ASSISTANT UNITED STATES ATTORNEY
UNITED STATES ATTORNEY'S OFFICE
Northern District of Georgia
About the Office: The United States Attorney's Office prosecutes federal criminal offenses, litigates affirmative civil fraud and enforcement actions, and defends the U.S. Government's interest in civil cases. The United States Attorney's Office, Northern District of Georgia, is located in Atlanta, Georgia. In addition to the main office in downtown Atlanta, we maintain three intermittently staffed offices located in Rome, Newnan and Gainesville. http://www.usdoj.gov/usao/gan/.
Responsibilities and Opportunity Offered: The Northern District of Georgia is currently seeking highly qualified applicants for an Assistant U.S. Attorney vacancy in our Criminal Division. Criminal Division prosecutors are assigned to the Economic Crimes, Major Crimes, or Narcotics/OCDETF sections. The present vacancy includes:
• an 14-month term position in the Major Crimes section, which focuses on cases involving violent street gangs, sexual exploitation of children, human trafficking, civil rights violations, kidnaping, armed robbery, illegal alien status offenses, firearms offenses, national security cases, and other complex cases. While it is possible that the AUSA hired into the term position may be converted to a permanent slot that becomes vacant during the 14-month term, these decisions will depend on budget availability and applicants can only be assured that the position will last 14 months.
Qualifications: Required Qualifications: Applicants must possess a J.D. degree, be an active member of the bar (any jurisdiction), and have at least 1* year post-J.D. experience.
Preferred Qualifications: Hiring preferences include federal or state criminal trial experience, although we consider applicants with a variety of litigation backgrounds that demonstrate analytical ability, judgment, and advocacy skills. Candidates must possess a strong academic background, and the research and writing demands of this position require superior legal writing and research abilities. Finally, applicants must exhibit a commitment to professionalism, ethics, civility, and public service. Finally, preferred candidates must possess the ability to manage large,complex investigations and prosecutions.(*Note: You must become a member of the Georgia bar within one year of appointment as an Assistant US Attorney. If you are a member of the bar in any jurisdiction other than Georgia, you may apply for admission on motion without examination, provided you meet all eligibility criteria. The state in which you were admitted by examination to membership in the bar must have comity for bar admission purposes with the State of Georgia. Reciprocity Order, eligibility criteria, and instructions for admission on motion without examination are available at: http://www.gabaradmissions.org/.
Travel: Occasional travel, both within and outside the District, may 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 range of basic pay is $53,181 to $100,000, which includes a 19.29% locality pay supplement.
Location: Atlanta, Georgia
Relocation Expenses: Relocation expenses will not be authorized.
Application Process and Deadline Date: If you are interested in relocating to a great United States Attorney's Office in the beautiful, rapidly growing, and still relatively affordable Atlanta area, please email a resume and a cover letter only to USAGAN.Resumes@usdoj.gov. Resumes may also be mailed to:
Human Resources Specialist
U.S. Attorney's Office
Northern District of Georgia
75 Spring St. SW Ste 600
Atlanta, GA 30303
Applications will be considered on an ongoing basis until the position is filled. Applicants are encouraged to send their applications immediately, as the Hiring Committee will begin reviewing the applications as they are received.
No telephone calls please. Applications will remain active and on file for consideration for six months from date of receipt. If you are not selected during the six months period in which your application is active, you must reapply.
Internet Sites: More information about the United States Attorney's Office for the Northern District of Georgia is available at: http://www.usdoj.gov/usao/gan/
This and other attorney vacancy announcements can be found at: http://www.justice.gov/oarm/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. 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 nonmembership 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 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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