You are here

Jobs

Current Job Openings:   

Application Process:

             Opening Date:  June 5, 2015     Closing Date:  Open Until Filled

             Vacancy Announcement Number: 2015-AUSA-NDWV-SUPVY-02

 

About the OfficeThe United States Attorney's Office (USAO) for the Northern District of West Virginia (NDWV) prosecutes federal offenses, defends the United States Government's interest and affirmatively pursues claims on behalf of the government in civil cases.  The NDWV includes offices located in Wheeling, Clarksburg, Elkins, and Martinsburg, West Virginia.  United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II is currently seeking to hire an outstanding candidate to serve as a Branch Office Supervisor/Assistant United States Attorney.  Additional information about the District can be found on our website at  http://www.justice.gov/usao-ndwv

Responsibilities and Opportunity Offered: The United States Attorney's Office has an Assistant United States Attorney (AUSA) vacancy to be filled in the Clarksburg Office.  The incumbent will serve as the Branch Office Supervisor and have the opportunity to be part of a dedicated team helping to enforce federal criminal laws.  Assignments will include managing and supervising the attorneys and support personnel in the Clarksburg Branch Office, as well as the investigation and prosecution of firearms, explosives, counterfeiting, fraud, immigration, drug trafficking, and other violent crimes.

 

Qualifications:

Required qualifications:  Applicants must possess a J.D. degree, be an active member of the bar (any jurisdiction), and have at least three (3) years post J.D. experience.  The applicants will be expected to do his/her own legal research and writing and shall be substantially self-sufficient in preparing day-to-day correspondence and pleadings.  Applicants must possess computer literacy skills to include experience with automated research, electronic court filing, electronic e-mail and word processing systems.

United States Citizenship is required.

Preferred qualifications:  Applicants must demonstrate analytical ability, good judgment, and excellent communication and courtroom skills.  Applicants must exhibit the ability to work in a supportive and professional manner with other attorneys, support staff, and client agencies.  Supervisory experience is preferred, but not required.

 

Travel: Regular travel, both within and outside the district, will be required.

 

Type of PositionAll initial attorney appointments to the Department of Justice are made on a 14 month (temporary) basis pending favorable adjudication of a background investigation.

 

The selected individual will be hired as an Assistant United States Attorney and immediately promoted to the position of Branch Officer Supervisor in accordance with the Executive Office for United States Attorney’s (EOUSA) Supervisory Assistant United States Attorney and Senior Litigation Counsel Program.  All supervisory positions in EOUSA are temporary and at-will and a supervisor can be removed from a supervisory position and placed in a non-supervisory AUSA position at any time.

 

Salary Information: Assistant United States Attorney’s pay is administratively determined based, in part, on the number of years of professional experience.  The range of basic pay is $49,855 to $142,205, plus locality pay of 14.16%.

Location: Northern District of West Virginia - Clarksburg Branch Office

Relocation Expenses: Relocation expenses will NOT be authorized.

 

Application Process and Deadline Date:

Applications must be submitted online with USAJOBS through the following link:

https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/406067800

 

Please follow all guidance provided and submit required documents.

Position is open until filled.  First cut off will be June 19, 2015; and second cut off will be July 6, 2015.

If you previously applied under Vacancy Announcement Number 2015-AUSA-NDWV-SUPVY-01, you will still be considered under this Vacancy Announcement and do not need to reapply.

 

Security RequirementsInitial appointment is conditioned upon a satisfactory preemployment adjudication.  This includes fingerprint and credit and tax 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/oarm and http://www.justice.gov/usao-ndwv

Department Policies:  Assistant United States Attorneys generally must reside in the district to which he or she is appointed or within 25 miles thereof.  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.

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 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).                                                              

                                                         

The Department of Justice cannot control further dissemination and/or posting of information contained in this vacancy announcement. Such posting and/or dissemination is not an endorsement by the Department of the organization or group disseminating and/or posting the information.            

 


         

Current Job Openings: Uncompensated Special Assistant United States Attorney

Job Description:

The United States Attorneys Office (USAO) seeks Uncompensated Special Assistant United States Attorneys who will be assigned to the Civil and Criminal Divisions in the Wheeling Office, Clarksburg Office, or Martinsburg Office. A one-year employment commitment is required.

Candidates for the Civil Positions will have the opportunity to perform an important public service by representing the interests of the United States of America in civil actions brought by or against the United States in both federal and state courts of law.

Candidates for the Criminal Positions will be part of a dedicated team helping to enforce federal criminal laws. Assignments will include the investigation and prosecution of firearms, explosives, counterfeiting, fraud, immigration, drug trafficking, and other violent crimes.

The attached vacancy announcement can be found below:

http://www.justice.gov/legal-careers/vacancies


Employment Opportunities for Attorneys

The United States Attorney for the Northern District of West Virginia recruits for Assistant United States Attorneys (AUSAs) in the Wheeling, Clarksburg, Elkins, and Martinsburg offices as vacancies occur.

Candidates interested in applying for attorney vacancies must have 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; should have a minimum of three to five years litigation experience; and possess excellent academic credentials. Trial experience is a plus. Salary is commensurate with experience. Applicant supply files are maintained for approximately six months. For additional information please contact (304) 234-0100.

Employment for all positions is contingent upon the satisfactory completion of a background investigation by the Department of Justice. This is a thorough investigation that includes checks with present and former employers, military records, and credit bureaus. The investigation also includes verifications of tax filings and attendance at institutions of higher learning. Those who are selected are subject to drug testing by urinalysis. United States citizenship is required.

EXCEPT WHERE OTHERWISE PROVIDED BY LAW, THERE IS NO DISCRIMINATION BECAUSE OF COLOR, RACE, RELIGION, NATIONAL ORIGIN, POLITICS, MARITAL STATUS, DISABILITY, AGE, SEX, SEXUAL ORIENTATION, MEMBERSHIP OR NONMEMBERSHIP IN AN EMPLOYEE ORGANIZATION, OR ON THE BASIS OF PERSONAL FAVORITISM.

Attorneys who are interested in employment in any other district or at the Department of Justice in Washington, D.C., should directly contact the appropriate office. For further information, contact http://www.justice.gov/careers or;

OFFICE OF ATTORNEY RECRUITMENT AND MANAGEMENT
450 Fifth Street, N.W., Suite 10200, Washington, DC 20530
Phone 202-514-8900 Fax 202-514-0713

Employment Opportunies for Support Staff Positions

The United States Attorney's Office for the Northerm District of West Virginia accepts applications for employment in non-attorney positions as posted by specific job vacancy announcements or public notices. The most common non-attorney positions are Legal Assistants and Paralegal Specialists. Other administrative and technical positions, such as Intelligence Research Specialist, Health Care Fraud Auditor, Law Enforcement Coordinator, Victim-Witness Coordinator, Administrative Technician, Systems Manager, Budget Officer, Administrative Services Specialist, and Administrative Officer occasionally become available.

Applicant supply files are not maintained for support positions. Applications will only be accepted during the period of the time listed in the posted vacancy announcement and applications must be received or postmarked by the closing date. Support staff vacancy announcements will also be posted at the following website: https://doj.usajobs.gov.

Employment for all positions is contingent upon the satisfactory completion of a background investigation by the Department of Justice. This is a thorough investigation that includes checks with present and former employers, military records, and credit bureaus. The investigation also includes verifications of tax filings and attendance at institutions of higher learning. Those who are selected are subject to drug testing by urinalysis. United States citizenship is required.

EXCEPT WHERE OTHERWISE PROVIDED BY LAW, THERE IS NO DISCRIMINATION BECAUSE OF COLOR, RACE, RELIGION, NATIONAL ORIGIN, POLITICS, MARITAL STATUS, DISABILITY, AGE, SEX, SEXUAL ORIENTATION, MEMBERSHIP OR NONMEMBERSHIP IN AN EMPLOYEE ORGANIZATION, OR ON THE BASIS OF PERSONAL FAVORITISM.

Qualification requirements vary for support positions and will be specified in each vacancy announcement. For additional information please contact (304) 234-0100.

Employment Opportunities for Students

Paid Positions

Student Temporary Employment Program: Offers temporary clerical and administrative opportunities to students who are enrolled at least half-time (12 credit hours) in an accredited 2-year or 4-year college or university, vocational, or technical school. Opportunities need not be related to the students' academic field of study. Students may be employed year round and work schedules fluctuate to accommodate the students' school schedules. Average work hours per week range between 15-20 hours, depending on the students' school schedules. Students in this program are placed in excepted appointments and are eligible to earn annual and sick leave. Vacancy Announcements for the Student Temporary Employment Program will be posted on the Northern District of West Virginia website and at the local colleges/universities in the commuting area of the position to be filled.

Unpaid Positions

Summer Law Clerk Program: Offers unpaid training opportunities to students in law school. These opportunities provide work experience related to the students' academic program. These positions allow the law students to gain experience in researching issues; writing memoranda of findings, briefs, and motions; and observing federal court proceedngs. Students may choose to be placed in either the Civil or Criminal Divisions. Students must have completed the first or second year of law school to be eligible. The volunteer positions usually last for one summer only. When applying, law students should include a cover letter indicating the program, position, and location he/she is interested in and include a writing sample and recent transcript, if available. For additional information please contact (304) 234-0100.

Student Intern Program: This program offers school credits to the students, however, permission must be obtained from the school's clinical advisor and include the number of credit hours to be earned. During the school year, a minimum of 15 hours per week is required. These student intern positions are unpaid training opportunities to students in high school, college and law school. These opportunities provide work experience related to the student's academic program. Students must be enrolled at least half-time (12 credit hours) in an accredited high school, technical or vocational school, a 2-year or 4-year college or university, or a graduate or professional school to participate in this program. These volunteer intern positions usually last one semester but may be extended. When applying, students should include a cover letter indicating the position and location he/she is interested in and include a recent transcript, if available. For additional information please contact (304) 234-0100.

Employment for all student positions is contingent upon the satisfactory completion of a background investigation by the Department of Justice. This is a thorough investigation that includes checks with present and former employers, military records, and credit bureaus. The investigation also includes verifications of tax filings and attendance at institutions of higher learning. Those who are selected are subject to drug testing by urinalysis. United States citizenship is required.

EXCEPT WHERE OTHERWISE PROVIDED BY LAW, THERE IS NO DISCRIMINATION BECAUSE OF COLOR, RACE, RELIGION, NATIONAL ORIGIN, POLITICS, MARITAL STATUS, DISABILITY, AGE, SEX, SEXUAL ORIENTATION, MEMBERSHIP OR NONMEMBERSHIP IN AN EMPLOYEE ORGANIZATION, OR ON THE BASIS OF PERSONAL FAVORITISM.

 
Updated June 5, 2015