Our mission is to enforce the law and defend the interests of the United States, provide Federal leadership in preventing and controlling crime, seek just punishment for those guilty of unlawful behavior, and to administer and enforce the Nation's laws to ensure fair and impartial administration of justice for all Americans. We strive to build a stronger office through recruitment efforts and maintain the high standards of the office by promoting professional development. We seek to build a legacy of excellence.
In all matters, it is our mission to represent the people of the United States in a manner that will instill confidence in the fairness and integrity of our office and the judicial system, and to conduct our work with the highest integrity. We strive to perform our mission in the most efficient and effective manner.
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As the principal litigator for the United States Attorney's Office prosecutes federal offenses and defends the United States when it is a party to a civil case. The United States Attorney's Office for the District of Hawaii is located in Honolulu, Hawaii. There are approximately 25 Assistant United States Attorney in the Criminal and Civil Divisions of the office. The district encompasses a diverse geographical area consisting of eight main islands with a total population of approximately 1.3 million people.
Required Qualifications: This position is open to all qualified candidates from the private and public sectors. Applicants must possess a J.D. Degree, be an active member of the bar of any state (U.S. jurisdiction). Three (3) years 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.
United States citizenship is required.
Preferred Qualifications: Applicants should possess superior oral and written communication skills, legal research skills, excellent analytical ability, good judgment, courtroom skills, and a demonstrated capacity to function with minimal guidance in a highly demanding environment. In addition, applicants must exhibit the ability to work in a supportive and professional manner with other attorneys, support staff, and client agencies.
Appointment is subject to FBI background investigation, including credit, arrest, tax, reference and drug inquiries. In addition, continued employment is subject to a favorable adjudication of a background investigation.
You must meet all qualification requirements upon the closing date of this announcement.
Applications will be accepted from Monday, June 13th through Friday, June 17th (11:59 p.m. Eastern Standard Time) Late applications will not be considered for the position.
Application Process: Applications must be submitted online through the following link:
You must provide a complete Application Package which includes:
-Required - Your responses to the USA Jobs Occupational Questionnaire (online or 1203-FX).
-Required - Your resume showing relevant experience and dates of employment (include day/month/year) with a cover letter.
-Required, if applicable - A recent copy of an SF-50 (Notification of Personnel Action), showing title, series, grade, and current salary; and a copy of your most recent performance appraisal.
-Required, if applicable - Veterans' Preference documentation (see Benefits and Other Information section for details).
Please note that your application will be considered "ineligible" if you do not submit all the required forms above.
The point of contact for this vacancy announcement is John Riendeau, who can be reached at 808-440-9295 or John.Riendeau@usdoj.gov
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.