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Job Title:Assistant United States Attorney

Department:Department Of Justice

Agency:Executive Office for U.S. Attorneys and the Office of the U.S. Attorneys

Job Announcement Number:13-EDTX-787861-AUSA-05

This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$50,894.00 to $134,702.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Friday, November 16, 2012 to Friday, November 30, 2012

SERIES & GRADE:

AD-0905-21

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

29

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Lufkin, TX United StatesView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

United States Citizens

JOB SUMMARY:

If you are looking for an exciting and challenging career, this is the position for you! With a diverse and talented workforce of over 100,000 men and women, Justice leads the Nation in ensuring the protection of all Americans while preserving their constitutional freedoms. You will be part of a dedicated team helping to enforce Federal criminal and civil laws that protect life, liberty and the property of citizens.

 

The United States Attorney's Office is a great place to work. The Department of Justice ranked #11 out of 33 large Federal cabinet agencies and the Executive United States Attorneys Office/United States Attorneys Offices ranked #17 out of 240 agency subcomponents in a study, "The Best Places to Work in the Federal Government, 2011 Rankings" published by the Partnership for Public Service. See www.bestplacestowork.org.

 

The United States Attorney's Office prosecutes federal criminal offenses and defends the interests of the United States in civil and appellate matters in the district. The Eastern District of Texas is a large district consisting of 6 staffed offices that cover 43 counties in the eastern part of the state spanning more than 50,000 square miles from the Oklahoma border to the Gulf of Mexico. Offices are located in Beaumont, Lufkin, Plano, Sherman, Texarkana and Tyler. Our district works closely with federal agencies and law enforcement personnel located throughout the district and in the Dallas/Fort Worth and Houston metropolitan areas.

 

For more information on the Department of Justice and the United States Attorney's Offices, visit http://www.justice.gov/usao/.

 

As needed, additional positions may be filled using this announcement.

 

All initial attorney appointments to the Department of Justice are made on a time-limited (temporary) basis pending favorable adjudication of a background investigation. Temporary appointments may be extended or made permanent without further competition.

 

To view the entire announcement, including instructions on how to apply, click on tabs above.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • You must be a U.S. Citizen.
  • Background investigation, credit check, and drug test required.
  • You must be registered for Selective Service, if applicable.
  • You must be a licensed attorney.

DUTIES:

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This position will be responsible for investigating and prosecuting a variety of federal crimes.  Employment with the U.S. Attorney's Office offers a unique and challenging experience for the highly motivated and talented attorney who is committed to serving justice.

 

Responsibilities will increase and assignments will become more complex as your training and experience progress.

 

Travel Required: Occasional travel may be required.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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Applicants must possess a J.D. degree from a law school accredited by the American Bar Association, be licensed and authorized to practice as an attorney under the laws of a state, territory or District of Columbia and have at least three (3) years of post-J.D. experience.

 

Preferred Qualifications: Strong academic credentials, superior legal research and writing skills, quick analytic ability to accurately and precisely articulate critical case-related issues, courtroom experience, good interpersonal skills, the ability to work in a supportive and professional team environment with client agencies, support staff and other attorneys, and a demonstrated commitment to public service.


 

You must meet all qualification requirements upon the closing date of this announcement.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

A hiring committee will evaluate the applications and invite a limited number of applicants for an interview with the committee. Following committee interviews, applicants may be selected for additional interviews with criminal and civil division supervisors and/or the United States Attorney. Applicants will be evaluated on the basis of such factors as academic performance, research and writing ability, oral communication skills, trial experience, and other legal and community service experience.

 

The Occupational Questionnaire will take you approximately 20 minutes to complete. To preview the Occupational Questionnaire, click the following link View Assessment Questions


BENEFITS:

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Payment of relocation expenses will not be authorized.

 

The Department of Justice offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation; sick leave; holidays; telework; life insurance; health benefits; and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System. This link provides an overview of the benefits currently offered to Federal employees:

http://www.usajobs.gov/ResourceCenter/Index/Interactive/Benefits 



OTHER INFORMATION:

Veterans' Preference-

There is no formal rating system for applying veterans' preference to attorney appointments in the excepted service; however, the Department of Justice considers veterans' preference eligibility as a positive factor in attorney hiring. Applicants eligible for veterans' preference must include that information in their cover letter or resume and attach supporting documentation (e.g., the DD 214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty and other supporting documentation) to their submissions. Although the "point" system is not used, per se, applicants eligible to claim 10-point preference must submit Standard Form (SF) 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference, and submit the supporting documentation required for the specific type of preference claimed (visit the OPM web site, http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/SF15.pdf for a copy of SF 15, which lists the basis of 10-point preferences and the required supporting documents). Applicants should note that SF 15 requires supporting documentation associated with service-connected disabilities or receipt of nonservice-connected disability pensions to be dated 1991 or later except in the case of service members submitting official statements or retirement orders from a branch of the Armed Forces showing that his or her retirement was due to a permanent service-connected disability or that he/she was transferred to the permanent disability retired list (the statement or retirement orders must indicate that the disability is 10% or more). 

Selective Service: If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law. See www.sss.gov.

 

Reasonable Accommodation Statement: Federal Agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities, where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

 

EEO Statement: The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, status as a parent, genetic information, disability, age, membership or nonmembership in an employee organization, or on the basis of personal favoritism.



HOW TO APPLY:

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You may apply online or fax in your documents. Applying online is the quickest and most convenient way to process your application and track your status.

The complete Application Package to include all Required Documents listed below must be submitted by 11:59 PM Eastern Standard Time on Friday, November 30, 2012.

To begin the online process, follow these steps:

  1. Click the Apply Online button at the upper right hand corner of this screen to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account. Follow the prompts to complete the Occupational Questionnaire. You must click the Submit My Answers button at the end of this process.
  2. To fax supporting documents that you are unable to upload, complete this cover page,http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf and use the following Vacancy ID, 787861. Fax your documents to 1-(478)-757-3144. You can verify that your uploaded documents are attached to your application by checking the Details tab of your Application Manager account for this vacancy announcement. Your documents will display under the Details tab in the Document area. Faxed documents will take 2-3 business days to process. Documents submitted with missing information may not be processed.

If you cannot apply online, follow these steps:

  1. Print a copy of this vacancy announcement.
  2. Print the Occupational Questionnaire using the link here so that you can read the questions offline.View Occupational Questionnaire.
  3. Print the OPM Form 1203-FX, in order to provide your responses to the Occupational Questionnaire. You may obtain the form by using this URL link, http://www.opm.gov/Forms/pdf_fill/OPM1203fx.pdf. You may omit any optional information; however, you must provide responses to all required questions.
  4. Be sure to double check your application before submission. Fax the completed 1203-FX, resume, and supporting documents to 1-(478)-757-3144.Your 1203-FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission. Faxed documents will take 2-3 business days to process. Documents submitted with missing information may not be processed.


REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

You must provide a complete Application Package, which includes:

 

  • Your responses to the Occupational Questionnaire. (Online or 1203-FX)
  • Required:  A cover letter.
  • Required: Your resume showing relevant experience and dates of employment. 
  • Required:  A writing sample which demonstrates your legal writing ability.  The writing sample should be at least 10 pages but no more than 30 pages.
  • If applicable: Veterans' Preference documentation. (See Benefits and Other Information section for details).
  • AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

    Princess Franklin
    Phone: (409)839-2538
    Email: PRINCESS.FRANKLIN@USDOJ.GOV
    Agency Information:
    Executive Office for US Attys
    Do Not Mail Applications
    You Must Apply Online
    Washington, DC
    20530

    WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

    We will notify you of the outcome after each step of the recruitment process has been completed. After making a tentative job offer, we will conduct a suitability/security background investigation, to include a credit check, and a drug test by urinalysis. We expect to make a final job offer within 90 days after the closing date of the announcement.

     

    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.


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    Job Announcement Number:

    13-EDTX-787861-AUSA-05

    Control Number:

    331302900