assistant united states attorney

California, San Diego

Vacancy No.: 14
    *05 Department:
   Executive Office for U.
Attorneys and the Office Salary:
   $55, 919.00 to $155, 400.00 Grade:
   21 to 21 Perm/Temp:
   Permanent FT/PT:
    *time Open Date:
   11/4/2014 Close Date:
   11/11/2014 Job Link:
     Job Description (Please follow all instructions carefully)Job Title:
  Assistant United States AttorneyDepartment:
  Department Of JusticeAgency:
  Executive Office for U.
Attorneys and the Office of the U.
AttorneysJob Announcement Number:
  $55, 919.00 to $155, 400.00 / Per YearOPEN PERIOD:
  Tuesday, November 4, 2014 to Tuesday, November 11, 2014SERIES & GRADE:
  Full Time
    *Excepted Service PermanentPROMOTION POTENTIAL:
   1 vacancy in the following location:
  San Diego, CA WHO MAY APPLY:
  United States Citizens SECURITY CLEARANCE:
  Our mission is to enforce the law and defend the interests of the United States, provide Federal leadership in preventing and controlling crime, seek just punishment for those guilty of unlawful behavior, and to administer and enforce the Nation\\\'s laws to ensure fair and impartial administration of justice for all Americans.
We strive to build a stronger office through recruitment efforts and maintain the high standards of the office by promoting professional development.
We seek to build a legacy of excellence.
In all matters, it is our mission to represent the people of the United States in a manner that will instill confidence in the fairness and integrity of our office and the judicial system, and to conduct our work with the highest integrity.
We strive to perform our mission in the most efficient and effective manner.
Additional information on the Southern District of California United States Attorney\\\'s Office can be found on the Internet at the following website:
  // 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.
Youcan 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 San Diego, Calfornia.
The United States Attorney\\\'s Office for the Southern District of California is one of the largest and busiest 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.
For more information on the Department of Justice and the United States Attorney\\\'s Offices, visit http:
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.
To view the entire announcement, including instructions on how to apply, click on tabs above.
TRAVEL REQUIRED   » Occasional Travel   » Occasional travel both within and outside the district if requiredRELOCATION AUTHORIZED   » NoKEY REQUIREMENTS   » You must be a U.
Citizen or National.   » Background investigation, credit and tax checks, and drug test required.    » You must be registered for Selective Service, if applicable.   » J.
D. degree and active member of the bar (any U.
S. jurisdiction) required.
Attorney=sOffice is currently seeking experienced attorneys for on or more positions as AssistantUnited States Attorneys (“AUSAs”) in the Major Frauds and Special ProsecutionsSection (“MFSPS”).
The MFSPS handlescomplex grand jury investigations, trials and appeals involving all types offinancial frauds, including bank fraud, corporate fraud, government procurementfraud, health care fraud, mortgage fraud, securities fraud and tax fraud, aswell as related money laundering and forfeiture offenses.
The Section is also called upon to handlepublic corruption and other matters of particular sensitivity that do not fallsquarely within the description of “financial frauds.” TheMFSPS hosts three dedicated Coordinators:
   the Financial Fraud Coordinator, theHealth Care Fraud Coordinator, and the Mortgage Fraud Coordinator, and eachassists management and the Department of Justice with assessing and monitoringthe progress and oversight of prosecutions in the corresponding program areas.
In addition, Section attorneys host the region\\\'s Procurement Fraud Working Groupand serve on several regional task forces, including the Environmental Crimes TaskForce and the Health Care Fraud Task Force.
Responsibilities will increase and assignments will become more complex as your training and experience progress.
  Required Qualifications:
   This position is open to all qualified candidates from the private and public sectors.
Applicants must possess a J.
Degree, and be an active member of the bar (any U.
S. jurisdiction).
Three years of post
D. qualifying legal experience is required is required.
Qualifying legal experience may include work as an attorney, a judicial law clerk in either federal or state court and/or litigation experience in either the public or private sector.
Preferred Qualifications:
   Applicant with two years experience in public prosecution or securities regulation ispreferred but not required.
An exceedingly strong academic background, exemplary writing skills, and experience working on complex litigation are essential.
Applicants should ideally possess:
   (1) experience in building successful theories of prosecution and organizing complex legal and fact issues, especially in document
    *intensive cases; (2) some experience in litigating legal issues commonly arising in white
    *collar investigations and prosecutions, such as the scope of the attorney client privilege, the impact of parallel, proceedings, defense requests for witness immunity, and the disqualification of counsel because of a conflict of interest; (3) organizational and advocacy skills; (4) a strong , collaborative work ethic, with the ability to complete multiple and varied tasks simultaneously; (5) sound judgment; and most importantly, (6) the desire to grow as an attorney by taking on challenging federal prosecutions.
All AUSAs are given training by the U.
Department of Justice and by the U.
Attorney\\\'s Office.
Appointment is subject to FBI Background investigation, including credit, arrest, reference and drug use inquiries.
S. citizenship is required.
You must meet all qualification requirements upon the closing date of this announcement.
   Occasional travel both within and outside the district may be required.
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.
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.
  Evaluation Method:
   Once yourcomplete application package is received, it will be reviewed to ensure you meet all job requirements.
An attorney interview panel will then review all qualified applicants and make recommendations for invitation to interview.
You will be notified if selected for an interview.
The Occupational Questionnaire will take you approximately 20 minutes to complete.
To preview the Occupational Questionnaire, click the following link View Assessment QuestionsVeterans\\\' Preference:
   There is no formal rating system for applying veterans\\\' preference to attorney appointments in the excepted service; however, the Department of Justice considers veterans\\\' preference eligibility as a positive factor in attorney hiring.
Applicants eligible for veterans\\\' preference must indicate their preference in response to the appropriate question in their assessment questionnaire (it is also recommended that information is included in their cover letter or resume) and they must submit supporting documentation (e.g., DD 214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty and other supporting documentation) which verifies their eligibility for preference.
Although the "point" system is not used, per se, applicants eligible to claim 10
    *point preference must submit Standard Form (SF) 15, Application for 10
    *Point Veteran Preference, and submit the supporting documentation required for the specific type of preference claimed (visit the OPM website, http:
  // for a copy of SF 15, which lists the types of 10
    *point preferences and the required supporting document(s).
Applicants should note that SF 15 requires supporting documentation associated with service
    *connected disabilities or receipt of nonservice
    *connected disability pensions to be dated 1991 or later except in the case of service members submitting official statements or retirement orders from a branch of the Armed Forces showing that his or her retirement was due to a permanent service
    *connected disability or that he/she was transferred to the permanent disability retired list (the statement or retirement orders must indicate that the disability is 10% or more).
  Salary Information:
   Assistant United States Attorney\\\'s pay is administratively determined based, in part, on the number of years of professional attorney experience.
The range of basic pay is $55, 919.00 to $157, 000 with locality payOther Benefits:
   The Department of Justice offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation; sick leave; holidays; telework; life insurance; health benefits; and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System.
This link provides an overview of the benefits currently offered to Federal employees:
Relocation Expenses:
   Relocation expenses will not be authorized.
  This and other attorney vacancy announcements can be found at:
  // Policies:
   The U.
Department of Justice is an Equal Opportunity/Reasonable Accommodation Employer.
Except where otherwise provided by law, there will be no discrimination based on color, race, religion, national origin, politics, marital status, disability (physical or mental), age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as a parent, membership or non
    *membership in an employee organization, on the basis of personal favoritism, or any non merit factor.
The Department of Justice welcomes and encourages applications from persons with physical and mental disabilities.
The Department is firmly committed to satisfying its affirmative obligations under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, to ensure that persons with disabilities have every opportunity to be hired and advanced on the basis of merit within the Department of Justice.
This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate.
If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the agency.
Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case
    *case basis.
It is the policy of the Department to achieve a drug
    *free workplace and persons selected for employment will be required to pass a drug test which screens for illegal drug use prior to final appointment.
Employment is also contingent upon the completion and satisfactory adjudication of a background investigation.
Only U.
Citizens are eligible for employment with the Executive Office of Immigration Review and the United States Attorneys\\\' Offices.
Unless otherwise indicated in a particular job advertisement, non
Citizens may apply for employment with other organizations, but should be advised that appointments of non
Citizens are extremely rare; such appointments would be possible only if necessary to accomplish the Department\\\'s mission and would be subject to strict security requirements.
Applicants who hold dual citizenship in the U.
S. and another country will be considered on a case
    *case basis.
The Department of Justice cannot control further dissemination and/or posting of information contained in this vacancy announcement.
Such posting and/or dissemination is not an endorsement by the Department of the organization or group disseminating and/or posting the information.
  To apply for this position, you must complete the occupational questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below.
The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Tuesday, November 11, 2014 to receive consideration.1.
To begin, click Apply Online to create a USAJOBS account or log in to your existing account.
Follow the prompts to select your USAJOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire.2.
Click the Submit My Answers button to submit your application package. (It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation are submitted prior to the closing date.) 3.
To verify your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account, https:
  //, select the Application Status link and then select the more information link for this position.
The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application.
Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.
To return to an incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement.
You must re
    *select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete.
Faxing Applications or Supporting Documents:
   You are encouraged to apply online.
Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application.
   If you applied online and your application is complete, do not fax the paper application (1203FX) as this will overwrite your prior online responses and may result in you being found ineligible.
If you completed the occupational questionnaire online and are unable to upload supporting document(s):1.
To fax your documents, you must use the following cover page http:
  // and provide the required information.
The Vacancy ID is 12536122.
Fax your documents to 1
If you cannot complete the Application Package online, you may fax all of your materials.
The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Tuesday, November 11, 2014 to receive consideration.
Keep a copy of your fax confirmation in the event verification is needed.
To complete the occupational questionnaire and submit via fax:
Click the following link to view and print the occupational questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire. 2.
Print the 1203FX form, follow the instructions and provide your responses to the occupational questionnaire items http:
  // 3.
Fax the completed 1203FX form along with any supporting documents to 1
Your 1203FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.
  You must provide a complete Application Package which includes:
  Â Â Â » Required
    *Your responses to the Occupational Questionnaire (online or 1203
    *FX).   » Required
    *Your cover letter and resume showing relevant experience and dates of employment (include day/month/year).    » Required, if applicable
    *A recent copy of an SF
    *50 (Notification of Personnel Action), showing title, series, grade, and current salary; and a copy of your most recent performance appraisal.   » Required
    *Legal Writing Sample and the SDCA Application Form which can be found at http:
  // under the Application Form section in Adobe Acrobat or Microsoft Word) and attach these documents as "Other."   » Required, if applicable
    *To get Veterans\\\' Preference, you must indicate your preference in response to the appropriate question in your assessment questionnaire and you must submit the appropriate supporting documentation.
See the "How you will be Evaluated" section under the "Qualifications and Evaluations" Tab above for details regarding what is appropriate Veterans\\\' Preference documentation.
It is also recommended that you include veterans\\\' preference information in your cover letter or resume.   »The point of contact for this vacancy announcement is Nitza Williamson, who can be reached at 619
    *9273 or E
  Sylvia Rojas Phone:
    *8973 Fax:
    *0620 Email:
    *Agency Information:
  Executive Office for United States Attorneys880 Front StRoom 6293San Diego, CA92101 Fax:
  We will notify you of the outcome after each step of the recruitment process has been completed.
After making a tentative job offer, we will conduct a suitability/security background investigation, to include a credit and tax checks, and a drug test by urinalysis.
We expect to make a final job offer within120 days after the closing date of the announcement.