Assistant United States Attorney (Criminal)


Vacancy ID: 1646248   Announcement Number: 16-OHN-1646248-AUSA-01   USAJOBS Control Number: 431893500

Occupational/Assessment Questions:

For each of the following questions, please select the response that best describes your education and/or experience. You may only select one response for each question. If you feel that your education or 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.

1. Do you have at least one full year (12 months) of experience as a licensed attorney (or law clerk) preparing for, participating in, and/or reviewing formal hearings or trials involving litigation at the federal, state, or local court level?

A. Yes
B. No

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 filing, 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 one (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 the filing of this application for employment as an Assistant United States Attorney, am currently in good standing, and that I have been so licensed for at least one (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.

Please answer YES, NO, or NOT APPLICABLE to the following condition of employment questions. If you respond "No" to any of these questions, you will be disqualified from further consideration.

3. A comprehensive background investigation, including a check of your credit history, is required for this position. Are you willing to authorize the release of your consumer/credit reports to DOJ in connection with your application for employment?

A. Yes
B. No

4. A comprehensive background investigation, including a criminal history and fingerprint check is required for this position. Are you willing to submit your fingerprints to DOJ and consent to a formal background investigation in connection with your application for employment?

A. Yes
B. No

5. A pre-employment drug screening is required for this position. Are you willing to undergo a drug screening?

A. Yes
B. No

6. This position requires that you uphold the highest ethical standards, including maintaining confidentiality of sensitive information. Are you willing to abide by all policies and procedures governing the protection of sensitive information?

A. Yes
B. No

7. If you are a male U.S. Citizen born after 31 December 1959, you are required to register with the Selective Service. Have you registered with the Selective Service? (Female applicants must select "C").

A. Yes
B. No
C. Not Applicable (I am either a female applicant, or male applicant born before 31 December 1959, or an applicant who meets exemptions under the Selective Service law)

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.

8. 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

9. 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

10. 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

11. 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
C. Not Applicable - I am not currently nor have I been a Department of Justice attorney.

12. 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

13. 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 resolution.

A. Yes
B. No

In the text box below, provide a thorough explanation of any "Yes" response to questions 9 through 14. Please pay special attention to the instructions for each question concerning specificity and detail.

14. 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 indicate your years of professional level attorney experience.

A. I have zero to three years of professional level attorney experience.
B. I have four years of professional level attorney experience.
C. I have five years of professional level attorney experience.
D. I have six years of professional level attorney experience.
E. I have seven years of professional level attorney experience.
F. I have eight years of professional level attorney experience.
G. 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 appropriate, please also indicate the minimum salary you would be willing to accept.

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

15. 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.

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.