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, Abilene, and Amarillo. 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 of our office 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 and will serve in the Civil division.
The Assistant United States Attorney (AUSA) will serve in the Civil Division of the Dallas Office, and will work primarily on defensive civil matters. The successful applicant will be responsible for representing the United States in a wide variety of defensive matters brought against the federal government and its agencies, including immigration, employment discrimination, medical malpractice, general torts, constitutional torts, prisoner, and commercial litigation. Responsibilities will increase and assignments will become more complex as 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 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.
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 electronic e-mail and word processing systems.
United States Citizenship is required. Must meet all qualification requirements upon the closing date of this announcement.
Applications may be submitted online through the following link: http://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/452953400
You must provide a complete application package which includes:
- Your responses to the Occupational Questionnaire;
- Cover letter (optional);
- Your resume showing relevant experience salary, and dates of employment (include day/month/year);
- Writing sample
If unable to apply online, the announcement provides instructions on faxing your application in the "How To Apply" tab.