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The Office of the United States Attorney for the Northern District of Texas is the principal federal prosecution authority for the North Texas area, with offices in Dallas, Fort Worth, Lubbock, Amarillo, and Abilene. The Civil Division is charged with defending agencies of the United States, enforcing regulatory agency authority and recovering funds from violators of U.S. criminal, regulatory, and civil laws. The Criminal Division prosecutes all federal crimes in our jurisdiction, including acts of terrorism, public corruption, white-collar crime, organized crime, gang activities, internet-related crimes, and many other criminal offenses. The Appellate Division represents the United States in criminal cases on appeal before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, responds to post-conviction litigation, and keeps the district informed of developments in the law.
This position is located in Dallas, Texas.
For more information on the Department of Justice and the United States Attorney's Offices, visit http://www.justice.gov/careers/careers.html.
All initial attorney positions to the Department of Justice are made on a 14-month (temporary) basis.
Initial appointment is conditioned upon a satisfactory preemployment adjudication. This includes fingerprint, credit and tax checks, and drug testing. In addition, continued employment is subject to a favorable adjudication of a background investigation.
The Criminal Division of the United States Attorney's Office for the Northern District of Texas is seeking a experienced attorney to serve as Assistant U.S. Attorney in our Dallas office. The Criminal Division is responsible for investigation and prosecution of economic crimes, immigration, white-collar crime, counterfeiting, fraud, drug trafficking, violent crimes, firearms, and other criminal offenses. This Assistant United States Attorney will work primarily in support of the district's cybercrime initiatives, prosecuting cases involving a broad scope of criminal activity, including complex schemes utilizing the internet and other cyber resources to victimize others and conceal the crimes, computer intrusion, criminal copyright infringement, economic espionage, theft of trade secrets, and sophisticated identity theft schemes. These cases require a familiarity and skill with cybercrime techniques in order to ensure appropriate investigation and prosecution. In addition to prosecuting cases, this Assistant United States Attorney will also provide training and guidance across the district to trial AUSAs related to cybercrime matters and legal process for gathering and handling digital evidence, and facilitate community outreach to foster awareness of cyber threats, crime prevention, and cooperation with law enforcement efforts.
Responsibilities will increase and assignments will become more complex as your training and experience progress.
Applicants must possess a J.D. Degree, be an active member of the bar (any U.S. jurisdiction), and have at least 3 years post-J.D. legal or other relevant experience. Qualified legal experience may include work as an AUSA, a judicial law clerk in either federal or state court, and/or litigation experience in either the private or public sector.
United States citizenship is required.
Preferred Qualifications: Ideal qualifications include at least 3-5 years of post-J.D. litigation experience. Hiring preferences include some courtroom or deposition experience, strong academics, outstanding organizational skills, superior legal writing and research ability, and a demonstrated commitment to professionalism, ethics, civility, and public service. Applicants must demonstrate a quick analytical ability and the facility to accurately and precisely articulate the critical issues involved with a case. Applicants must display strong interpersonal skills and good judgment. 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, and electonic e-mail and word processing systems.
You must meet all qualification requirements upon the closing date of this announcement.
Security Requirements: Initial appointment is conditioned upon a satisfactory preemployment adjudication. This includes fingerprint, credit and tax checks, and drug testing. In addition, continued employment is subject to a favorable adjudication of a background investigation.
Residency Requirements: Assistant United States Attorneys generally must reside in the district to which he or she is appointed or within 25 miles thereof. See 28 U.S.C. 545 for district-specific information.
Selective Service: If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law. See www.sss.gov.
To apply for this position, you must follow the instructions listed in the link below:
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). (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 your most recent performance appraisal.
- Required, if applicable - Veterans' Preference documentation (see Benefits and Other Information section for details).
If you are unable to apply online, the announcement online provides instructions on faxing your application in the "How to Apply" tab.