The Northern District of California is one of the largest U.S. Attorney's Offices in the country with 133 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 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.
This position is a temporary, not-to-exceed one year without compensation or benefits. It may be extended without further competition.
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.
This position is located in Oakland, CA.
An appointment with the U.S. Attorney's Office offers unique and challenging experiences for the highly motivated junior attorney. Working in the Criminal Division, Oakland Branch, the Special Assistant United States Attorney (SAUSA) will be part of a dedicated team helping to enforce Federal criminal laws. The SAUSA will be exclusively responsible for prosecuting offenders for alleged violations of supervised release conditions pursuant to 18 U.S.C. § 3583. Duties will include prosecuting supervised release violations from initial appearance through final disposition, including representing the United States at contested revocation hearings. The SAUSA should expect to be in federal magistrate and district court most days and will be responsible for a large docket of petitions for violations of supervised release. Although the Federal Rules of Evidence do not apply in revocation proceedings, applicants should have taken evidence and in most cases have some trial advocacy training as well.
For more information on the Department of Justice and the United States Attorney's Offices, visit http://www.justice.gov/careers/careers.html.
As needed, additional positions may be filled using this announcement.
Initial appointment is conditioned upon a satisfactory preemployment adjudication. This includes fingerprint, credit and tax checks, and drug testing. In addition, continued employment is subject to a favorable adjudication of a background investigation.
Required Qualifications: Applicants must possess a J.D. degree and must be licensed to practice law in any state, U.S. Territory or the District of Columbia. Applicants must be active members in good standing of the bar (any U.S. jurisdiction).
United States citizenship is required.
Preferred Qualifications: Preferred applicants will possess superior oral and written communication skills, strong interpersonal skills; and the capacity to function in a highly demanding environment with minimal guidance. Additionally, it is desired that the successful candidate have strong academic credentials and at least two years of post-J.D. experience.
You must meet all qualification requirements upon the closing date of this announcement.
Please apply online at https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/437055500/