ASSISTANT UNITED STATES ATTORNEY - CRIMINAL DIVISION
UNITED STATES ATTORNEY'S OFFICE
Northern District of California
Vacancy Announcement #12-NDCA-758468-ES
About the Office: The Northern District of California is one of the largest U.S. Attorney's Office in the country with 128 attorneys located in three staffed offices: San Francisco, Oakland and San Jose. The Office prosecutes federal crimes and defends and pursues the interests of the United States in civil cases. The office is responsible for representing the federal government in virtually all litigation involving violations of federal law, civil lawsuits against the government, and actions to collect judgments and restitution on behalf of victims and taxpayers.
The district stretches from the Monterey Coast in the South to California's northern border with Oregon, and from the Pacific Ocean in the West almost all the way to Sacramento in the East. The total population of our district is more than 7.3 million. The District's main office is in the San Francisco with branch offices in Oakland and San Jose, CA.
Who May Apply: Due to the Attorney General's hiring freeze, only current permanent employees of a U.S. Attorney's Office and EOUSA may be considered and selected.
Responsibilities and Opportunity Offered:
Employment with the U.S. Attorney's Office offers a unique and challenging experience for the highly motivated attorney: an opportunity to work on some of the most significant, complex and visible cases being litigated today. Working in the Criminal Division, you will be part of a dedicated team helping to enforcing Federal criminal laws that protect life, liberty and property.
Required qualifications: Applicants must possess a J.D. degree, be an active member of a State Bar in any jurisdiction, and have at least three (3) years of post Bar experience.
Hiring preferences include strong academics, outstanding organizational skills, superior legal writing and research ability, demonstrated analytical ability, good judgment and courtroom skills, and a commitment to professionalism, ethics, civility, public service.
Travel: Occasional travel may be required.
Salary Information: Pay is administratively determined based, in part, on the number of years of professional attorney experience. The range of basic pay is $44,581 to $131,534 plus locality pay where authorized.
Location: San Francisco, Oakland or San Jose, California. Please specify the desired duty location(s) on your resume.
Depending on agency needs, positions may be filled in the San Francisco, Oakland or the San Jose branch offices.
Relocation Expenses: Relocation expenses may or may not be authorized.
Application Process and Deadline Date: Applications may be submitted online through the following link: http://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/327868500
This announcement opens October 1, 2012 and will remain open until filled. Applications will be referred for consideration as they are needed. Please include the vacancy announcement number listed at the top of this announcement (12-NDCA-758468-ES) on your resume. Please include a copy of your most recent notification of personnel action (SF-50) and performance appraisal. The announcement will also provide instruction on faxing your documents if unable to apply on-line.
*Those who have applied under 12-NDCA-686135-ES, need not reapply. Your application will be considered under this announcement.*
Writing samples, transcripts, references and additional information may be requested after the review and consideration of the submitted resumes. Therefore, please do not submit these documents with your initial resume/application.
No telephone calls please.
Internet Sites: This and other attorney vacancy announcements can be found at: http://www.justice.gov/careers/legal/attvacancies.html
Department Policies: Assistant United States Attorneys generally must reside in the district to which he or she is appointed. See 28 U.S.C. § 545 for district-specific information.
All initial attorney appointments to the Department of Justice are made on a time-limited (temporary) basis, not to exceed a period of two years or less. Temporary appointments may, or may not, be extended or made permanent without further competition.
The U.S. Department of Justice is an Equal Opportunity/Reasonable Accommodation Employer. Except where otherwise provided by law, there will be no discrimination because of color, race, religion, national origin, politics, marital status, disability, age, sex, sexual orientation, status as a parent, membership or non-membership in an employee organization, or on the basis of personal favoritism. 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-by-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.S. citizens are eligible for employment with the Executive Office for Immigration Review and the United States Attorneys' Offices. Unless otherwise indicated in a particular job advertisement, non-U.S. Citizens may apply for employment with other organizations, but should be advised that appointments of non-U.S. 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-by-case basis.
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 include that information in their cover letter or resume and attach supporting documentation (e.g., the DD 214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty and other supporting documentation) to their submissions. 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://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/SF15.pdf for a copy of SF 15, which lists the types of 10point preferences and the required supporting documents). 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).
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