ASSISTANT UNITED STATES ATTORNEY
UNITED STATES ATTORNEY'S OFFICE
DISTRICT OF RHODE ISLAND
Vacancy Announcement Number – 13-RI-01
About the Office: The United States Attorney's Office in Providence, Rhode Island, is located in the heart of Southern New England. The United States Attorney is the chief federal law enforcement official with jurisdiction covering 39 cities and towns. The office prosecutes federal crimes and represents the interests of the United States Government in civil cases.
Responsibilities and Opportunity Offered: The Office has an opening for an attorney with civil or criminal experience who meets the qualifications below.
Who May Apply: Due to the hiring freeze, only current permanent employees in the United States Attorney's Office (USAOs) and the Executive Office for United States Attorneys may be considered and selected.
Qualifications: Applicants must possess a J.D. degree from an accredited law school and be an active member in good standing of the bar of a State, Territory, or the District of Columbia. The successful candidate will have at least five years of post-J.D. legal experience, possesses superior writing skills, good judgment, excellent communication, courtroom and advocacy skills, strong interpersonal skills and the capacity to function with minimum guidance in a highly demanding environment. In addition, applicants must exhibit the ability to work in a supportive and professional manner with other attorneys, paralegals, support staff and investigative agencies.
Applicants will be expected to do their own legal research and writing and will be substantially self-sufficient in preparing day-to-day correspondence and pleadings. Applicants must be computer literate and adept at learning new computer programs.
Travel: Occasional travel may be required.
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 $44,581 to $131,534 plus locality pay where authorized.
Location: The position is located in Providence, Rhode Island.
Relocation Expenses: Relocation expenses may or may not be authorized.
Submission Process and Deadline Date: Applicants should submit the following:
• Cover letter that highlights interest in the positions and addresses in detail how they meet the qualifications;
•Summary of litigation experience, including the number of cases and types handled and tried;
•Writing sample; and
How to apply: Submit required application materials (Adobe format preferred) via E-Mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Or by USPS to:
Kenneth P. Madden
First Assistant United States Attorney
United States Attorney's Office
50 Kennedy Plaza, 8th Floor
Providence, Rhode Island 02903
The position is open until filled. The initial cutoff date for receipt of applications is December 3, 2012.
Internet Sites: This and selected other attorney position announcements can be found on the Internet 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 or within 25 miles of the district. See U.S.C. § 545.
All initial attorney appointments to the Department of Justice are made on a time-limited (temporary) basis. 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 based on sex, sexual orientation, color, race, religion, national origin, politics, marital status, disability, age, status as a parent, membership or non-membership in an employee organization, or 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 10 point preferences and the required supporting documents). Applicants should note that SF 15 requires supporting documentation associated with service-connected disabilities or receipt of non-service 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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