The United States Attorney's Office (USAO) for the Northern District of West Virginia (NDWV) prosecutes federal offenses, defends the United States Government's interest and affirmatively pursues claims on behalf of the government in civil cases. The USAO-NDWV currently has 55 employees and contractors, and includes offices located in Wheeling, Clarksburg, Elkins, and Martinsburg, West Virginia.
Additional information about the district can be found on our website at http://www.justice.gov/usao/wvn.
This announcement closing date has been extended to December 10, 2021 to solicit additional applications. If you have already applied to this vacancy announcement, we have your resume and you are still under consideration. Please do not reapply.
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.
United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II is seeking to hire an experienced, highly qualified litigator to handle a wide variety of complex cases, including fraud, white-collar offenses, financial crimes, and public corruption. The incumbent will have the opportunity to be part of a dedicated team helping to enforce federal laws.
All initial attorney appointments to the Department of Justice are made on a 14 month (temporary) basis pending favorable adjudication of a background investigation. Temporary appointments may be extended or made permanent without further competition.
Residency: 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. Section 545 for district-specific information.
Required Qualifications: Applicants must have a J.D. degree, be an active member of the bar (any U.S. jurisdiction), and have at least three (3) years post-J.D. legal or other relevant experience. However, the incumbent must become a member of the West Virginia bar withtin one year of entering on duty.
The applicant must possess superior oral and written communication skills as well as strong interpersonal skills, exhibit good judgment, and have demonstrated capacity to function with minimal guidance in a highly demanding environment.
The applicant will be expected to do his/her own legal research and writing and shall be substantially self-sufficient in preparing day-to-day correspondence and pleadings. Applicants must possess computer literacy skills to include experience with automated research, electronic court filing, electronic e-mail and word processing systems.
Preferred Qualifications: Preferred qualifications include at least five (5) years of legal experience with complex investigations and/or prosecutions, including jury trial experience. Experience working collaboratively with a wide variety of attorneys and non-attorney professionals is strongly preferred.
United States citizenship is required.
Security: Initial appointment is conditioned upon a satisfactory pre-employment adjudication. This includes fingerprints, credit and tax checks, and drug testing. In addition, continued employment is subject to a favorable adjudication of a background investigation.
Benefits: The Department of Justice offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation; sick leave; holidays; life insurance; health benefits; and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System.
Applicants interested should e-mail a resume and cover letter (pdf file preferred) to USAWVN.HR@usdoj.gov.
Resumes should include complete dates (beginning month and year and ending month and year) for all periods of employment. Please ensure that your resume notes month/year of bar membership information.
The point of contact for questions about this announcement is First Assistant United States Attorney Randolph J. Bernard, 304-234-0100.
Note: The Northern District of West Virginia cannot be responsible for lost/misrouted/delayed email transmissions.
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.