Chief, Public Integrity Section

Department Of Justice Washington , DC 20319

Posted 4 months ago

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The Public Integrity Section (PIN) is responsible for the investigation and prosecution of public corruption and election offenses nationwide. PIN oversees the federal effort to combat corruption through the prosecution of elected and appointed public officials at all levels of government. Section attorneys investigate and prosecute cases against federal, state, and local officials throughout the United States.

This position serves as the Chief of PIN.

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The Chief, PIN:

  • Supervises the conduct of investigations and litigation carried on by the attorneys and support staff of the Section. As Chief of the Section, they directly supervise prosecutions conducted by Section attorneys and, when appropriate, coordinates with U.S. Attorneys on prosecutions conducted by U.S. Attorneys' Offices. The Chief supervises the preparation and review of indictments by Section attorneys. The Chief also has frequent contact with United States Attorneys' Offices, including visitations, to assist in developing investigations and prosecutions in corruption matters, particularly those related to the electoral process. In addition, the Chief evaluates requests for the Section to participate in matters where U.S. Attorneys' Offices are recused.

  • Continually exercises discretion in connection with prosecutorial recommendations that involve difficult and complex questions of law, fact and policy. The Chief advises the Assistant Attorney General regarding the status of important cases as well as complex legal and policy questions. The Chief is also called upon from time to time to counsel and assist the Attorney General and the Deputy Attorney General in connection with matters in the public corruption area. The incumbent represents the Section in consultation with senior law enforcement personnel at various federal agencies.

  • Reviews and makes recommendations with respect to proposed changes in legislation relating to statutes for which the Section has responsibility and is occasionally called upon to testify before Congressional Committees as the Department's representative on such legislation.

  • Reviews and approves a large volume of correspondence, legal opinions, authorizations, instructions and advisory materials prepared in the Section, either for his own or for the Assistant Attorney General's signature.

  • Develops a comprehensive business plan for the Section which sets forth the justification for resources and identifies areas for cost savings. The Chief acquires and leverages needed fiscal and human resources to achieve results-oriented outcomes. The Chief also develops budget enhancements which include both performance measures and outcomes that reflect the Section's, Division's and Department's strategic goals and objectives.

  • Demonstrates a strong commitment and support for the Division's equal employment policies and programs to enhance workforce diversity. The Chief promotes merit promotion principles in all aspects of personnel hiring, promotions, training and development and employee retention.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - Some travel is required.

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


  • Job family (Series)
    0905 Attorney

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Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a U.S. citizen to qualify for this position.

  • If the selectee is not a current employee of the Offices, Boards, or Divisions of the U.S. Department of Justice, he/she will be required to submit to a urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment.

  • The managerial qualifications of a selectee who is not a current or former career Senior Executive Service (SES) employee must be approved by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) before appointment.

  • Individuals entering the SES career service for the first time are subject to a one-year probationary period.


Interested applicants must possess a J.D. degree, be duly licensed and authorized to practice as an attorney under the laws of any State or territory of the United States, or the District of Columbia. Applicants must be an active member of the bar (any jurisdiction) in good standing and have at least 5 years post-J.D. experience. Applicants must also have a high level of management/supervisory experience, proven leadership skill, significant trial experience, and substantive knowledge in the areas of public corruption and election and conflict of interest crimes.

Applicants must submit a resume and a separate narrative statement/response that addresses each of the Mandatory Professional/Technical Qualification factors related to this position as well as the Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) related to all positions in the Senior Executive Service.

OPM's Guide to Senior Executive Service Qualifications can assist you in writing an effective SES application. In particular, please note the Challenge-Context-Action-Result Model that is recommended and very helpful when drafting ECQ narrative responses. The Guide is available on OPM's Website at: .

Professional/Technical Qualification Requirements

  • Extensive knowledge and experience with federal criminal practice, including experience in investigating and prosecuting complex federal corruption cases;

  • Experience in managing and supervising teams of attorneys and their work product;

  • Working knowledge of the Federal regulatory and investigatory agencies, on-going programs, and key national goals and priorities relating to public corruption;

  • Experience in establishing and maintaining harmonious relationships with the public, members of Congress, federal law enforcement agencies, United States Attorney's Offices, and Department and Division senior officials; and

  • Ability to formulate and implement Departmental policies on all matters pertaining to assigned areas.

Executive/Managerial Requirements:

ECQ 1 - LEADING CHANGE. This core qualification encompasses the ability to develop and implement an organizational vision, which integrates key national and program goals, priorities, values, and other factors. Inherent to it is the ability to balance change and continuity--to continually strive to improve customer service and program performance within the basic Government framework, to create a work environment that encourages creative thinking, and to maintain focus, intensity and persistence, even under adversity.

  • Leadership Competencies: Creativity and Innovation, Continual Learning, External Awareness, Flexibility, Resilience, Service Motivation, Strategic Thinking, Vision

ECQ 2 - LEADING PEOPLE. This core qualification involves the ability to design and implement strategies, which maximize employee potential and foster high ethical standards in meeting the organization's vision, mission, and goals.

  • Leadership Competencies: Conflict Management, Cultural Awareness, Integrity/Honesty, Team Building

ECQ 3 - RESULTS DRIVEN. This core qualification stresses accountability and continuous improvement. It includes the ability to make timely and effective decisions and produce results through strategic planning and the implementation and evaluation of programs and policies.

  • Leadership Competencies: Accountability, Customer Service, Decisiveness, Entrepreneurship, Problem Solving, Technical Credibility

ECQ 4 - BUSINESS ACUMEN. This core qualification involves the ability to acquire and administer human, financial, material, and information resources in a manner which instills public trust and accomplishes the organization's mission, and to use new technology to enhance decision making.

  • Leadership Competencies: Financial Management, Technology Management, Human Resources Management

ECQ 5 - BUILDING COALITIONS. This core qualification involves the ability to explain, advocate and express facts and ideas in a convincing manner, and negotiate with individuals and groups internally and externally. It also involves the ability to develop an expansive professional network with other organizations, and to identify the internal and external politics that impact the work of the organization.

  • Leadership Competencies: Influencing/Negotiating, Interpersonal Skills, Oral Communication, Partnering, Political Savvy, Written Communication


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