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Employment Opportunities for Assistant U.S. Attorneys

Assistant United States Attorneys are some of the best and the brightest lawyers in the nation.  Candidates who meet the high standards of the Office are assigned to work in one of three areas: Criminal, Civil or Tax.  While there is no "typical" Assistant United States Attorney, most attorneys who begin working in the office have several years of litigation experience beyond law school.

Employment for all positions is contingent upon the satisfactory completion of a background investigation by the Department of Justice. This is a thorough investigation that includes checks with present and former employers, military records and credit bureaus. The investigation also includes verifications of tax filings and attendance at institutions of higher learning. Those who are selected are subject to drug testing by urinalysis.  United States citizenship is required.

EXCEPT WHERE OTHERWISE PROVIDED BY LAW, THERE IS NO DISCRIMINATION BECAUSE OF COLOR, RACE, RELIGION, NATIONAL ORIGIN, POLITICS, MARITAL STATUS, DISABILITY, AGE, SEX, SEXUAL ORIENTATION, MEMBERSHIP OR NONMEMBERSHIP IN AN EMPLOYEE ORGANIZATION, OR ON THE BASIS OF PERSONAL FAVORITISM

To apply for an Assistant United States Attorney position, please send a resume and cover letter to:

        The Honorable Kevin V. Ryan
        United States Attorney
        United States Attorney's Office for the Northern District of California
        450 Golden Gate Avenue, 11th Floor
        San Francisco, California 94102-3495

Applications for these positions are accepted year-round.  When attorney vacancies arise, applications are reviewed to identify qualified candidates for interviews.  You may be asked to submit supporting materials, such as references and writing samples.


SPECIAL ASSISTANT UNITED STATES ATTORNEY
UNITED STATES ATTORNEY'S OFFICE
Northern District of California
 

About the Office:The Northern District of California is one of the largest U.S. Attorney's Office in the country with 113 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.

Responsibilities andOpportunity Offered:Employment with the U.S. Attorney's Office offers a unique and challenging experience for the highly motivated attorney: an opportunity to work on some of the most significant, complex and visible cases being litigated today.  Working in the Criminal Division, you will be part of a dedicated team helping to enforce Federal criminal and civil laws that protect life, liberty and property of citizens.

Qualifications:Required qualifications: Applicants must possess a J.D. degree, be an active member of the bar (any jurisdiction), and have at least 2 years of post-J.D. experience.

Travel:Occasional travel may be required.

Salary Information:Appointment is without compensation.

Location:San Francisco, California

Relocation Expenses:Relocation expenses will not be authorized.

Submission Processand Deadline Date:Please send your cover letter and resume to:
Eumi Choi
First Assistant U.S. Attorney
U.S. Attorney's Office, NDCA
450 Golden Gate Avenue, P.O. Box 36055
San Francisco, CA 94102-3495

Writing samples, transcripts, references and additional information may be requested after the review and consideration of the submitted resumes.

No telephone calls please.  Positions are open until filled.

Internet Sites:Other attorney vacancy announcements can be found at:
http://www.usdoj.gov/oarm/attvacancies.html

Department Policies:It is the policy of the Department of the Justice to achieve a drug-free workplace and the person selected will be required to pass a drug test to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment.  Employment is also contingent upon the satisfactory completion of a background investigation adjudicated by the Department of Justice.

The United States Department of Justice is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  All qualified Applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability, or any other non-merit factor.