Job Overview


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

About the Office: The Northern District of California is one of the largest U.S. Attorney’s Offices in the country with 128 attorneys located in three staffed offices: San Francisco, Oakland and San Jose.  The Office prosecutes federal crimes and defends and pursues the interests of the United States in civil cases.   The office is responsible for representing the federal government in virtually all litigation involving violations of federal law, civil lawsuits against the government, and actions to collect judgments and restitution on behalf of victims and taxpayers.

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Position Location:  San Jose, CA

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

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An appointment with the U.S. Attorney=s Office offers unique and challenging experiences for the highly motivated attorney. Working in the Criminal Division, San Jose Branch, the Special Assistant United States Attorney (SAUSA) will be part of a dedicated team helping to enforce Federal criminal laws. The SAUSA will be handling primarily immigration matters, but will also have the opportunity to work on a wide range of criminal cases, from initial investigation through final disposition. The SAUSA will receive substantial training in investigating and prosecuting federal crimes. This is an uncompensated one-year position.

Travel Required:  Occasional travel within and outside the District may be required.