Job Title: General Attorney (Trade Regulation)
Agency: Federal Trade Commission
Sub Agency: Federal Trade Commission
Job Announcement Number: BCP-2010-0006
74,872.00 - 155,550.00 USD /year
Wednesday, June 02, 2010 to Wednesday, June 16, 2010
SERIES & GRADE:
Full-timePermanent - Excepted Service
many vacancies - Washington DC Metro Area, DC
WHO MAY BE CONSIDERED:
All Qualified Candidates
OUR MISSION: The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) enforces a variety of
Federal antitrust and consumer protection laws. The FTC seeks to
ensure that the nation's markets function competitively and are
vigorous, efficient, and free of undue restrictions. The FTC also
works to enhance the smooth operation of the marketplace by
eliminating marketing acts or practices that are unfair or deceptive.
The FTC conducts economic analyses to support its law enforcement
efforts and to contribute to the policy deliberations of the Agency,
the Congress, the Executive Branch, and other organizations.
The Bureau of Consumer Protection's divisions each have their own
areas of expertise:
Advertising Practices protects consumers by enforcing the nation's
truth-in-advertising laws, with particular emphasis on claims for
food, over-the counter drugs, dietary supplements, alcohol, tobacco
and on conduct related to high-tech products and the Internet, such as
the dissemination of spyware.
Enforcement litigates civil contempt and civil penalty actions to
enforce all FTC federal court injunctions and administrative orders
that address consumer protection issues, including advertising and
financial practices, data security, high-tech fraud, and telemarketing
and other scams. The Division also coordinates FTC actions with
criminal law enforcement agencies through its Criminal Liaison Unit;
litigates civil actions against those who defraud consumers; and
develops, reviews, and enforces a variety of consumer protection
Financial Practices protects consumers from deceptive and unfair
practices in the financial services industry, including protecting
consumers from predatory or discriminatory lending practices, as well
as deceptive or unfair loan servicing, debt collection, and credit
counseling or other debt assistance practices.
Marketing Practices leads the Commission's response to Internet,
telecommunications, and direct-mail fraud; deceptive spam; fraudulent
business, investment, and work-at-home schemes; and violations of the
Do Not Call provisions of the Telemarketing Sales Rule.
Privacy and Identity Protection safeguards consumers' financial
privacy; investigates breaches of data security; works to prevent
identity theft and aids consumers whose identities have been stolen;
and implements laws and regulations for the credit reporting industry,
including the Fair Credit Reporting Act.
The Bureau enforces consumer protection laws through aggressive
litigation in a fast-paced environment. Attorneys get real courtroom
experience, the opportunity to lead cases, and take on primary
responsibility for all aspects of the litigation.
The Bureau's actions include individual company and industry-wide
investigations, administrative and federal court litigation,
rulemaking proceedings, and consumer and business education. The
Bureau also contributes to the Commission's efforts to advise Congress
and other government agencies about the impact of proposed actions on
consumers and industries.
Attorneys tackle high profile policy issues, especially in areas where
emerging technologies pose threats to consumers and business.
The Bureau is primarily seeking attorneys for positions in the
Divisions of Enforcement, Marketing Practices, and Privacy and
Identity Protection, but may also have openings for positions in the
Divisions of Advertising Practices and Financial Practices. Experience
in or strong interest in investigation, litigation, public policy, or
regulatory analysis is desirable. Excellent academic credentials and
* Possess a JD or LL.B. degree from an accredited Law School.
* Member in good standing of the Bar of a state or territory - US, PR, DC.
* Applicants must provided cover letter and writing sample
* Relocation expenses will not be paid