The United States Attorney's Office for the Southern District of California is one of the largest in the country. The office prosecutes federal crimes and defends the interests of the United States Government in civil cases. The Southern District of California encompasses San Diego and Imperial Counties and includes a branch office located in Imperial, California.
The SDCA is home to the largest concentration of Navy and Marine Corps installations in the world. The entire Southern boundary of the District borders the Republic of Mexico. Contained within the district are international ports of entry at San Ysidro, Otay Mesa, Tecate, Calexico (two ports, East and West) and Andrade. The entire west boundary of the District lies on the Pacific Ocean, with a major port in San Diego.
The U.S. Attorney's Office is currently interviewing for a part-time one-year term Uncompensated Special Assistant U.S. Attorney (SAUSA) position in the Criminal Division of the San Diego and Imperial Valley. The one year-term appointment may be extended in some circumstances. The Uncompensated Special Assistant U.S. Attorney ("SAUSA") will be tasked with non-case related responsibilities as part of our strategic outreach effort to combat crimes through a multi faceted approach, including prevention of crime, community engagement, and the re-entry of prior offenders.
The selected candidate will work in conjunction with the Outreach Director in addition to federal, state, and local criminal justice agencies and local community groups in order to provide effective program development, oversight, and evaluation of joint efforts to research, analyze, design and implement targeted strategies and interventions to prevent and reduce crime, successfully reintegrate ex-offenders into society, and otherwise to jointly address significant law enforcement programs. The selected SAUSA will ensure affected community and government groups are adequately involved in defining goals and objectives to reduce crime and recidivism. Additionally, the SAUSA will need to perform program analysis and evaluation of initiatives, and needs to also be thorough, well organized, effective, and timely. Any recommendations made need to be persuasive and result in improved effectiveness of the program to meet law-enforcement, crime reduction, and community goals and objectives.
Effective oral and written communications as well as presentations to a wide variety of internal and external organizational groups are required.
Must be able to meet strategic goals of the Department of Justice as well as departmental guidelines and ethical standards.
Required Qualifications: This position is open to all qualified candidates from the private and public sectors. Applicants must possess a J.D. Degree and be an active member of the bar of any state (U.S. jurisdiction). One full year of post-graduate qualifying legal experience is required. Qualifying legal experience may include work as an attorney, a judicial law clerk in either federal or state court and/or litigation experience in either the public or private sector. An exceedingly strong academic background and exemplary writing skills are essential. Initial appointment is conditioned upon a satisfactory preemployement adjudication of a background investigation to include fingerprint, credit and tax checks, and drug testing.
United States citizenship is required.
This is a temporary position not to exceed one year.
This position is a part-time postion of 20 hours a week.
Employee benefits for this position will be limited.
Relocation expenses will not be authorized.
Applicants must apply through the USAJobs website at: www.usajobs.gov and apply to vacancy number: 19-SDCA-10503490-SAUSA-05.
Application Requirements: a cover letter, resume, legal writing sample and the Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Application form found on the United States Attorney's Office, Southern District of California website: https://www.justice.gov/usao-sdca/special-assistant-u-s-attorney-positions (under the Application Form Section in Adobe Acrobat or Microsoft Word). Please attach this document as an "Other" document. Applicants must also complete the on-line USAJobs occupational questionnaire, which becomes available in USAJobs after you begin the on-line application process.
You must apply by midnight on May 30, 2019 Eastern Standard Time.
You must meet all qualification requirements upon the closing of this announcement.
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 Uncompensated 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 form 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.
Applicants must apply through the USAJobs website at: www.usajobs.gov and apply to vacancy number: 19-SDCA-10503490-SAUSA-05. The link to this vacancy is attached: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/533696400 Opens
The point of contact for this vacancy announcement is Nitza Williamson, who can be reached at 619-546-9273 or Nitza.firstname.lastname@example.org
We will notify you of the outcome after each step of the recruitment process have been completed. After making a tentative job offer, we will conduct a suitability/security background investigation, to include a credit and tax checks, and a drug test by urinalysis.
Friday, May 30, 2019
Number of Positions:
One more positions can be filled using this vacancy announcement.