The Office of the United States Attorney for the Northern District of Texas is the principal federal prosecution authority for the North Texas area, with offices in Dallas, Fort Worth, Lubbock, Abilene, and Amarillo. The Civil Division is charged with defending agencies of the United States, enforcing regulatory agency authority, and recovering funds from violators of U.S. criminal, regulatory, and civil laws. The Criminal Division of our office prosecutes all federal crimes in our jurisdiction, including acts of terrorism, public corruption, white-collar crime, organized crime, gang activities, internet-related crimes, and many other criminal offenses.
In all matters, it is our mission to represent the people of the United States in a manner that will instill confidence in the fairness and integrity of our office and the judicial system, and to conduct our work with the highest integrity. We strive to perform our mission in the most efficient and effective manner.
District Website: http://www.justice.gov/usao/txn/.
This is a temporary appointment not-to-exceed 9/30/2016. This position may be extended or made permanent without further competition.
Initial appointment is conditioned upon a satisfactory preemployment adjudication. This includes fingerprint, credit and tax checks, and drug testing.In addition, continued employment is subject to a favorable adjudication of a background investigation.
The Assistant United States Attorney (AUSA) will serve in the Civil Division of the Dallas Office, and will work on affirmative bankruptcy litigation on behalf of federal agencies. The successful applicant will handle bankruptcy work in Dallas for numerous federal agencies, including the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), and the Social Security Administration (SSA). In addition, the successful applicant will work with the U.S. Attorney’s Office’s current bankruptcy team to expand our involvement in complex bankruptcy litigation, including adversary proceedings on behalf of HHS, the Department of Education, our office’s Asset Recovery Unit, and our office’s Affirmative Civil Enforcement section; work on behalf of SSA’s Dallas regional office to recover non-dischargeable overpayments of SSI disability benefits; assist our Criminal Division with the handling of criminal bankruptcy fraud referrals; and handle objections to IRS proofs of claim.
Responsibilities will increase and assignments will become more complex as your training and experience progress.
Required Qualifications: Applicants must possess a J.D. Degree, be an active member of the bar (any U.S. jurisdiction), and have at least 3 years post-J.D. legal or other relevant experience.
United States citizenship is required.
Preferred Qualifications: Ideal qualifications include at least 3-5 years of post-J.D. litigation experience. Hiring preferences include some courtroom experience, strong academics, outstanding organizational skills, superior legal writing and research ability, a strong work ethic, and a demonstrated commitment to professionalism, ethics, civility, and public service. While prior bankruptcy litigation experience is not required, it is preferred. Applicants must demonstrate a quick analytical ability and the facility to accurately and precisely articulate the critical issues involved with a case. Applicants must display strong interpersonal skills, be enthusiastic about working in a team environment and possess good judgment. Applicants must also demonstrate excellent computer literacy skills to include experience with automated research on the internet, electronic court filing, and electronic e-mail and word processing systems.
You must meet all qualification requirements upon the closing date of this announcement.
Applications may be submitted online through the following: http://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/405890500.
The deadline to apply is Friday, June 12, 2015 at 11:59p.m. If unable to apply online, the announcement provides instructions on faxing your documents in the "How to Apply" tab.