Assistant United States Attorney

  • Company:
    Executive Office for U.S. Attorneys and the Office of the U.S. Attorneys
  • Location:
  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
  • Job type:
    Full-Time
  • Posted:
    16 hours ago
  • Category:
    Legal

SummaryThis is an open continuous announcement for 90 days, or until all positions are filled. It will be used to fill immediate and future vacancies for this district with multiple cut-off dates. The first pull being no earlier than 5 days after the initial opening date of February 24, 2020, and thereafter as needed.For more information on the DOJ and the United States Attorneys’ Offices, visit announcement is used to fill NTE Sept. 30, 2022 TERM appointments. Learn more about this agency ResponsibilitiesThe United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma (USAOKE) is seeking an experienced, motivated, and prosecution-minded attorney to join our Criminal Division. The USAOKE serves as the chief federal law enforcement office in the District. The USAOKE is accountable to the citizens of the Eastern District of Oklahoma for pursuing justice, ensuring public safety, enforcing the law, protecting the interests of the United States, and exercising stewardship of the government’s resources. The District is comprised of 26 counties in eastern and southern Oklahoma, ranging from southeast of Tulsa, Oklahoma to the Texas border and from the Arkansas border to Carter County on the west. Due to the recent Supreme Court decision in McGirt v. Oklahoma, the USAOKE is on the frontlines of a sea change in Indian Country criminal jurisdiction. As a result, the successful candidate will have the unique opportunity to serve in a vibrant, challenging, and evolving criminal prosecution division.The successful candidate will direct the investigation and prosecution of a myriad of federal criminal matters including crimes occurring within Indian Country. Prior criminal prosecution experience is preferred. Assistant United States Attorneys are responsible for legal research and writing, directing investigations, case development, and case presentation in criminal cases. To be an effective federal prosecutor, the AUSA must possess excellent communication and organizational skills and the ability to work closely with federal, state, local and tribal law enforcement agencies.Responsibilities will increase and assignments will become more complex as your training and experience progress. Travel Required Not requiredSupervisory status No Promotion Potential 29 Job family (Series) 0905 Attorney Similar jobs Attorneys Help Requirements Conditions of Employment Type of Position: This is a TERM position not-to-exceed September 30, 2022. This position may be extended or made permanent without further competition.Security Requirements: 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.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 . Qualifications Required Qualifications: Applicants must possess a J.D. Degree, be an active member of the bar (any U.S. jurisdiction), and have at least 3 year post-J.D. legal or other relevant experience.United States citizenship is required.Preferred Qualifications:Desire to work as an AUSA in the Eastern District of Oklahoma, with criminal prosecution experience.Possess excellent communication and organizational skills and the ability to work closely with federal, state, local, and tribal law enforcement agencies.Have superior research, writing and oral advocacy abilities, strong academic credentials, and good judgment.Intelligence and aptitude, measured by professional experience/growth potential, academic record, the writing sample, and any interview performance.Commitment to excellence, strong work ethic and drive, as may be demonstrated through successful team work, leadership, obstacles overcome and personal, academic and professional achievement.Sound judgment and good character.Balance, both professionally and personally, in terms of interests and abilities.You must meet all qualification requirements upon the closing date of this announcement. Education Applicants must possess a J.D. Degree Additional informationSalary 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 $68,773 to $167,422 which includes 15.95% locality pay.Benefits: This is a temporary position which offers limited benefits such as paid vacation, sick leave, telework, and holidays.Relocation Expenses: Relocation expenses will not be authorized.* * *This and other vacancy announcements can be found under Attorney Vacancies and Volunteer Legal Internships. 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.Applicants should familiarize themselves and comply with the relevant rules of professional conduct regarding any possible conflicts of interest in connection with their applications. In particular, please notify this Office if you currently represent clients or adjudicate matters in which this Office is involved and/or you have a family member who is representing clients or adjudicating matters in which this Office is involved so that we can evaluate any potential conflict of interest or disqualification issue that may need to be addressed under those circumstances. Read more How You Will Be EvaluatedYou will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above. Evaluation Method: Once your complete application package is received, it will be reviewed to ensure you meet all job requirements. An attorney interview panel will then review all qualified applicants and make recommendations for invitation to interview. You will be notified if selected for an interview.The Occupational Questionnaire will take you approximately 20 minutes to complete.Veterans’ Preference: There is no formal rating system for applying veterans’ preference to attorney appointments in the excepted service; however, the Department of Justice considers veterans’ preference eligibility as a positive factor in attorney hiring. Applicants eligible for veterans’ preference must indicate their preference in response to the appropriate question in their assessment questionnaire (it is also recommended that information is included in their cover letter or resume) and they must submit supporting documentation (e.g., DD 214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty and other supporting documentation) which verifies their eligibility for preference. Although the “point” system is not used, per se, applicants eligible to claim 10-point preference must submit Standard Form (SF) 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference, and submit the supporting documentation required for the specific type of preference claimed (visit the OPM website, for a copy of SF 15, which lists the types of 10-point preferences and the required supporting document(s). Applicants should note that SF 15 requires supporting documentation associated with service-connected disabilities or receipt of nonservice-connected disability pensions to be dated 1991 or later except in the case of service members submitting official statements or retirement orders from a branch of the Armed Forces showing that his or her retirement was due to a permanent service-connected disability or that he/she was transferred to the permanent disability retired list (the statement or retirement orders must indicate that the disability is 10% or more).Reasonable Accommodations: 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. Read more Background checks and security clearanceSecurity clearance Secret Drug test required Yes Position sensitivity and risk NCS/High Risk Trust determination process Suitability/Fitness Help Required DocumentsYou must provide a complete Application Package which includes:Required – Your responses to the Online Occupational Questionnaire (This is completed automatically during the apply online process).Required – Your resume showing relevant experience and dates of employment (include day/month/year). (cover letter optional).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 – To get Veterans’ Preference, you must indicate your preference in response to the appropriate question in your assessment questionnaire and you must submit the appropriate supporting documentation. See the “How you will be Evaluated” section for details regarding what is appropriate Veterans’ Preference documentation. It is also recommended that you include veterans’ preference information in your cover letter or resume.Department of Justice PoliciesEqual Employment Opportunity: The U.S. Department of Justice is an Equal Opportunity/Reasonable Accommodation Employer. Except where otherwise provided by law, there will be no discrimination because of color, race, religion….. click apply for full job details