The United States Attorneys Office prosecutes federal offenses and defends the U.S. Governments interest in civil cases. The United States Attorneys Office for the District of Nebraska covers all counties in the State of Nebraska. The headquarters office is located in Omaha, Nebraska with a branch office located in Lincoln, Nebraska. This office places a high value on the diversity of experience and cultural perspectives and encourages applications from attorneys from all ethnic groups, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities.
The position is within the Criminal Division, Omaha, Nebraska. The Assistant U.S. Attorney will primarily be assigned to prosecute criminal cases, focusing specifically on gang-related violent crime. The caseload may also include a variety of crimes prosecuted by the U.S. Attorney's office, including other crimes of violence and major drug cases. The Assistant U.S. Attorney will also be involved in community-based crime prevention and re-entry. Candidates with experience working with members of federal, state and local law enforcement agencies to target high impact violent criminals are encouraged to apply. In addition, candidates with experience working with community groups and local governments on issues of crime prevention and re-entry are also encouraged to apply.
Following appointment, Assistant U.S. Attorneys generally must reside in the district to which they are appointed. See 28 U.S.C. § 545 for district-specific information.
This is a permanent position; however, all initial attorney appointments to the Department of Justice are made on a 14-month (temporary) basis pending favorable adjudication of a background investigation.
This position is open to any United States citizen to apply.
Required Qualifications: Applicants for an AUSA position must possess a J.D. degree and be an active member of at least one bar (any jurisdiction), and have at least three-five years post-J.D. legal experience.
Preferred Qualifications: Applicants must demonstrate a quick analytical ability, the facility to accurately and precisely articulate the critical issues in a case, demonstrate exceptional brief writing and oral advocacy skills and exercise good judgment. Applicants must possess excellent communication and courtroom skills and exhibit the ability to work in a supportive and professional manner with other attorneys, support staff and client agencies. Applicants must have a demonstrated capacity to function, with minimal guidance, in a highly demanding office and courtroom environment.
Preferred candidates will have experience in the prosecution of criminal enterprises, including RICO and VCAR, and will have experience working with community groups and local governments on issues of crime prevention and re-entry.
Applicants will be expected to conduct their own legal research and writing and must be substantially self-sufficient in preparing day to day correspondence and pleadings. Applicants must also possess computer literacy skills to include experience with automated research, electronic court filing, e-mail and word processing systems.
Interested applicants should send a resume, cover letter and writing sample to:
United States Attorney's Office
Attn: Denise M. Smith, Administrative Officer
1620 Dodge Street, Suite 1400
Omaha, Nebraska 68102
Resumes should include detailed description of employment history, to include dates of employment (month/year). Resumes will also be accepted via e-mail to email@example.com. The application documents should be contained within one file (with one filename), preferable in PDF format.
Other information about the U.S. Attorneys Office for the District of Nebraska can be found at: http://www.usdoj.gov/usao/ne/
This and other attorney vacancy announcements can be found at: http://www.justice.gov/legal-careers/attorneys-vacancies