The United States Attorney's Office employs approximately 160 Assistant United States Attorneys. Slightly more than half of these attorneys work in the Houston office, but a growing number are assigned to our offices in Brownsville, Corpus Christi, Laredo, McAllen and Victoria. The office's attorneys bring a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences, including service in private law firms, state prosecutor's offices, public defender's offices and the military (to name a few). Career prosecutors make up a significant percentage of the office's attorneys.
The United States Attorney's Office publicly advertises its attorney vacancies at http://www.justice.gov/careers/legal/attvacancies.html. Even when positions are not immediately available, however, the office welcomes expressions of interest from qualified candidates. Please E-MAIL your cover letter, resume and a short writing sample to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you wish, you may mail these materials to:
First Assistant United States Attorney
Houston, Texas 77002
For basic consideration, applicants must possess a J.D. degree and be an active member of at least one bar (any jurisdiction). Preferred qualifications include strong academics, superior research and writing skills and a demonstrated commitment to professionalism, ethics, civility and public service. Candidates with fewer than three years of experience as a licensed attorney will typically be less competitive in the selection process.
Applicants who have tentatively been selected for positions with the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of Texas will find below a list of security and administrative forms required for a background investigation.
AUSA Security and Administration Forms
Office of Personnel Management Web Site