The United States Attorney's office for the Western District of Louisiana serves 42 of the state's 64 parishes. It is bordered by Texas to the west, Arkansas to the north, the Mississippi River to the east and the Gulf of Mexico to the south. Geographically, the district encompasses two-thirds of the State of Louisiana. The main office is located in Shreveport, Louisiana, with a staffed, second office of equal size in Lafayette. There are also unstaffed, satellite offices in Alexandria, Monroe, and Lake Charles.
The United States Attorney's Office is responsible for federal criminal prosecutions and civil cases involving the United States Government. 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.
The United States Attorney's Office, Western District of Louisiana, is seeking one Assistant U.S. Attorney for its Criminal Division in Lafayette. Attorneys in the Criminal Division are responsible for the prosecution of all types of crimes under federal law ranging from complex white-collar crime, public corruptions, investment schemes, illegal immigration and alien smuggling, drug trafficking, firearms violations and violent crime. The Criminal Division also includes the Anti-Terrorism Advisory Council, Appellate, Asset Forfeiture Program and Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force.
As needed, additional positions may be filled from this announcement.
Required qualifications: Applicant must possess a J.D. degree from an accredited law school, be an active member of the bar (any U.S. jurisdiction) in good standing and have at least one year post-J.D. legal or other relevant experience.
Preferred qualifications: Ideal applicants should demonstrate superior communication and courtroom skills, exhibit exceptional research and writing ability, perform thorough legal and factual analysis, demonstrate strong interpersonal skills, and exercise good judgment. Applicants should have a strong work ethic and demonstrated capacity to function, with minimum guidance, in a highly demanding environment while balancing a heavy case load.
Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, writing sample, unofficial law school transcripts and any other required supporting documentation to the mail or email address below. Please include the vacancy announcement number 18-WDLA-AUSA-010 on your cover letter and resume. The closing date of this announcement has been extended from September 18, 2018, to September 24, 2018, previous applicants do not need to reapply. There was an initial closing date of September 10, 2018, and those who applied prior to September 10, 2018, were given initial consideration. All other applications must be received at this office no later than 11:59 p.m. (CST), September 24, 2018, in order to be considered.
Please send your resume to:
Attn: HR Office
David C. Joseph
United States Attorney
300 Fannin Street, Suite 3201
Shreveport LA 71101
USALAW.HRO@usdoj.gov (Please use .pdf format for emailed documents).
No telephone calls please. Position has been extended until until September 24, 2018.
Applicants should familiarize themselves and comply with the relevant rules of professional conduct regarding any possible conflicts of interest in connection with their applications. In particular, please notify this Office if you currently represent clients or adjudicate matters in which this Office is involved and/or you have a family member who is representing clients or adjudicating matters in which this Office is involved so that we can evaluate any potential conflict of interest or disqualification issue that may need to be addressed under those circumstances.