The United States Attorney for the Southern District of West Virginia has an opening for an Assistant United States Attorney in the Criminal Division of the Charleston office. The Office of the United States Attorney for the Southern District of West Virginia currently has 64 employees. The primary office is located in Charleston. There are two staffed branch offices in Beckley and Huntington, and one un-staffed branch office in Bluefield. The Charleston office currently employs 16 Assistant United States Attorneys in the Criminal Division and five Assistant United States Attorneys in the Civil Division.
The Office of the United States Attorney offers a unique and exciting experience for a highly motivated team player with the desire to engage in challenging and important litigation. Applicants must demonstrate personal integrity, good judgment, analytical and ability, and excellent organizational, interpersonal and litigation skills. In addition, applicants must be willing to follow rules and directives, and work in a supportive and professional manner with other attorneys, support staff and client agencies.
The incumbent will represent the United States in criminal matters and cases. The incumbent will also be expected to timely prepare and disseminate media releases and respond to inquiries from the news media on behalf of the USAO, and coordinate and/or participate in community outreach programs of the USAO.
Applicants must have a J.D. degree and have at least one year of post-J.D. experience. Applicants must be duly licensed and authorized to practice as an attorney under the laws of a State, territory, or the District of Columbia. In addition, the Local Rules for the United States District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia require all Assistant United States Attorneys to become members of the West Virginia State Bar within one year of appointment.
A background, experience or degree in public relations, journalism, or communications is preferred but not required.
To be considered for a position, applications must be received by close of business May 20, 2015. Do not submit your application to both e-mail address and mailing address. Please mail your resume to:
The Honorable R. Booth Goodwin II
United States Attorney Southern District of West Virginia
P.O. Box 1713
Charleston, WV 25326
Resumes will not be accepted by fax. Candidates who have submitted applications within the past year need only submit a letter relating his or her continued interest, unless updated information is required.
As needed, additional positions may be filled from this announcement.
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