The United States Attorney's Office for the Southern District of California is one of the largest in the country. This office prosecutes federal crimes and defends the interests of the United States Government in civil cases. The Southern District of California encompasses San Diego and Imperial Counties and includes a branch office located in El Centro, California.
The Southern District of California is home to the largest concentration of Navy and Marine Corps installations in the world. The entire southern boundary of the District borders the Republic of Mexico. Contained within the District are international ports of entry at San Ysidro, Otay Mesa, Tecate, Calexico (two ports, East and West) and Andrade. The entire western boundary of the District lies on the Pacific Ocean, with a major port in San Diego.
Enclosed is a link to the Southern District of California's web page for more information about the office. http://www.justice.gov/usao-sdca
For more information on the Department of Justice and the United States Attorney's Offices, visit http://www.justice.gov/legal-careers/attorneys-vacancies
The U.S. Attorney's Office is currently seeking experienced attorneys for one or more positions as an Assistant U.S. Attorney ("AUSA") in the Criminal Division.
The Criminal Division is organized into six sections, which consist of the General Crimes Section, the Criminal Enterprises Section, the Major Frauds and Special Prosecutions Section, National Security and Cybercrimes Section, the Financial Litigation and Asset Forfeiture Unit, the Reactive Crimes Section and the Appellate Section.
The Criminal Division handles illegal immigration cases and illegal drug cases along with a variety of other federal offenses as major narcotics cases involving mexican drug trafficking and money laundering organizations, terrorism offenses, bank robberies, child pornography, postal theft, credit card fraud, murder for hire, counterfeiting, organized crime, money laundering, computer crimes, and other sophisticated white collar fraud offenses (such as defense procurement fraud, health care fraud and environmental fraud).
Required Qualifications: This position is open to all qualified candidates from the private and public sectors. Applicants must possess a J.D. Degree, be an active member of the bar of any state (U.S. jurisdiction). One year of post graduate qualifying legal experience is required. Qualifying legal experience may include work as an attorney, a judicial law clerk in either federal or state court and/or litigation experience in either the public or private sector. An exceedingly strong academic background, and exemplary writing skills are essential.
United States citizenship is required.
You must meet all qualification requirements upon the closing of this announcement.
Applicants must demonstrate a quick analytical ability and the facility to accurately and precisely articulate the critical issues in a case. Applicants must demonstrate superior oral and writing skills, as well as strong research and interpersonal skills and good judgment. Applicants must possess excellent communication and courtroom skills and exhibit the ability to work in a supportive and professional manner with other attorneys, support staff and client agencies. Applicants must also demonstrate excellent computer literacy skills, to include experience with automated research on the Internet, electronic courtroom filing, and electronic mail and work processing systems.
Appointment is subject to FBI background investigation, including credit, arrest, tax, reference and drug inquiries. In addition, continued employment is subject to a favorable adjudication of a background investigation.
You must meet all qualification requirements upon the closing date of this announcement.
Applications will be accepted from Monday, July 27 through Friday, July 31st (11:59 p.m. Eastern Standard Time)
Application Process: Applications must be submitted online through the following link: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/410422700
You must provide a complete Application Package which includes:
• Required - Your responses to the Occupational Questionnaire (online or 1203-FX).
• Required - Your resume showing relevant experience and dates of employment (include day/month/year) with a cover letter.
• 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 - Veterans' Preference documentation (see Benefits and Other Information section for details).
• Required: You will have to upload a Legal Writing Sample and the SDCA Application Form found at http://www.justice.gov/usao/cas/employ/ausaPositions.html under the Application Form section in Adobe Acrobat or Microsoft Word) and attached these documents as "Other".
The point of contact for this vacancy announcement is Nitza Williamson, who can be reached at 619-546-9273 or Nitza.email@example.com
We will notify you of the outcome after each step of the recruitment process have been completed. After making a tentative job offer, we will conduct a suitability/security background investigation, to include a credit and tax checks, and a drug test by urinalysis.