The Office of the United States Attorney for the Northern District of Texas is the principal federal prosecution authority for the North Texas area, withoffices 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 United States Attorney's Office for the Northern District of Texas seeks an experienced attorney to serve in a term appointment not to exceed 11-24-2016 as Assistant United States Attorneys in its Dallas office, Asset Recovery Division. The AUSA will represent the United States in criminal and civil forfeiture cases before the United States District Court in the Northern District of Texas. The AUSA will have responsibility for handling all aspects of criminal and civil forfeiture investigations and cases, including taking testimony, writing briefs, and appearing in hearings and trials in court. The AUSA will also handle cases relating to the collection of forfeiture money judgments. The attorney must have a very strong ability to analyze complex legal and factual issues, write clearly and persuasively, possess a strong work ethic, exhibit good organizational skills, exercise fair and sound judgment, pay careful attention to facts and details, follow all Department of Justice and United States Attorney's Office policies, work well both independently and on a team, be ready and willing to volunteer to help other attorneys, be able to negotiate effectively with opposing counsel, handle matters in court persuasively on behalf on the United States of America, and be devoted to justice and excellence. The AUSA must also work cooperatively with fellow AUSAs on criminal forfeiture cases.
This is a temporary appointment not-to-exceed 11/24/2016. This position may be extended or made permanent without further competition.
Required Qualification: 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 experience with asset forfeiture, 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/408316800.
The deadline to apply is July 13, 2015. If unable to apply on-line, the announcement provides instructions on faxing your documents in the "How to Apply" tab.
Applicants should familiarize themselves and comply with the relevant rules of professional conduct regarding any possible conflicts of interest in connection with their applications. In particular, please notify this Office if you currently represent clients or adjudicate matters in which this Office is involved and/or you have a family member who is representing clients or adjudicating matters in which this Office is involved so that we can evaluate any potential conflict of interest or disqualification issue that may need to be addressed under those circumstances.