$93,587 (CL 28)
DEPENDING ON EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS
SAN FRANCISCO, CA
Are you interested in a position that supports the federal Judiciary's mission of ensuring equal justice under the law? The Office of Staff Attorneys for the Ninth Circuit is seeking talented Staff Attorneys to join our team in the Research Unit and the Motions Unit. Staff attorneys report to the Director of Staff Attorneys via a supervising staff attorney and provide substantive legal analysis, advice and assistance on appeals pending before the Court and on other court-related legal issues.
Minimum of 1 year post-JD legal work experience; two years preferred.
Advanced ability to comprehend and apply a wide range of legal concepts, principles, and practices.
Advanced ability to conceptualize complex legal problems and solutions and articulate them clearly, succinctly and effectively, both orally and in writing.
Advanced ability to receive and apply instruction and to progress to a level of professional independence at which less supervision is required.
Computer proficient. Advanced ability to use computer-assisted legal research services.
Advanced ability to manage workload, to take increasing responsibility for work product, to be self-motivated, to respond quickly to expedited matters, to meet deadlines, and to accommodate demands for increased productivity.
TOTAL REWARDS AND WORK-LIFE BALANCE
Salary*: Depending on qualifications and experience, $93,587 (CL 28)
Time off: 13 vacation days; 13 sick leave days; 10 paid holidays
Benefits: Employer subsidized health and life insurance plans. Dental, vision, flexible spending account, long-term care plans available. Employer sponsored pension plan and supplemental retirement contribution plans with employer match.
Other Perks: Telework opportunities, mass transit subsidy, reasonable work hours, team environment, creative people, and enhanced vacation accrual-based tenure.
HOW TO APPLY
Please submit a PDF application packet through the Career Portal that includes: 1) resume with 2) a cover letter which clearly describe how you meet the above listed qualifications for this position, along with 3 references.
Applications are accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis. More than one position may be filled from this announcement. Only candidates selected for an interview will be notified. Unsuccessful candidates will not receive notice. Applicants scheduled for interviews should advise the Human Resources department if any accommodation will be necessary to interview, must travel at their own expense, and relocation expenses will not be reimbursed.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
U.S. citizen or a permanent resident in the process of applying for citizenship. Direct deposit of pay required. Provisionally hired pending results of background investigation and fingerprinting. Positions with the U.S. Courts are at-will, excepted service appointments, and may be terminated with or without cause by the Court. Employees are required to adhere to the Code of Conduct for Judicial Employees. The Ninth Circuit reserves the right to modify the conditions of this job announcement, or to withdraw the announcement, without prior written or other notice.
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