Executive Office for U.S. Attorneys and the Office of the U.S. Attorneys Special Assistant United States Attorney (Criminal) in San Jose, California
Executive Office for U.S. Attorneys and the Office of the U.S. Attorneys
1 vacancy in the following location:
- San Jose, CA
Work Schedule is Full Time - Excepted Service Temporary NTE One year
Opened Wednesday 10/12/2016 (10 day(s) ago)
** Closes Wednesday 10/26/2016 (4 day(s) away)
The Northern District of California is one of the largest U.S. Attorney's Offices in the country with 133 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.
This position is a temporary, not-to-exceed one year without compensation or benefits. It may be extended without further competition.
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 can be part of a dedicated team helping to enforce Federal criminal and civil laws that protect life, liberty, and the property of citizens.
This position is located in San Jose, CA.
For more information on the Department of Justice and the United States Attorney's Offices, visit http://www.justice.gov/careers/careers.html.
As needed, additional positions may be filled using this announcement.
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.
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Responsibilities and Opportunity Offered:
An appointment with the U.S. Attorney's Office offers unique and challenging experiences for the highly motivated attorney. Working in the Criminal Division, San Jose 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 responsible for prosecuting offenders for alleged violations of federal immigration law pursuant to 8 U.S.C. § 1326 and other federal criminal statutes involving violations of the immigration laws. Duties will include handling cases from the initiation of the federal prosecution through trial or guilty plea, as well as supervised release violations and other proceedings associated with the prosecution of immigration cases.
Responsibilities will increase and assignments will become more complex as your training and experience progress.
- Occasional Travel
- Occasional travel within and outside the District may be required.
- 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 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 U.S. 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.
Travel: Occasional travel within and outside the District may be required.
Type of Position: This position is a temporary, not-to-exceed one year without compensation or benefits. It may be extended without further competition.
*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.
Note: Employees of the Department of Justice, including UncompensatedSpecial 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 from 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.
*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: None - This is a uncompensated position. Employee benefits for this position will be limited.
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: $0.00 to $0.00 / Without Compensation
Series & Grade: AD-0905-00/00
Promotion Potential: 00
Supervisory Status: No
Who May Apply: United States Citizens
Control Number: 453301900
Job Announcement Number: 17-NDCA-1824048-ES