EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

Job Summary

Location - Pago Pago, American Samoa

Career Level - Mid-career (2+ years of experience).

Education - Law Degree 

Job Type - Full Time

Positions - Open

Compensation - Salary + Housing Benefits + Moving Stipend

Mandatory Qualifications
  • Juris Doctorate and Bachelor’s Degree required

  • Member in good standing of a state bar in the United States

  • Minimum of 2 years of experience of demonstrated increasing responsibilities with additional experience preferred

  • Commitment to high-quality legal work

  • Must be well-organized with good analytical skills, excellent oral and written communication skills, and able to work in a team environment

  • Self-starter with proven experience as a member of a litigation or prosecutorial team

  • Demonstrated case analysis ability a must

Criminal Prosecutor

Do you want to practice law on a tropical island that remains free of COVID-19? Do you want to gain significant legal experience in a U.S. Territory? Do you want to experience a unique culture in the South Pacific? Do you want to wear flip flops to court?

American Samoa is a U.S. Territory, located approximately six hours from the State of Hawaii, with an approximate population of 55,000. The Territory follows U.S. federal law as well as local territorial law. The Office of the Attorney General is responsible for representing the Territory in both Civil and Criminal legal matters. Our Civil Division provides both general counsel to government departments and representation in litigation. Our Criminal Division prosecutes all crimes in the Territory, from traffic violations to major felonies. Our attorneys enjoy a relaxed, casual environment in a beautiful tropical setting.

 

The Office of the Attorney General in American Samoa is currently accepting resumes for the following Assistant Attorney General positions within our Civil and Criminal Divisions:

CRIMINAL DIVISION: We are recruiting individuals with experience in:

  • Felony prosecutions

  • Misdemeanor prosecutions

  • Juvenile prosecutions

Responsibilities: The Assistant Attorneys General represent the American Samoa

Government in felony, misdemeanor and/or juvenile prosecutions. A high degree of accuracy and attention to detail is required. Our prosecutors are responsible for prosecuting crimes in the territory and such duties include reviewing police reports, preparing pleadings, interviewing victims and witnesses, meeting with police officers and investigators, negotiating pleas and preparing for and conducting judicial hearings (including first appearances, probable cause hearings, motion hearings, status conferences, trials and sentencings). This position also includes such other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the Attorney General.

Additional Qualifications for Criminal Division positions:

  • Experience with prosecutorial case management software and willingness to employ use of same in one's role as prosecutor (preferred, but not required)

  • Experience working with police officers

  • Experience with directing and monitoring efforts of criminal investigators

Job Summary

Location - Pago Pago, American Samoa

Career Level - Mid-career (2+ years of experience).

Education - Law Degree 

Job Type - Full Time

Positions - Open

Compensation - Salary + Housing Benefits + Moving Stipend

Mandatory Qualifications
  • Juris Doctorate and Bachelor’s Degree required

  • Member in good standing of a state bar in the United States

  • Minimum of 2 years of experience of demonstrated increasing responsibilities with additional experience preferred

  • Commitment to high-quality legal work

  • Must be well-organized with good analytical skills, excellent oral and written communication skills, and able to work in a team environment

  • Self-starter with proven experience as a member of a litigation or prosecutorial team

  • Demonstrated case analysis ability a must

Civil Attorney

Do you want to practice law on a tropical island that remains free of COVID-19? Do you want to gain significant legal experience in a U.S. Territory? Do you want to experience a unique culture in the South Pacific? Do you want to wear flip flops to court?

American Samoa is a U.S. Territory, located approximately six hours from the State of Hawaii, with an approximate population of 55,000. The Territory follows U.S. federal law as well as local territorial law. The Office of the Attorney General is responsible for representing the Territory in both Civil and Criminal legal matters. Our Civil Division provides both general counsel to government departments and representation in litigation. Our Criminal Division prosecutes all crimes in the Territory, from traffic violations to major felonies. Our attorneys enjoy a relaxed, casual environment in a beautiful tropical setting.

 

The Office of the Attorney General in American Samoa is currently accepting resumes for the following Assistant Attorney General positions within our Civil and Criminal Divisions:

 

CIVIL DIVISION: We are recruiting individuals with experience in the following areas:

  • Civil Litigation

  • Employment Law

  • Workers Compensation Defense

  • Personal Injury Defense

  • Medical Malpractice Defense

  • Real Estate Litigation

  • Child Support enforcement

 

Responsibilities: Assistant Attorneys General represent the American Samoa Government in a variety of civil matters. A high degree of accuracy and attention to detail is required. This position is responsible for initiating and defending civil actions, which includes preparing pleadings, interviewing clients and witnesses, preparing for and conducting administrative and judicial hearings, as well as legal research and writing. The areas of practice generally include torts, contract, civil procedure, workers’ compensation defense, appellate, constitutional, and other areas of law as needed to defend the Territory and its interests. This position also includes ssuch other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the Attorney General.uch other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the Attorney General.

Additional Qualifications for Civil Division positions:

  • Significant substantive and procedural motion practice, including in a judicial clerkship

  • Strong and successful legal research and writing skills

  • Record of proven negotiation and settlement skills

  • Ability to budget costs and calculate exposure with substantive and procedural legal knowledge

  • Client-focused and client-relation skills required

Job Summary

Location - Pago Pago, American Samoa

Career Level - Entry level (1+ years of experience).

Education -High School Diploma/GED 

Job Type - Full Time

Positions - Open

Compensation - Salary 

Minimum Qualifications
  • High School Diploma or GED

  • One-year related experienc

  • Additional education can be substituted for experience

HOW TO APPLY
  • PLEASE PICK UP AN APPLICATION FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN RESOURCES

  • FILL OUT JOB APPLICATION

  • DROP OFF COMPLETED APPLICATION TO THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN RESOURCES

DIGITIZATION SPECIALIST

The Department of Legal Affairs is seeking individuals to work in Digitization Projects at Immigration office and Territorial Registrar Office. These positions are short term contract (1 to 2 years) and will support the department’s digitization program through routine and repetitive tasks working with large collections of hardcopy paper materials. Positions involves moving and shelving archival materials and may require the ability to lift and carry up to 50 pounds.

Position will be located at the Immigration Office (4 Positions) and Territorial Registrar Office (3 Positions) and will report directly to the IT Manager.

The primary duties and responsibilities of this position include:


• Scan a variety of materials using several types of scanning equipment, for example, scanning photographs, books, maps, and documents using sheet-fed scanners, book scanners, large format scanners,  and flatbed scanners.
• Create and edit basic descriptive information about digitized materials, for example, recording item formats, creation dates, and source information.
• Edit digital content, including cropping and image rotation, Adobe Acrobat, Microsoft Excel, and other programs.
• Perform preservation treatment of materials being digitized, labeling archival materials and filing them.
• Add new content to the digital collections platform; review descriptive information for spelling and other errors.
• Shelve, inventory, and file collections of books, documents and archival material.

 

Best Qualified Candidates will have:

• Experience using Microsoft Office and digital image editing software.
• Experience working with processing archival collections.
• Strong attention to detail.
• Ability to:

· Successfully perform routine and repetitive tasks.
· Lift and carry up to 50 pounds.
· Move and shelve books and archival materials.
· Communicate instructions clearly.
· Learn work processes quickly.
· Adapt easily to changing priorities and task assignments.

 

 

Invitations to interview will be based on an assessment of education and experience.

HOW TO APPLY

  • PLEASE PICK UP AN APPLICATION FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN RESOURCES

  • FILL OUT JOB APPLICATION

  • DROP OFF COMPLETED APPLICATION TO THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN RESOURCES

Job Summary

Location- Pago Pago, American Samoa

Career Level - Mid-career (2+ years of experience)

Education - Law Degree

Job Type: Temporary Appointment

Positions - Open

Compensations - Salary

Mandatory Qualifications

  • Juris Doctor Degree and a license to practice law in American Samoa

  • Pass the Bar Exam in any Jurisdiction

LEGAL COUNSEL FOR ASEPA

The American Samoa-Environmental Protection Agency is looking for an Individual to fill this vacancy as soon as possible. The Legal counsel is responsible for prosecuting all citations issued for violations that are covered in public laws enforced by the agency. The incumbent also provides legal advice on all agency matters, both technical and administrative. The position reports directly to the Deputy Director. 

Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide environmental and general legal advice to agency leaders and all programs

  • Serve as a member of the agency executive leadership team

  • Oversee all enforcement activities of the agency

  • Prosecute environmental citations in accordance with the law and authority granted by the Attorney General of American Samoa

  • Expand the agency's enforcement capacity in the community

  • Interpret local and major U.S. environmental statutes and regulations impacting the agency including :

        - Clean Water Act (CWA)

        - Clean Air Act (CAA)

        - Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA)

        - Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act                       (CERLA)

        - Federal Insecticide Fungicide and Rodenticide Act ( FIRFA)

        - Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA)

Knowledge, Skills and Ability

  • Sound foundation in Federal and Territorial environmental regulations and the criminal justice system

  • Advanced Understanding of the interface between Federal and Territory governments, especially in the areas of environmental governance and conservation 

  • Understanding of emergencies issues within environmental governance and monitoring

  • Knowledge in Local land regulations and customs 

  • Knowledge in strategic planning in the public or private sectors 

*Please see attached document for more information