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 located in Dallas, Fort Worth, Lubbock, Amarillo, and Abilene. 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.
The Criminal Division of the United States Attorney's Office for the Northern District of Texas seeks an experienced attorney to serve as a permanent Assistant U.S. Attorney (AUSA) in our Dallas office. The Criminal Division is responsible for investigation and prosecution of economic crimes, immigration, white-collar crime, counterfeiting, fraud, drug trafficking, violent crimes, firearms, and other criminal offenses. This AUSA primarily will work in support of the Department's "Smart on Crime" initiative, focusing on prevention and reentry efforts for the United States Attorney's Office that complement the law enforcement and investigative functions of the office through community problem-solving. This AUSA will implement and supervise programs throughout the district that enable offenders to successfully reenter society following their incarceration. This AUSA also will monitor and collaborate with trial AUSAs about charging decisions and will coordinate and attend community outreach events and programs designed to combat and prevent violent crime. Responsibilities will increase and assignments will become more complex as 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. Qualified legal experience may include work as an AUSA, a judicial law clerk in either federal or state court, and/or litigation experience in either the private or public sector. 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. 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 and good judgment; excellent oral communication and exhibit the ability to work in a supportive and professional manner with other attorneys, support staff and client agencies, and must have a demonstrated capacity to function with minimal guidance in a highly demanding environment. Applicants will be expected to do their own legal research and writing and will be substantially self-sufficient in preparing day-to-day correspondence and pleadings. 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 must be submitted online through the following http://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/408005500
The deadline to apply is July 9, 2015. If unable to apply on-line, the announcement provides instructions on faxing your documents in the "How to Apply" tab.