SPECIAL ASSISTANT UNITED STATES ATTORNEY (Criminal)
UNITED STATES ATTORNEY'S OFFICE
NORTHERN DISTRICT OF OKLAHOMA
About the Office: The United States Attorney's Office for the Northern District of Oklahoma is the principal federal prosecution authority for the 11 counties in the northeastern part of the state. The Northern District of Oklahoma has a population of approximately one million. Our office is located in Tulsa, the metropolitan area of which has approximately 75 percent of the district's population and 80 percent of the reported crime. The Criminal Division's current staff of 18 Assistant United States Attorneys and nine support personnel investigate and prosecute all federal crimes in our jurisdiction.
Responsibilities and Opportunity Offered: The United States Attorney's Office for the Northern District of Oklahoma is seeking applications from attorneys who are willing to accept an unpaid temporary position as a special Assistant U.S. Attorney (SAUSA) in the Criminal Division. The unpaid position offers a valuable opportunity to gain exposure to the office while also obtaining litigation experience.
The successful applicant will serve as a SAUSA with responsibilities that include the prosecution of federal criminal cases, such as fraud, public corruption, money laundering, immigration, economic, white collar, narcotics, firearms violations, and violent crimes, including grand jury and appellate practices. The SAUSA will draft pleadings and briefs, research legal issues, and conduct hearings and trials. The position will also involve some administrative responsibilities.
This announcement is to fill one or more positions in the Criminal Division.
The term of the SAUSA appointment is 24 months, with a potential for an additional 12-month extension. At the conclusion of the term of the appointment, the SAUSA will not be hired by this office as an Assistant United States Attorney (AUSA). However, the SAUSA may apply for open AUSA positions in the office.
Qualifications: Required Qualifications: Applicants must possess a Juris Doctor (JD) degree from an accredited law school and be an active member in good standing of the bar (any jurisdiction). Required qualifications include at least one year of post-J.D. experience in legal practice related to criminal law. Previous jury trial experience is required.
United States citizenship is required.
Preferred Qualifications: Outstanding academic record, litigation experience, including experience in preparation and trial of complex cases; strong legal research and writing ability; strong courtroom skills; superior organizational skills; and computer literacy skills.
Who May Appply: All current United States citizens.
Work Schedule: Full Time
Salary Information: This is a two year appointment without compensation.
Location: Northern District of Oklahoma
Relocation Expenses: Relocation expenses will not be authorized.
Application Process and Deadline Date: Provide resume, cover letter, a writing sample, and a list of references. Send your application materials to the following:
Office of the United States Attorney
Northern District of Oklahoma
110 West 7th Street, Suite 300
Tulsa, Oklahoma 74119-1013
No telephone calls please. Position is open until filled and multiple appointments may be made from this announcement.
Security Requirements: Initial appointment is conditioned upon a satisfactory pre-employment adjudication. This includes fingerprint and credit checks, and drug testing. In addition, continued employment is subject to a favorable adjudication of a background investigation.
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.
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, political affiliation, 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-by-case basis.
The Disability Point of Contact for the United States Attorney's Office, Northern District of Oklahoma is: Carol L. De Shaffon, Director of Administration. Carol.email@example.com; 918-382-2700.
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, 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 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).
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