The District of Delaware comprises the entire state of Delaware, which has a population of about 897,000. The State consists of three counties (New Castle, Kent, and Sussex). Three-fourths of the population resides in New Castle County. The largest metropolitan area is Wilmington (pop. 70,800), in which the U.S. Attorney's Office is located. The office prosecutes federal crimes and represents the interests of the United States in civil cases. For additional information regarding the United States Attorney’s Office, District of Delaware, please visit http://www.justice.gov/usao/de
The District of Delaware is accepting applications for an Assistant United States Attorney in its Civil Division. The Civil Division prosecutes cases for fraud and other violations of federal laws and is responsible for collecting monies owed to the government as a result of criminal fines, defaulted student loans, mortgage foreclosures, bond forfeitures and civil judgments. The Civil Division's civil rights enforcement program investigates and litigates cases involving discrimination in the areas of housing, public employment, disability, voting and education. The Civil Division also defends the interest of the United States from suits alleging statutory torts, constitutional torts, employment discrimination, and a myriad of other claims. The dynamic civil practice in the Office features a challenging mix of cases, and represents a great opportunity for an attorney seeking greater autonomy and litigation experience.
Responsibilities and Opportunity Offered: The applicant selected will represent the United States in a wide range of unique and complex cases, including combatting financial fraud through litigation of bankruptcy cases on behalf of the United States and through affirmative civil enforcement. The position includes representing the government at hearings and trials in the United States District and Bankruptcy Courts in the District of Delaware.
Required qualifications: Applicants 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 two years of post-J.D. litigation experience. Applicants must be active members in good standing of the bar (any jurisdiction). United States citizenship is required.
Preferred qualifications: Applicants with three or more years of commercial litigation experience are strongly preferred. Some bankruptcy experience is also preferred. Applicants must demonstrate a quick analytical ability and the facility to accurately and precisely articulate the critical issues in civil litigation. Applicants must demonstrate superior writing skills as well as strong research and interpersonal skills and good judgment. Applicants must possess excellent communication skills and exhibit the ability to work in a supportive and professional manner with other attorneys, support staff and client agencies. Applicants must have a demonstrated capacity to function, with minimal guidance, in a highly demanding environment, including courtroom and trial settings. Applicants must also demonstrate excellent computer skills to include experience with automated research on the Internet, e-mail and word processing systems.
Interested applicants should send a resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org or U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Delaware, 1007 N. Orange St., Wilmington, DE 19899-2046. Please include the vacancy announcement number, 16-DE-01, on your resume and all correspondence.
Required: A resume showing relevant experience and dates of employment (include day/month/year). Cover letter optional.
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 most recent performance appraisal.
Required, if applicable: Veterans’ Preference documentation (see Benefits and Department Policies section for details).