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/cas/index.html
This position is located in San Diego, California.
For more information on the Department of Justice and the United States Attorney's Offices, visit http://www.justice.gov/careers/careers.html
As needed, additional positions may be filled using this announcement.
All initial attorney positions to the Department of Justice are made on a 14-month (temporary) basis.
Initial appointment is conditioned upon a satisfactory pre-employment 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.
The U.S. Attorney's Office is accepting applications for the position of Assistant United States Attorney in the Appellate Section of the Criminal Division. The Appellate Section handles all criminal appellate litigation before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, from filing briefs to participating in oral arguments. Attorneys in the Appellate Section also advise trial attorneys in litigation in district court and assist in complex prosecutions arising out of the Major Crimes, Major Frauds and Public Corruption, Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force, National Security and Cybercrimes, and Asset Forfeiture and Financial Litigation sections. Assistant United States Attorneys in the Appellate Section also work with the Department of Justice and the Solicitor General's Office to coordinate potential government appeals, petitions for rehearing en banc, and Supreme Court litigation from the Southern District of California.
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 (any U.S. jurisdiction), and have at least 1* year post-J.D. legal or other relevant experience. 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.
AUSAs are given training by the U.S. Department of Justice and by the U.S. Attorney's Office. Appointment is subject to an FBI background investigation, including credit, arrest, and drug use inquiries.
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.
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.
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 of this announcement
United States citizenship is required.
Applications must be submitted through the following link:
You must provide a complete Application Package which includes:
- Required - Your responses to the Occupational Questionnaire (online).
- Required - Your cover letter and resume showing relevant experience and dates of employment (include day/month/year).
- Required: You will have to upload the SDCA Appellate Application Form to include three legal writing samples (instructions provided in the SDCA Appellate 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 attach these documents as "Other."
- 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 Nitza Williamson who can be reached at 619-546-9273 or firstname.lastname@example.org