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 Criminal Division has approximately 20 attorneys. The Civil Division has 5-6 attorneys and is only based in Boise. This new Assistant United States Attorney (AUSA) position will be located in the Criminal Division, in the main office in Boise, Idaho. Boise is located in the Treasure Valley, in which 40 percent of Idaho's population resides.
The District has an opening for an Assistant United States Attorney (AUSA) in the Criminal Division. This new position will direct the District's Smart on Crime action plan. The selected applicant will be responsible for reentry court, prison outreach and other outreach programs, and developing new and innovative outreach and prevention programs. The position will also be responsible for coordinating the District's existing violent crime and drug trafficking enforcement programs. In addition, the selected applicant will also be responsible for handling a criminal caseload prosecuting violent crime and drug trafficking offenses, using a broad array of federal criminal statutes, including drug conspiracy, possession of firearms and possession in furtherance of drug trafficking crimes, money laundering, and asset forfeiture.
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 or state law clerk, six to twelve years of trial experience as a criminal prosecutor in state and/or federal court, a strong desire to practice in Idaho, and experience planning and executing case strategy. The applicant should also have experience with reentry programs, as well as crime prevention and outreach programs. In addition, the ideal applicant will demonstrate superior written and oral communication skills, superior research skills, which should include successfully defending convictions on appeal, 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.
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.