Special Assistant U.S. Attorney (Uncompensated)
Department Of Justice - Albany, NY

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The United States Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of New York (NDNY) is seeking applications from attorneys who are willing to accept an unpaid temporary position as a Special Assistant U.S. Attorney (SAUSA) in the Civil Division in Albany, NY.

The United States Attorney's Office prosecutes federal criminal offenses and represents the United States in civil cases. The Northern District of New York is comprised of 32 counties in upstate New York, a territory comparable to the combined area of Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, and Connecticut. We have staffed offices in Syracuse (headquarters), Albany, Binghamton, and Plattsburgh. Our Assistant U.S. Attorneys appear before federal judges in those cities and Utica. (Auburn, Malone, and Watertown also are designated sites for court). Our Albany Office is staffed by 16 Assistant U.S. Attorneys and 15 support personnel.

For more information on the Department of Justice and the United States Attorneys Offices, visit http://www.justice.gov/usao/ .

As needed, additional positions may be filled using this announcement.

For information on how to apply to this vacancy, please go to the Department of Justice's web page at http://www.justice.gov/careers/legal/jobs/13-ndny-05.htm and follow the instruction in the announcement.
    KEY REQUIREMENTS
  • You must be a U.S. Citizen or National.
  • Background investigation, credit check, and drug test required.
  • You must be registered for Selective Service, if applicable.

DUTIES: The successful applicant will handle cases involving bankruptcy, prisoners, collections and IRS summons enforcement. The successful applicant may also handle other civil cases including defensive torts (including medical practice cases), Bivens claims, employment discrimination, affirmative civil enforcement (including False Claims Act matters), and appeals. Day-to-day responsibilities may include researching legal issues, drafting motions or motion responses, drafting interrogatories and requests for admissions, taking and defending depositions, attending settlement conferences, and conducting hearings and trials. The SAUSA will receive training in handling civil matters in federal court, and will have the opportunity to attend formal training or conferences with SAUSAs and Assistant United States Attorneys from across the country.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED: Applicants must possess a J.D. degree from an accredited law school, be duly licensed and authorized to practice as an attorney under the laws of a State, territory, or the District of Columbia. Applicants must also be active members in good standing of the bar (any U.S. jurisdiction), and have at least one year of post J.D. legal or other relevant experience.

Applicants must be United States citizens .

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED: Your resume and supporting documentation will be reviewed to determine whether you meet the job qualifications for this position. You will be contacted if selected for an interview.

BENEFITS: Payment of relocation expenses will not be authorized.

A Benefits Package is not authorized for this position.

OTHER INFORMATION: Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) - The ICTAP provides eligible displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. If your agency has notified you in writing that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if: 1) this vacancy is within your ICTAP eligibility; 2) you apply under the instructions in the announcement; and 3) you are found well-qualified for this vacancy. To be well-qualified, you must satisfy all qualification requirements for the vacant position and receive a score of 85 or better on established ranking criteria. You must provide proof of eligibility to receive selection priority. Such proof may include a copy of your written notification of ICTAP eligibility or a copy of your separation personnel action form. Additional information about ICTAP eligibility is at: http://www.opm.gov/ctap/index.asp

Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP ) - The CTAP provides eligible surplus and displaced competitive service employees in the Department of Justice with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. If your Department of Justice component has notified you in writing that you are a surplus or displaced employee eligible for CTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if: 1) this vacancy is within your CTAP eligibility, 2) you apply under the instructions in this announcement, and 3) you are found well-qualified for this vacancy. To be well qualified, you must satisfy all qualification requirements for the vacant position and receive a score of 85 or better on established ranking criteria. You must provide a copy of your written notification of CTAP eligibility with your application. Additional information about CTAP eligibility is at: http://www.opm.gov/ctap/index.asp .

Veterans' Preference - If you are entitled to Veterans' Preference, you must indicate the type of preference you are claiming in your application and submit the appropriate documentation, as specified below.

•In order to verify your Veterans' Preference entitlement, please submit a copy of the Member Copy 4 of your DD-214 (Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty); official statement of service from your command if you are currently on active duty; or other official documentation (e.g., documentation of receipt of a campaign badge or expeditionary medal) that shows your military service was performed under honorable conditions.
•In addition, if you are a disabled veteran, a Purple Heart recipient, or widow/widower if a veteran, the spouse of a disabled veteran or the natural mother of a disabled or deceased veteran, you must submit a signed and dated Standard Form (SF) 15, "Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference," and the other required documentation identified on the reverse side of the SF-15 to support your preference claim.

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 .

Reasonable Accommodation Statement : Federal Agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities, where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

EEO Statement: The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, status as a parent, genetic information, disability, age, membership or nonmembership in an employee organization, or on the basis of personal favoritism.

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