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    Enclosed is a link to the Southern District of California's web page for more information about the office. http://www.justice.gov/usao/cas/index.html

    This position is located in San Diego, California.

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

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    The U.S. Attorney's Office is currently seeking experienced attorneys as Assistant U.S. Attorneys ("AUSAs") in the Criminal Division.The Criminal Division is organized into six sections, which consist of the Major Crimes Section, the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF Section), the Major Frauds and Public Corruption Section, National Security and Cybercrimes Section, the Financial Litigation and Asset Forfeiture Unit, and the Appellate Section. (See the San Diego U.S. Attorney's website www.justice.gov/usao-sdca for a detailed description of each section.)

    Commensurate with experience and needs of the Office, AUSAs may be assigned to different sections in the U.S. Attorney's Office. The Major Crimes Section is the largest section in the Criminal Division and accounts for approximately 95 percent of the cases prosecuted in the Southern District of California. The Major Crimes Section handles a large volume of reactive cases that arise from policing the 141-mile long border between California and Mexico, six Ports of Entry, and the roughly 70 miles of coastline stretching from the U.S.-Mexico border to the northernmost tip of San Diego County. Cases commonly include illegal entry and reentry, drug importation and alien smuggling prosecutions. This section consists of an Intake Team, Fast-Track Team, and four prosecution teams with specific areas of concentration. These include violent crime and firearms, sex trafficking and child exploitation, border corruption, civil rights, drug trafficking including overdose death cases, alien smuggling. Major Crimes Section attorneys try a large number of cases and often oversee the use of investigative tools like search and tracking warrants, undercover operations, confidential sources, grand jury investigations, and wiretaps.

    Enclosed is a link to the Southern District of California's web page for more information about the office.http://www.justice.gov/usao/district/sdcaAll 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.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


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    0905 Attorney

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/522472300. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.