The Fresno Office of the United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of California serves the counties of Calaveras, Tuolumne, Stanislaus, Mariposa, Merced, Madera, Fresno, Kings, Tulare, Inyo, and Kern.
Responsibilities and Opportunity Offered: The United States Attorney is seeking an experienced attorney to serve as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Civil Division, Affirmative Litigation Unit. The mission of the Affirmative Litigation Unit is to enforce federal laws in civil proceedings and to recover damages and fines for the United States. The cases are litigated almost exclusively in federal court, and include civil mortgage fraud enforcement, procurement fraud and health care fraud cases, and tort actions to recover for destruction of federal forest land by fire.
This announcement is to fill one position; however, depending on the needs of the office, additional positions may be filled using this announcement. This is an anticipated vacancy.
Who May Apply: Any U.S. Citizen
Qualifications: Applicants must possess a J.D. degree, be duly licensed and authorized to practice as an attorney under the laws of a State, territory, or the District of Columbia, and have at least one year of post-J.D. experience. Applicants must be active members in good standing of the bar (any jurisdiction). Ideal qualifications include at least five years of experience litigating cases in federal courts, with substantial responsibility for all aspects of discovery, trial, and appeals.
Applicants must have a demonstrated capacity to function with minimal supervision in a highly demanding environment, exceptional brief writing and oral advocacy skills, excellent analytical ability, and good judgment. In addition, applicants must exhibit the ability to work in a supportive and professional manner with other attorneys, paralegals, support staff and client agencies.
Type of Position: This is a permanent position; however, all initial attorney appointments to the Department of Justice are made on a 14 month (temporary) basis pending favorable adjudication of a background investigation.
Travel: The position is based in Fresno. Regular travel to the U.S. Attorney’s Sacramento Office will be required. Travel elsewhere will occasionally be required.
Salary Information: Assistant United States Attorneys’ pay is administratively determined, based in part on the number of years of professional attorney experience. The current recruiting range of pay is $51,403 to $136,049 including 14.16% locality pay for the Fresno area.
Location: Fresno, California
Fresno is one of the fastest growing cities in California, due in part to its central location to major tourist areas in California. Fresno is located in the middle of the fertile San Joaquin Valley, also known as the Central Valley, which is a major supplier of food and agricultural products for the United States and the world. This area also includes national treasures such as Yosemite National Park and Sequoia-Kings Canyon National Forest.
Relocation Expenses: Relocation expenses are not authorized.
Application Process and Deadline Date: Interested applicants should send a resume, cover letter, and writing sample to:
United States Attorney’s Office
ATTN: Phillip Talbert
501 I Street, Suite 10-100
Sacramento, CA 95814.
Resumes should include a detailed description of employment history, to include dates of employment (month/year). This position is open until filled but no later than Tuesday, May 19, 2015. Please include the vacancy announcement number listed at the top of this announcement (14-EDCA-15A) on your resume and cover letter. No telephone calls please.
Security Requirements: Initial appointment is conditioned upon a satisfactory pre-employment adjudication. This includes fingerprint, tax 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 and http://www.justice.gov/usao/cae/