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. We strive to build a stronger office through recruitment efforts and maintain the high standards of the office by promoting professional development. We seek to build a legacy of excellence.
In all matters, it is our mission to represent the people of the United States in a manner that will instill confidence in the fairness and integrity of our office and the judicial system, and to conduct our work with the highest integrity. We strive to perform our mission in the most efficient and effective manner.
The District of Wyoming encompasses a large and diverse geographical area of 97,914 square miles and a relatively small population of approximately 588,283. The United States Attorney’s Office employs 16 Assistant U.S. Attorneys (AUSAs), 12 of whom are in the Criminal Division. Six criminal AUSA's are located in our headquarters office in Cheyenne; three are located in our Casper branch office; three are located in our Lander branch office; and one is located in our Yellowstone National Park branch office. More information on the District of Wyoming can be found at http://www.justice.gov/usao/wy/
The City of Cheyenne is Wyoming's capital and most populous city in Wyoming and sits as the seat of Laramie County. Cheyenne is at the crossroads of I-80 and I-25 and is only 90 minutes north of Denver and Denver International Airport, which serves as a major hub for several airlines. With a population of approximately 62,000, Cheyenne is the northern anchor city of the vibrant Front Range region of the Rocky Mountains. Wyoming is one of only seven states that has no personal income tax. The sales tax in Laramie County is 6%. There is no sales tax on grocery and perscription drug purchases. The median home price in Laramie County is approximately $240,000. With an average of 236 days of sunshine per year, we have endles opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts, including skiiing, biking, hiking, fishing, and hunting. Popular ski and recreation areas in Wyoming and Colorado are within easy driving distances from Cheyenne.
Additional information on the State of Wyoming’s outdoor and cultural attractions can be found on the Internet at the following website: http://www.travelwyoming.com
The District prosecutes a wide range of federal criminal cases. Assistant United States Attorneys in the Criminal Division are responsible for the prosecution of cases which may consist of drug trafficking, human trafficking, organized crime, terrorism, white collar crime, immigration offenses, child exploitation matters, and violent crime. The successful applicant will be primarily tasked with prosecutions involving “Project Safe Neighborhood” (PSN) cases. PSN is a collaborative approach to public safety with the overarching goal of coordinating federal, state, local, and tribal law enforcement to reduce violent crime and make Wyoming communities safer. PSN cases include a variety of violent criminal activity, including firearms offenses, narcotics trafficking, bank robbery, kidnapping, carjacking, and Indian Country crimes. The successful applicant will be responsible for all phases of criminal prosecution to enforce Federal criminal law, including the following: providing guidance to Law Enforcement Officers; initiating criminal charges; conducting grand jury proceedings; handling misdemeanor and felony trials; and assuming responsibility for criminal appeals.
Employment with the U.S. Attorney's Office offers a unique and challenging experience for the highly motivated attorney. Working in the Criminal Division, you will be part of a dedicated team helping to enforce Federal Criminal Laws that protect life, liberty and property. Responsibilities will increase and assignments will become more complex as your training and experience progress.
Required qualifications: Applicants must possess a J.D. degree, be an active member of the bar (any U.S. jurisdiction), and have at least three years of post-J.D. attorney experience. If the successful candidate is not a member of the Wyoming State Bar and is not eligible to become a member of the Bar through reciprocity, he or she will be expected to favorably complete the Wyoming Bar Examination at the next available opportunity.
Applicants should possess superior oral and written communication skills and should demonstrate incisive analytical ability, excellent judgment and effective trial advocacy. Applicants must exhibit the ability to work in a supportive and professional manner with other attorneys, support staff and client agencies.
United States Citizenship is required.
The application deadline is August 3, 2018. Please provide a detailed resume, list of references, writing sample and cover letter for our consideration. Your resume should clearly indicate periods of employment, with reference to the full date, e.g., June 12, 1997 to May 5, 2002. Your cover letter should: (1) indicate why you are interested in this position; (2) explain the extent to which you are familiar with Wyoming; (3) summarize your qualifications to serve as a civil Assistant U.S. Attorney; (4) indicate the vacancy announcement number under which you are applying; and, (5) address how you plan to become a member of the Wyoming State Bar if you are not already a member. Please send your application to:
Jonell Christianson, Human Resources Specialist
U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Wyoming
Post Office Box 668, Cheyenne, Wyoming 82003-0668
Applications may also be emailed to USAWY-Humanresources@usdoj.gov
Persons applying by email are responsible for ensuring that email and any attachments are received no later 11:59pm Mountain Time on August 3rd, 2018. (note: the District of Wyoming cannot be responsible for lost/misrouted/delayed email transmissions.)
No phone calls please. Hand-carried applications must be received by 5:00 pm, Mountain Time on August 3rd, 2018. Hand-carried applications must be dropped off at the Cheyenne, Wyoming office, 2120 Capitol Ave, Suite 4002.
This and other attorney vacancy announcements in the Department of Justice can be found at: http://www.justice.gov/careers/legal/lateral-hiring.html
The website for the Wyoming U.S. Attorney’s Office can be located at the following link: http://www.justice.gov/usao/wy/
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.
All initial attorney appointments to the Department of Justice are made on a 14-month time-limited (temporary) basis to provide sufficient time for the background investigation to be completed and adjudicated and for any negative issues to be addressed. Temporary appointments may, or may not, be extended or made permanent without further competition. Candidates should be aware that a probationary period will likely be required.
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