Assistant United States Attorney (Civil)

Department Of Justice Brownsville, TX
* Duties

Help Duties Summary

This is a temporary appointment not-to-exceed 14 months and may be extended or made permanent without further competition.

NOTE: This is an open and continuous announcement to fill current and future vacancies. This announcement may close on the listed closing date or when all positions are filled, whichever comes first. Applications received by July 25th, 2018 will receive first consideration. Extensions beyond 14 months are subject to funding availability.

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Responsibilities

The U.S Attorney's Office for the Southern District of Texas, with approximately 190 Assistant United States Attorneys, is among the largest in the country. The office prosecutes federal crimes and represents the interests of the United States in civil cases. The Southern District of Texas stretches from the Houston area southwest to the Mexican border. The U.S.Attorney's Office operates staffed offices in Brownsville, Corpus Christi, Houston, Laredo, McAllen, and Victoria.

These positions are located in Brownsville and McAllen, Texas.

For more information on the Department of Justice and the United States Attorney's Offices, visit: http://www.justice.gov/careers/careers.html

For more information on the U.S. Attorney's Office, Southern District of Texas, visit: https://www.justice.gov/usao-sdtx

As needed, additional positions may be filled using this announcement.

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.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position 1-5 nights per month on average.

Supervisory status

No

Promotion Potential

29

* Job family (Series)

0905 Attorney

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* Requirements

Help Requirements Conditions of Employment

You must be a United States Citizen or National.

Security Requirements: 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.

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.

Selective Service: If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law. See www.sss.gov.

J.D. degree and active member of the bar (any U.S. jurisdiction) required.

Type of Position: This is a temporary position not-to-exceed 14 months. This position may be extended or made permanent without further competition.

Qualifications

Required Qualifications:

Applicants must possess a J.D. Degree, be an active member of the bar (any U.S. jurisdiction), and have at least 1* year post-J.D. legal or other relevant experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

The ideal candidate will have at least four (4) years of civil litigation experience in litigation of land condemnation cases, oil and gas disputes, and real estate matters. Other desirable casework includes employment litigation, torts, immigration, and bankruptcy. Additional preferred qualifications are first-chair federal trial experience, strong academics, outstanding organizational skills, superior legal writing and research ability, and exceptional computer literacy skills (internet research, electronic court filing, email and word processing systems). Ideal candidates will also possess demonstrated analytical ability, good judgment and courtroom skills, and a commitment to professionalism, ethics, civility, and public service. Texas Bar membership is preferred, but not required. Spanish language proficiency is helpful, but not required.

You must meet all qualification requirements upon the closing date of this announcement.

Education

Applicants must possess a J.D. Degree

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