The United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Texas, with approximately 190 Assistant United States Attorneys, is among the largest in the country. The office prosecutes federal crimes and represents the interests of the United States in civil cases. The Southern District of Texas stretches from the Houston area southwest to the Mexican border. The United States Attorney’s Office operates staffed offices in Brownsville, Corpus Christi, Houston, Laredo, McAllen, and Victoria.
The United States Attorney's Office for the Southern District of Texas is recruiting for one experienced attorney to serve as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Criminal Division of its Houston office specializing in the prosecution of cybercrimes. The incumbent will prosecute computer and intellectual property crimes on behalf of the federal government; serve as a resource for prosecutors and agents with electronic evidence issues; ensure that law enforcement agencies and attorney personnel are kept abreast of legal developments in this fast-moving area of law that routinely raises new challenges and new opportunities.; and establish professional and trusting relationships with corporations which result in their willingness to report cybercrimes affecting their business operations.
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 full-time post-J.D. legal or other relevant experience.
Preferred Qualifications: Hiring preferences include five (5) years of first-chair federal criminal trial experience, including experience in online investigations, strong academics, outstanding organizational skills, superior legal writing and research ability, exceptional computer literacy skills to include experience with automated research on the Internet, electronic court filing, electronic e-mail and word processing systems, demonstrated analytical ability, good judgment and courtroom skills and a demonstrated commitment to professionalism, ethics, civility, and public service.
Qualifications must be met by the closing date of the announcement.
United States citizenship is required.
Applications must be submitted online through the following link: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/PrintPreview/450942800. The deadline to apply on-line is 11:59 p.m. (EST) on October 3, 2016. If unable to apply on-line, the announcement provides instruction on faxing your documents in the “How to Apply” tab.
Complete applications submitted through USAJOBS will include:
Required: Responses to the Occupational Questionnaire;
Required: Cover letter (including the announcement number) addressed to: Mitch Neurock, Executive Assistant United States Attorney, United States Attorney’s Office, 1000 Louisiana, Suite 2300, Houston, TX 77002
Required: Resume showing relevant experience and dates of employment (include day/month/year);
Required: Brief writing sample (not more than 20 pages); and
Required, if applicable: Documentation supporting claim for veterans’ preference or hiring eligibility based on disability status (see Department Policies).Incomplete or late applications will not be considered. All application materials must be submitted via the USAJOBS website by the closing date of the announcement. No hard copy or E-mailed documents will be accepted.
Please, no telephone calls regarding the status of an application once the announcement has closed.
If you have questions: Feel free to contact Dell Mara Lovell, Human Resources Officer, E-mail Dell.Mara.Lovell@usdoj.gov with questions regarding the application process.