Supervisory Trial Attorney (Deputy Chief and Head of National Cryptocurrency Enforcement Team) Job in United State

Supervisory Trial Attorney (Deputy Chief and Head of National Cryptocurrency Enforcement Team) Job in United State

Job title: Supervisory Trial Attorney (Deputy Chief and Head of National Cryptocurrency Enforcement Team)

Company: Federal government of the United States

Job description: Summary

The Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section (CCIPS) is responsible for implementing the Department’s national strategies in combating computer crime, intellectual property crime, and cryptocurrency crime worldwide. CCIPS prevents, investigates, and prosecutes computer, intellectual property, and cryptocurrency crimes by working with other government agencies, the private sector, academic institutions, and foreign counterparts.


  • Accepting applications

Open & closing dates

08/15/2023 to 09/12/2023


$155,700 – $183,500 per year

Unless you have prior Federal experience that can be used for pay matching, you will likely start at step 1 of the pay scale which is $155,700.

Pay scale & grade

GS 15


1 vacancy in the following location:

Remote job


Telework eligible

Yes—as determined by the agency policy.

Travel Required

25% or less – Travel for litigation, training, and outreach is required.

Relocation expenses reimbursed


Appointment type

Permanent –

Work schedule

Full-time –



Promotion potential


Job family (Series)

Supervisory status


Security clearance

Drug test


Announcement number


Control number


This job is open to

Clarification from the agency

Open to all US Citizens, including Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities.


The National Cryptocurrency Enforcement Team (NCET) is part of CCIPS. NCET members investigate and, where appropriate, prosecute criminal offenses involving the abuse of cryptocurrency. That includes, in partnership with the Criminal Division’s Money Laundering and Asset Recovery Section (MLARS), investigating and prosecuting cryptocurrency exchanges that facilitate money laundering. NCET’s other core responsibilities are building and enhancing its relationships with cryptocurrency-focused Assistant United States Attorneys and prosecutors within Criminal Division and from other Department litigating components; and playing the crucial role it has in capacity building by training these prosecutors and law enforcement partners on best practices in investigative and prosecutorial strategies in these complex cases.

As Deputy Chief and Head of National Cryptocurrency Enforcement Team, the incumbent:

  • Leads, supervises and manages the work of assistant deputy chiefs(s), senior counsel, trial attorneys, and Section detailees responsible for investigating and prosecuting cryptocurrency cases, including the review of litigation documents and related approval requirements.
  • Advises high-level Department officials on matters relating to significant prosecutions and the Section’s strategic priorities, legal, and policy work relating to cryptocurrency. Supervises the preparation of Department officials for testimony before Congressional Committees and subcommittees on cryptocurrency crime issues.
  • Assists and supports the Chief and Principal Deputy Chief in the day-to-day operations of the section, including but not limited to budget allocation, hiring, personnel disciplinary actions, and a wide variety of Department reporting responsibilities.
  • In collaboration with other Section managers, develops and maintains the Section’s program to foster effective national and global investigation and prosecution of cryptocurrency crime, including developing litigation priorities, policy and legislative recommendations, outreach and training, and international efforts.
  • Assists in the development and maintenance of the Section’s program to prosecute cryptocurrency crime, which includes investigations and prosecutions in partnership with U.S. Attorney’s Offices, and coordinates with U.S. Attorneys’ Offices and federal law enforcement agencies in the development and management of international and multi-district prosecution initiatives.
  • Serves as a principal liaison on cryptocurrency crime matters between the Criminal Division and other DOJ and USG components, such as the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN), the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the intelligence community.
  • Builds and enhances relationships with cryptocurrency-focused Assistant United States Attorneys, including the Digital Asset Coordinators network, and prosecutors with other Department litigating components and offices, and with private sector actors with expertise in cryptocurrency matters.

As the federal agency whose mission is to ensure the fair and impartial administration of justice for all Americans, the Department of Justice is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive work environment. To build and retain a workforce that reflects the diverse experiences and perspectives of the American people, we welcome applicants from the many communities, identities, races, ethnicities, backgrounds, abilities, religions, and cultures of the United States who share our commitment to public service.


Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a U.S. Citizen to qualify for this position.
  • You must undergo a pre-employment security investigation.
  • All male applicants born after 12/31/1959 must have registered for the selective service. If selected, the applicant must sign a statement certifying his registration, or the applicant must demonstrate exempt status under the Selective Service Law.
  • DIRECT DEPOSIT: All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choosing.
  • You must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.
  • This position has supervisory/managerial responsibilities. A one-year supervisory/managerial probationary period is required upon selection. This may be waived if you have successfully completed the supervisory/managerial probationary period.


Required Qualifications: Interested applicants must possess a J.D., or equivalent, degree, be duly licensed and authorized to practice as an attorney under the laws of any State, territory of the United States, or the District of Columbia, and be an active member of the bar in good standing. To qualify at the GS-15 grade level, applicants must have at least five (5) years post J.D. legal experience, one of which was specialized experience at, or equivalent to, the GS-14 grade level. Examples of specialized experience include independently performing legal analysis; composing pleadings, briefs and other court documents involving unique and/or difficult legal issues in civil or criminal litigation; conducting highly complex civil or criminal litigation; and leading paralegals and support staff. The successful applicant should also have an understanding of key cryptocurrency litigation and policy issues.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Extensive knowledge of the law, business, and technology of digital currencies and blockchain technology;
  • Knowledge of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, the Bank Secrecy Act, and money laundering statutes;
  • Ability to support, litigate and supervise criminal cases in federal courts;
  • Experience in managing and supervising attorneys;
  • Ability to establish and maintain positive relationships with various government officials and the public;
  • Experience working with U.S. government structures and inter-agency processes, especially relating to cryptocurrency;
  • Knowledge about computing technologies and electronic communications (such as tracing Internet communications, computer programming, digital forensics, and information security);
  • Experience with complex investigations and the use of legal process (such as subpoenas and wiretap orders), especially in gathering electronic evidence;
  • Ability to communicate clearly through well-organized and accurately written documents;
  • Ability to perform cogent and correct legal analysis on a variety of contentious and complex substantive issues; and
  • Experience working with foreign government officials and international law enforcement policy.


A J.D., or equivalent, degree.

Applicants who possess an equivalent degree rather than a J.D. may be subject to additional review by the Office of Attorney Recruitment and Management.

Additional information

Additional selections may be made from this vacancy announcement to fill vacancies that occur subsequent to this announcement.

An in-person interview in Washington, D.C. may be required for this position prior to final selection. The cost of travel to the interview site will be the responsibility of the applicant unless otherwise stated. Reasonable accommodation requests will be considered on an individual basis as requested by a person with a disability. Declining an invitation to interview may remove you from further consideration.

The Criminal Division participates in the Electronic Employment Eligibility Verification Program ( ). E-Verify helps employers to confirm the employment eligibility of all newly hired employees.

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, political affiliation, marital status, disability (physical or mental), age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as a parent, membership or non-membership in an employee organization, on the basis of personal favoritism, or any non merit factor. The Department of Justice welcomes and encourages applications from persons with physical and mental disabilities. 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. This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the agency. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

It is the policy of the Department to achieve a drug-free workplace and persons selected for employment will be required to pass a drug test which screens for illegal drug use prior to final appointment. Employment is also contingent upon the completion and satisfactory adjudication of a background investigation. Only U.S. citizens are eligible for employment with the Executive Office for Immigration Review and the United States Attorneys’ Offices. Unless otherwise indicated in a particular job advertisement, non-U.S. Citizens may apply for employment with other organizations, but should be advised that appointments of non-U.S. Citizens are extremely rare; such appointments would be possible only if necessary to accomplish the Department’s mission and would be subject to strict security requirements. Applicants who hold dual citizenship in the U.S. and another country will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

The Department of Justice cannot control further dissemination and/or posting of information contained in this vacancy announcement. Such posting and/or dissemination is not an endorsement by the Department of the organization or group disseminating and/or posting the information.

If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, please reach out to or (202) 514-0361 for alternative application procedures.

  • Benefits

A career with the U.S. government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. .

Expected salary: $155700 – 183500 per year

Location: Washington DC

Job date: Sun, 27 Aug 2023 01:39:00 GMT

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