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    The SDCA is one of the largest United States Attorney's offices in the country. The office prosecutes federal crimes and defends the interests of the United States Government in civil cases. The SDCA encompasses San Diego and Imperial Counties and includes a branch office located in Imperial, California.

    The Criminal Division is organized into seven sections: Border Enforcement, Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force, Violent Crimes and Human Trafficking, Major Frauds and Public Corruption, National Security and Cybercrimes, Appellate, and Asset Recovery. (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. New hires are expected to start in the Border Enforcement Section. The Border Enforcement 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 Border Enforcement 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 Unit, Fast-Track Unit, Immigration Unit and four Trial Teams. Border Enforcement Section attorneys try a large number of cases and often oversee the use of investigative tools like search and tracking warrants, undercover operations and confidential sources. The Office's other sections largely focus on proactive investigations and prosecutions. These sections prosecute a wide variety of sophisticated criminal activity commensurate with San Diego's standing as one of the largest metropolitan areas in the United States.

    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.

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

    Supervisory status


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    0905 Attorney

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