The United States Attorneys Office prosecutes federal criminal offenses and defends the interests of the United States in civil and appellate matters in the district. The Eastern District of Texas is a large district consisting of six staffed offices that cover 43 counties in the eastern part of the state, spanning more than 50,000 square miles from the Oklahoma border to the Gulf of Mexico. Offices are located in Beaumont, Lufkin, Plano, Sherman, Texarkana, and Tyler. Our district works closely with federal agencies and law enforcement personnel located throughout the district and in the Dallas/Fort Worth and Houston metropolitan areas.
The U.S. Attorney's Office is located at 350 Magnolia Ave., Ste. 150 Beaumont, Texas. The city of Beaumont is the hub of Southeast Texas and the region's largest city with a population of approximately 110,000. Jefferson, Hardin and Orange Counties are home to nearly 400,000 residents. Beaumont is located near the Gulf Coast and 90 minutes east of Houston. Oil put Beaumont on the map when the Spindletop gusher made headlines in 1901 and continues to be a critical industry providing jobs and an excellent standard of living for its residents. The area features quality public education including Lamar University. Because of the area's moderate climate, Southeast Texas is a sportsman's paradise with outdoor activities year round. Nearly two million people annually spend their leisure time on the beaches along the Gulf of Mexico, the National Forests north of Beaumont and other parks, lakes, wooded areas and marshlands. The area also boasts performing arts centers and top notch restaurants that feature authentic Mexican and Cajun cuisine.
The United States Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Texas has a vacancy in the Criminal Division in our Beaumont office. This position will be responsible for investigating and prosecuting a variety of federal crimes. Employment with the U.S. Attorney's Office offers a unique and challenging experience for the highly motivated and talented attorney who is committed to serving justice.
Responsibilities will increase and assignments will become more complex as your training and experience progress.
All initial attorney appointments to the Department of Justice are made on a 14-month (temporary) basis pending favorable adjudication of a background investigation.
Required Qualifications: Applicants must possess a J.D. degree from an accredited law school, be an active member of the bar (any U.S. jurisdiction), and have at least three (3) years of post-J.D. experience.
Preferred Qualifications: Strong academic credentials, superior legal research and writing skills, quick analytical ability to accurately and precisely articulate critical case-related issues, courtroom experience, good interpersonal skills, the ability to work in a supportive and professional team environment with client agencies, support staff and other attorneys, and a demonstrated commitment to public service.
You must meet all qualifications requirements upon the closing date of this announcement.
Initial appointment is conditioned upon a satisfactory pre-employment 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.
United States citizenship is required.
Applications may be submitted online through the following link: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/viewDetails/406672200
No telephone calls please.
Applications must be received by Monday, July 06, 2015. If you are unable to apply online, the announcement provides instructions for faxing your documents under the "How to Apply" tab.