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/district/sdca.
For more information on the Department of Justice and the United States Attorney's Offices, visit http://www.justice.gov/legal-careers/vacancies.
The U.S. Attorney's Office is currently seeking an Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Appellate Section. The Appellate Section oversees the appellate practice for the office's Criminal Division which, in addition to the Appellate Section, consists of General Crimes, Major Frauds and Special Prosecutions, Criminal Enterprises, Reactive Crimes, National Security and Cybercrimes, and Asset Forfeiture and Financial Litigation sections. Appellate Section attorneys principally brief and argue criminal appellate matters in the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. They review and approve appellate briefs prepared by other sections in the Criminal Division. They also handle or assist with trial court matters, such as overseeing litigation involving novel issues with broader implications, providing guidance or briefing for novel or difficult legal issues, and assisting with complex prosecutions.
This position is located in San Diego, California. As needed, additional positions may be filled using this announcement.
Initial appointment is conditioned upon a satisfactory preemployment adjudication. This includes fingerprint, credit and tax checks, and drug testing. In addition, continued employment is subject to a favorable adjudication of a background investigation.
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.
Applicants must have superior legal ability and analytical skills. They must be top-notch writers, researchers, and oral advocates. They must enjoy writing, research, and learning new areas of law. They must have excellent judgment, a strong work ethic, strong attention to detail, and a positive attitude. They must enjoy working collaboratively. They must easily get along and work well with others.
United States citizenship is required.
You must meet all qualification requirements upon the closing of this announcement.
All Attorneys are given training by the U.S. Department of Justice and by the U.S, Attorney's Office. Appointment is subject to FBI background investigation, including credit, arrest, reference and drug inquiries.
You must meet all qualification requirements upon the closing date of this announcement.
Vacancy will be open from Monday, 7/27/15 through Friday, 8/14/15. 11:59 p.m. (Eastern Standard Time)
Application Process: Applications must be submitted online through the following link: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/410513500.
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 the Appellate Writing Exercise 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”.
Failure to submit any require documentation will disqualify you from consideration as you will be rated Ineligible.
The point of contact for this vacancy announcement is Nitza Williamson, who can be reached at 619-546-9273 or Nitza.firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.