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Assistant United States Attorney

Company: Executive Office for U.S. Attorneys and the Office
Location: Concord
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

SummaryThe U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of New Hampshire is located in Concord, NH. The office has approximately 21 Assistant U.S. Attorneys, as well as approximately 27 support staff. The office's Criminal and Civil divisions handle a variety of matters. Employment at the U.S. Attorney's Office offers a unique and challenging experience for the highly motivated attorney, including an opportunity to work on some of the most significant, complex and visible cases being litigated today. Learn more about this agency ResponsibilitiesIn anticipation of future vacancies, the U. S. Attorney's Office for the District of New Hampshire is currently accepting applications for an Assistant United States Attorney to serve in the Criminal Division. Employment with the U.S. Attorney's Office offers a unique and challenging experience for the highly-motivated attorney who is interested in public service. Working in the Criminal Division, you will be part of a dedicated team helping to enforce Federal criminal laws that protect life, liberty and property.The District of New Hampshire prosecutes a full range of federal criminal cases. Assistant United States Attorneys in the Criminal Division are responsible for the investigation and prosecution of cases that include drug crimes; violent crimes; firearms offenses; child exploitation crimes; human trafficking; organized crime; terrorism; white collar crime, including wire and mail fraud, healthcare fraud, and mortgage fraud; criminal immigration matters; and general crimes. The qualified applicant would be expected to (a) assist federal law enforcement agents in structuring and implementing criminal investigative plans and strategies; (b) actively participate in grand jury proceedings, including the presentation of witnesses before the grand jury; and (c) litigate cases of moderate to high complexity from start to finish with limited supervision.Responsibilities will increase and assignments will become more complex as your training and experience progress.As needed, additional positions may be filled using this itial 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.All initial attorney appointments to the Department of Justice are made on a 14 month (temporary) basis pending favorable adjudication of a background investigation. Temporary appointments may be extended or made permanent without further competition.Our office places a high value on diversity of experiences and perspectives and encourages applications from all qualified men and women from all ethnic and racial backgrounds, veterans, LGBT individuals, and persons with disabilities. Travel Required Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.Supervisory status No Promotion Potential 29 Job family (Series) 0905 Attorney Similar jobs Attorneys Help Requirements Conditions of Employment You must be a United States 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. 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 QualificationsRequired qualifications:Applicants must possess a J.D. degree and have at least three years of post-JD legal or other comparable legal experience, and possess superior oral and written communication skills, and strong interpersonal skills, exhibit good judgment, function with minimal guidance in a highly demanding environment, and have a demonstrated record of integrity. Interested AUSAs or government attorneys must have at least a successful evaluation for the past year. All applicants must be an active member of the bar (any jurisdiction) and not have received any disciplinary action within the past three years from the date of the application. In addition, applicants must exhibit the ability to work in a supportive and professional manner with other attorneys, support staff, and client agencies.Preferred qualifications:Litigation experience, including criminal trial experience, is strongly preferred. Experience in Federal court is also preferred.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 $76,579.00 to $170,000.00 which includes locality formation regarding the U.S. Attorney's Office, District of New Hampshire, can be found at: 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 Noncritical-Sensitive (NCS)/Moderate Risk Trust determination process National security Help Required DocumentsYour complete application package should include:- Resume showing relevant experience and dates of employment (including month and year). Please ensure your resume includes the date (month/year) you attained your J.D. as well as the date (month/year) of your current bar membership (required).- Your responses to the Online Occupational Questionnaire. This is completed automatically during the apply online process in USAJobs (required).- Writing Sample not to exceed 20 pages (required).- Cover Letter (optional).- A recent copy of your SF-50 (Notification of Personnel Action), showing title, series, grade and current salary; and a copy of your most recent performance appraisal (Required if a Federal employee).- To receive Veteran's preference consideration, provide appropriate supporting documentation such as: DD- 214, Veterans Administration Letter, etc. (Required if claiming preference).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..... click apply for full job details

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