The Northern District of California is one of the largest U.S. Attorney's Offices in the country with 138 attorneys located in the three-staffed offices: San Francisco, Oakland, and San Jose. The Office prosecutes federal crimes, defends, and pursues the interest of the United States in civil cases. The office is responsible for representing the federal government in virtually all litigation involving violations of federal law, civil lawsuits against the government, and actions to collect judgments and restitution of behalf of victims and taxpayers.
The district stretches from the Monterey Coast to California's northern border with Oregon, and from the Pacific Ocean nearly to Sacramento in the East. The total population of our district is more than 7.3 million. The District's main office is in the San Francisco with branch offices in Oakland and San Jose, CA.
If you are looking for an exciting and challenging career, this is the position for you! With a diverse and talented workforce of over 100,000 men and women, Justice leads the Nation in ensuring the protection of all Americans while preserving their constitutional freedoms. You can be part of a dedicated team helping to enforce Federal criminal and civil laws that protect life, liberty, and the property of citizens.
As an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Criminal Division, attorneys will be responsible for prosecuting federal crimes, including offenses involving drug trafficking and smuggling; child exploitation; gang activity and violence; illegal immigration; national security and border security; and fraudulent and/or corrupt conduct in government, health care, mortgage transactions and other banking, securities and corporate activity, federal procurement, bankruptcies and federal taxation. They will also work with law enforcement agencies to investigate such crimes, research and brief legal issues, and represent the United States in hearings, trials, and appeals.
Day-to-day responsibilities include working with law enforcement agencies and others to investigate such matters, researching legal issues, drafting motions or motion responses, drafting search warrants, appearing before grand juries, and other litigation related duties.
Responsibilities will increase and assignments will become more complex as an attorney's training and experience progress.
Several permanent AUSA positions will be filled. In addition, positions of a limited term, not to exceed 2 years, are available and will be filled. TERM-limited positions may be extended and may be converted to permanent positions without further competition. On your cover letter, please indicate the type of appointment(s) you would like to be considered for (permanent, term-limited, or both).
There are offices in San Francisco; Oakland; and San Jose, California. Generally, all Assistant U.S. Attorneys will begin in the San Francisco location; however your work location is may change to any of the locations listed above. Therefore, please state your location preference on your cover letter (SF, Oak, SJ).
This announcement opens March 21, 2019 and closes on March 20, 2020. Applicants who previously applied online for the Assistant U.S. Attorney (Criminal) position under announcement number 19-NDCA-10410092-ES that closed on February 12, 2019 should not reapply. Your resume will be fully considered under this announcement. If you did not submit your resume online under the previous announcement, you should apply for this posting.
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Applicants will hear from the office within 90 days of submitting an application.
As needed, additional positions may be filled using this announcement.
Required Qualifications: Applicants must possess a J.D. Degree, be an active member of the bar (any U.S. jurisdiction), and have at least three (3) years of experience as a licensed attorney (or post-law school graduation judicial clerkships) preparing for, participating in, and/or reviewing formal hearings or trials involving litigation at the federal, state, or local court level.
Applicants must be active members in good standing of the bar (any jurisdiction). Applicants must be United States citizens.
If you currently represent an opposing party in litigation with the U.S. Department of Justice or represent a client under investigation by the U.S., please refer to Rule 1-7 of the California Rules of Professional Conduct and / or the relevant conflict of interest Rules of Professional Conduct in the jurisdiction in which you are licensed to practice. The U.S. Attorney’s Office considers California Rule 1-7 to be implicated when an attorney licensed in California applies for a position with the U.S. Attorney’s office while also representing a client in litigation opposing the U.S. or knowingly under investigation by the U.S.
Preferred Qualifications: Hiring preferences include strong academics, outstanding organizational skills, superior legal writing and research ability, demonstrated analytical ability, good judgment and courtroom skills and a commitment to professionalism, ethics, civility and public service.
You must meet all qualification requirements upon the submission date of your application.
Please apply online; review the announcement and required documents online on the www.USAJOBS.gov website. Here is a direct link the announcement: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/527487200