The United States Attorney's Office represents the United States in criminal and civil actions in federal district court throughout the state of Idaho. It has offices in Boise, Pocatello, and Coeur d'Alene. The Civil Division has 5-6 attorneys. It is based in Boise. The Criminal Division has approximately 20 attorneys.
This vacancy is in the Civil Division in Boise. The Civil Division defends the United States, its agencies and employees against Federal Tort Claims Act cases, constitutional torts, discrimination claims, Administrative Procedure Act cases, and appeals of Social Security disability claims; and represents the interests of the United States in tax and bankruptcy cases. It also brings affirmative actions to recover money owed to the United States Government and to protect individual civil rights; and intervenes in and prosecutes select qui tam cases.
The District has an opening for an Assistant United States Attorney (AUSA) in the Civil Division. This position is a general civil litigation position. The attorney will represent the United States, its agencies and employees, in a variety of civil cases, both affirmative and defensive.
All initial attorney appointments to the Department of Justice are made on a 14 month (temporary) basis pending favorable adjudication of a background investigation.
Required qualifications: Applicants must possess a J.D. degree, be an active member of the bar (any U.S jurisdiction), and have at least 2 years post-J.D. legal or other relevant experience.
Preferred qualifications: Ideally, an applicant will have: a record of academic excellence, demonstrated commitment to public service, experience as a federal law clerk, three to eight years of experience as a civil litigator, a strong desire to practice in Idaho, experience prosecuting or defending civil cases as a first or second chair, experience conducting depositions, and experience planning and executing case strategy. In addition, the ideal applicant will demonstrate superior written and oral communication skills, superior research skills, and a demonstrated ability to work well with others, including support staff, peers, and supervisors.
United States citizenship is required.
Interested persons should send an original, signed cover letter; detailed resume; writing sample (ideally, edited solely by the applicant and 7-12 pages in length, with substantive legal analysis), and two references who may be called at any time during the hiring process. The signed cover letter should state why the applicant wants to work in the district of Idaho.
Although the "point" system is not used, per se, applicants eligible to claim 10-point preference must submit Standard Form (SF) 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference, and submit the supporting documentation required for the specific type of preference claimed.
If you applied for vacancy 15-ID-AUSA-01 and would like to be considered for this position, email firstname.lastname@example.org. It is not necessary to resubmit an application packet.
Applications must be received by March 27, 2015.
Please send your resume to:
Wendy J. Olson, United States Attorney
Attn: Becky Early
United States Attorney's Office
District of Idaho
800 Park Blvd., Ste. 600
Boise, ID 83712
No telephone calls please.