If you are looking for an exciting and challenging career, this is the position for you. With a diverse and talented workforce of over 100,000 men and women, the Justice Department leads the Nation in ensuring the protection of all Americans while preserving their constitutional freedoms. You can be part of a dedicated team helping to enforce the law and defend the interests of the United States, provide Federal leadership in preventing and controlling crime, seek just punishment for those guilty of unlawful behavior, and to administer and enforce the Nation's laws to ensure fair and impartial administration of justice for all Americans. We strive to build a stronger office through recruitment efforts and maintain the high standards of the office by promoting professional development. We seek to build a legacy of excellence.
In all matters, it is our mission to represent the people of the United States in a manner that will instill confidence in the fairness and integrity of our office and the judicial system, and to conduct our work with the highest if integrity. We strive to to perform our mission in the most efficient and effective manner.
This position is located in Gulfport, Mississippi.
The district encompasses the 45 southern counties of the state and more that 2 million people. Our district also includes numerous military bases and installations, a NASA rocket testing facility, and the Choctaw Indian Reservation.
The selected applicant will have responsibility for all phases of criminal prosecution including providing guidance to law enforcement officers, initiating criminal charges, conducting grand jury proceedings, trials and handling appeals or asset forfeiture matters.
Responsibilities will increase and assignments will become more complex as your training and experience progress.
Required Qualifications: Applicants must possess a J. D. degree, be an active member of the bar (any U. S. jurisdiction), and have at least 3 years post-J.D. legal or other relevant experience. Proof of active bar membership is required. Qualifying legal experience may include work as an attorney, as a judicial law clerk in either a Federal or state court and.or litigation experience in either public or private sector.
United States citizenship is required.
Preferred Qualifications: Hiring preference wil be given to applicants with courtroom experience in prosecuting a range of violent crimes, firearms offenses, and complex white-collar crimes; strong academics; outstanding organizational skills; superior legal writing and research ability; and demonstrated commitment to professionalism, ethics, civility, community involvement, and public service. Applicants must demonstrate quick analytical ability and the facility to accurately articulate the critical issues involved with a case. Applicants must display strong interpersonal skills and good judgment, have excellent oral communication skills, exhibit the ability to work in a supportive and professional manner with other attorneys, support staff and client agencies, and must have demonstrated capacity to function with minimal guidance in a highly demanding environment. 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 skills to include experience with automated research on the internet, electronic court filing, email and work processing systems.
You must meet all qualification requirements upon the closing date of this announcement.
You must apply online via USAJOBS https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/502537800