The United States Attorney's Office for the District of Nevada has about 60 attorneys, with about 50 in Las Vegas and 10 in Reno. The Las Vegas metropolitan area, with a population approaching two million people, is among the fastest growing areas in the Southwest. Renowned for entertainment and gaming, the area also abounds in recreational, cultural, and educational opportunities. The influx of people into southern Nevada has increased the availability of excellent and affordable housing, expanded the public school system, and resulted in shopping and consumer services that rival or surpass those of much larger cities. The cost of living is moderate, and there is no state income tax. Although known for its summer heat, our mild climate in the fall, winter, and spring provides an ideal place to enjoy the unlimited recreational activities year round. Las Vegas is within one hour of Mt. Charleston, Red Rock Canyon, Hoover Dam, and the Lake Mead National Recreation Area, and within a day's drive of the Grand Canyon, Zion National Park, Bryce Canyon National Park, Lake Powell, Lake Havasu, Death Valley, and several ski areas.
As the federal agency whose mission is to ensure the fair and impartial administration of justice for all Americans, the Department of Justice is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive work environment. To build and retain a workforce that reflects the diverse experiences and perspectives of the American people, we welcome applicants from the many communities, identities, races, ethnicities, backgrounds, abilities, religions, and cultures of the United States who share our commitment to public service.
The attorney filling this position will represent the United States, its agencies, and employees in civil litigation brought against the government. The case load will likely include tort actions under the Federal Tort Claims Act (premises liability, vehicle accidents, medical malpractice, etc.), Bivens based constitutional tort claims against federal employees, employment litigation, bankruptcy, review of agency decisions under the Administrative Procedures Act, etc. The attorney may handle affirmative civil litigation on behalf of the United States, including fraud, civil penalty, forfeiture, and collection cases.
Responsibilities will increase and assignments will become more complex as your training and experience progress.
Applicants must possess a J.D. Degree, be an active member of the bar (any U.S. jurisdiction), and have at least 3 year post-J.D. legal or other relevant experience.
United States citizenship is required.
The Preferred candidate will have at least 3 to 5 years of federal litigation experience. The preferred candidate must have experience taking and defending depositions of lay and expert witnesses. The preferred candidate must also have experience working with expert witnesses, including locating expert witnesses, and preparing expert witness disclosures.
Candidates should have an outstanding academic record and litigation experience. Candidates should have excellent legal research and writing skills. In addition, candidates should demonstrate a strong ability to communicate effectively with courts, colleagues, opposing counsel and others. Candidates should also have significant computer and computer software literacy.
You must meet all qualification requirements upon the closing date of this announcement.
You must apply online using the link below which opens on from Thursday, October 21, 2021 thru Thursday, November 26 2021. The complete applicant must be submitted by 11:59pm EST on the closing date to receiveconsideration.
You must provide a complete Application Package which includes:
- Required - Your responses to the Online Occupational Questionnaire (This is completed automatically during the apply online process).
- Required - Your resume showing relevant experience and dates of employment (include month/year), law school graduation date (month/year), AND bar admission date (month/year).
- Highly Recommended - A cover letter expressing your interest in the position as well as your interest in relocating to Las Vegas, Nevada, if not currently a resident.
- Highly Recommended - A writing sample.
- Required, if applicable - A recent copy of an SF-50 (Notification of Personnel Action), showing title, series, grade, and current salary; and a copy of your most recent performance appraisal.
- Required, if applicable - To get Veterans' Preference, you must indicate your preference in response to the appropriate question in your assessment questionnaire and you must submit the appropriate supporting documentation. See the "How you will be Evaluated" section for details regarding what is appropriate Veterans' Preference documentation. It is also recommended that you include veterans' preference information in your cover letter or resume.
Applicants should familiarize themselves and comply with the relevant rules of professional conduct regarding any possible conflicts of interest in connection with their applications. In particular, please notify this Office if you currently represent clients or adjudicate matters in which this Office is involved and/or you have a family member who is representing clients or adjudicating matters in which this Office is involved so that we can evaluate any potential conflict of interest or disqualification issue that may need to be addressed under those circumstances.