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Criminal Law Attorney / Litigation - General Attorney in Nelsonville, OH

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Company name

U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service

Organization Type


Job Type


Practice Area

Criminal Law
Litigation - General/Commercial


Nelsonville, OH

Date Last Verified

Dec 08,2017

Posted on

Dec 07,2017

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Supervisory Law Enforcement Officer Duties: The candidate supervises and directs subordinate Supervisory Law Enforcement Officers (SLEOs), Law Enforcement Officers (LEOs), and Reserve Law Enforcement Officers (RLEOs) whose duties include the detection, investigation, apprehension, detention, and prosecution activities which are associated with the enforcement of laws and regulations relating to National Forest System lands, resources, employees and the public. Independently plans, coordinates, implements, and manages the overall public safety and patrol aspects of a law enforcement program for a national forest or zone. Identifies budget needs, develops project work plans, and manages activity costs within budget authorizations. Gathers facts and evidence for law enforcement and/or regulatory compliance functions, analyzes data, and prepares reports for record keeping or further legal proceedings. Serves as the lead technical specialist for the prosecution of cases in US Magistrate Court, state and local courts. Assists with preliminary investigations or conduct full investigations of misdemeanor or felony crimes. Expresses information (for example, ideas or facts) to individuals or groups effectively, taking into account the audience and nature of the information (for example, technical, sensitive, controversial); makes clear and convincing oral presentations; listens to others, attends to nonverbal cues, and responds appropriately. Plans, directs, coordinates, and conducts approved law enforcement training as needed. Produces written products related to the work area of the position and the supervisory or lead responsibilities performed, such as: study proposals and project plans. Develops and administers cooperative law enforcement agreements. Occasional travel up to 25% may be required to attend training and other mission operational work.

Qualification and Experience

For GS-11: The candidate must have 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to at least to the GS-09 grade level; -OR- a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.M., in Criminal Justice, or a field related to the position OR an appropriate combination of specialized experience and graduate level education (beyond what is required for a Master's degree, i.e., more than 36 semester hours leading to a Ph.D.). Examples of specialized experience are: law enforcement activities such as detection, investigation, apprehension, detention, and prosecution and experience conducting full investigations of misdemeanors and assisting in felony investigations OR serving as a law enforcement technical specialist for natural resource and protection activities to identify and resolve law enforcement problems.

For GS-12: The candidate must have 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-11 grade level. Examples of specialized experience are: developing, analyzing, and evaluating new or revised law enforcement policies, techniques, methods, and operational approaches to address specific law enforcement and public safety functions OR conducting difficult investigations involving the establishment of interrelationships between facts or evidence, unusual circumstances, variations in approach and incomplete or conflicting data OR formulating, planning and coordinating patrol and investigation activities involving multi-jurisdictional, multi-agency law enforcement and investigative operations.

Note: This job is open to Federal employees as well as Current or former competitive service employees, including Merit promotion, Career Transition (CTAP, ICTAP, RPL), and Transfer.

Application Deadline: December 8, 2017.

Additional info

Announcement Number: 18-WO-LEO-429886FS-CT. Apply online. No emails. Visit website for more information.

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
4000 Masthead Street NE
Albuquerque, NM 87109
Phone: 1-877-372-7248
Fax: 1-866-338-3755