The U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of New Mexico has approximately 165 employees and contractors. The main office is located in Albuquerque. The branch office in Las Cruces is located approximately 225 miles south of Albuquerque, is 50 miles from the Mexican border, and includes approximately 45 of the district employees and contractors. The District also has an unstaffed office in Santa Fe.
The attorney selected will be working in the Criminal Division and will handle prosecutions of a wide variety of federal offenses.
Required Qualifications: Applicants must possess a J.D. degree, be an active member, in good standing, of the bar (any jurisdiction), and have at least one (1) year of post-J.D. experience.
United States citizenship is required.
Preferred Qualifications: Hiring preference will be given to applicants with prior Felony trial experience prosecuting Indian Country crimes and/or drug-trafficking offenses and those that have demonstrated the ability to handle complex cases from the initial investigative stage through trial. Also, consideration will be given to applicants with 1-3 years' experience for certain entry-level positions.
Applicants must demonstrate a quick analytical ability and the facility to accurately and precisely articulate the critical issues in a case and demonstrate superior oral and writing skills as well as strong research and interpersonal skills, and 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.
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, and electronic e-mail and word processing systems.
Applications must be submitted online through the following link: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/408053600
You must provide a complete Application Package which includes:
-Required - Your responses to the Occupational Questionnaire (online or 1203-FX).
-Required - Your cover letter and resume showing relevant experience and dates of employment (include day/month/year).
-Required, if applicable - Veterans' Preference documentation (see Benefits and Other Information section for details).
The point of contact for this vacancy announcement is Audrey Sullivan who can be reached at 505-224-1510 or firstname.lastname@example.org
We will notify you of the outcome after each step of the recruitment process have been completed. After making a tentative job offer, we will conduct a suitability/security background investigation, to include a credit and tax checks, and a drug test by urinalysis.
Relocation expenses are not authorized.
Number of Positions:
One or more.