Assistant U.S. Attorney (Organized Crime Strike Force)

Attorney
150 Almaden Boulevard, Suite 900
San Jose, CA 95113
United States
16-NDCA-1599100-ES
About the Office: 

The Northern District of California is one of the largest U.S. Attorneys Office in the country with 131

attorneys located in three staffed offices: San Francisco, Oakland and San Jose. The Office prosecutes federal crimes and defends and pursues the interests 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 on behalf of victims and taxpayers.

The district stretches from the Monterey Coast to Californias 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 Districts main office is in the San Francisco with branch offices in Oakland and San Jose, CA.

http://www.justice.gov/usao/can/

Applicants that applied on the previous announcement in September 2015 (announcement #15-NDCA-1502094-ES need not re-apply. Your resume will continue to be fully considered along with any new applications.

Job Description: 

Employment in the Organized Crime Strike Force of the U.S. Attorneys office offers a unique and challenging experience for a highly motivated and experienced trial attorney to work in one of only 21 Strike Force units in the country. The Strike Force investigates and prosecutes all federal organized crime within the district, including traditional organized crime groups, trans-national criminal organizations, emerging organized crime networks, and violent street gangs. The Strike Force also contributes to the development of policy and legislation related to numerous organized crime issues such as illegal gambling and human trafficking.

Qualifications: 

This announcement is only open to current Department of Justice employees.

Required Qualifications: Applicants must possess a J.D. degree, be an active member of the bar (any jurisdiction), and have at least 3 years of post-J.D. legal experience, as well as excellent academic credentials, significant experience in criminal litigation, strong oral advocacy and legal writing skills, sound judgment, and a demonstrated commitment to public service.

Preferred Qualifications: Significant federal criminal litigation experience; capital litigation experience; federal jury trials; federal appellate experience; prior experience in organized crime and racketeering cases; experience in coordinating large-scale long-term investigations; experience with Title III wire interceptions, witness security matters, and use of informants; and the ability to speak a foreign language.

Salary: 
$62,353 to $160,200 which includes SF Locality Pay.
Travel: 
Occasional travel will be required.
Application Process: 

Please apply online at: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/PrintPreview/426398400

Please read the Department Policies section.

Application Deadline: 
Wednesday, February 3, 2016
Relocation Expenses: 
Relocation expenses will not be authorized.
Number of Positions: 
1
Updated April 7, 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 disabilities are encouraged to contact one of the Department’s Disability Points of Contact (DPOC) to express an interest in being considered for a position. 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 must have lived in the United States for at least three of the past five years. The three-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. This is a Department security requirement which is waived only for extreme circumstances and handled on a case-by-case basis.

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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