If you are looking for an exciting and challenging career, this is the position for you! With a diverse and talented workforce of over 100,000 men and women, Justice leads the Nation in ensuring the protection of all Americans while preserving their constitutional freedoms. You can be part of a dedicated team helping to enforce Federal criminal and civil laws that protect life, liberty, and the property of citizens.
This position is located in Jackson, Mississippi.
The district includes 45 counties and more than 2 million people. Also in the district are numerous military bases and installations, a NASA rocket testing facility, and the Choctaw Indian Reservation.
The United States Attorney's Office for the Southern District of Mississippi is accepting applications for an Assistant United States Attorney (AUSA) position in our Criminal Division. The selected applicant will have responsibility for all phases of criminal prosecution including providing guidance to law enforcement officers, initiating criminal charges, conducting grand jury proceedings, trials, and handling appeals or asset forfeiture matters.
Required Qualifications: Applicants must possess a J.D. Degree and must currently be an active member of the bar (any U.S. jurisdiction). Proof of an active state bar membership is required. Two years of post graduate qualifying legal experience is required. Qualifying legal experience may include work as an attorney, as a judicial law clerk in either a federal or state court and/or litigation experience in either the public or private sector. United States citizenship is required.
Preferred Qualifications: Hiring preference will be given to applicants with courtroom experience prosecuting a range of violent crimes, firearms offenses, and drug-trafficking offenses; strong academics; outstanding organizational skills; superior legal writing and research ability; and demonstrated commitment to professionalism, ethics, civility, community involvement, and public service. Applicants must demonstrate a quick analytical ability and the facility to accurately articulate the critical issues involved with a case. Applicants must display strong interpersonal skills and good judgment, have excellent oral communication skills, 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, email and work processing systems.
You must meet all qualification requirements upon the closing date of this announcement.
You must apply online via USAJOBS no later than July 17, 2015, https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/408051900.