The United States Attorney's office for the Western District of Louisiana serves 42 of the state's 64 parishes. It is bordered by Texas to the west, Arkansas to the north, the Mississippi River to the east and the Gulf of Mexico to the south. Geographically, the district encompasses two-thirds of the State of Louisiana. The main office is located in Shreveport, Louisiana, with a staffed, second office of equal size in Lafayette. There are also unstaffed, satellite offices in Alexandria, Monroe, and Lake Charles.
The United States Attorney's Office is responsible for federal criminal prosecutions and civil cases involving the United States Government. Our mission is to enforce the law and defend the interests of the United States, provide federal leadership in preventing and controlling crime, seek just punishment for those guilty of unlawful behavior, and to administer and enforce the Nation's laws to ensure fair and impartial administration of justice for all Americans.
The United States Attorney's Office, Western District of Louisiana, is seeking one Assistant U.S. Attorney for its Civil Division in Shreveport. The Civil Division attorneys represent the United States in civil cases across a broad variety of practice areas. They handle all aspects of civil litigation where the United States is a defendant as well as affirmative cases in which the United States seeks to recover damages or civil penalties. The Civil Division also includes the Finanacial Litigation Unit which seeks to recover money owed to the United States.
As needed, additional positions may be filled from this announcement.
Required qualifications: Applicant must possess a J.D. degree from an accredited law school, be an active member of the bar (any U.S. jurisdiction) in good standing and have at least one year post-J.D. legal or other relevant experience.
Preferred qualifications: Although not required, experience in personal injury litigation or commerical litigation is preferred. Ideal applicants should demonstrate superior communication and courtroom skills, exhibit exceptional research and writing ability, perform thorough legal and factual analysis, demonstrate strong interpersonal skills, and exercise good judgment. Applicants should have a strong work ethic and demonstrated capacity to function, with minimum guidance, in a highly demanding environment while balancing a heavy case load.
Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, writing sample, unofficial law school transcripts and any other required supporting documentation to the mail or email address below. Please include the vacancy announcement number 18-WDLA-AUSA-001 on your cover letter and resume. The closing date of this announcement has been extended from January 9, 2018, to February 15, 2018. Previous applicants do not need to reapply. All applications must be received at this office no later than 11:59 p.m. (CST), February 15, 2018, in order to be considered.
Please send your resume to:
Attn: HR Office
Alexander C. Van Hook
United States Attorney
300 Fannin Street, Suite 3201
Shreveport LA 71101
USALAW.HRO@usdoj.gov (Please use .pdf format for emailed documents).
No telephone calls please. Position will be open until February 15, 2018.