Assistant United Stated Attorney

Attorney
Panama City, FL 32401
United States
About the Office: 

The United States Attorney's Office (USAO), Northern District of Florida (NDFL) is seeking an experienced attorney to serve as an Assistant United States Attorney (AUSA) in the Criminal Division in our Panama City branch office.

If you are looking for an exciting and challenging career, this is the position for you! With a diverse and talented workforce of over 100,000 men and women, Justice leads the Nation in ensuring the protection of all Americans while preserving their constitutional freedoms. You will be part of a dedicated team helping to enforce Federal criminal and civil laws that protect life, liberty, and the property of citizens.

The City of Panama City is located in the Florida "panhandle" on St. Andrews Bay. The city-owned Panama City Marina and St. Andrews Marina, located on the Florida's intracoastal waterway, provide excellent docking service for vessels up to 130 feet. The city-owned Marina Civic Center located on the Panama City Marina and nearby Martin Theatre and the Visual Arts Center provide a wide variety of cultural and entertainment opportunities for the citizens of Panama City and the surrounding area. The Panama City-Bay County area also has an abundant supply of fresh water. Panama City's qualitative attributes provide a highly attractive living environment compatible with a variety of tastes and life styles. Cited most often are:

  • pleasant climate
  • attractive housing opportunities
  • fishing and water sports
  • arts and entertainment
  • a pleasing small town environment for raising a family

The Panama City area has a climate that is nearly ideal. The average annual temperature is 68.8 degrees. Average summer temperature is 81 degrees and the average winter temperature is 53 degrees. Annual precipitation averages 57.86 inches. Prevailing winds are southerly in the summer and northerly in the winter.

Job Description: 

The incumbent will represent the U.S. Government as an Assistant United States Attorney (AUSA).  Assistant United States Attorneys in the Criminal Division are responsible for prosecuting a wide range of unique and complex criminal cases such as immigration, drugs, firearms, public corruption, and white-collar crime.

Responsibilities will increase and assignments will become more complex as your training and experience progress

Qualifications: 

Required Qualifications: Applicants must possess a J.D. degree, be an active member of the bar (any U.S. jurisdiction), and have at least 3 years post J.D. experience.

Preferred Qualifications: An ideal candidate should have strong academic credentials and at least 5 years of post J.D. experience. Prior experience should include criminal investigations and prosecutions. Applicants should possess superior oral and written communication skills, strong interpersonal skills, and the capacity to function in a highly demanding environment with minimal guidance.

Salary: 
AD 23- AD 29: $65,774- $160,122 (locality included)
Travel: 
Occasional travel required
Application Process: 

Cover letter, resume, writing samples must be submitted through the USA Jobs portal at: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/500126000

 

Application Deadline: 
Wednesday, May 30, 2018
Relocation Expenses: 
Relocation expenses are not authorized
Number of Positions: 
1
Updated May 20, 2018

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Department Policies

Equal Employment Opportunity:  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 other 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.

Reasonable Accommodations:  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.

Outreach and Recruitment for Qualified Applicants with Disabilities:   The Department encourages qualified applicants with disabilities, including individuals with targeted/severe disabilities to apply in response to posted vacancy announcements.  Qualified applicants with targeted/severe disabilities may be eligible for direct hire, non-competitive appointment under Schedule A (5 C.F.R. § 213.3102(u)) hiring authority.  Individuals with targeted/severe disabilities are encouraged to register for the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Shared List of People with Disabilities (the Bender Disability Employment Registry) by submitting their resume to resume@benderconsult.com and referencing "Federal Career Opportunities" in the subject line.  Additional information about the Bender Registry is available at www.benderconsult.com.  Individuals with disabilities may also contact one of the Department’s Disability Points of Contact (DPOC).  See list of DPOCs.    

Suitability and Citizenship:  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. Congress generally prohibits agencies from employing non-citizens within the United States, except for a few narrow exceptions as set forth in the annual Appropriations Act (see, https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/working-in-government/non-citizens/). Pursuant to DOJ component policies, only U.S. citizens are eligible for employment with the Executive Office for Immigration Review, U.S. Trustee’s Offices, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Unless otherwise indicated in a particular job advertisement, qualifying non-U.S. citizens meeting immigration and appropriations law criteria may apply for employment with other DOJ organizations. However, please be advised that the appointment of non-U.S. citizens is 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. All DOJ employees are subject to a residency requirement. Candidates who have lived outside the United States for two or more of the past five years will likely have difficulty being approved for appointments by the Department Security Staff. The two-year period is cumulative, not necessarily consecutive. Federal or military employees, or dependents of federal or military employees serving overseas, are excepted from this requirement.

Veterans:  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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