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Job Title:Special 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-CO-1045508-SAUSA-02

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:

Thursday, February 06, 2014 to Thursday, March 06, 2014

SERIES & GRADE:

AD-0905-00

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Temporary NTE One Year

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Denver, CO View Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

United States Citizens

SECURITY CLEARANCE:

Not Applicable

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.

 

About the Office:  The U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Colorado comprises 69 attorneys in Denver, Durango and Grand Junction.  More information about the office may be accessed at:  http://www.usdoj.gov/usao/co

 

Position Location:  Denver, Colorado

 

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

 

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.  This and other attorney vacancy announcements can be found at:  http://dojnet.doj.gov/oarm/attvacancies.php

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

TRAVEL REQUIRED

  • Occasional Travel
  • Potential training or case related travel.

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.
  • Applicant must possess a J.D. degree.
  • Applicant must be an active member of the bar (any jurisdiction).

DUTIES:

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Responsibilities and Opportunities Offered:  The office is interviewing for a Special Assistant United States Attorney (SAUSA) in the Appellate Division.  This is an uncompensated one-year position.  The SAUSA will represent the United States in criminal and civil cases before the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit.  He or she also may handle some district court actions as follows: (1) actions filed by federal prisoners under 28 U.S.C., Section 2255; and (2) other civil actions, under the supervision of a lawyer in the USAO's Civil Division.  Additionally, the SAUSA may be required to provide advice and support to lawyers in the Criminal and Civil Divisions.  The SAUSA will receive substantial training.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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Required Qualifications:  Applicants must possess a J.D. degree and must be licensed to practice law in any state, U.S. Territory or the District of Columbia.  Applicants must be active members in good standing of the bar (any jurisdiction).

 

Preferred Qualifications:  The successful applicant will possess the following:  (1) excellent judgment and a strong work ethic; (2) the ability to work independently and efficiently; (3) the ability to work collaboratively and professionally with other lawyers and support staff; and (4) strong skills in legal analysis, research and writing.


Must possess a J.D. degree.

 

All academic degrees and course work 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.

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

 

An Assistant United States Attorney generally must reside in the district to which he or she is appointed.  See 28 U.S.C., Section 545 for district specified information. 

 

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 Attorney's 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.

 

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 .

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

Initial appointment is contingent upon a satisfactory pre-employment adjudication.  This includes fingerprint, credit checks and drug testing.  In addition, continued employment is subject to a favorable adjudication of a background investigation.

 

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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This is a one-year appointment without compensation or benefits.

 

Payment of relocation expenses will not be authorized.

 

The office currently offers transit subsidy to employees who rely on public transportation through RTD (Regional Transportation District).  This includes buses and light rail.  The subsidy may or may not be continued depending on DOJ and office policy.

 

A Benefits Package is not authorized for this position.



OTHER INFORMATION:

Reasonable Accommodation Statement: This agency provides 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 Department of Justice is an Equal Opportunity/Reasonable Accommodation employer.  Except where otherwise provided by law, there will be no discrimination because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, status as a parent, genetic information, disability (physical or mental), age, gender identity, membership or non-membership in an employee organization, on the basis of personal favoritism, or on any non merit factor.  The Department of Justice welcomes and encourages applications from person with physical and mental disabilities.  The Department is firmly committed to satisfying is 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.  The 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.

 

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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To apply for this position, you must complete the occupational questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below.

The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Thursday, March 06, 2014 to receive consideration.

1. To begin, click Apply Online to create a USAJOBS account or log in to your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USAJOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire.

2. Click the Submit My Answers button to submit your application package. (It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation are submitted prior to the closing date.) 

3. To verify your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account, https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login, select the Application Status link and then select the more information link for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application.  Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.

To return to an incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement.  You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete.


Faxing Applications or Supporting Documents:

You are encouraged to apply online.  Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application.

NOTE:  If you applied online and your application is complete, do not fax the paper application (1203FX) as this will overwrite your prior online responses and may result in you being found ineligible.

If you completed the occupational questionnaire online and are unable to upload supporting document(s):

1. To fax your documents, you must use the following cover page http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf and provide the required information.  The Vacancy ID is 1045508

2. Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.

 

If you cannot complete the Application Package online, you may fax all of your materials.  The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Thursday, March 06, 2014  to receive consideration.  Keep a copy of your fax confirmation in the event verification is needed.

To complete the occupational questionnaire and submit via fax:

1. Click the following link to view and print the occupational questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire.

2. Print the 1203FX form, follow the instructions and provide your responses to the occupational questionnaire items http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdfimage/opm1203fx.pdf

3. Fax the completed 1203FX form along with any supporting documents to 1-478-757-3144.  Your 1203FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.



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 optional).
  • Required, if applicable: Veterans' Preference documentation. (See Benefits and Other Information section for details.)

    Veterans' Preference- 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 indicate the type of preference you are claiming in your application and submit the appropriate documentation, 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 of 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.

    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 submission. 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 the supporting documentation required for the specific type of preference claimed (visit the OPM website, www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/SF15.pdf for a copy of the 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 non-service 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).

    Failure to submit the required documentation may deprive you of any preference being given.

 

No telephone calls please.  Applications must be submitted online.  You must include a resume and any relevant veteran's preference documents.  (USAJobs resumes will not be accepted).

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Gloria Engle
Phone: (303)454-0116
TDD: 303-454-0449
Email: GLORIA.ENGLE@USDOJ.GOV
Agency Information:
Executive Office for US Attys
Do Not Mail Applications
You Must Apply Online
Washington, DC
20530

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.

 

This announcement is open until Thursday, March 6, 2014.


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Job Announcement Number:

14-CO-1045508-SAUSA-02

Control Number:

361182100