Executive Office for U.S. Attorneys and the Office of the U.S. Attorneys Assistant United States Attorney (Criminal) in Charleston, West Virginia
Executive Office for U.S. Attorneys and the Office of the U.S. Attorneys
2 vacancies in the following locations:
- Charleston, WV
- Huntington, WV
Work Schedule is Full Time - Permanent
Opened Wednesday 10/12/2016 (9 day(s) ago)
** Closes Friday 10/21/2016 (0 day(s) away)
The United States Attorney for the Southern District of West Virginia has two openings for an Assistant United States Attorney (AUSA) in the Criminal Division of the Charleston office and in the Huntington Branch Criminal Division Office. The Office of the United States Attorney for the Southern District of West Virginia currently has 60 employees. The primary office is located in Charleston.
There are two staffed branch offices in Beckley and Huntington, and one un-staffed branch office in Bluefield. The Charleston office currently employs 20 Assistant United States Attorneys in the Criminal Division and five Assistant United States Attorneys in the Civil Division.
To learn more about the area and what the State of West Virginia has to offer, please visit the web sites at: http://www.charlestonwv.com and http://www.wvtourism.com
The United States Attorney's Office is a part of the Department of Justice. With a diverse and talented workforce of over 100,000 men and women, the Department of Justice ensures the protection of all Americans while preserving their constitutional freedoms. You can be a part of a dedicated team helping to enforce Federal criminal and civil laws that protect life, liberty and the property of citizens. For more information on the Department of Justice and the United States Attorney's Offices, visit http://www.justice.gov/careers/careers.html. If you are looking for an exciting and challenging legal career, this is the position for you!
As needed, additional positions may be filled using this announcement.
All initial attorney positions to the Department of Justice are made on a 14-month (temporary) basis.
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An appointment as an AUSA with the U.S. Attorney's Office offers unique and challenging experiences for highly motivated attorney: an opportunity to work on their own caseload and handle their own trials and appeals. Working in the Criminal Division, the AUSA will be part of a dedicated team helping to prosecute federal criminal cases and prepare appeals in the Violent Crime and Narcotics Section.
Responsibilities will increase and assignments will become more complex as your training and experience progress.
- Occasional Travel
- Possibly 2-3 weeks for training and/or local travel within the District for trials
- You must be a U.S. Citizen or National.
- Background investigation, credit and tax checks, and drug test required.
- You must be registered for Selective Service, if applicable.
- J.D. degree and active member of the bar (any U.S. jurisdiction) required.
Required qualifications: Applicants must possess a J.D. degree, be an active member of the bar (any U.S. jurisdiction), and have at least two years of legal experience after obtaining the J.D. degree. In addition, applicants must possess superior oral and written communication skills as well as strong interpersonal skills, exhibit good judgment, and be able to function with minimal guidance in a highly demanding environment. The applicant must submit a resume and a writing sample.
Preferred qualifications: The ideal candidate will possess outstanding litigation skills, legal writing and research skills, courtroom skills, and be committed to public service. Experience litigating criminal cases in federal court is desirable. A federal judicial clerkship is a plus.
United States citizenship is required.
Initial appointment is conditioned upon a satisfactory pre-employment 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.
You must meet all qualification requirements upon the closing date of this announcement.
Travel: 2-3 weeks for training and/or local travel within the District for trials
*Type of Position: *All initial attorney appointments to the Department of Justice are made on a 14 month (temporary) basis pending favorable adjudication of a background investigation.
*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.
*Residency Requirements: *Assistant United States Attorneys generally must reside in the district to which he or she is appointed or within 25 miles thereof. See 28 U.S.C. 545 for district-specific information.
*Selective Service: *If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law. See www.sss.gov.
What To Expect Next
We will notify you of the outcome after each step of the recruitment process has 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. We expect to make a final job offer within 120 days after the closing date of the announcement.
*Salary Information: *Assistant United States Attorney's pay is administratively determined based, in part, on the number of years of professional attorney experience. The range of basic pay is $51,811 - $135,519 plus 14.35% locality payment.
Other Benefits: *The Department of Justice offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation; sick leave; holidays; telework; life insurance; health benefits; and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System. This link provides an overview of the benefits currently offered to Federal employees: https://help.usajobs.gov/index.php/PayandBenefits. *
Relocation Expenses: Relocation expenses will not be authorized.
This and other attorney vacancy announcements can be found at: http://www.justice.gov/careers/legal/attvacancies.html
Department Policies: The U.S. Department of Justice is an Equal Opportunity/Reasonable Accommodation Employer. Except where otherwise provided by law, there will be no discrimination based on color, race, religion, national origin, political affiliation, marital status, disability (physical or mental), age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as a parent, membership or non-membership in an employee organization, on the basis of personal favoritism, or any non merit factor. The Department of Justice welcomes and encourages applications from persons with physical and mental disabilities. The Department is firmly committed to satisfying its affirmative obligations under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, to ensure that persons with disabilities have every opportunity to be hired and advanced on the basis of merit within the Department of Justice. This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the agency. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.
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. Only U.S. Citizens are eligible for employment with the Executive Office of Immigration Review and the United States Attorneys Offices. Unless otherwise indicated in a particular job advertisement, non-U.S. Citizens may apply for employment with other organizations, but should be advised that appointments of non-U.S. Citizens are 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.
The Department of Justice cannot control further dissemination and/or posting of information contained in this vacancy announcement. Such posting and/or dissemination is not an endorsement by the Department of the organization or group disseminating and/or posting the information.
Salary Range: $51,811.00 to $135,519.00 / Per Year
Series & Grade: AD-0905-21/21
Promotion Potential: 29
Supervisory Status: No
Who May Apply: United States Citizens
Control Number: 453051300
Job Announcement Number: 17-WVS-1822605-AUSA