The United States Attorney's Office in the Eastern District of Washington has three offices, the main office located in Spokane, a branch office in Yakima, and an unstaffed office in Richland. This position is located in the Spokane, Washington office. For additional information about this office refer to our internet site at www.usdoj.gov/usao/wae/.
The city of Spokane is located near the eastern border of Washington state 29 miles from the Idaho border and referred to as the heart of the Inland Northwest. The Eastern District of Washington is comprised of 20 counties which is inclusive of the area from the Cascade mountains to the Idaho border and from the Canadian to the Oregon border. This is a diverse ecological area with vast timber, desert, and agricultural lands. It offers four distinct seasons which accommodate water sports, biking, hunting, fishing and hiking, and a wide variety of winter sports. For additional information on the Spokane area visit www.visitspokane.com .
The United States Attorney's Office in the Eastern District of Washington has an opening for an Assistant United States Attorney (AUSA) in its Civil Division and is seeking an experienced attorney to fill the position. AUSAs in the Civil Division are responsible for representing the federal government and its agencies and employees in civil litigation and in the collection of fines and restitution in this District. This position will be in the Civil Division and the attorney will run the Financial Litigation Unit. The attorney will also head up Asset Forfeiture. The attorney will also carry a case load as assigned including foreclosures, bankruptcies and adversary hearings, affirmative civil enforcement including health care fraud, and challenges to agency actions. Opportunities to assist in other civil or criminal cases exist as well.
This is a permanent position. However, all initial attorney appointments to the Department of Justice are made on a 14-month (temporary) basis pending favorable adjudication of a background investigation.
Required qualifications: Applicants must possess a J.D. degree from an accredited law school, be duly licensed and authorized to practice law as an active member of the bar (any jurisdiction), and have a minimum of four years of post-J.D. legal or other relevant experience.
Preferred qualifications: Ideally, applicants will have four to seven years of experience litigating civil cases in federal court or similar relevant experience, with responsibility for all aspects of discovery, pretrial hearings, settlement negotiations, and trials. The ideal applicant will also have some subject matter expertise in one or more of the variety of civil cases identified above, proficiency with the federal civil procedure, and a demonstrated ability to work well with others, from support personnel to supervisors. Applicants must be flexible and willing to learn new areas of the law, thoughtful and strategic when it comes to engaging in affirmative litigation, forthright and diplomatic in dealing with client agencies and the court, and dedicated to public service by way of a commitment to representing the United States. Applicants must demonstrate superior written and oral communication skills. They must be able to define and articulate critical issues in a wide variety of cases and areas of law. Applicants must be able to manage a case load composed of very different kinds of cases with correspondingly different demands and deadlines. Applicants must be self-starters and good managers of their time. They must be willing and able to conduct their own legal research and writing and be substantially self-sufficient in managing cases and deadlines, preparing day-to-day correspondence and filings, and using computer programs and systems (CM/ECF, word processing, Westlaw, Lexis/Nexis, CDCS, etc.).
No later than July 11, 2016, interested applicants must email: (a.) a signed cover letter referencing Vacancy Announcement: 16-WAE-2016-3; (b.) a detailed resume; (c.) a writing sample edited solely by applicant (at least 7 pages in length, containing substantive legal analysis); and (d.) a current performance evaluation/rating, if any, all in pdf format to:
United States Attorneys Office
Attn: Lauri Garcia, HRSpecialist
920 West Riverside Avenue, Suite 340
Spokane, Washington 99201-1494
No telephone calls please.