US Government, Department of Justice
- Full Time
Employment with the USAO offers a unique and challenging experience for the highly motivated attorney: an opportunity to investigate and litigate a broad range of cases involving significant and complex issues on behalf of the United States in federal court.
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Job Grade: 23
Total Openings: 1
The United States Attorney is seeking an experienced attorney to serve as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Affirmative Civil Enforcement unit of the Civil Division. The selected AUSA will be dedicated to investigating fraud against Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act programs, including the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and the Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program. The selected AUSA will work with agents and investigative personnel from various federal agencies, including the Small Business Administration, Internal Revenue Service, Federal Bureau of Investigation, and many others. The successful applicant will be able to work equally well individually and in a team setting, and will possess the judgment, skill, and fearlessness necessary to succeed as part of a fast-paced team. An ideal applicant will have a background or experience in one or more of investigations, affirmative civil enforcement, commercial litigation, bankruptcy, or criminal prosecution. Applicants will be expected to do their own legal research and writing and will be substantially self-sufficient in preparing day-to-day correspondence and pleadings. Applicants must also demonstrate excellent computer literacy skills to include experience with e-discovery and e-litigation platforms, electronic court filing, and e-mail and word processing systems. Responsibilities will increase and assignments will become more complex as your training and experience progress. This is a term position not-to-exceed 36 months. This position may be extended or made permanent without further competition. Applications are considered on a rolling basis, so kindly submit your materials as soon as possible.
Required Qualifications: Applicants must possess a J.D. Degree, be an active member in good standing of the bar (in any U.S. jurisdiction), and have at least three (3) years of experience as a licensed attorney (or post-law school graduation judicial clerkships) preparing for, participating in, and/or reviewing formal hearings or trials involving litigation at the federal, state, or local court level. If you currently represent an opposing party in litigation with the U.S. Department of Justice (“DOJ”), please refer to Rule 3-310 of the California Rules of Professional Conduct: If you currently represent an opposing party in litigation with the DOJ or represent a client under investigation by the United States, please refer to Rule 1-7 of the California Rules of Professional Conduct and / or the relevant conflict of interest Rules of Professional Conduct in the jurisdiction in which you are licensed to practice. The U.S. Attorney’s Office considers California Rule 1-7 to be implicated when an attorney licensed in California applies for a position with the U.S. Attorney’s office while also representing a client in litigation opposing the U.S. or knowingly under investigation by the U.S. If you are a current employee of the DOJ who is under a term of commitment to another office, please include this information in your cover letter along with a statement of whether you have discussed your application with your current employer. United States citizenship is required. Preferred Qualifications: Hiring preferences include strong academics, outstanding organizational skills, superior legal writing and research ability, demonstrated analytical ability, good judgment and courtroom skills, and a commitment to professionalism, ethics, civility and public service. You must meet all qualification requirements upon the submission date of your application. Initial Appointment: 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. Initial appointments to AUSA positions are made on a 14 month (temporary) basis pending favorable adjudication of a background investigation. 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 they are appointed or within 25 miles thereof. See 28 U.S.C.?? 545 for district-specific information. Residency Requirement: The Residency Requirements ensure an adequate background investigation can be completed. It applies to all DOJ applicants, both U.S. citizens and non-U.S. citizens, whose job location is within the U.S. In addition, for a total of three years (not necessarily consecutive years) of the five years immediately prior to applying for a position, the applicant must have: 1) resided in the U.S.; 2) worked for the U.S. overseas in a Federal or military capacity; or, 3) been a dependent of a Federal or military employee serving overseas. 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.