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.
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 position will have an emphasis on fire recovery cases. Please note: This is a term position not-to-exceed September 30, 2015, subject to availability of funds. This position may be extended, or made permanent, without further advertising.
This announcement is to fill one position; however, depending on the needs of the office, additional positions may be filled using this announcement.
Please note: This is a re-announcement of vacancy announcement 14-EDCA-11A and is re-announced to change the geographic location to Fresno, California (it was originally announced for Sacramento, California). Previous applicants must re-apply to receive consideration for this position.
Who May Apply: Any U.S. Citizen
Type of Position: This is a term position not-to-exceed September 30, 2015. This position may be extended or made permanent without further competition.
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.
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
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.
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 will be open until filled but no later than Friday, May 1, 2015. Please include the vacancy announcement number listed at the top of this announcement (14-EDCA-14A) on your resume and cover letter. No telephone calls please.