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 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.
An appointment with the U.S. Attorney's Office offers unique and challenging experiences for the highly motivated 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 primarily 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 U.S. at contested revocation hearings. The SAUSA may also have an opportunity to work on a variety of criminal cases, including cases alleging violations of 18 U.S.C. § 922(g) (Felon in Possession of Firearm/Ammunition), from initial investigation through final disposition. The SAUSA will receive substantial training in investigating and prosecuting federal crimes.
This position is temporary, not-to-exceed one year. It may be extended without further competition.
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 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.
All academic degrees and coursework must be completed at a college or university that has obtained accreditation or pre-accreditation status from an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. For a list of schools that meet this criteria, see http://www.ed.gov.
Please apply online at: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/410349000
This announcement opens July 20, 2015 and closes on July 27, 2015. Please read the Department Policies Section below.