The United States Attorney for the Southern District of West Virginia has an opening for a three-year term as an Assistant United States Attorney (AUSA) in the Violent Crime and Narcotics Section of the Criminal Division, in the main office in Charleston. The Office of the United States Attorney for the Southern District of West Virginia currently has 62 employees.
There are two staffed branch offices in Beckley and Huntington, and one un-staffed branch office in Bluefield. The office currently employs 20 Assistant United States Attorneys in the Criminal Division and five Assistant United States Attorneys in the Civil Division.
The United States Attorney’s Office is a part of the Department of Justice. With a diverse and talented workforce of over 100,000 men and women, the Department of Justice ensures the protection of all Americans while preserving their constitutional freedoms. You can be a part of a dedicated team helping to enforce Federal criminal and civil laws that protect life, liberty and the property of citizens. For more information on the Department of Justice and the United States Attorney’s Offices, visit http://www.justice.gov/careers/careers.html. If you are looking for an exciting and challenging legal career, this is the position for you!
You may access the webpage for the United States Attorney, Southern District of West Virginia at: https://www/justice.gov/usao-wvs.
As need, additional positions may be filled using this announcement.
All initial attorney positions to the Department of Justice are made on a 14-month (temporary) basis. This is a temporary appointment not to exceed 36 months.
An appointment as an Assistant United States Attorney within the U.S. Attorney’s Office offers unique and challenging experiences for a highly motivated attorney: an opportunity to work on their own caseload and handle their own trials and appeals. Working in the Violent Crime and Narcotics Section of the Criminal Division, the AUSA will be part of a dedicated team helping to investigate and prosecute federal criminal cases and to prepare and argue appeals.
This is a temporary appointment not-to-exceed 36 months. This position may be extended or made permanent without further competition.
Responsibilities will increase and assignments will become more complex as your training and experience progress.
Required: Applicants must possess a J.D. degree, be an active member of the bar (any U.S. jurisdiction) and have a least two years of legal or other relevant experience after obtaining the J.D. degree. In addition, applicants must possess superior oral and written communication skills as well as strong interpersonal skills, exhibits good judgment and be able to function with minimal guidance in a highly demanding environment. The Applicant must submit a resume and a writing sample. The local rules of the district court require obtaining membership in the bar of West Virginia within one year of entry on duty.
Preferred Qualifications: The ideal candidate will possess outstanding litigation skills, legal writing and research skills, courtroom skills and be committed to public service. Experience litigating criminal cases in federal court is desirable. A federal judicial clerkship is a plus.
United States Citizenship is Required.
Initial appointment is conditional upon a satisfactory pre-employment adjudication. This includes fingerprint, credit and tax checks and drug testing. In addition, continued employment is submit to a favorable adjudication of a background investigation.
You must be all qualification requirements upon the closing date of this announcement.
Interested persons should send a cover letter, detailed resume and writing sample.
You must apply online on USAJOBS at https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/478848100.