The United States Attorney's Office for the Southern District of Texas, with approximately 180 Assistant United States Attorneys, is among the largest in the country. The office prosecutes federal crimes and represents the interests of the United States in civil cases. The Southern District of Texas stretches from the Houston area southwest to the Mexican border. The United States Attorney's Office operates staffed offices in Brownsville, Corpus Christi, Houston, Laredo, McAllen, and Victoria.
Responsibilities and Opportunity Offered: The United States Attorney's Office for the Southern District of Texas seeks an experienced attorney to fill one or more anticipated vacancies in the Criminal Division of its Houston office. The incumbent will be responsible for prosecuting cases offenses related to the sexual exploitation of children -- specifically, child pornography and online child sexual solicitation cases -- as part of the Project Safe Childhood program.
Area of Consideration: All U.S. Citizens
Required qualifications: Applicants must possess a J.D. degree, be an active member of the bar (any U.S. jurisdiction), and have at least three years of full-time post-J.D. legal or other relevant experience.
Preferred Qualifications: Hiring preferences include significant first-chair federal criminal trial Experience (including experience with child pornography and online child sexual solicitation prosecutions), strong academics, outstanding organizational, time management, and interpersonal skills, superior legal writing and research ability, and a demonstrated commitment to professionalism, ethics, civility, and public service.
United States citizenship is required.
Application Process And Deadline Date: Applications must be submitted online through the following link: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/PrintPreview/396880300. The deadline to apply on-line is 11:59 p.m. (EST) on March 20, 2015. If unable to apply on-line, the announcement provides instruction on faxing your documents in the "How to Apply" tab.
Complete applications submitted through USAJOBS will include:
Required: Responses to the Occupational Questionnaire;
Required: Cover letter (including the announcement number) addressed to: Mitch Neurock, Executive Assistant United States Attorney, United States Attorney's Office, 1000 Louisiana, Suite 2300, Houston, TX 77002
Required: Your resume showing relevant experience and dates of employment (include day/month/year);
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; and
Required: Brief writing sample (not more than 20 pages);
Incomplete or late applications will not be considered. All application materials must be submitted via the USAJOBS website by the closing date of the announcement. No hard copy or E-mailed documents will be accepted.
Please, no telephone calls regarding the status of an application once the announcement has closed.
If you have questions: Feel free to contact Dell Mara Lovell, Human Resources Officer, E-mail Dell.Mara.Lovell@usdoj.gov with questions regarding the application process.