The United States Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Washington has a competent, friendly, talented staff and an outstanding relationship with its client-agencies. The main office is located in Spokane, a branch office is located in Yakima, and an unstaffed trial and preparation office is in Richland. The District employees approximately 55 personnel, including five Assistant United States Attorneys (AUSAs) and five support staff assigned to the Yakima branch office.
The branch office is located in the city of Yakima in central Washington. The Eastern District of Washington is comprised of 20 counties and is bordered by Canada to the north, Oregon to the south, Idaho to the east and the summit of the Cascade Mountains to the west. This area is rich in rolling farmland, forested mountains, and arid desert. Because this area celebrates four distinct seasons, recreational opportunities are numerous and include bicycling, hiking, snow skiing, water sports, fishing and hunting. More information on Yakima and its educational opportunities, medical facilities, arts, sports, etc., can be viewed on the internet at https://visityakima.com.
The office currently has an Assistant United States Attorney position available in the Criminal Division, Yakima branch, office. The attorney selected will be part of a dedicated team assisting in the enforcement and prosecution of federal criminal laws. The primary assignments for this attorney will be the investigation and prosecution of immigration crimes, including illegal reentry, marriage fraud, and harboring, alien smuggling, and worksite enforcement.
This is a full-time permanent position. However, all initial attorney appointments to the Department of Justice are made on a 14-month (temporary) basis pending favorable adjudication of a background investigation.
Required qualifications: Applicants must possess a J.D. degree from an accredited law school, be duly licensed and authorized to practice law as an active member of the bar (any jurisdiction), and have a minimum of 2 years of post-J.D. legal or other relevant experience.
Preferred qualifications: Applicants must possess excellent research and writing skills, superior oral communication skills and demonstrated capacity to function with minimal guidance, in a highly demanding environment. Ideal applicants will possess significant trial or other relevent experience involving immigration crimes. Applicants must exhibit the ability to work in a supportive and professional manner with the attorney team leaders, attorneys, staff and client agencies.
No later than June 29, 2018, interested applicants must email: (a.) a signed cover letter referencing Vacancy Announcement: 18-WAE-2018-1; (b.) a detailed resume; (c.) a writing sample edited solely by applicant (at least 7 pages in length, containing substantive legal analysis); and (d.) a current performance evaluation rating, if any, and three professional references all in pdf format to:
United States Attorneys Office
Attn: Lauri Garcia, HR Specialist
920 West Riverside Avenue, Suite 340
Spokane, Washington 99201-1494
No telephone calls please.