San Diego is the eighth largest city in the United States and is commonly referred to as America's Finest City! San Diego has year-round perfect weather with 70 miles of coastline and amazing beaches. Some local major attractions include: Balboa Park, the World Famous San Diego Zoo, LEGOLAND, Belmont Park and Seaport Village. San Diego has beautiful golf courses, hiking trails, the Del Mar Race Track, and Comic-Con. San Diego is also home to nationally recognized colleges and universities, including University of California at San Diego, San Diego State University and University of San Diego.
The SDCA is home to the largest concentration of Navy and Marine Corps installations in the world. As a result, San Diego has a vibrant defense industry community. In addition, San Diego is an international leader in life sciences, bio-tech, and healthcare.
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 west boundary of the district lies on the Pacific Ocean, with a major port in San Diego.
As the federal agency whose mission is to ensure the fair and impartial administration of justice for all Americans, the Department of Justice is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive work environment. To build and retain a workforce that reflects the diverse experiences and perspectives of the American people, we welcome applicants from the many communities, identities, races, ethnicities, backgrounds, abilities, religions, and cultures of the United States who share our commitment to public service.
The U.S. Attorney's office is seeking one or more qualified candidates to join the office as Assistant U.S. Attorneys. Civil Division Assistant U.S. Attorneys represent the United States, federal agencies, and federal employees in a wide variety of civil cases. Defensive practice areas include personal injury and wrongful death, employment discrimination, constitutional torts, medical malpractice, and immigration. Affirmative practice areas include the investigation and prosecution of civil actions under statutes such as the False Claims Act, Controlled Substances Act, and Americans with Disabilities Act. Our Civil Division represents the United States, its agencies, officers, and employees in civil actions in the Southern District of California and at the Ninth Circuit. Responsibilities will increase and assignments will become more complex as your training and experience progress. Prior experience in medical malpractice and immigration are preferred. As needed, additional positions may be filled using this announcement.
Effective oral and written communications as well as presentations to a wide variety of internal and external organizational groups are required.
Must be able to meet strategic goals of the Department of Justice as well as departmental guidelines and ethical standards.
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
For more information on the Department of Justice and the United States Attorney's Offices, visit https://www.justice.gov/usao-sdca/assistant-u-s-attorney-positions
Required Qualifications: Applicants must possess a J.D. Degree, and must currently be an active member of a state bar (any U.S. jurisdiction) in order to be considered. Proof of active bar membership is required. Two (2) years of post-JD or legal or other relevant 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.
Responsibilities will increase and assignments will become more complex as your training and experience progress.
The U.S. Attorney's Office seeks highly qualified applicants with substantial civil litigation experience. Applicants must have superior oral and written advocay skills, excellent analytical skills, strong research and interpersonal skills, and good judgment. Three or more years of experience handling depositions and other civil discovery (including discovery of electronically stored information) are preferred. Experience working with expert witnesses is also a plus. Applicants also must 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 including experience with internet research, emial and word processing.
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.
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 information. The residency requirement must be met once appointed as an Assistant United States Attorney in the Southern District of California.
You must meet all qualification requirements upon the closing of this announcement.
Applications are received through the USAJobs website: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/679522500
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). The occupational questionnaire takes about 20 minutes to complete.
- Required - Your cover letter and resume showing relevant experience and dates of employment (include day/month/year).
- Required-You will have to provide and upload one legal writing sample. You can upload this document using the "Other" document category.
- 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. Applications must be received by 11:59 p.m. EST on 10/21/2022.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.
If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:
Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.
Once your complete application package is received, it will be reviewed to ensure you meet all the job requirements. An attorney interview panel will then review all qualifed applicants and make recommendations for invitation to interview. You will be notified if selected for an interview.
Applicants should familiarize themselves and comply with the relevant rules of professional conduct regarding any possible conflicts of interest in connection with their applications. In particular, please notify this Office if you currently represent clients or adjudicate matters in which this Office is involved and/or you have a family member who is representing clients or adjudicating matters in which this Office is involved so that we can evaluate any potential conflict of interest or disqualification issue that may need to be addressed under those circumstances.