The United States Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Washington has three offices. The main office is located in Spokane, a branch office is located in Yakima, and an unstaffed office is located in Richland. This District employs approximately 55 personnel, including six Assistant United States Attorneys and five support staff assigned to the Yakima branch office. The office has a competent, friendly, and talented staff, and an outstanding relationship with its client-agencies.
The office currently has an Assistant United States Attorney position available in the Criminal Division, Yakima branch office. The attorney selected will be part of a dedicated team assisting in the enforcement and prosecution of federal criminal laws. The primary assignments for this attorney will include the investigation and prosecution of a wide-range of criminal matters involving firearms, drug trafficking, immigration, counterfeiting, child exploitation, explosives, and violent crimes. Other assignments will include participation in reentry court, prison outreach and other outreach programs as part of the District's Smart on Crime action plan. This is a full-time, permanent position.
The branch office is located in the city of Yakima in central Washington. The Eastern District of Washington is comprised of 20 counties and is bordered by Canada to the north, Oregon to the south, Idaho to the east, and the summit of the Cascade Mountains to the west. This area is rich in rolling farm land, forested mountains, and arid desert. Because this area celebrates four distinct seasons, recreational opportunities are numerous and include, bicycling, hiking, snow skiing, water sports, fishing and hunting. More information on Yakima and its educational opportunities, medical facilities, arts, sports, etc., can be viewed on the internet at http://www.yakimawa.gov.
Required qualifications: Applicants must possess a J.D. degree, be an active member of the bar (any jurisdiction), and have at least 2 years post-J.D. experience. United States citizenship is required.
Preferred qualifications: Applicants must possess excellent research and writing skills, superior oral communication skills, and a demonstrated capacity to function, with minimal guidance, in a highly demanding environment. Ideal applicants will possess significant trial experience. Applicants must exhibit the ability to work in a supportive and professional manner with attorney team leaders, attorneys, staff, and client agencies.
Interested applicants should send a cover letter and resume to: United States Attorneys Office, Attn: Kathy Devlin, Administrative Services Specialist, Post Office Box 1494, Spokane, Washington 99210-1494 (or 920 West Riverside Avenue, Suite 340, Spokane, WA 99201).
No telephone calls please. Applications must be received in the office or post-marked no later than June 3, 2015.
For additional information on the United States Attorneys Office, Eastern District of Washington, refer to our internet site at http://www.justice.gov/usao/wae/
This and other attorney vacancy announcements can be found at: http://www.justice.gov/legal-careers/vacancies