Supervisory Attorney Advisor
OAG seeks a senior attorney to serve as a Section Chief of the Public Corruption Section. Eradicating public corruption—including, but not limited to, bribery, fraud, campaign finance violations, and other forms of misuse and appropriation of government resources—is among the Attorney General’s top priorities. The Chief will help launch this Section in close consultation with the Attorney General, Chief Deputy Attorney General, and Deputy Attorney General for the Public Safety Division.
The Chief is primarily responsible for investigating and bringing civil and criminal cases to address public corruption. To do so, the Chief will be responsible for identifying and developing potential authority and sources for these cases. Serving as lead counsel in all matters, the Chief will work across the agency to identify the resources necessary to combat corruption. The Chief will also continue to develop potential causes of action to address public corruption, work with other Attorneys General and stakeholders such as the United States Attorney’s Office, the Office of the Inspector General, and the Board of Ethics and Government Accountability, and determine what, if any legislative changes are necessary. The Chief will make recommendations directly to the Attorney General, Chief Deputy Attorney General, and Deputy Attorney General for the Public Safety Division regarding the structure of the Public Corruption Section and the resources needed to investigate and litigate these cases.
The Public Corruption Section Chief works under the general supervision of the Deputy Attorney General for the Public Safety Division. The Chief also works in close collaboration with other Division Deputies, the Assistant Deputy Attorney General for the Public Safety Division and other Public Safety Division Section Chiefs. The Chief proceeds independently and keeps the Deputy Attorney General and Chief Deputy Attorney General briefed on status of legal matters and also apprises the Deputy Attorney General and Chief Deputy Attorney General of unique and sensitive issues. The duties of the Public Corruption Section Chief include:
Serves as the Section Chief who is responsible for overseeing the daily operations of the Section, including the management of the Section’s pending investigations and ongoing cases.
Ensures that the Section’s investigations and cases are handled in a professional and timely manner. Oversees decisions made in investigations and litigation by attorneys who are assigned to the Section.
Makes decisions on case intake and investigative steps and makes recommendations on charging decisions and plea offers. Reviews and approves court filings and search warrant applications. Ensures that Section attorneys are complying with applicable rules of professional conduct and professional obligations, including discovery obligations.
Briefs Deputy Attorney General for the Public Safety Division, Chief Deputy Attorney General, and Attorney General on sensitive matters as appropriate. Works closely with law enforcement partners, other prosecutorial offices, and other components of the District of Columbia government to coordinate efforts and maintain strong working relationships.
Comprehensive knowledge of the mission, functions, organization, policies, and system requirements of the District and Federal governments as well as mission and work processes of the Office of the Attorney General.
Establishes objectives and performance goals and assesses the effectiveness of operations. Participates in planning, developing and instituting short- and long-term plans and work projects.
Makes recommendations for modifications to office policies, procedures, work processes and methods. Integrates new methods consistent with sound management principles and high efficiency performance levels.
Knowledge of and the ability to ensure the application of Equal Employment Opportunity regulations and requirements.
Skilled in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with individuals and groups interested in or affected by the function of the Office.
Supervises the legal and support staff assigned to the Section. In this connection, guides and sets assignments and priorities and ensures appropriate utilization of the human resources; instructs subordinate staff in office policies, procedures and practices; establishes performance standards; evaluates work of staff through performance measurements; identifies need for and provides training; approves requests for leave; and makes recommendations for appointments, promotions, and dismissals.
Assists in devising a system of controls and keeps carefully documented records.
Performs other related duties as assigned.