The Las Vegas office serves as the main office and headquarters of the district, and most of the attorneys and staff are based in that office. Our office is in the federal courthouse in the downtown area of the city. The building has state-of-the-art office space and courtroom facilities. We also anticipate moving into a brand new office facility within a year across the street from the courthouse. The Las Vegas metropolitan area has a population approaching two million people and is among the fastest growing areas in the Southwest. It is renowned for entertainment and gaming, but also abounds in recreational, cultural and educational opportunities. The influx of people into southern Nevada has increased the availability of excellent and affordable housing, expanded the public school system, and resulted in shopping and consumer services that rival or surpass those of much larger cities. The cost of living is moderate, and there is no state income tax. Although known for its summer heat, our mild climate in the fall, winter and spring provides an ideal place to enjoy the unlimited recreational activities year round. Las Vegas is within a one hour distance of Mt. Charleston, Red Rock Canyon, Hoover Dam, and the Lake Mead National Recreation Area, and within a day's drive of the Grand Canyon, Zion National Park, Bryce Canyon National Park, Lake Powell, Lake Havasu, Death Valley and several ski areas.
Assistant United States Attorneys assigned to the Criminal Division must possess the qualities necessary to excel in their mission to enforce the criminal laws of the United States. These qualities include superior advocacy and communication skills, strong analytical ability, management and leadership potential and dedication to duty. Successful candidates will demonstrate the ability to work in a supportive and professional manner with other attorneys, support staff, investigative agencies, witnesses and crime victims. They must also demonstrate their willingness to meet the higher ethical standards expected of prosecutors in their interactions with opposing counsel and the courts. Significant courtroom experience, including jury trials, is preferred. Successful candidates will also be computer proficient, capable of doing their own legal research and writing and self-sufficient in preparing day-to-day correspondence and pleadings. Relevant favorable experience would include investigating and prosecuting or defending complex criminal offenses, such as public corruption, financial frauds and other white collar offenses, RICO/enterprise-type offenses, organized crime, drug and gang offenses, computer crimes or multiple defendant conspiracy cases. Expertise in grand jury practice is also desirable, as is experience with investigatory and prosecution techniques, such as electronic surveillance, tracking devices, telephone toll record analysis and asset seizure and forfeiture.
Responsibilities will increase and assignments will become more complex as your training and experience progress.
Applicants applying for an AUSA position must possess a J.D. Degree, be duly licensed and authorized to practice as an attorney under the laws of a State, territory, or District of Columbia, and have at least one year of post bar admission experience.
Preferred qualifications: The ideal candidate will have three or more years of post-J.D. experience. The candidate should possess excellent legal research and writing skills and demonstrate superior organization and public presentation abilities. The candidate should also have significant computer and computer software literacy and familiarity with criminal procedure, in particular fourth amendment law and the use of other investigative tools. Candidates should have an outstanding academic record and litigation experience, including exceptional courtroom skills.
United States citizenship is required.
You must meet all qualification requirements upon the closing date of this announcement.
Only applications submitted through www.USAJobs.gov can be considered.
You must provide a complete Application Package which includes:
· Required - Your responses to the Occupational Questionnaire (online or 1203-FX).
· Required - Your resume showing relevant experience and dates of employment (include day/month/year) and a cover letter stating your interest in the position and working in Nevada.
· Required - Writing sample (NTE 20 pages)
· Required, if applicable - A recent copy of an SF-50 (Notification of Personnel Action), showing title, series, grade, and current salary; and a copy of your most recent performance appraisal.
· Required, if applicable - To get Veterans' Preference, you must indicate your preference in response to the appropriate question in your assessment questionnaire and you must submit the appropriate supporting documentation. See the "How you will be Evaluated" section under the "Qualifications and Evaluations" Tab above for details regarding what is appropriate Veterans' Preference documentation. It is also recommended that you include veterans' preference information in your cover letter or resume.