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. A selectee who is currently employed with the
U.S. Attorneys Office will be considered and the employment status will be
reviewed based on his/her current appointment.
Information: Pay for Assistant United States Attorneys is
administratively determined, based in part on the number of years of
professional attorney experience. The
2013 range of basic pay is $44,581 to $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
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
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 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.
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 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.
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 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).
The 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.