent combination of education and experience:
GS-09: To qualify at the GS-09 grade level, must have one of the following:
Specialized Experience: 1+ full year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-07 level in Federal service. Specialized experience is defined as experience performing the following types of duties: supporting ongoing victim-witness communication needs by developing and administering a comprehensive victim-witness program; communicating effectively by utilizing a variety of written media; and determining the elements of an effective agency witness program.
OR
Education: One of the following types of education in a related field (e.g., Criminal Justice): a Master's or equivalent graduate degree (such as an LL.B.); OR two (2) full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree. Education at the graduate level must be in an accredited college or university and must demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to perform the duties of the position.
OR
Combining Education and Experience: Combinations of successfully completed graduate education and experience may be used to meet total qualification requirements. In order to qualify based on combination, graduate education must be in excess of one (1) full year.

GS-11: To qualify at the GS-11 grade level, must have the following:
Specialized Experience: 1+ full year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-09 level. Specialized experience is defined as experience performing the following types of duties: analyzing victim-witness communication needs; developing and administering a comprehensive victim-witness program; conducting workshops or meetings with victim-witness subject-matter specialists and related officials; and determining the elements of an effective agency witness program.
OR
Education: One of the following types of education in a related field (e.g., Criminal Justice): a Ph.D. or equivalent doctorate degree; OR three (3) full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree. Education at the graduate level must be in an accredited college or university and must demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to perform the duties of the position.
OR
Combining Education and Experience: Combinations of successfully completed graduate education and experience may be used to meet total qualification requirements. In order to qualify based on combination, graduate education must be in excess of two (2) full years.

Education : All academic degrees and coursework must be completed at a college or university that has obtained accreditation or pre-accreditation status from an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. For a list of schools that meet this criteria, see http://www.ed.gov
OR
Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the above education requirements if you can show that the foreign education is comparable to that received in an accredited educational institution in the United States.

Deadline : 03/15/2018.

Additional info

Announcement number 18-INN-10147985-MS. Send resume/supporting documentation, online questionnaire, and USA Hire Competency Based Assessment.

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
U.S Department Of Justice, Executive Office for U.S. Attorneys and the Office of the U.S. Attorneys
5400 Federal Plaza
Hammond, IN 46320
Phone: 219-937-5500
Fax: 219-852-2770