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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 can be part of a dedicated team helping to enforce Federal criminal and civil laws that protect life, liberty, and the property of citizens.
This position is located in Anchorage, Alaska in the Criminal Division.
The Anchorage office serves as the main office and headquarters of the District of Alaska and is located at 222 W. 7th Ave. The Municipality of Anchorage has a population approaching 300,000 people and is the largest city in Alaska. The oil and gas industry dominates the economy, but military operations are also a significant component. Tourism and commercial fishing are the next largest industries. The cost of living is above average, however there is no State income tax. The area offers comprehensive education, healthcare, transportation, religious, and support services. Although known for its cold weather, the year-round climate provides an ideal place to enjoy unlimited recreation. Popular summer activities include hiking, biking, sports, outdoor music festivals, berry picking, recreational fishing, and shopping at local farmers' markets. In addition, boundless winter activities include skiing, snowboarding, ice skating, sledding, snowshoeing, sporting events, and snowmobiling. Two of our most popular events each winter are the lditarod Trail Sled Dog Race and Fur Rendezvous festival. Anchorage is within a couple hours' drive to Denali, the largest mountain in North America, as well as numerous other world-class recreation sites.
As needed, additional positions may be filled using this announcement. 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.
For more information on the Department of Justice and the United States Attorney's Offices, visit http://www.justice.gov/careers/careers.html
***PLEASE NOTE: This Announcement is being re-opened in a attempt to broaden the applicant pool. Those who applied already need not reapply.
The successful candidate primarily will be responsible for handling the investigation and prosecution of federal crimes. This will include prosecuting a wide range of cases such as firearms offenses, drug crimes, child exploitation and other violent crimes, fraud, embezzlement and other white collar crimes. In addition, the candidate may also be called upon to assist in the prosecution of a wide variety of other criminal cases as needed to address the districts priorities. Assistant United States Attorneys work their cases from inception through appeal, and thus, in addition to district court work, the successful candidate will be responsible for drafting appellate briefs and presenting oral arguments.
The successful candidate must have the legal acumen and experience to successfully prosecute a complex white collar, organized crime, or drug trafficking organization case, or is capable of prosecuting such a case if given the appropriate training and experience. The candidate must also have a prosecutor's professional temperament & judgment. They must have the desire to do justice, meaning to vigorously use the power of our office to protect the public, but also to protect the rights of defendants based on strong ethical beliefs. Finally, the successful candidate must be an inspiring colleague and leader, or is capable of being such a colleague and leader as they develop. Such leadership can be overt, but can also be exercised by example in day to day work. An essential part of being this type of colleague is being a dedicated team player; someone who believes in effective teamwork.
Responsibilities will increase and assignments will become more complex as your training and experience progress.
Type of Position: All initial attorney appointments to the Department of Justice are made on a 14 month (temporary) basis pending favorable adjudication of a background investigation.
Security Requirements: 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.
Residency Requirements: Assistant United States Attorneys generally must reside in the district to which he or she is appointed or within 25 miles thereof. See 28 U.S.C. 545 for district-specific information.
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.
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.
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