Supervisory Assistant US Attorney

Criminal Division
Attorney
21 East Garden Street
Pensacola, FL 32502
United States
18-FLN-10146498-MS
About the Office: 

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 will be part of a dedicated team helping to enforce Federal criminal and civil laws that protect life, liberty, and the property of citizens.

Over the course of its history, Pensacola has been ruled by the British, the Spanish, the French, the Confederacy, and the United States; hence, its nickname of "The City of Five Flags." Historic Pensacola Village exhibits the city's story through guided walking tours. Meanwhile, the downtown area offers art galleries, restaurants and cultural venues. Pensacola's beaches are a must-see, with their white sands and gorgeous waters. In addition, when it comes to cities high on aviation, this Northwest Florida city is Top Gun. Not only is Pensacola the place where all naval pilots train; it also is home to the impressive National Naval Aviation Museum and the Blue Angels Naval aerobatics team. So . . . look up. You never know what you might see here in Pensacola.

Job Description: 

The Northern District of Florida United States Attorney's Office is currently seeking highly qualified applicants for a Supervisory Assistant United States Attorney  position to oversee the operations of the Pensacola Branch Office.
This vacancy announcement can be found on USAJobs: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/494314100

The Supervisory Assistant United States Attorney of the Pensacola Branch Office will oversee day to day operations and serve as a supervisor of Criminal Division Attorneys and Legal Support Staff located in Pensacola.

Assistant United States Attorneys in the Criminal Division are responsible for prosecuting a variety of violations of federal laws such as immigration, drugs, firearms, public corruption, and white collar crime.

Qualifications: 

Applicants must possess a J.D. Degree, be an active member of the bar (any U.S. jurisdiction), and have at least 10 years post-J.D. legal or other relevant experience.

United States citizenship is required.

Preferred Qualifications:
The preferred applicants for this position will have a solid academic background, strong legal research and writing skills, and experience supervising, managing, or leading. Applicants must also exhibit the ability to work in a supportive and professional manner with other attorneys, support staff, and client agencies in a high-volume practice.

You must meet all qualification requirements upon the closing date of this announcement.

Salary: 
$136,757.00 to $164,100.00 Per Year
Travel: 
Occasional Travel Required
Application Process: 

Please apply at:

 

Application Deadline: 
Tuesday, April 3, 2018
Relocation Expenses: 
Relocation expenses are not authorized.
Number of Positions: 
1
Updated March 19, 2018

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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 who have lived outside the United States for two or more of the past five years will likely have difficulty being approved for appointments by the Department Security Staff. The two-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.

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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