ACB Job Connection

Updated 6/18/2018

 
Welcome to the Job Connection of the American Council of the Blind. Nationwide job announcements received are listed here under a variety of categories. When available, a link is provided which will take you directly to an employer's web site.  Please note that ACB cannot always guarantee that a position will still be open at the time you contact the employer. We wish all job seekers the best of luck and hope this service will be of use.
 
Job announcements will remain posted up to 30 days.
 

Job Title: Assistant United States Attorney

Job Location: New Haven, CT

USAO District of Connecticut
New Haven
Attorney
157 Church Street
New Haven, CT 06510
CT-18-004
 
About the Office:
The Office of the United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut prosecutes federal criminal offenses, litigates affirmative civil fraud and enforcement actions, and defends the U.S. Government's interest in civil cases. The District of Connecticut has three offices: New Haven, Bridgeport and Hartford, and has approximately 63 Assistant United States Attorneys representing the interests of the United States in the District of Connecticut. More information about the U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Connecticut is available on our website at  www.justice.gov/usao-ct.
 
Job Description:
The Office of the United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut is seeking applications for an Assistant United States Attorney to serve in the Civil Division’s Affirmative Civil Enforcement and Civil Rights Unit.  The attorney selected will investigate and litigate affirmative civil enforcement cases.
 
Qualifications:
Applicants must possess a J.D. degree, be an active member of the bar (any jurisdiction), and have at least 1-year post-J.D. legal or other relevant experience.
 
Preferred qualifications: Applicants should have excellent writing and oral communication skills, strong character, dedication, work ethic, and the ability to work well with others and independently.
 
United States citizenship is required.
 
You must meet all qualification requirements upon the closing date of this announcement.
 
Salary:
The pay range is $70,111.00 to $164,100.00 (AD-21 through AD-29), including locality pay.
 
Travel:
Occasional travel within and outside the District will be required.
 
Application Process:
To receive consideration for this vacancy, submit a cover letter and resume, including a detailed description of employment history (month/year), by June 25, 2018. 
 
Please submit applications by email (preferred) to usact.civil.applications@usdoj.gov or by mail to: Richard Molot, Assistant United States Attorney, 157 Church Street, 25th Floor, New Haven, CT 06510.
 
No telephone calls please. 
 
Application Deadline:
June 25, 2018
 
Relocation Expenses:
Relocation expenses will not be paid.
 
Number of Positions Available:
1
 

Job Title: Trial Attorney - Detail

Job Location: Washington, DC

Civil Division (CIV)
Federal Programs Branch
Attorney
Washington, DC 20530
* Trial Attorney DETAIL *
 
About the Office:
The Federal Programs Branch specializes in defending Federal Government agencies and officials in high profile civil litigation. The Branch litigates in federal district courts across the country on behalf of more than one hundred Federal agencies, the President and Cabinet officers, and other Government officials. Much of the Branch's current work involves defending against challenges to national security policies and suits under the Freedom of Information Act seeking classified, privileged, and sensitive law enforcement information. The Branch also engages in a limited amount of affirmative litigation to enforce statutes and regulations and to challenge state and local laws that are preempted by federal law.
 
Job Description:
The Civil Division is seeking up to ten DOJ attorneys; and up to five Civil Division attorneys to serve on six-month non-reimbursable details to the Federal Programs Branch.  Detailees will participate in cases spanning a broad range of practice areas.
 
Qualifications:
Must be a current DOJ GS-12 – 15 trial attorney; must possess a J.D. degree and be an active member of the bar (any jurisdiction).  Ability to obtain and maintain a Top Secret security clearance with eligibility for Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI) access depending on organizational assignment/duty location would be helpful. 
 
Under a detail assignment, there is no change to the selectee's base pay. The position will be filled at the employee's current grade level (GS 12 – 15). Temporary promotions are not authorized. 
 
Salary:
$81,548 to $164,200 per year
 
Travel:
Occasional travel may be required.
 
Application Process:
Candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and writing sample via email to FederalPrograms.Vacancies@usdoj.gov. Please use "FPB Trial ATT Detail" in the subject line of your email. Prior to submitting your resume, you should have supervisory support for consideration of this detail.
 
Application Deadline:
June 26, 2018
 
Relocation Expenses:
Not authorized
 
Number of Positions Available:
15
 

Job Title: Law Student Volunteer

Job Location: Washington, DC

National Security Division (NSD)
Foreign Investment Review Staff (FIRS)
Law Student Volunteer, Academic Year
175 N Street, NE
Washington, DC 20002
 
About the Office:
The National Security Division's Foreign Investment Review Staff (FIRS) serves as DOJ's representative on the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) - a multi-agency body that reviews acquisitions of U.S. companies by foreign entities in order to determine the effects of the acquisition on national security - and Team Telecom - an informal inter-agency group that provides opinions to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) as to whether granting particular licenses to foreign-owned or -controlled entities will pose national security risks. FIRS attorneys review foreign acquisitions and provide recommendations regarding these acquisitions to the Deputy Attorney General, the Assistant Attorney General for National Security, and other senior leadership. Recommendations can include the negotiation and drafting of national security agreements and, in some circumstances, the drafting of recommendations to the President of the United States. Team Telecom reviews FCC license applications to determine if a proposed communication provider can pose a risk to national security that is sufficient to merit the imposition of mitigating measures or opposition to the license. FIRS attorneys also supervise compliance of national security agreements between the Department of Justice and foreign-owned U.S. businesses. 
 
In addition to working with a variety of Justice Department components, FIRS works closely with the Departments of Homeland Security, Treasury, Defense, and the Intelligence Community. FIRS also handles a variety of matters at the nexus of international trade, national security, law, intelligence, and policy and represents the Department in several inter-agency committees before the National Security Council. 
 
In the above-described capacities, FIRS supports the mission of the National Security Division, which is to coordinate the Department's efforts in carrying out its top priority of preventing and combating terrorism and protecting the national security. NSD provides legal and policy advice on national security matters, litigates counterterrorism, counterespionage and foreign intelligence surveillance matters, represents the government before the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court and other federal trial and appellate courts, and conducts oversight over Federal Bureau of Investigation national security investigations and foreign intelligence collection.
 
Job Description:
Intern projects may include: researching facts and legal questions, drafting memoranda or other legal and policy analyses, conducting intra- or inter-agency coordination, organizing contracts, evaluating contractual deliverables, preparing briefing material, conducting elements of national security risk assessments, and assisting with presentations and supporting materials for the Chief, Foreign Investment Review Staff.
 
Qualifications:
Applicants must be able to obtain and maintain a security clearance. Applicants must be enrolled in an accredited U.S. law school at the time of application and throughout their internship. Strong research and writing skills are required. Prior interest or experience in national security is highly preferred.

Fall Internship: September-December (a minimum of two full days per week required)
 
Salary:
Volunteer (uncompensated). If your school offers interns academic or work study, we will work with you to meet school requirements whenever possible.
 
Travel:
None
 
Application Process:
Cover letter, resume with two references, transcript (official or unofficial), and a writing sample (not to exceed ten pages).
 
Please submit these materials AS ONE PDF via email to marilyn.shaifer@usdoj.gov.
 
Paper or faxed applications will not be considered.
 
Application Deadline:
June 29, 2018
 
Relocation Expenses:
No relocation expenses will be authorized.
 
Number of Positions Available:
1
 

Job Title: Assistant United States Attorney

Job Location: Mobile, AL

United States Attorney's Office, Southern District of Alabama (SDAL)
Attorney
63 So. Royal Street, Suite 600
Mobile, AL 36602
18-SDAL-AUSA-03
 
About the Office:
The United States Attorney's Office prosecutes federal criminal offenses and defends the U.S. Government's interest in civil cases.  The Southern District of Alabama (SDAL) covers approximately 14,000 square miles, including 400 miles of coastline and 1,700 miles of navigable waterways. This District serves 13 counties within the state and a population of approximately 813,400 citizens.
 
Job Description:
The United States Attorney's Office for the Southern District of Alabama is seeking applications from experienced/senior litigators for an Assistant United States Attorney (AUSA) vacancy to serve in the Criminal Division.  Assistant United States Attorneys assigned to the Criminal Division prosecute federal criminal cases, such as fraud, public corruption, money laundering, immigration offenses, economic crime, narcotics offenses, firearms violations and violent crimes.
As needed, additional positions may be filled using this announcement.

All initial attorney positions to the Department of Justice are made on a 14-month (temporary) basis.

Initial appointment is conditioned upon a satisfactory preemployment 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.
 
Qualifications:
Applicants must possess a J.D. degree, be an active member of the bar (any jurisdiction), have at least 3-years post-JD experience in the legal field, and possess superior oral and written communication skills as well as strong interpersonal skills, exhibit good judgment and function with minimal guidance in a highly demanding environment. 
 
Preferred Qualifications:  The ideal candidate will possess at least 7 years of legal experience prosecuting complex federal or state criminal cases.
 
Must have demonstrated a quick analytical ability and the facility to accurately and precisely articulate the critical issues in a case; and exhibit the ability to work in a supportive and professional manner with other attorneys, support staff, and client agencies.
 
You must be a United States Citizen or National to be considered for this position.  
 
Residency Requirements: 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.
 
Salary:
Assistant United States Attorneys' pay is administratively determined based, in part, on the number years of professional attorney experience. The current range of basic pay is $53,062.00 to $138,790.00, plus locality pay.
 
Travel:
Occasional travel may be required.
 
Application Process:
To receive consideration for this vacancy, your complete application package including a cover letter, resume and writing sample(s) must be received no later than June 29, 2018.  Your resume must include a detailed description of employment history that includes dates of employment (month/year).
 
Applications may be submitted by email (preferred) to usaals.hro@usdoj.gov, or by mail to: ATTN: Jimmie L. Jones, Human Resources Officer, United States Attorney’s Office, Southern District of Alabama, 63 S. Royal St., Suite 600, Mobile, AL 36602. Please reference Vacancy Announcement Number Vacancy Announcement # 18-SDAL-AUSA-03.        
 
Mailed packages must be postmarked no later than the above referenced deadline date in order to be considered.
 
No Telephone Calls Please
 
Application Deadline:
June 29, 2018
 
Relocation Expenses:
Relocation expenses will not be paid
 
Number of Positions:
1
 

Job Title: Assistant United States Attorney

Job Location: Macon, GA

USAO Middle District of Georgia
Attorney
Macon, GA 31201
and/or
Columbus, GA 31901
18-GAM-AUSA-003
 
About the Office:
The Middle District of Georgia encompasses 70 of Georgia’s 159 counties and covers 25,471.5 square miles with a population of approximately 1,600,000. The district is home to Robins Air Force Base in Warner Robins, Moody Air Force Base in Valdosta, Fort Benning in Columbus, and the Marine Corps Logistics Base in Albany, and has courthouses in Macon, Athens, Albany, Columbus and Valdosta.
 
Job Description:
The United States Attorney's Office for the Middle District of Georgia is seeking applications from experienced attorneys who have a strong civil litigation background to fill one or more Assistant United States Attorney (AUSA) vacancies in our district.
 
All initial attorney appointments to the Department of Justice are made on a time-limited (temporary) basis pending favorable adjudication of a background investigation. This position may be extended or made permanent without further competition.
 
Additional vacancies may be filled using this announcement.
 
Qualifications:
Required qualifications: Applicants must possess a J.D. degree, be an active member of the bar (any U.S. jurisdiction, in good standing), and have at least one (1) year post-J.D. legal or other relevant experience. The applicant selected for this position will be required to become a member of the Georgia State Bar.
 
Initial 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.
United States citizenship is required.
 
Preferred qualifications: Applicants should possess superior communication and courtroom skills, exhibit exceptional research and writing ability, and demonstrate strong interpersonal and professional skills. Applicants must also exhibit the ability to work with other attorneys, support staff and client agencies in a professional manner while being able to function in a highly demanding work environment.
 
Salary:
Assistant United States Attorneys' pay is administratively determined based, in part, on the number years of professional attorney experience. The range of basic pay is $53,062 to $138,790 plus locality pay where authorized.
 
Travel:
Frequent travel is required.
 
Application Process:
This position is open until filled, however, applications received by June 29, 2018 will receive first consideration.
 
Application packages should contain a résumé, cover letter and a list of references.
 
NOTE:  Please include the vacancy announcement number listed at the top of this announcement (18-GAM-AUSA-003) on your resume and all other correspondence.
 
Please send application packages to:
Honorable Charles E. Peeler
United States Attorney
c/o Human Resources Specialist
U.S. Attorney's Office
300 Mulberry Street, Suite 400
P.O. Box 1702
Macon, GA 31202-1702
 
Or via email, USAGAM.HR@usdoj.gov.
 
No telephone calls please.
 
Application Deadline:
June 29, 2018
 
Relocation Expenses:
Relocation expenses will not be authorized.
 
Number of Positions Available:
1 or more
 

Job Title: Law Student Volunteer, Fall 2018

Job Location: Des Moines, IA

USAO Southern District of Iowa
Law Student Volunteer, Academic Year
110 East Court Ave
Des Moines, IA 50309
5-SDIA-18
 
About the Office:
The U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of Iowa contains a Civil and Criminal Division. The Criminal Division prosecutes violations of federal criminal law - types of cases include, but are not limited to: mail, wire, tax and securities fraud; environmental crimes; firearm crimes; bank robbery; drug crimes; Internet predators; etc. The Civil Division attorneys act as defense counsel for government agencies and employees. Types of civil cases handled include, but are not limited to: discrimination (race, sex, age, disability, religion); bankruptcy; immigration; Federal Tort Claims Act; etc. Civil Division attorneys also act as plaintiff's counsel in areas, which include, but are not limited to: Medicaid and Medicare fraud; the False Claims Act; and any other cases in which the United States has been injured financially or where injunctive relief is needed.
 
Office Website: http://www.justice.gov/usao-sdia
 
Job Description:
Assignments include, but are not limited to, assisting attorneys with legal research; writing pleadings; trial preparation; and drafting responsive motions, dispositive motions, memoranda of law, and appellate briefs. The law student volunteers will become familiar with the Federal Rules of Civil and Criminal Procedure, the Federal Rules of Evidence, the local rules of practice for the United States District Court, and the local and Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure. In addition, they may attend witness interviews, meetings with investigative agents, and accompany the attorneys to observe court proceedings in cases on which they have worked or in cases of general interest in the office. Law students who qualify to practice under the district court's student practice rules may also be assigned to handle motion hearings. Our goal is to introduce law students to the federal legal system and to help them develop their practical legal skills.
 
Qualifications:
Law students with strong legal research, analysis, and writing skills. U.S. citizenship required. Ability to volunteer 16-40 hours a week is required. Due to the sensitive nature of the work performed by the office, candidates invited to interview will be expected to consent to a credit check; all offers to candidates are conditioned upon the successful completion of a required background check which requires disclosure of any drug use, law enforcement and employment records, and financial credit information.
 
Salary:
Uncompensated
 
Travel:
None
 
Application Process:
E-mailed applications are preferred and may be sent to david.harris2@usdoj.gov. Attached to each e-mail should be a single PDF file consisting of: (1) cover letter (including availability and desired office location i.e. Davenport or Des Moines); (2) resume; (3) law school transcript; and (4) a legal writing sample (no more than 10 pages)
 
Applications may also be mailed to:
U.S. Attorney's Office
Southern District of Iowa
110 E. Court Ave.
Des Moines, IA 50309
 
Point of Contact:
David Harris (Human Resources Specialist)
Email: david.harris2@usdoj.gov
Fax: (515) 473-9298
 
Application Deadline:
June 29, 2018
 
Relocation Expenses:
Relocation expenses will not be paid.
 
Number of Positions Available:
Up to three student volunteer opportunities may be available for Fall 2018. Two students may be selected in the Des Moines office, and one student in the Davenport branch office. In your cover letter, please state location preference.
 

Job Title: Assistant United States Attorney

Job Location: Yakima, WA

USAO Eastern District of Washington
Attorney
402 E. Yakima Ave., Suite 210
Yakima, WA 98901
18-WAE-2018-1
 
About the Office:
The United States Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Washington has a competent, friendly, talented staff and an outstanding relationship with its client-agencies.  The main office is located in Spokane, a branch office is located in Yakima, and an unstaffed trial and preparation office is in Richland.  The District employees approximately 55 personnel, including five Assistant United States Attorneys (AUSAs) and five support staff assigned to the Yakima branch office.
 
The branch office is located in the city of Yakima in central Washington. 
 
The Eastern District of Washington is comprised of 20 counties and is bordered by Canada to the north, Oregon to the south, Idaho to the east and the summit of the Cascade Mountains to the west.  This area is rich in rolling farmland, forested mountains, and arid desert.  Because this area celebrates four distinct seasons, recreational opportunities are numerous and include bicycling, hiking, snow skiing, water sports, fishing and hunting.  More information on Yakima and its educational opportunities, medical facilities, arts, sports, etc., can be viewed on the internet at https://visityakima.com.
 
Job Description:
The office currently has an Assistant United States Attorney position available in the Criminal Division, Yakima branch, office.  The attorney selected will be part of a dedicated team assisting in the enforcement and prosecution of federal criminal laws.  The primary assignments for this attorney will be the investigation and prosecution of immigration crimes, including illegal reentry, marriage fraud, and harboring, alien smuggling, and worksite enforcement.
 
This is a full-time permanent position.  However, all initial attorney appointments to the Department of Justice are made on a 14-month (temporary) basis pending favorable adjudication of a background investigation.
 
Qualifications:
Required qualifications: Applicants must possess a J.D. degree from an accredited law school, be duly licensed and authorized to practice law as an active member of the bar (any jurisdiction), and have a minimum of 2 years of post-J.D. legal or other relevant experience.
 
Preferred qualifications: Applicants must possess excellent research and writing skills, superior oral communication skills and demonstrated capacity to function with minimal guidance, in a highly demanding environment.  Ideal applicants will possess significant trial or other relevent experience involving immigration crimes.  Applicants must exhibit the ability to work in a supportive and professional manner with the attorney team leaders, attorneys, staff and client agencies.
 
Salary:
AUSAs' pay is administratively determined on the number of years of professional attorney experience. The basic range of pay is $53,062 to $138,790 plus locality pay. The current locality pay for Yakima is 15.37%.
 
Travel:
The attorney selected for this position in the Yakima office will occasionally travel to Richland and Spokane, Washington.
 
Application Process:
No later than June 29, 2018, interested applicants must email: (a) a signed cover letter referencing Vacancy Announcement:  18-WAE-2018-1; (b) a detailed resume; (c) a writing sample edited solely by applicant (at least 7 pages in length, containing substantive legal analysis); and (d) a current performance evaluation rating, if any, and three professional references all in PDF format to: USAWAE.Jobs@usdoj.gov, United States Attorneys Office, Attn: Lauri Garcia, HR Specialist, 920 W. Riverside Ave., Suite 340, Spokane, WA 99201-1494.
 
No telephone calls please.
 
Application Deadline:
June 29, 2018
 
Relocation Expenses:
Relocation expenses are not authorized.
 
Number of Positions Available:
1
 

Job Title: Assistant United States Attorney

Job Location: Portland, ME

USAO District of Maine
Criminal Division - Portland, ME
Attorney
100 Middle Street
6th Floor, East Tower
Portland, ME 04101
18-ME-001-AUSA
 
About the Office:
The United States Attorney's Office for the District of Maine has a position available for an Assistant United States Attorney (AUSA) in our Criminal Division.  The District of Maine comprises of the entire State of Maine, which has a population of 1.3 million. Our headquarters office is located in Portland, in Cumberland County, Maine’s largest county with a population of 289,977.  Our branch office is located two hours north in Bangor, in Penobscot County, which is Maine’s third largest county with a population of 152,692. The office prosecutes federal crimes and represents the interests of the United States in civil cases.  This AUSA vacancy is for our Portland, Maine office only.  For additional information regarding the United States Attorney’s Office, District of Maine, please visit https://www.justice.gov/usao-me.
 
Job Description:
The Office has one opening for an experienced criminal prosecutor to enter as an Assistant United States Attorney in the Criminal Division in our Portland, Maine office. This attorney will prosecute a variety of federal criminal cases, with a focus on violent crime and narcotics/opiate prosecutions. Specific case assignments vary depending on the particular needs of the office. This AUSA will also participate in meetings with community leaders to address crime threats and trends. Responsibilities will increase and assignments will become more complex as training and experience progress.  All initial attorney positions to the Department of Justice are made on a 14-month (temporary) basis. Initial 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.
 
Qualifications:
Required Qualifications: Applicants must possess a J.D. degree and be an active member in good standing of the bar (any jurisdiction).  Admission to the Maine bar is not required but is preferred.  Applicants must have a minimum of 3 years of post-J.D. experience and demonstrated excellence in trial advocacy.  The successful applicant must relocate within the District and reside within a reasonable distance of the selected office.  United States citizenship is required. 
Preferred qualifications: Hiring for AUSA positions is highly competitive. Our ideal candidate will have:

  • 3 years of federal or state prosecutorial experience, preferably working within a county or state prosecutor’s office, a U.S. Attorney’s Office and/or a Department of Justice ligating component;
  • Incisive analytical ability and the facility to accurately and precisely articulate the critical issues in a wide variety of criminal case;
  • Superior oral and written communication skills, and strong organizational skills;
  • Strong advocacy skills and courtroom presence;
  • Demonstrate analytical ability, good judgment, and excellent communication and courtroom skills;
  • Excellent computer literacy skills; and
  • Ability to work in a supportive and professional manner with other attorneys, support staff and client agencies.

 
Salary:
Assistant United States Attorneys' pay is administratively determined based, in part, on the number years of professional attorney experience. The range of basic pay is $53,062 to $124,503 plus locality pay where authorized.
 
Travel:
Occasional travel, both within and outside the District of Maine, will be required. Travel requirements typically entail no more than 1-5 days per month.
 
Application Process:
Interested persons should send a cover letter and resume no later than June 29, 2018 to: Lisa Sessions, Human Resource Specialist, United States Attorney’s Office, District of Maine, 100 Middle St., 6th Floor, East Tower, Portland, ME 04101. No telephone calls please. Fax and e-mail applications will not be accepted. The position is open until filled.
 
Application Deadline:
June 29, 2018
 
Relocation Expenses:
Relocation expenses will not be paid.
 
Number of Positions Available:
1
 

Job Title: Assistant United States Attorney

Job Location: Bangor, ME

USAO District of Maine
Criminal Division - Bangor Maine
Attorney
202 Harlow Street
Bangor, ME 04401
18-ME-002-AUSA
 
About the Office:
The United States Attorney's Office for the District of Maine has a position available for an Assistant United States Attorney (AUSA) in our Criminal Division.  The District of Maine comprises of the entire State of Maine, which has a population of 1.3 million. Our headquarters office is located in Portland, in Cumberland County, Maine’s largest county with a population of 289,977.  Our branch office is located two hours north in Bangor, in Penobscot County, which is Maine’s third largest county with a population of 152,692. The office prosecutes federal crimes and represents the interests of the United States in civil cases.  This AUSA vacancy is for our Bangor, Maine office only.  For additional information regarding the United States Attorney’s Office, District of Maine, please visit https://www.justice.gov/usao-me.
 
Job Description:
The Office has one opening for an experienced criminal prosecutor to enter as an Assistant United States Attorney in the Criminal Division in our Bangor, Maine office. This attorney will prosecute a variety of federal criminal cases, with a focus on violent crime and narcotics/opiate prosecutions. Specific case assignments vary depending on the particular needs of the office. This AUSA will also participate in meetings with community leaders to address crime threats and trends. Responsibilities will increase and assignments will become more complex as training and experience progress.  All initial attorney positions to the Department of Justice are made on a 14-month (temporary) basis. Initial 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.
 
Qualifications:
Required Qualifications: Applicants must possess a J.D. degree and be an active member in good standing of the bar (any jurisdiction).  Admission to the Maine bar is not required but is preferred.  Applicants must have a minimum of 3 years of post-J.D. experience and demonstrated excellence in trial advocacy. The successful applicant must relocate within the District and reside within a reasonable distance of the selected office.  United States citizenship is required. 
 
Preferred qualifications: Hiring for AUSA positions is highly competitive. Our ideal candidate will have:

  • 3 years of federal or state prosecutorial experience, preferably working within a county or state prosecutor’s office, a U.S. Attorney’s Office and/or a Department of Justice ligating component;
  • Incisive analytical ability and the facility to accurately and precisely articulate the critical issues in a wide variety of criminal case;
  • Superior oral and written communication skills, and strong organizational skills;
  • Strong advocacy skills and courtroom presence;
  • Demonstrate analytical ability, good judgment, and excellent communication and courtroom skills;
  • Excellent computer literacy skills; and
  • Ability to work in a supportive and professional manner with other attorneys, support staff and client agencies.

Salary:
Assistant United States Attorneys' pay is administratively determined based, in part, on the number years of professional attorney experience. The range of basic pay is $53,062 to $124,503 plus locality pay where authorized.
 
Travel:
Occasional travel, both within and outside the District of Maine, will be required. Travel requirements typically entail no more than 1-5 days per month.
 
Interested persons should send a cover letter and resume no later than June 29, 2018 to: Lisa Sessions, Human Resource Specialist, United States Attorney’s Office, District of Maine, 100 Middle St., 6th Floor, East Tower, Portland, ME 04101. No telephone calls please. Fax and e-mail applications will not be accepted. The position is open until filled.
 
Application Deadline:
June 29, 2018
 
Relocation Expenses:
Relocation expenses will not be paid.
 
Number of Positions Available:
1

Job Title: Assistant US Attorney, Immigration

Job Location: Fargo, ND 

USAO District of North Dakota
Criminal Division
Attorney
655 First Avenue North, Suite 250
Fargo, ND 58102
18USAND-AUSA-02-SRE
 
About the Office:
The United States Attorney's Office represents the United States in civil, criminal and appellate litigation in the District of North Dakota.  The main office is in Fargo, with a staffed branch office in Bismarck.
 
Job Description:
The United States Attorney's Office, District of North Dakota, is seeking an attorney with a strong background in criminal prosecution for its Criminal Division with duty at either, its Main Office, located in Fargo, ND or the Branch Office, located in Bismarck ND. The Assistant U. S. Attorney (AUSA) selected for this position will primarily prosecute immigration crimes, including illegal reentry, marriage fraud, harboring, alien smuggling, and worksite enforcement cases.  The primary duties for this position involve spending substantial time developing, researching, and preparing cases involving primarily immigration crimes from case submission to and through the appellate process. In addition to immigration, this AUSA may also be responsible for handling other general criminal matters.   
 
 
Responsibilities will increase and assignments will become more complex as your training and experience progress.
 
Qualifications:
Required qualifications: Applicants must possess a J.D. degree, be duly licensed and authorized to practice as an attorney under the laws of a State, territory, or District of Columbia, and have at least one year of post-J.D. experience, with preferred applicants having 3 or more years.  Applicants must be active members in good standing of the bar (any jurisdiction).
 
The ideal candidate will have experience handling a variety of complex criminal matters, strong academics, outstanding organizational skills, superior legal writing and research ability, and a demonstrated commitment to professionalism, ethics, civility and public service are beneficial. There is a strong preference for the applicant to possess significant jury trial experience.
 
Applicants must demonstrate a quick analytical ability and the ability to accurately and precisely, articulate the critical issues in a case.  Applicants must demonstrate superior oral and writing skills as well as strong research and interpersonal skills, and good judgment. Applicants must have a demonstrated capacity to function, with minimal guidance, in a highly demanding environment while balancing a high caseload. Excellent computer literacy skills are also necessary.
 
Salary:
Assistant United States Attorneys' pay is administratively determined based, in part, on the number of years of professional experience. The range of pay for this position is $52,062 - $124,502 (Plus 15.37% locality pay).
 
Travel:
Occasional travel within and outside the District will be required.
 
Application Process:
Applications may be submitted via email (preferred method) to the following address:  USAND.HR@usdoj.gov. Reference vacancy announcement number 18USAND-AUSA-02-SRE in the subject line, along with your last name in parenthesis. Applications submitted via email must be in PDF format.
 
OR
Applications may be mailed to:
U.S. Attorneys Office
Attn: Stu Eidenschink, Administrative Officer
655 First Ave N, Suite 250
Fargo, ND 58102
 
You must include current resume, bar membership information and three professional references in your application package to be considered.
 
Applicants must be U.S. citizens.
 
No phone calls, please.
 
This and other attorney vacancy announcements can be found at: https://www.justice.gov/legal-careers
 
The home page for the U.S. Attorney's Office, District of North Dakota may be accessed at: http://www.justice.gov/usao/nd/.
 
Application Deadline:
July 2, 2018
 
Relocation Expenses:
Relocation expenses are not authorized.
 
Number of Positions Available:
1
 

Job Title: Computational Neuroscience Research Assistant

Job Location: Palo Alto, CA

 
About the Office:
A Computational Neuroscience Research Assistant position is currently available at Palo Alto University to support the Clinical Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience Programs directed by Stacie L. Warren, PhD and Tilman Schulte, PhD. This is an exciting opportunity to work on a range of cognitive and affective studies that focus on executive function, emotion regulation, stress responsivity, reward processing, and aging on neural circuitry. Populations of interest include healthy adults, adults with or at risk for developing psychopathology, and neurological disorders. Opportunities to develop and apply novel data analysis techniques, to co-author research publications, and to assist with similar studies in children through a partnership with Stanford University are also available.
 
Job Description:
Essential Functions

  • Developing software/scripts to implement algorithms for data quality control, preprocessing, analysis, and management.
  • Developing and implementing statistical/mathematical modeling (e.g., machine learning algorithms) to characterize high-dimensional datasets.
  • Assisting with analyzing neuroimaging research data using neuroimaging-specific programs and/or software (e.g., FSL, Freesurfer, SPM, AFNI). 

 
Qualifications:

  • BA/BS in a relevant field by the time of appointment.
  • Proficiency in programming (e.g., Matlab, Python, C/C++, java) and shell scripting
  • Proficiency with Linux OS and file system.
  • Experience with any of the following: signal and image processing, machine learning, statistical/mathematical modeling.
  • Excellent organizational and interpersonal communication skills are required.
  • Strong background in biomedical engineering, computer science, applied mathematics, statistics, computational neuroscience, quantitative psychology, or related subjects.
  • Experience in neuroimaging data analysis is desired.
  • A two-year commitment is required.

 
Application Process:
To apply, send a CV, a cover letter stating your research interests and career goals, and contact information for three references to swarren@paloaltou.edu. Review of applications will begin immediately.
 

Job Title: Human Research Protections Program (HRPP) Administrator

Job Location: Palo Alto, CA

 
About the Office:

Palo Alto University is seeking a knowledgeable, respected, goal-driven leader to join our team as the Administrator for its Human Research Protection Program (HRPP).  The successful candidate will have experience in providing direction and administrative oversight to all core components of the institution's HRPP including IRB, Education and Training, and Quality Assurance and Improvement (QA/QI). The HRPP Administrator will oversee the facilitation and support of research reviewed by one Institutional Review Board (IRB) with a largely social behavioral portfolio, including the development and implementation of program goals and objectives.

Job Description:

  • Processing of human subjects research protocols

    • Conducts pre-reviews of submissions (initial, continuing review requests, amendments, unanticipated problems, deviations, etc.)
    • Forwards submissions to the appropriate IRB member for review
    • Acts as liaison between the IRB and researchers, serving as a subject matter expert and primary point of contact
    • Coordinates IRB meetings
    • Creates IRB Meeting Agendas
    • Attends IRB meetings and drafts meeting minutes
    • Prepares correspondence to researchers in response to an IRB review
    • Makes exempt and/or not human subjects determinations
  • Conduct post-approval monitoring (for cause, and not-for-cause) of IRB approved activities.
  • Interpret and apply current knowledge of Federal, State, & University laws, regulations, policies and guidelines governing human subject research and apply them to Institutional policies and procedures as well as the electronic management system; and provide appropriate ongoing education and training.
  • Establish and implement goals and objectives for quality assessment and improvement (QA/QI) of the HRPP. Work closely with Institutional leadership, and ensure transparency with investigators, regarding these QA/QI efforts.
  • Serve as principal point of contact/liaison to both internal constituencies (e.g., investigators, legal counsel, finance office, etc.) and external constituencies (e.g., study sponsors, federal and state oversight agencies) on professional and operational matters pertaining to the HRPP.
  • Develop & maintain positive relationships with collaborating organizations, ensure execution of appropriate reliance agreements.
  • Provide advice, guidance, and problem resolution to research investigators and support personnel in the application of relevant Federal, State, and University laws, regulations, and guidelines.
  • Assist with IRB-related non-compliance issues, as requested.

 
Qualifications:
Essential Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • At least 5 years of experience directly related to the position
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent attendance and punctuality, collegial and diplomatic behavior at work, and work performance to the satisfaction of management are essential functions of the position

 
Preferred Qualifications

  • Demonstrated work experience with increasing responsibility in a human subjects protection program.
  • Experience supervising or conducting human research.
  • Work experience in a University setting.

 
Application Process:
Please send a cover letter and CV to Amanda M. Fanniff, Ph.D. at afanniff@paloaltou.edu. Review of applications will begin immediately.
 

Job Title: ERP Program Analyst

Job Location: Palo Alto, CA

 
About the Office:
Reporting directly to the Director of Enterprise and Web Applications, the ERP Systems Analyst is part of a team that provides technical support for the development, enhancement, customization and maintenance of administrative systems that cross the daily operations of the University.
 
Job Description:
The primary functions of this position are to perform ERP/CRM administration, configuration, report analysis and generation, data transfer and integration, and user support. The individual will work closely with the Director of Enterprise and Web Applications engaging stakeholders to understand data access, reporting and analysis requirements and translating them into actionable plans for the management, manipulation/translation, analysis, and reporting of University information.
 
Essential Functions

  • Identify and recommend technological solutions to meet the operational needs and goals of the University.
  • Create and design scripts and programs to enhance processes.
  • Anticipate, investigate, routinely inspect, and troubleshoot workflow and data integration issues.
  • Integrate data from other systems utilizing T-SQL, PowerShell and other scripting languages
  • Make customizations to ERP and web-based software as needed.
  • Support user requests and implement best practices.
  • Develop and document configuration procedures.
  • Coach front line staff to ensure accurate/consistent information systems practices, and utilize the system to its fullest capacity.
  • Manage, troubleshoot, create, and document workflows
  • Perform daily system monitoring, verifying the integrity and availability of all software resources, systems, and processes.
  • Create, review, and update documentation for the ERP/CRM systems configuration, setup, changes, and procedures pertaining to ERP/CRM systems.
  • Provide documentation and usage training to end users.
  • Responsible for accuracy of the data that is entered into and reported from third party vendors and CRM.
  • Create, validate, update, organize and manage permissions for reports and dashboards.
  • Manage user accounts, profiles, and security.
  • Perform updates and upgrades to all ERP/CRM systems, and third party systems.
  • Provide overlap coverage for routine reporting and TSQL programming.
  • Ability to effectively prioritize tasks in a high-pressure environment.
  • Strong customer service orientation skills.
  • Ability to work in a team-oriented, collaborative environment.
  • Other duties as assigned.

 
Qualifications:

  • A bachelor's degree or equivalent experience.
  • 1 to 2 years Microsoft SQL Server TSQL programming and/or SSRS report design.
  • 1 to 2 years ERP and CRM administration
  • Microsoft SQL Server reporting experience a plus.
  • SQL Server certifications highly preferred.
  • Technical skills to develop and maintain SQL scripts using MS SQL Server
  • Knowledge of asp.net and java scripting.
  • Strong problem solving, written, and verbal skills.
  • Advanced skills with MS PowerPoint, Excel, Word, and Access.
  • Experience with Jenzabar, Sybase Infomaker, Liaison, Tableau, and Adaptive Insights are a plus.

 
Application Process:
Please send a cover letter and resume to ksavage@paloaltou.edu. Palo Alto University is an EEO/AA employer.
 

Job Title: Special Assistant U.S. Attorney (uncompensated)

Job Location: Fresno, CA

USAO Eastern District of California
Criminal Division (Misdemeanor Unit), Fresno Office
Attorney
2500 Tulare Street, Suite 4401
Fresno, CA 93721
 
About the Office:
The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of California represents the Federal government in virtually all litigation involving the United States in the Eastern District of California. This includes all criminal prosecutions for violations of Federal law, civil lawsuits by and against the government, and actions to collect judgments and restitution on behalf of victims and taxpayers. The office places a high value on diversity of experience and cultural perspective and encourages applications from attorneys from all ethnic groups, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities.
 
The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of California is headquartered in Sacramento. The District includes the Central Valley and Sierra Nevada Mountains and encompasses most of the land mass of California – from the Coastal Mountain Range to the Nevada border, and from Bakersfield in the south to the Oregon border. The Fresno Office serves the counties of Calaveras, Tuolumne, Stanislaus, Mariposa, Merced, Madera, Fresno, Kings, Tulare, Inyo, and Kern.
 
Fresno is one of the fastest growing cities in California, due in part to its central location to major tourist areas in California. Fresno is located in the middle of the fertile San Joaquin Valley, also known as the Central Valley, which is a major supplier of food and agricultural products for the United States and the world. This area also includes national treasures such as Yosemite National Park and Sequoia-Kings Canyon National Parks.
 
Job Description:
The United States Attorney is seeking an experienced attorney to serve as a Special Assistant U.S. Attorney (SAUSA) in the Criminal Division, Misdemeanor Unit of the Fresno office.  The SAUSA will be part of a dedicated team helping to enforce Federal criminal laws with an emphasis on prosecuting misdemeanor violations within the Eastern District of California. The SAUSA will receive substantial training in investigating and prosecuting federal crimes, and will have the opportunity to attend formal training or conferences with SAUSAs and Assistant United States Attorneys (AUSAs) from districts across the country.
 
This is a one-year appointment without compensation. Employee benefits for this position will be limited.
 
Note: Employees of the Department of Justice, including uncompensated Special Assistant United States Attorneys, may not engage in the compensated practice of law outside the office. Attorneys are not eligible to serve as Special Assistant United States Attorneys if they have had an employment offer deferred by a law firm and received a payment for the period of their deferral with the expectation of future employment with the law firm, or if they will receive any payment from a law firm during their unpaid employment with the Department of Justice. In addition, contractors, including employees of contractors who do business with the Department of Justice, and who also are attorneys, are not eligible to serve as uncompensated Special Assistant United States Attorneys. 5 CFR 3801.106, Outside Employment, prohibits, generally Department attorneys from engaging in the compensated outside practice of law, with the exception of law professors. Attorneys in this category are employed to teach law, and are not otherwise engaged in the compensated outside practice of law.
 
Qualifications:
Required Qualifications: Applicants must possess a J.D. degree, be duly licensed and authorized to practice as an attorney under the laws of a State, territory, or the District of Columbia. Applicants must 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.
 
United States citizenship is required.
 
Security Requirements:  Initial 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.
 
Following appointment, SAUSAs generally must reside in the district to which they are appointed or within 25 miles thereof. See 28 U.S.C. § 545 for district-specific information.
 
Salary:
Uncompensated
 
Travel:
The position is based in Fresno. Travel will occasionally be required.
 
Application Process:
Interested applicants should send a resume, cover letter, and writing sample to: United States Attorney’s Office, ATTN: Phillip A. Talbert, First Assistant U.S. Attorney, 501 I Street, Suite 10-100, Sacramento, CA 95814.
 
Resumes should include a detailed description of employment history, to include dates of employment (month/year). This announcement is open until filled but no later than Friday, July 6, 2018, and applications must be postmarked by that date to be considered.  Please include the vacancy announcement number listed at the top of this announcement (18-EDCA-08A) on your resume and cover letter.
 
No telephone calls please.
 
This and other attorney vacancy announcements can be found at: http://www.justice.gov/careers/legal/attvacancies.html  and http://www.usdoj.gov/usao/cae.
 
Application Deadline:
July 6, 2018
 
Relocation Expenses:
Relocation expenses are not authorized.
 
Number of Positions:
1 (Additional positions may be added as needed)
 

Job Title: Assistant United States Attorney

Job Location: Providence, RI

USAO District of Rhode Island
Civil Attorney
50 Kennedy Plaza, 8th Floor
Providence, RI 02903
RI-CIVIL-18-10232762-DE
 
About the Office:
Located in the heart of southern New England, the United States Attorney’s office prosecutes federal crimes and represents the interests of the United States Government in civil cases throughout the District of Rhode Island, under the supervision of the United States Attorney, the chief federal law enforcement official for a jurisdiction of 39 cities and towns.  The office is currently seeking an experienced attorney to fill a position in the Civil Division.
 
Job Description:
The position offers a unique and challenging experience for a highly motivated attorney.  The person hired for this position will have primary responsibility for both affirmative and defensive civil cases and matters throughout the district, handling cases and matters from inception through resolution by settlement, motion practice or trial.
 
Qualifications:
Required Qualifications: Candidates must possess a J.D. degree from an accredited law school, be an active member in good standing of the bar of a state, territory, or the District of Columbia and have at least three years of post-J.D. legal or other relevant experience.
 
Preferred Qualifications: The successful candidate should possess substantial civil litigation experience that includes responsibility for all aspects of discovery, trial and appeals, superior writing skills, good judgment, broad-based knowledge of civil practice and procedures, excellent communication and courtroom skills, strong interpersonal skills and will demonstrate the capacity to function with minimum guidance in a highly demanding environment. 
 
In addition, applicants must exhibit the ability to work in a supportive and professional manner with other attorneys, paralegals, support staff and client agencies.
 
Applicants will be expected to do their own legal research and writing and will be substantially self-sufficient in preparing day-to-day correspondence and pleadings. Applicants must be computer literate and adept at learning new computer programs.
 
Salary:
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 $53,062 to $138,790 plus locality pay where authorized.
 
Travel:
Occasional travel may be required. Travel requirements typically entail no more than 1-5 days per month.
 
Application Process:
Applications must be submitted online through the following link:
https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/502131900
 
Application Deadline:
July 13, 2018
 
Relocation Expenses:
Relocation expenses are not authorized.
 
Number of Positions Available:
1
 

Job Title: Assistant United States Attorney

Job Location: Sacramento, CA

Criminal Division (Narcotics & Violent Crime Unit), Sacramento Office
Attorney
501 I Street, Suite 10-100
Sacramento, CA 95814
18-EDCA-11A
 
About the Office:
The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of California represents the Federal government in virtually all litigation involving the United States in the Eastern District of California. This includes all criminal prosecutions for violations of Federal law, civil lawsuits by and against the government, and actions to collect judgments and restitution on behalf of victims and taxpayers. The office places a high value on diversity of experience and cultural perspective and encourages applications from attorneys from all ethnic groups, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities.
 
The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of California is headquartered in Sacramento. The District includes the Central Valley and Sierra Nevada Mountains and encompasses most of the land mass of California – from the Coastal Mountain Range to the Nevada border, and from Bakersfield in the south to the Oregon border. The Sacramento office serves the northern counties of the District: Alpine, Amador, Butte, Colusa, El Dorado, Glenn, Lassen, Modoc, Mono, Nevada, Placer, Plumas, Sacramento, San Joaquin, Shasta, Sierra, Siskiyou, Solano, Sutter, Trinity, Tehama, Yolo, and Yuba.
 
Sacramento, the state capital, is located in the heart of California. The city has been on the move since it became the capital in 1854 and is now one of the fastest growing regions in the United States. Sacramento is home to professional ballet, opera, and theatre companies, including the Sacramento Music Circus, providing a wide range of cultural activities and events. Professional sports are represented by the Sacramento Kings of the NBA, the Sacramento River Cats, a Triple-A baseball team, and the Sacramento Republic FC, a professional soccer team. Bound by two rivers, water recreation tops the list for outdoor activities such as salmon fishing, river rafting, and boating. Nearby Folsom Lake and Lake Natoma offer sailing and windsurfing. Sacramento is located 90 miles northeast of San Francisco and approximately 90 miles west of Lake Tahoe and the Sierra Nevada mountain range, providing numerous recreational opportunities for skiing and boating enthusiasts.
 
Job Description:
The United States Attorney is seeking an experienced attorney to serve as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Criminal Division of the Sacramento Office. The Assistant U.S. Attorney will be responsible for handling a variety of criminal cases with an emphasis on narcotics and violent crime.
 
Following appointment, Assistant U.S. Attorneys generally must reside in the district to which they are appointed. See 28 U.S.C. § 545 for district-specific information.
 
This is a permanent position; however, all initial attorney appointments to the Department of Justice are made on a 14 month (temporary) basis pending favorable adjudication of a background investigation.
 
This position is open to any U.S. citizen to apply.
 
Qualifications:
Required Qualifications: Applicants must possess a J.D. degree, be duly licensed and authorized to practice as an attorney under the laws of a State, territory, or the District of Columbia, and have at least one year of post-J.D. experience. Applicants must be active members in good standing of the bar (any jurisdiction). Ideal qualifications include at least 3-5 years of experience litigating cases in federal courts, with substantial responsibility for all aspects of discovery, trial, and appeals.
 
Preferred Qualifications: Applicants must demonstrate a quick analytical ability and the facility to accurately and precisely articulate the critical issues in a case. Applicants must demonstrate superior oral and writing skills as well as strong research and interpersonal skills, and good judgment. Applicants must possess excellent communication and courtroom skills and exhibit the ability to work in a supportive and professional manner with other attorneys, paralegals, support staff and client agencies. Applicants must have a demonstrated capacity to function, with minimal guidance, in a highly demanding environment.
 
Preferred Qualifications: Applicants will be expected to do their own legal research and writing and will be substantially self-sufficient in preparing day-to-day correspondence and pleadings. Applicants must also demonstrate excellent computer literacy skills to include experience with automated research on the Internet, electronic court filing, and electronic e-mail and word processing systems.
 
The ideal candidate will have some experience working with multi-agency task forces; will have substantial experience and familiarity with federal grand jury practice; will have experience with the use of a multitude of investigatory techniques, including electronic surveillance, tracking devices, search warrants, telephone toll record analysis and asset seizure and forfeiture; and will demonstrate the ability to handle complex cases from the initial investigative stage through trial. Additionally, the ideal candidate will have some subject matter expertise in prosecuting gang violence and/or drug trafficking organizations.
 
Proficiency in the Spanish language is a plus.
 
Security Requirements: Initial appointment is conditioned upon a satisfactory pre-employment adjudication. This includes fingerprint, tax and credit checks, and drug testing. In addition, continued employment is subject to a favorable adjudication of a background investigation.
 
Salary:
Assistant U.S. Attorneys' pay is administratively determined, based in part on the number of years of professional attorney experience. The current recruiting range of pay is $66,253 to $164,100 (which includes 24.86% locality for the Sacramento area).
 
Travel:
The position is based in Sacramento. Travel will occasionally be required.
 
Application Process:
Interested applicants should send a resume, cover letter, and recent writing sample to: United States Attorney’s Office, ATTN: Phillip A. Talbert, First Assistant U.S. Attorney, 501 I Street, Suite 10-100, Sacramento, CA 95814. Resumes should include a detailed description of employment history, to include dates of employment (month/year).
 
This announcement is open until filled but no later than Friday, August 24, 2018, and applications must be postmarked by that date to be considered. Please include the vacancy announcement number listed at the top of this announcement (18-EDCA-11A) on your resume and cover letter. No telephone calls please.
 
This and other attorney vacancy announcements can be found at http://www.justice.gov/careers/legal/attvacancies.html and http://www.usdoj.gov/usao/cae.
 
Application Deadline:
August 24, 2018
 
Relocation Expenses:
Relocation expenses are not authorized.
 
Number of Positions Available:
This announcement is to fill one position; however, depending on the needs of the office, additional positions may be filled using this announcement.