Civil AUSA


Vacancy ID: 858778   Announcement Number: 13-CO-858778-AUSA-04   USAJOBS Control Number: 339912100

Occupational/Assessment Questions:

Thank you for your interest in a position with the Department of Justice (DOJ). Your response to this assessment questionnaire, in conjunction with other portions of your completed application, will be evaluated in making screening decisions.

This is a DOJ job application system. Your responses in this Assessment Questionnaire are subject to evaluation and verification. Later steps in the selection process are specifically designed to verify your responses. Deliberate attempts to falsify information will be grounds for disqualifying you or for dismissing you from employment following acceptance. Please review your responses for accuracy before you submit this application. Incomplete/incorrect responses may result in you not receiving appropriate consideration.

For each of the following questions, please select the response that best describes your experience. You may select only one response for each question. If you feel that your experience exceeds all of the descriptions for a particular question, choose the description that is the closest level to the experience or education that you possess. Failure to respond to these questions will result in an ineligible rating.

1. Do you have at least one year of post-J.D. legal or other relevant experience?

A. Yes
B. No

Identify the specific experience from your resume or cover letter that validates your responses to question 1 under the Minimum Qualifications Section. Also list the name and contact information of someone who can verify your response.

NOTE: If you answered "No" to question 1 (1.B), you will receive an ineligible rating.

2. All Assistant United States Attorney applicants are required to certify that they are duly licensed to practice law as an attorney at the time of applying and were so licensed for at least one year prior to this application under the laws of a State, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, or any territorial court established under the United States Constitution. Do you meet this requirement?

A. Yes - I hereby certify that I am duly licensed to practice law at the time of this filing for employment as an Assistant United States Attorney am currently in good standing, and that I have been so licensed for at least (1) year prior to this application, under the laws of a State, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, or any territorial court established under the United States Constitution.
B. No - I do not certify that I am duly licensed to practice law at the time of this filing for employment as an Assistant United States Attorney am currently in good standing, and that I have been so licensed for at least (1) year prior to this application, under the laws of a State, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, or any territorial court established under the United States Constitution.

If you answered "Yes" (Item 2.A), use the text box below to list:
(A) All jurisdictions in which you are currently licensed to practice law;
(B) The date(s) of admission to the Bar in each jurisdiction in which you are currently licensed to practice law;
(C) Statement that you are a member of the bar in good standing, and
(D) The bar license number in each jurisdiction in which you are currently licensed to practice law. If a state in which you are licensed to practice law does not issue a bar license number, you must clearly state this fact in the text box below and still provide the remaining requested information.

NOTE: If you answered "No" (Item 2.B), you will receive an ineligible rating.

Please answer Yes, NO, or NOT APPLICABLE to the following condition of employment questions. If you respond Yes to any of these questions please provide an explanation in the narrative box provided below. A Yes answer does not necessarily disqualify a candidate from consideration. However, inaccurate or incomplete information regarding ethics and professionalism may prevent further consideration.

3. Have you failed to file or pay state or federal taxes for any year you were required to file returns or are you currently delinquent in the payment of state or federal taxes? If yes, please use the narrative box at the end of this section to fully describe the circumstances and resolution of the delinquency.

A. Yes
B. No
C. Not Applicable

4. Are you delinquent in the payment of any student loans? If yes, please use the narrative box at the end of this section to fully describe the circumstances and resolution of the delinquency.

A. Yes
B. No
C. Not Applicable

5. Have you ever had a state bar complaint filed against you or had your conduct referred to a state bar in any jurisdiction? If you respond yes to this question, please use the narrative text box at the end of this section to fully explain the circumstances, disclose the jurisdiction and the resolution.

A. Yes
B. No

6. Has your conduct ever been referred to the Office of Professional Responsibility, Department of Justice? If yes, please use the narrative text box at the end of this section to fully describe the circumstances and resolution of the referral.

A. Yes
B. No

7. Has any court ever issued any sanctions, monetary or otherwise, against you or your client arising out of your conduct? If yes, please use the narrative text box at the end of this section to fully describe the circumstances and sanctions.

A. Yes
B. No

8. Have you or your employer ever reported your conduct or performance to a professional liability carrier? If yes, please use the narrative text box at the end of this section to fully describe the circumstances and resolutions.

A. Yes
B. No

In the text box below, provide a thorough explanation of any "Yes" response to questions 3 through 8. Please pay special attention to the instructions for each question concerning specificity and detail.

The current pay structure at DOJ-EOUSA is based on years of experience; thus, depending on your professional experience, we may not be able to meet your current salary. In order to provide a reference for possible future discussions, please answer the following questions.

9. Please indicate your current years of experience.

A. I have no years of professional level attorney experience.
B. I have one year of professional level attorney experience.
C. I have two years of professional level attorney experience.
D. I have three years of professional level attorney experience.
E. I have four years of professional level attorney experience.
F. I have five years of professional level attorney experience.
G. I have six years of professional level attorney experience.
H. I have seven years of professional level attorney experience.
I. I have eight years of professional level attorney experience.
J. I have nine or more years of professional level attorney experience.

In the text box below, please indicate your current salary or most recent salary as a practicing attorney.

As previously explained, your responses in this Assessment Questionnaire are subject to evaluation and verification. Later steps in the selection process are specifically designed to verify your responses. Deliberate attempts to falsify information will be grounds for disqualifying you or for dismissing you from employment following acceptance. Please take this opportunity to review your responses to ensure their accuracy. Incomplete/incorrect responses may result in you not receiving appropriate consideration.

10. If you fail to answer this question, you will be disqualified from consideration for this program.

I certify that, to the best of my knowledge and belief, all of the information included in this questionnaire is true, correct, and provided in good faith. I understand that if I make an intentional false statement, or commit deception or fraud in this application and its supporting materials, or in any document or interview associated with the examination process, I may be fined or imprisoned (18 U.S.C. 1001); my eligibilities may be cancelled, I may be denied an appointment, or I may be removed and debarred from Federal service (5 C.F.R. part 731). I understand that any information I give may be investigated. I understand that I will not be considered for employment if I do not respond "Yes" to this certification item.

I understand a comprehensive background investigation, including a check of my credit history, criminal history, fingerprint check and a pre-employment drug screening, is required for this position.

A. Yes, I certify/understand the information provided above.
B. No, I do not certify/understand the information provided above.

You have submitted your answers for the Assessment Questionnaire. If you
provided an email address, you will receive a confirmation email upon receipt of the Assessment
Questionnaire. Please review the Vacancy Announcement to assure that you have submitted all
necessary supporting documents. Thank you for your interest in a position with the Department
of Justice.