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Accounting Technician, CSTL, Civil Div. U.S. Dept. of Justice

Washington, D.C. · Accounting/Finance
C & C International Recruitment Accepting Resumes For:

Accounting Technician to assist in the work of the

Constitutional & Specialized Tort Litigation Section (CSTL)
Civil Division, U.S. Department of Justice
Washington, D.C. 20002

---  Please review the Resume Requirements, Qualifications, and Responsibilities/ Duties for the position prior to providing resume with references.  ---

(Candidates reviewed in order of preference meeting Preferred Qualifications and Responsibilities/ Duties listed as experience in prior positions on resume.)

This is a temporary to permanent hire Service Contract Act position with an hourly pay rate of $26.05 that includes a Health and Welfare Benefit of $4.22 an hour.

Service  Contract Act, or SCA, position pay rates are determined by the U.S. Department of Labor, Wage and Hour Division. 
More information is available at

Upon completion of six (6) months of employment, the selected candidate can expect an annual salary as a permanent full-time employee with the federal contractor.

Period of Performance: 

Tentative start date September 1st (or date of hire) through May 31, 2023, with potential for annual extensions
-  Preference for employees to become permanent federal contract employees after six (6) months employment

Four (4) days a week in office/ on site, one (1) day a week tele-work

Work Operations:  Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m., with the exceptions to federal holidays unless otherwise stated

Resume Requirements:

Full contact information is requested on the resume for security clearance procedures. 
Resumes without complete requested information may not be considered or reviewed.
  •  A one-paragraph overview highlighting qualifications for the position, software experience, and education  
-  Please clearly include software applications experience and certifications  -
-  Clearly state experience in e-Discovery software applications such as Relativity, iPro, Case Map, Trial director, Concordance, et cetera
  • Resume for each person in MS Word format, over all 1” margins, 10-pitch font, maximum two (2) pages, to include professional references
  • Please provide three (3) professional references in the following format:

Name of Reference:
Job Title:
Relationship to candidate during tenure:
  • Please include the following contact information:  full name, home address, home phone number, mobile phone number, and personal email address
  • For each position and school attended, please list the following:

City and State
Dates of Employment (month and year)
Date of Graduation (month and year)
Special Requirements:
-  Must be a U.S. citizen
-  Must obtain a U.S. government security clearance, Public Trust
(active clearance preferred)

Accounting Technician
  • Two-year (2-year) degree, A.A/ A.S., in Accounting
    • or four-year (4-year) degree, B.A./ B.S., in a related field such as Finance, Business, Banking, or Economics with 30 credit hours (approximately 10 semester classes) in Accounting

With approval, relevant financial and accounting experience performing technical level duties in accounting, banking, or finance for corporations or non-profit organizations may be substituted for the education and credit requirements
  • Experience in banks and banking
  • Knowledge of manual and automated accounting systems used by banking, financial and other institutions
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills
  • Must be a US Citizen and able to obtain a Public Trust clearance

Preferred Qualifications:

* Prior federal government experience is valued
* Active security clearance, preferred

Accounting Technician

Accounting Technician to support the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) in Washington, DC has openings for a technical resource to work in a downtown Washington, DC DOJ office. This is an exciting opportunity to use your experience helping the U.S. Department of Justice Civil Division and the Constitutional & Specialized Tort Litigation Section (CSTL) to achieve their mission.
  • Works under the direction of a Project Manager.
  • Seeking a financial candidate to manage the financial aspects of the Civil Division’s domestic private counsel retention program. CSTL is responsible for providing representation to federal employees sued personally for job related acts. CSTL litigates most of those cases directly or assist the U.S. Attorney's Offices in doing so.
  • However, at times ethical constraints place limitations upon who we can represent which then necessitates the need to go to private counsel at DOJ expense. CSTL closely monitors these cases and administers the Private Counsel Program (which has a yearly budget of around $10M). CSTL is currently managing, through private counsel, the representation of around 275 federal employees—and current indications are that the number will continue to grow.

The position entails handling many financial duties associated with the program and interacting with OPBE. The selected candidate is also responsible for processing CSTL litigation expenses, expert witness accounts, time and attendance, and other assorted duties in support of litigation.

Areas of experience and expertise should include:
● Account Management
● Program Management
● Government Travel
● Customer Service
● Conflict Resolution
● Invoice Processing
● Confidentiality
● Analytical Skills
● Budget Preparation
● Document Management
● Written/Oral Communication
● Administrative Skills
● Account Payables/Receivables

Among other financial and litigation support responsibilities, the successful candidate will be required to:
    • Manage the $10-$15 million DOJ Civil Division Private Counsel program
    • Reconcile discrepancies between various account entries and balance accounts
    • Receive, review, and process invoices from law firms for accuracy and completeness monthly
    • Interact with staff attorneys and law firms when billing questions arise
    • Ensure compliance with the private counsel payment guidelines set forth in Civil Division Directive 2120B
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