The Western District of Arkansas has 34 counties and includes the cities of, Texarkana, El Dorado, Hot Springs, Fayetteville, and Fort Smith. This Office is proud to represent the federal law enforcement interests of the people of the Western District of Arkansas and the country.
The mission of the United States Attorney's Office, Western District of Arkansas, is 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 administer and enforce the Nation's laws to ensure fair and impartial administration of justice for all Americans. The office is responsible for the prosecution of federal criminal statutes for all of The Western District of Arkansas, from acts of terrorism to public corruption, white-collar crime, organized crime, gang activities, internet-related crimes, drug importation through Western Arkansas, and many other criminal acts. The Office also is charged, through its Civil Division, with defending agencies of the United States, enforcing regulatory agencies' authority, and recovering funds from violators of U.S. criminal, regulatory, and civil laws. 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 integrity. We strive to perform our mission in the most efficient and effective manner.
The U.S. Attorney's Office for the Western District of Arkansas has one (1) vacancy for an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Criminal Division. The position will be located in the Texarkana, AR office. Attorneys in the Criminal Division are responsible for the prosecution of a variety of crimes under federal law including white-collar crime, public corruption, investment schemes, illegal immigration and alien smuggling, drug violations, firearms violations, terrorism, and violent crime.
Responsibilities will increase and assignments will become more complex as your training and experience progress.
Employment with the U.S. Attorney's Office offers a unique and challenging experience for the highly motivated and talented attorney who is committed to serving justice.
Qualifications: Applicants must demonstrate quick analytical ability as the facility to accurately and precisely articulate critical issues in a case. Applicants must demonstrate superior and interpersonal skills, and good judgment. Applicants must possess excellent communication and courtroom skills and exhibit the abilities to work in a supportive and professional manner with other Attorneys, support staff and client agencies. Applicants must have demonstrated capacity to function, with minimal guidance, in a highly demanding environment.
Required Qualifications: Applicants must possess a J.D. degree, be an active member of the bar (any U.S. jurisdiction), and have at least one (1) year post-J.D. legal or other relevant experience.
United States citizenship is required.
Preferred Qualifications: Strong academic credentials, superior legal research and writing skills, quick analytical ability to accurately and precisely articulate critical case-related issues, courtroom experience, excellent interpersonal skills, and the ability to work in a supportive and professional team environment with client agencies, support staff, and other attorneys, and a demonstrated commitment to public service. Applicants also should be computer literate. The candidate selected for this vacancy will represent the United States in a wide variety of criminal cases.
You must meet all qualification requirements upon the closing date of this announcement.