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 #5 out of 33 large Federal cabinet agencies and the Executive United States Attorneys Office/United States Attorneys Offices ranked #55 out of 240 agency subcomponents in a study, "The Best Places to Work in the Federal Government, 2013 Ratings" published by the Partnership for Public Service. See

Sacramento, the state capital, is located in the heart of California.  The city has been on the move since it became the capital in 1854 and is now one of the fastest growing regions in the United States.  Sacramento is home to professional ballet, opera, and theatre companies, including the Sacramento Music Circus, providing a wide range of cultural activities and events.  Professional sports are represented by the Sacramento Kings of the NBA, the Sacramento Mountain Lions of the United Football League, and the Sacramento River Cats, a Triple-A baseball team.  Bound by two rivers, water recreation tops the list for outdoor activities such as salmon fishing, river rafting, and boating.  Nearby Folsom Lake and Lake Natoma offer sailing and windsurfing.  Sacramento is located 90 miles northeast of San Francisco and approximately 90 miles west of Lake Tahoe and the Sierra Nevada mountain range, providing numerous recreational opportunities for skiing and boating enthusiasts.

For more information on the Department of Justice and the United States Attorneys Offices, visit

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

PLEASE NOTE:  This is a re-announcement of vacancy announcement 14-CAE-1062263-DE and the announcement is re-opened for additional applicants.  Applicants who applied under the original announcement number, 14-CAE-1062263-DE, do not need to reapply to this announcement to be considered for the position.

This position is also being re-announced to applicants eligible to apply through Merit Staffing procedures under vacancy announcement number 14-CAE-1062343-MSR.

The salary range posted in this announcement includes multiple grades and steps.  In most cases, the starting salary will be at the beginning of the range for the grade in which the applicant(s) is selected.

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At the full performance level, you will support Assistant United States Attorneys (AUSAs) by providing a variety of legal assistance and office support services.  If selected, you will receive formal and/or on-the-job training as needed. Duties include:

    examining, preparing and processing a variety of technical legal documents, e.g., complaints, motions, orders, answers, pleadings, subpoenas, and libels;
  • providing assistance to attorneys in trial preparation; 
  • assembling exhibits, affidavits, and other legal documents; 
  • assembling and organizing files and records material for disposition or transfer to records depository;
  • maintaining calendar of assigned active cases; 
  • tracking filing, hearing, and trial dates, and scheduling conferences and interviews; 
  • arranging travel by preparing itinerary and securing transportation and hotel reservations; and 
  • producing a variety of written documents and materials using a wide range of office software applications.

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

Travel Required: Occasional travel required.

Travel Required

  • Occasional Travel
  • Occasional travel required.

Relocation Authorized

  • No