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Job Title:Assistant United States Attorney

Department:Department Of Justice

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

Job Announcement Number:14-SDCA-1026450-AUSA-01

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$55,919.00 to $156,954.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Thursday, January 16, 2014 to Thursday, January 23, 2014

SERIES & GRADE:

AD-0905-21

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Excepted Service Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

29

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
San Diego, CA View Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

Initial appointment may be on a Excepted Appt NTE 14 months until the security background investigation is fully adjudicated

SECURITY CLEARANCE:

Other

SUPERVISORY STATUS:

No

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, 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 www.bestplacestowork.org.

 

The United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of California is one of the largest in the country. This office prosecutes federal crimes and defends the interests of the United States Government in civil cases. The Southern District of California encompasses San Diego and Imperial Counties and includes a branch office located in El Centro, California.

The Southern District of California is home to the largest concentration of Navy and Marine Corps installations in the world. The entire southern boundary of the District borders the Republic of Mexico. Contained within the District are international ports of entry at San Ysidro, Otay Mesa, Tecate, Calexico (two ports, East and West) and Andrade. The entire western boundary of the District lies on the Pacific Ocean, with a major port in San Diego.

For more information on the Department of Justice and the United States Attorneys Offices, visit http://www.justice.gov/usao/.

 

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

 

Note:  Assistant United States Attorney's pay is administratively determined based, in part, on the number of years of professional experience.

 

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

TRAVEL REQUIRED

  • Occasional Travel
  • Occasional travel, both within and outside the District, may be required depending on the needs of particular cases.

RELOCATION AUTHORIZED

  • No

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • You must be a U.S. Citizen or National.
  • Background investigation, credit check, and drug test required.
  • You must be registered for Selective Service, if applicable.

DUTIES:

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The Civil Division is responsible for defending all civil actions brought against the United States, its agencies, officers and employees in the Southern District of California.  The caseload of the Civil Division includes defensive tort litigation, employment litigation, immigration litigation, bankruptcy, and defense of civil rights cases brought against federal officers for constitutional violations.  The Affirmative Civil Enforcement Unit (ACE) within the Civil Division pursues civil damages and penalties on behalf of the United States under the False Claims Act. 

 

If selected for this position, you will join a well-respected team that is responsible for federal legal work.

 

Responsibilities will increase and assignments will become more complex as your training and experience progress.

 

Travel Required: Occasional travel, both within and outside the District, may be required depending on the needs of particular cases.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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This position is open to all attorneys in the private and public sectors.  Applicants must possess a J.D. degree.  Exceptional lawyers who are active members of any state bar will be considered.

 

Candidates must possess outstanding academic credentials and at least three years of relevant legal post graduate experience. Qualifying legal experience may include work as a judicial law clerk in either federal or state court and/or litigation experience in either the private or public sector.  Candidates with deposition, motion and case management experience preferred.

Applicants must demonstrate a quick analytical ability and the facility to accurately and precisely articulate the critical issues in a case. Applicants must demonstrate superior oral and writing skills, as well as strong research and interpersonal skills and good judgment. Applicants must possess excellent communication and courtroom skills and exhibit the ability to work in a supportive and professional manner with other attorneys, support staff, and client agencies. Applicants must also demonstrate excellent computer literacy skills to include experience with automated research on the Internet, electronic court filing, and electronic e-mail and word processing systems.

All AUSAs are given training by the U.S. Department of Justice and by the U.S. Attorney’s Office. Appointment is subject to FBI Background investigation, including credit, arrest, reference and drug use inquiries. U.S. citizenship is required.


Applicants must possess a J.D. degree from an accredited law school, be an active member of a state bar or the District of Columbia, have a least 3 years post J.D. experience.

 

All academic degrees and coursework must be completed at a college or university that has obtained accreditation or pre-accreditation status from an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. For a list of schools that meet this criteria, see www.ed.gov.

If selected, you may be required to complete a two years probationary period.

 

You must meet all qualification requirements upon the closing date of this announcement.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

Once the application is complete, a review of your application will be made to ensure you meet the job requirements. An attorney interview panel will review all qualified applicants and make recommendations for invitation to interview. You will be notified if selected for an interview.

The Occupational Questionnaire will take you approximately 20 minutes to complete. To preview the Occupational Questionnaire, click the following link View Assessment Questions


BENEFITS:

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Payment of relocation expenses will not be authorized.

 

The Department of Justice offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation; sick leave; holidays; telework; life insurance; health benefits; and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System. This link provides an overview of the benefits currently offered to Federal employees:

http://www.usajobs.gov/ResourceCenter/Index/Interactive/Benefits 



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.

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.



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. Any inquiries may be directed to Ms. Nitza Williamson at 619-546-9273 or Nitza.Williamson@usdoj.gov.

The complete Application Package to include all Required Documents listed below must be submitted by 11:59 PM Eastern Standard Time on Thursday, January 23, 2014.

To begin the online process, follow these steps:

  1. Click the Apply Online button at the upper right hand corner of this screen. You will either need to create an Application Manager account or log in with your current user id and password. Once you log in, follow the prompts to complete the Occupational Questionnaire. You must click the Submit My Answers button at the end of this process.
  2. You will have to upload the Legal Writing Sample and the SDCA Application Form (found at http://www.justice.gov/usao/cas/employ/ausaPositions.html under the Application Form section in Adobe Acrobat, Microsoft Word and Wordperfect formats) and attach these documents as "Other." They are required forms.
  3. 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, 1026450 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 (cover letter required) to incude paid or non-paid experience, job titles, dates held (monthm day, year) number of hours worked per week, duties, and salary. 
  • Required: Veterans' Preference documentation. (See Benefits and Other Information section for details.)
  • Required: Legal Writing Sample
  • Required: SDCA Application Form

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Jeanne Lamb
Phone: (619)546-8895
Fax: (619)546-0620
Email: JEANNE.LAMB@USDOJ.GOV
Agency Information:
Executive Office for US Attys
880 Front Street
SanDiego, CA
92101 Fax: (619)546-0620

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

We will notify you of the outcome after each step of the recruitment process has been completed. After making a tentative job offer, we will conduct a suitability/security background investigation, to include a credit check, and a drug test by urinalysis. We expect to make a final job offer within 80 days after the closing date of the announcement.

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Job Announcement Number:

14-SDCA-1026450-AUSA-01

Control Number:

359432200