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Job Title:Appellate AUSA

Department:Department Of Justice

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

Job Announcement Number:13-CO-808640-AUSA-02

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$44,581.00 to $131,534.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Friday, December 28, 2012 to Friday, January 25, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

AD-0905-21

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Agency Employees Only

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

29

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Denver, CO United StatesView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

Agency Employees Only

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 Attorneys 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

 

About the Office:  The U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Colorado comprises 69 attorneys in Denver, Durango, and Grand Junction. The office seeks a talented, experienced, and highly motivated attorney to serve in the Appellate Division.  Our appellate attorneys represent the United States in criminal and civil cases before the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit.  They also handle district court actions filed by federal prisoners under 28 U.S.C. Section 2255, and they provide advice and support to lawyers in the Criminal and Civil Divisions.

 

Who May Apply:  Applicants must hold a permanent attorney position in either a U.S. Attorney's Office or the Executive Office for United States Attorneys.  (A permanent attorney position includes a 14-month temporary appointment pending the successful completion of a background investigation.) 

 

Salary Information:  Assistant United States Attorney's pay is administratively determined, based in part on the number of years of professional attorney experience.  The range of basic pay is $44,581.00 to $131,534.00 plus locality pay where authorized.  The current locality for Denver is 22.52%.

 

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

 

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

 

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

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • You must be a U.S. Citizen or National.
  • Background investigation, credit check, and drug test required.
  • You must be registered for Selective Service, if applicable.
  • Applicant must possess a J.D. Degree.
  • Applicant must be an active member of the bar (any jurisdiction).
  • Applicants must provide a copy of their most recent SF-50.

DUTIES:

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Our appellate attorneys represent the United States in criminal and civil cases before the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit.  They also handle district court actions filed by federal prisoners under 28 U.S.C. Section 2255, and they provide advice and support to lawyers in the Criminal and Civil Division.

 

Occasional travel within and outside the District will be required.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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Required Qualifications:  Applicants must possess a J.D. Degree and have at least one year of post-J.D. experience.  Applicants must be active members in good standing of any jurisdiction's bar.

 

Preferred Qualifications:  The successful applicant will possess the following: (1) excellent judgment and a strong work ethic; (2) the ability to work independently and efficiently; (3) the ability to work collaboratively and professionally with other lawyers and support staff; (4) exceptional skills in legal analysis, research, and writing; (5) experience in, or a demonstrated aptitude for, effective oral advocacy.


Applicants must possess a J.D. Degree from an accredited law school.

 

 

You must be a U.S. Citizen to qualify for this position.

 

The selectee will be subject to drug testing by urinalysis prior to appointment.

 

Employment is contingent upon the satisfactory completion of a background investigation, to include credit check and arrest record, adjudicated by the Department of Justice.

 

Following appointment, AUSAs generally must reside within the district to which he or she is appointed.  See 28 U.S.C. 545 for district-specific information. 

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

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

 

Once the application process is complete, a review of your application will be made to ensure you meet the job requirements.  To determine if you are qualified for this job, a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the occupational questionnaire.

 


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 

 

Flexible Spending Accounts - The Federal Flexible Spending Accounts Program (FSAFeds) allows you to pay for certain health and dependent care expenses with pre-tax dollars. http://www.fsafeds.com/fsafeds/index/asp

 

Health Insurance - The Federal Employees Health Benefits Program offers over 100 optional plans.  For additional information visit: http://www.opm.gov/insure/health/index.asp

 

Leave - Most Federal employees can earn both annual and sick leave.  For additional information visit: http://www.opm.gov/oca/leave/index/asp

 

Life Insurance - The Federal Employees Group Life Insurance Program (FEGLI) offers: Basic Life Insurance plus three types of optional insurance, for additional information visit: http://www.opm.gov/insure/life/

 

Long Term Care Insurance - The Federal Long Term Care Insurance Program (FLTCIP) provides long term care insurance for Federal employees and their parents, parents-in-law, stepparents, spouses, and adult children.  For additional information visit: http://www.ltcfeds.com/

 

Retirement Program - Almost all new employees are automatically covered by the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS).  FERS is a three-tiered retirement plan.  The three tiers are: Social Security Benefits, Basic Benefit Plan, Thrift Savings Plan.  For additional information visit: http://www.opm.gov/retire/index.aspx

 

Federal Holidays - You will be paid for federal holidays that fall within your regularly scheduled tour of duty.  For additional information visit: http://www.opm.gov/Operating_Status_Schedules/fedhol/2013.asp

 

 

 



OTHER INFORMATION:

Veterans' Preference- If you are entitled to Veterans' Preference, you must indicate the type of preference you are claiming in your application and submit the appropriate documentation, as specified below.

•In order to verify your Veterans' Preference entitlement, please submit a copy of the Member Copy 4 of your DD-214 (Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty); official statement of service from your command if you are currently on active duty; or other official documentation (e.g., documentation of receipt of a campaign badge or expeditionary medal) that shows your military service was performed under honorable conditions.
•In addition, if you are a disabled veteran, a Purple Heart recipient, or widow/widower if a veteran, the spouse of a disabled veteran or the natural mother of a disabled or deceased veteran, you must submit a signed and dated Standard Form (SF) 15, "Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference," and the other required documentation identified on the reverse side of the SF-15 to support your preference claim.

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 either submissions. Although the "point" system is not used, per se, applicants eligible to claim 10-point Veteran 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 website, http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/SF15/pdf for a copy of the SF15, which lists the types of 10 point preferences and the required supporting documents).  Applicants should note that the SF-15 requires supporting documentation associated with service-connected disability pensions to be dated 1991 o 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.

 

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 idenity, 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.



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, January 25, 2013.

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, 808640 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: Your resume showing relevant experience and dates of employment.
  • Required: A copy of your most recent SF-50.
  • Required, if applicable: Copy of Official Transcript.(Only if applicant has 3 years or less experience)
  • Required, if applicable: Veterans' Preference documentation. (See Benefits and Other Information section for details.)
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    PLEASE DO NOT SEND WRITING SAMPLES WHEN APPLYING FOR THIS POSITION.

     

    NO TELEPHONE CALLS PLEASE.

    AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

    Gloria Engle
    Phone: (303)454-0116
    TDD: 303-454-0449
    Email: GLORIA.ENGLE@USDOJ.GOV
    Agency Information:
    Executive Office for US Attys
    Do Not Mail Applications
    You Must Apply Online
    Washington, DC
    20530

    WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

    Once the online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful.   Supervisors will contact individuals with whom they are interested to arrange for an interview.

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    Job Announcement Number:

    13-CO-808640-AUSA-02

    Control Number:

    334587600