The position is located in America’s Finest City! San Diego has year-round perfect weather with 70 miles of coastline and amazing beaches. Local activities include: Balboa Park, the San Diego Zoo, LEGOLAND, and Belmont Park. San Diego has beautiful golf courses, hiking trails, the Del Mar Race Track, and Comic-Con. San Diego is home to nationally recognized colleges and universities including University of California San Diego, San Diego State University and University of San Diego.
The United States Attorney's Office for the Southern District of California is one of the largest in the country. The 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 Imperial, California.
The SDCA 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 west boundary of the District lies on the Pacific Ocean, with a major port in San Diego.
The United States Attorney's Office is currently seeking experienced attorneys for one or more positions as Assistant United States Attorneys ("AUSAs") in the Major Frauds and Public Corruption Section ("MFPCS"). The MFPCS handles complex grand jury investigations, trials and appeals involving public corruption and all types of financial frauds, including bank fraud, corporate fraud, government procurement fraud, health care fraud, mortgage fraud, securities fraud, and tax fraud, as well as a related money laundering and forfeiture offenses.
The MFPCS hosts several dedicated Coordinators, including Financial Fraud, Health Care Fraud, Elder Fraud, Defense Procurement Fraud, Bankruptcy Fraud, and Mortgage Fraud. Each Coordinator assists Management and the Department of Justice with assessing and monitoring the progress and oversight of prosecutions in the corresponding program areas. In addition, Section attorneys host the region's Procurement Fraud Working Group and serve on several regional task forces, including the Environmental Crimes Task Force and the Health Care Fraud Task Force.
Required Qualifications: Applicants must possess a J.D. degree and must currently be an active member of a state bar in order to be considered. Proof of an active bar membership is required. Three full years of postgraduate 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. Two years of experience in public prosecution or securities regulation is preferred but not required. An exceedingly strong academic background, exemplary writing skills, and experience leading and collaborating in complex litigation are essential.
U.S. citizenship is required. You must meet the all the qualifications upon the closing of this announcement.
All AUSAs are given training by the U.S. Department of Justice and by the U.S. Attorney's Office. Appointment is subject to successfully completing an FBI background investigation, including credit, arrest, reference and drug inquiries. Continued employment is subject to a favorable adjudication of a background investigation.
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 should ideally possess: (1) experience in building successful theories of prosecution and organizing complex legal and factual issues, especially in document-intensive cases; (2) some experience in litigating legal issues commonly arising in white-collar investigations and prosecutions, such as the scope of the attorney client privilege, the impact of parallel proceedings, defense requests for witness immunity, and the disqualification of counsel because of a conflict of interest; (3) organizational and advocacy skills; and (4) a strong collaborative work ethic, with the ability to complete multiple and varied tasks simultaneously.
In order to apply please visit USAJobs website and apply on-line. If you are a new user through USAJobs, please create a profile first. The link to the USAjobs vacancy is https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/547349500
You must provide a complete Application Package, which includes the following:
-Required-Your responses to the Occupational Questionnaire Online (online questionnaire)
-Required-Your cover letter and resume showing relevant experience and dates of employment (include month and year).
-Required-if applicable- Veteran's Preference Documentation (see Benefits and Other Information Section on the job announcement on the link above for details)
-Required-You will have to upload two (2) Legal Writing Samples. Please attach these documents as an "Other" document.
-Required- The Assistant United States Attorney (AUSA) Application Form found at https://www.justice.gov/usao-sdca/assistant-u-s-attorney-positions
(Under the Application Form Section in Adobe Acrobat or Microsoft Word). Please attach this document as an "Other" document.
The point of contact for this Vacancy Announcement is Nitza Williamson, who can be reached at 619-546-9273 or firstname.lastname@example.org