Job Overview

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 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 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 attorney experience.

Relocation Authorized: No

 

All initial attorney positions to the Department of Justice are made on a 14-month (temporary) basis.  Initial appointment is conditioned upon a satisfactory preemployment adjudication.  This includes fingerprint, credit and tax checks, and drug testing.  In addition, continued employment is subject to a favorable adjudication of a background investigation.

 

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Duties

The U.S. Attorney’s Office is currently seeking attorneys for a limited number of Assistant United States Attorney (AUSA) positions in the Criminal Division for both its San Diego and Imperial County offices. The Criminal Division is organized into seven sections, which consist of the General Crimes Section, Reactive Crimes Section, Major Frauds Section, Narcotics Enforcement Section, Appellate Section, National Security and Cyber Crimes Section, and Financial Litigation and Asset Forfeiture Unit. The Criminal Division caseload includes a large volume of drug and immigration cases, along with a variety of such other federal offenses as major narcotics cases involving Mexican drug trafficking and money laundering organizations, terrorism offenses, bank robberies, child pornography, postal theft, credit card fraud, murder for hire, counterfeiting, organized crime, money laundering, computer crimes, and other sophisticated white collar fraud offenses (such as defense procurement fraud, health care fraud and environmental fraud).

 

 

 

 

 

Travel Required

  • Occasional Travel
  • Both within and outside the district

Relocation Authorized

  • No