Type of Position: All initial attorney appointments to the
Department of Justice are made on a 14 month (temporary) basis pending
favorable adjudication of a background investigation.
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.
Initial appointment is conditioned upon a satisfactory preemployment
adjudication. This includes fingerprint
and credit checks, and drug testing. In
addition, continued employment is subject to a favorable adjudication of a
Internet Sites: Visit the Southern District of Texas website
and other attorney vacancy announcements may be viewed at: http://www.justice.gov/careers/legal/attvacancies.html
Department Policies: Once appointed, Assistant United States
Attorneys generally must reside in the district to which he or she is appointed
or within 25 miles thereof. See 28
U.S.C. § 545 for district-specific information.
All initial attorney appointments to the Department of Justice are made
on a time-limited (temporary) basis.
Temporary appointments may, or may not, be made permanent without
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
identity, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as a parent, membership
or nonmembership in an employee organization, or on the basis of personal
favoritism, or any other 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.
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 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 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.
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 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 SF 15, which lists the types of 10-point preferences and the
required supporting document(s).
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).
Department of Justice cannot control further dissemination and/or posting of
information contained in this vacancy announcement. Such posting and/or dissemination are not an
endorsement by the Department of the organization or group disseminating and/or
posting the information.