Type of Position: This is
a TERM position not to exceed two (2) years. The TERM appointment may be extended for an
additional period of time; however, any extension is not guaranteed and is also
dependent upon budgetary restraints. The
incumbent may be considered for placement in a permanent Assistant United
States Attorney position without further competition during the term of the
appointment; however, placement in a permanent position is not guaranteed. The incumbent will be required to sign a
statement regarding the conditions of the TERM appointment.
Salary Information: Assistant US
Attorneys pay is administratively determined based, in part, on the number of
years of professional attorney experience.
The recruiting range of pay, including locality pay, is $44,581 - $131,534
per annum plus locality pay.
Once appointed, Assistant United States Attorneys generally must
reside in the district to which they are appointed. See 28 U.S.C. § 545 for district-specific
All initial attorney
appointments to the Department of Justice are made on a time-limited
(temporary) basis. Temporary
appointments may, or may not, be extended or made permanent without further
The United States
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, politics, marital status, disability, age, sex,
sexual orientation, status as a parent, membership or non-membership in an
employee organization, or on the basis of personal favoritism. 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.
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 website, http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdfimage/sf0015.pdf for a copy of SF 15, which lists the types 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 non-service-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 ten percent or more).
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.