The United States Attorney's Office is the chief federal law enforcement agency in Oregon and is responsible for representing the federal government in litigation involving the United States in the District of Oregon. This includes criminal prosecutions for violations of federal law, civil lawsuits by and against the government, and actions to collect monetary judgments and restitution on behalf of victims and taxpayers.
The United States Attorney's Office (USAO) for the District of Oregon has over 60 Assistant United States Attorneys (AUSAs) working in its Criminal and Civil Divisions. AUSAs assigned to the Criminal Division handle a wide variety of cases, including drug trafficking and money-laundering crimes, terrorism-related offenses, firearms, and other violent crime offenses, cyber-crimes, environmental crimes, and a variety of fraud, public corruption, and white-collar offenses. AUSAs assigned to the Civil Division handle an array of defensive and affirmative litigation on behalf of the United States, its agencies, and employees. Defensive litigation includes medical malpractice and other personal injury cases, employment discrimination cases, challenges to agency actions, FOIA, immigration, etc. Affirmative matters include civil rights, environmental, food and drug, along with health care and other civil fraud cases.
This position is located in Portland, Oregon.
The District of Oregon is currently seeking highly qualified applicants for a temporary appointment position not-to-exceed 12/31/2020 in our Criminal Division. This position may be extended or made permanent without further competition.
As needed, additional positions may be filled using this announcement.
The Criminal Division in the District prosecutes a full range of federal criminal cases. Assistant United States Attorneys in the Criminal Division are responsible for the investigation and prosecution of cases that include drug crimes; violent crimes; firearms offenses; child exploitation crimes; human trafficking; organized crime; terrorism; white collar crime, including wire and mail fraud, healthcare fraud, and mortgage fraud; criminal immigration matters; and general crimes. The qualified applicant would be expected to (a) assist federal law enforcement agents in structuring and implementing criminal investigative plans and strategies; (b) actively participate in grand jury proceedings, including the presentation of witnesses before the grand jury; and (c) litigate cases of moderate to high complexity from start to finish with limited supervision.
Responsibilities will increase and assignments will become more complex as your training and experience progress.
Applicants must possess a J.D. Degree, be an active member of the bar (any U.S. jurisdiction), and have at least 1 years of post-J.D. legal experience.
United States citizenship is required.
Residency Requirements: 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.
Hiring for AUSA positions within the U.S. Attorney's Office is highly competitive. The U.S. Attorney's Office seeks a diverse complement of lawyers with a wide range of exceptional skills and experience, which include: a superior academic record, litigation experience, outstanding organizational skills, superior legal writing and research ability, demonstrated analytical ability, excellent communication abilities, good judgment, exhibit the ability to work in a supportive and professional manner with other attorneys, support staff, and employees of federal, state and local law enforcement agencies, ability to successfully represent the interest of the United States in the federal court, and a commitment to professionalism, ethics, civility, and public service.
You must meet all qualification requirements upon the closing date of this announcement.
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.
In order to apply please visit USAJobs website and apply on-line. If you are a new user through USAJobs, please create a profile first.
The link to the USAjobs vacancy is https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/547956100.
You must provide a complete Application Package which includes:
- Required - Your responses to the Online Occupational Questionnaire (This is completed automatically during the apply online process).
- Required - Your resume showing relevant experience, dates of employment (include day/month/year) and indicating full time or part time, law school graduation date (month/year) and bar admission date (month/year).
- Requested - Law school transcript.
- Recommended - Cover letter.
- Recommended - Legal writing sample. The writing sample selected should be the applicant's exclusive work product.
- Optional - Letters of reference from persons recommending appointment.
- Required, if applicable - A recent copy of an SF-50 (Notification of Personnel Action), showing title, series, grade, and current salary; and a copy of your most recent performance appraisal.
- Required, if applicable - To get Veterans' Preference, you must indicate your preference in response to the appropriate question in your assessment questionnaire and you must submit the appropriate supporting documentation. See the "How you will be Evaluated" section for details regarding what is appropriate Veterans' Preference documentation. It is also recommended that you include veterans' preference information in your cover letter or resume.
The point of contact for this Vacancy Announcement is Daniel Shaw, who can be reached at 503-727-1064 or Daniel.Shaw2@usdoj.gov.