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Job Title:Special Assistant U.S. Attorney (Uncompensated)

Department:Department Of Justice

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

Job Announcement Number:13-OKW-891918-S-01

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$0.00 to $0.00 / Without Compensation

OPEN PERIOD:

Monday, May 20, 2013 to Friday, May 31, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

AD-0905-21

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Temporary

DUTY LOCATIONS:

3 vacancies in the following location:
Oklahoma City, OK 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, the Department of 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 Office for United States Attorneys/United States Attorney's 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 Western District of Oklahoma is located in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.  The office has approximately 90 employees consisting of 38 attorneys and 52 support staff.  This office prosecutes federal crimes and defends the interests of the United States Government in civil cases. 

Who May Apply:  All U.S. Citizens 

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

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or National.
  • Background investigation, credit check, and drug test required.
  • Must be registered for Selective Service, if applicable.
  • Must possess a J.D. Degree.
  • Must be an active member of the bar (any jurisdiction).

DUTIES:

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The office is currently seeking one or more applicants for a Special Assistant U.S. Attorney position which will be assigned to one of the following three areas.  Assignment to the Civil Division may include the full scope of civil defensive and affirmative litigation involving the United States, its agencies, and employees, or financial litigation/collection matters.  Examples include torts, employment discrimination, medical malpractice, habeas and prisoner litigation, immigration, environmental cases, affirmative civil fraud litigation, foreclosures, and Administrative Procedures Act cases.  Assignment to the Criminal Division may include responsibility for all phases of criminal prosecution from providing guidance to law enforcement officers, initiating criminal charges, conducting grand jury proceedings and trials, handling appeals, or asset forfeiture matters.  The selected applicant may also be assigned to the Appeals Unit with primary responsibility of working with criminal and civil appeal matters. 

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 be an active member of the bar in good standing (any jurisdiction). 

Preferred Qualifications:  Applicants should possess first-rate analytical abilities, good judgment, strong writing skills, excellent communication abilities, and litigation experience.  Applicants should exhibit the ability to work in a supportive and professional manner with other attorneys, support staff, and employees of federal, state and local law enforcement agencies.  United States citizenship is required.


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, Special 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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Health Insurance - Uncompensated Special Assistant U.S. Attorneys are eligible to enroll in the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program after completing 12 months of service.  The FEHB program offers over 100 optional plans.  For additional information visit: http://www.opm.gov/insure/health/index.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, May 31, 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, 891918 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, 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:

    Lisa Engelke
    Phone: (405)553-8777
    Email: LISA.ENGELKE@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-OKW-891918-S-01

    Control Number:

    343837600