Assistant United States Attorney - Criminal Division

Savannah, Georgia
Attorney
Savannah, GA 31401
United States
16-SDGA-1794348-AUSA-01CRMR
About the Office: 

ATTENTION ALL APPLICANTS:  This is a readvertisement of vacancy announcement number 16-SDGA-1794348-AUSA-01CRIM.  All applicants that previously applied under that number, and were found eligible, are still being considered and do not need to reapply.

The Southern District of Georgia is a medium-sized district and includes 43 counties with a headquarters office in Savannah, a staffed branch office in Augusta, and four unstaffed branch offices in Brunswick, Statesboro, Dublin and Waycross.  The district employs 26 attorneys, values diversity, and seeks to provide an inclusive, rewarding work environment for employees of all backgrounds.  The AUSAs prosecute federal crimes, represent the federal government's interests in civil cases, and represent the government in criminal and civil appeals.  More information about the United States Attorney's Office for the Southern District of Georgia is available at  http://www.usdoj.gov/usao/gas/.

Job Description: 

The U.S. Attorney’s Office is currently accepting applications for the position of  Assistant United States Attorney to serve in the Criminal Division.  Attorneys in the Criminal Division are responsible for the prosecution of a variety of crimes under federal law including white-collar crime, public corruption, investment schemes, illegal immigration and alien smuggling, drug violations, firearms violations, terrorism, and violent crime.  Responsibilities will increase and assignments will become more complex as your training and experience progress.  Employment with the U.S. Attorney's Office offers a unique and challenging experience for the highly motivated and talented attorney who is committed to serving justice.

Qualifications: 

Required Qualifications:  Applicants must possess a J.D. degree, be an active member of the bar (any jurisdiction), and have at least three (3) years post-J.D. legal or other relevant experience.

Preferred Qualifications:  Applicants must demonstrate superior analytical ability; strong research, writing and courtroom skills; exercise fair and sound judgment; follow all Department of Justice and United States Attorney’s Office policies; exhibit the ability to work in a supportive and professional manner with other attorneys, support staff, and law enforcement agencies; be able to negotiate effectively with opposing counsel; handle matters in court persuasively and justly on behalf of the United States of America; and be devoted to excellence.  Additionally, applicants should have experience prosecuting or defending complex criminal cases or litigating complex civil fraud cases.

Salary: 
Assistant United States Attorneys’ pay is administratively determined, based in part on the number of years of professional experience. The range of pay is $51,811 to $135,519, plus locality where authorized. The current locality adjustment is 14.35%.
Travel: 
Ocassional travel within and outside the district will be required.
Application Process: 

Applications must be submitted online through the following link:

https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/451703800

 

This announcement is open until Wednesday, September 30, 2016.

 

No telephone calls please.  Applications must be submitted online.  Each application must include a one-page resume.

 

Initial appointment is conditioned upon a satisfactory pre-employment adjudication.  This includes fingerprint and credit checks, and drug testing.  In addition, continued employment is subject to a favorable adjudication of a background investigation.

Application Deadline: 
Friday, September 30, 2016
Relocation Expenses: 
Relocation expenses will not be authorized.
Number of Positions: 
2
Updated September 27, 2016

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Department Policies

Equal Employment Opportunity:  The U.S. Department of Justice is an Equal Opportunity/Reasonable Accommodation Employer.  Except where otherwise provided by law, there will be no discrimination because of color, race, religion, national origin, political affiliation, marital status, disability (physical or mental), age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as a parent, membership or non-membership in an employee organization, on the basis of personal favoritism, or any other non-merit factor.  The Department of Justice welcomes and encourages applications from persons with physical and mental disabilities. The Department is firmly committed to satisfying its affirmative obligations under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, to ensure that persons with disabilities have every opportunity to be hired and advanced on the basis of merit within the Department of Justice.

Reasonable Accommodations:  This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the agency.  Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

Outreach and Recruitment for Qualified Applicants with Disabilities:   The Department encourages qualified applicants with disabilities, including individuals with targeted/severe disabilities to apply in response to posted vacancy announcements.  Qualified applicants with targeted/severe disabilities may be eligible for direct hire, non-competitive appointment under Schedule A (5 C.F.R. § 213.3102(u)) hiring authority.  Individuals with targeted/severe disabilities are encouraged to register for the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Shared List of People with Disabilities (the Bender Disability Employment Registry) by submitting their resume to resume@benderconsult.com and referencing "Federal Career Opportunities" in the subject line.  Additional information about the Bender Registry is available at www.benderconsult.com.  Individuals with disabilities may also contact one of the Department’s Disability Points of Contact (DPOC).  See list of DPOCs.    

Suitability and Citizenship:  It is the policy of the Department to achieve a drug-free workplace and persons selected for employment will be required to pass a drug test which screens for illegal drug use prior to final appointment.  Employment is also contingent upon the completion and satisfactory adjudication of a background investigation. Congress generally prohibits agencies from employing non-citizens within the United States, except for a few narrow exceptions as set forth in the annual Appropriations Act (see, https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/working-in-government/non-citizens/). Pursuant to DOJ component policies, only U.S. citizens are eligible for employment with the Executive Office for Immigration Review, U.S. Trustee’s Offices, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Unless otherwise indicated in a particular job advertisement, qualifying non-U.S. citizens meeting immigration and appropriations law criteria may apply for employment with other DOJ organizations. However, please be advised that the appointment of non-U.S. citizens is extremely rare; such appointments would be possible only if necessary to accomplish the Department's mission and would be subject to strict security requirements. Applicants who hold dual citizenship in the U.S. and another country will be considered on a case-by-case basis. All DOJ employees are subject to a residency requirement. Candidates who have lived outside the United States for two or more of the past five years will likely have difficulty being approved for appointments by the Department Security Staff. The two-year period is cumulative, not necessarily consecutive. Federal or military employees, or dependents of federal or military employees serving overseas, are excepted from this requirement.

Veterans:  There is no formal rating system for applying veterans' preference to attorney appointments in the excepted service; however, the Department of Justice considers veterans' preference eligibility as a positive factor in attorney hiring. Applicants eligible for veterans' preference must include that information in their cover letter or resume and attach supporting documentation (e.g., the DD 214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty and other supporting documentation) to their submissions. Although the "point" system is not used, per se, applicants eligible to claim 10-point preference must submit Standard Form (SF) 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference, and submit the supporting documentation required for the specific type of preference claimed (visit the OPM website, www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/SF15.pdf for a copy of SF 15, which lists the types of 10-point preferences and the required supporting document(s). Applicants should note that SF 15 requires supporting documentation associated with service- connected disabilities or receipt of nonservice-connected disability pensions to be dated 1991 or later except in the case of service members submitting official statements or retirement orders from a branch of the Armed Forces showing that his  or her retirement was due to a permanent service-connected disability or that he/she was transferred to the permanent disability retired list (the statement or retirement orders must indicate that the disability is 10% or more).

 

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