The United States Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of California is based in Sacramento. The District includes the Central Valley and Sierra Nevada Mountains and encompasses most of the land mass of California -- from the Coastal Mountain Range to the Nevada border, and from Bakersfield in the south to the Oregon border. The Sacramento office serves the northern counties of the district: Alpine, Amador, Butte, Colusa, El Dorado, Glenn, Lassen, Modoc, Mono, Nevada, Placer, Plumas, Sacramento, San Joaquin, Shasta, Sierra, Siskiyou, Solano, Sutter, Trinity, Tehama, Yolo, and Yuba.
Responsibilities and Opportunity Offered: Employment with the United States Attorney's Office offers a unique and challenging experience for highly motivated attorneys, including opportunities to work on their own caseload and handle their own trials. Working in the Criminal Division, Sacramento office, the Special Assistant United States Attorney (SAUSA) will be part of a dedicated team helping to enforce Federal criminal laws with an emphasis on prosecuting misdemeanor violations within the Eastern District of California. The SAUSA will receive substantial training in investigating and prosecuting federal crimes, and will have the opportunity to attend formal training or conferences with SAUSAs and Assistant United States Attorneys (AUSAs) from districts across the country.
This is an open continuous announcement not to exceed June 2, 2015 to fill current and future vacancies in our Criminal Division, Misdemeanor Unit.
Qualifications: Applicants must possess a J.D. degree, be duly licensed and authorized to practice as an attorney under the laws of a State, territory, or the District of Columbia. Applicants must be active members in good standing of the bar (any U.S. jurisdiction) and have at least one year of post J.D. legal or other relevant experience.
United States Citizenship is required.
Travel: The position is based in Sacramento. Travel will occasionally be required.
Type of Position/Salary: This is a one-year appointment without compensation. Employee benefits for this position will be limited.
Note: Employees of the Department of Justice, including uncompensated Special Assistant United States Attorneys, may not engage in the compensated practice of law outside the office. Attorneys are not eligible to serve as Special Assistant United States Attorneys if they have had an employment offer deferred by a law firm and received a payment for the period of their deferral with the expectation of future employment with the law firm, or if they will receive any payment from a law firm during their unpaid employment with the Department of Justice. In addition, contractors, including employees of contractors who do business with the Department of Justice, and who also are attorneys, are not eligible to serve as uncompensated Special Assistant United States Attorneys. 5 CFR 3801.106, Outside Employment, prohibits, generally Department attorneys from engaging in the compensated outside practice of law, with the exception of law professors. Attorneys in this category are employed to teach law, and are not otherwise engaged in the compensated outside practice of law.
Location: Sacramento, California
Sacramento, the state capital, is located in the heart of California. The city has been on the move since it became the capital in 1854 and is now one of the fastest growing regions in the United States. Sacramento is home to professional ballet, opera, and theater companies, including the Sacramento Music Circus, providing a wide range of cultural activities and events. Professional sports are represented by the Sacramento Kings of the NBA, the Sacramento Mountain Lions of the United Football League (UFL), and the Sacramento River Cats, a Triple-A baseball team. Bound by two rivers, water recreation tops the list for outdoor activities such as salmon fishing, river rafting, and boating. Nearby Folsom Lake and Lake Natoma offer sailing and windsurfing. Sacramento is located 90 miles northeast of San Francisco and approximately 90 miles west of Lake Tahoe and the Sierra Nevada mountain range, providing numerous recreational opportunities for skiing and boating enthusiasts.
Relocation Expenses: Relocation expenses are not authorized.
Application Process and Deadline Date: Interested applicants should send a resume, cover letter, and writing sample to:
United States Attorney's Office
ATTN: Phillip Talbert
501 I Street, Suite 10-100
Sacramento, CA 95814.
Resumes should include a detailed description of employment history, to include dates of employment (month/year). This is an open continuous announcement not to exceed Tuesday, June 2, 2015, to fill current and future vacancies. Please include the vacancy announcement number listed at the top of this announcement (14-EDCA-16A) on your resume and cover letter. No telephone calls please.
Security Requirements: 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.