The United States Attorney's Office for the Southern District of Texas, with approximately 190 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.
The United States Attorney's Office for the Southern District of Texas seeks one experienced attorney to serve as an Assistant U.S. Attorney (AUSA) in its Houston office. The incumbent will conduct and manage all aspects of asset forfeiture prosecutions in both civil and criminal cases, as well the forfeiture aspects of criminal cases involving victims. This is a TERM appointment not to exceed 14 months.
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 at least five (5) years of litigation experience, whether criminal or civil. Experience in asset forfeiture litigation is desirable, as are strong academics, significant first-chair criminal litigation experience, outstanding organizational, time management, and interpersonal skills, superior legal writing and research ability, and a demonstrated commitment to professionalism, ethics, civility, and public service. Qualifications must be met by the closing date of the announcement.
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/402347700. The deadline to apply on-line is 11:59 p.m. (EST) on May 12, 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: Resume showing relevant experience and dates of employment (include day/month/year);
Required: Brief writing sample (not more than 20 pages); and Required, if applicable: Documentation supporting claim for veterans' preference or hiring eligibility based on disability status (see Department Policies).
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.