If you are looking for an exciting and challenging career, this is the position for you! With a diverse and talented workforce of over 100,000 men and women, Justice leads the Nation in ensuring the protection of all Americans while preserving their constitutional freedoms. You can be part of a dedicated team helping to enforce Federal criminal and civil laws that protect life, liberty, and the property of citizens.
This position is located in Lexington, Kentucky.
As needed, 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 pending favorable adjudication of a background investigation.
The USAO for the Eastern District of Kentucky has a staff of approximately 45 attorneys and 45 support personnel. The main office is located in Lexington, with staffed branch offices in Ft. Mitchell and London, Kentucky. Unstaffed offices are located in Ashland, Frankfort, and Pikeville, Kentucky. The United States Attorney's Office seeks to maintain the highest standards of excellence in the enforcement of federal laws and the representation of the United States.
The position is located in the Lexington, Kentucky main office. The Assistant United States Attorney (AUSA) will be assigned to the Litigation Support Unit, which serves the Criminal, Civil, and Fraud Divisions of the Office. Employment with the United States Attorney's Office offers a unique and challenging experience for the highly motivated attorney to work on some of the most significant, complex and visible cases being litigated today.
The selected candidate will be dedicated to a Litigation Support Unit, which serves all of the litigating divisions of the Office, with an emphasis in providing and managing eLitigation support services. This includes supervising litigation support specialists, supervising and coordinating the processing of discovery in criminal and civil cases, development of eLitigation and discovery processes and procedures, and providing technical and IT advice and support to litigation teams. In addition, as the need arises, the successful candidate may also be assigned as counsel, to represent the interests of the United States in various criminal or civil litigation.
Responsibilities will increase and assignments will become more complex as your training and experience progress.
You may access the webpage for the United States Attorney, Eastern District of Kentucky, at: http://www.usdoj.gov/usao/kye/
For more information on the Department of Justice and the United States Attorney's Offices, visit http://www.justice.gov/careers/careers.html
Applicants must possess a J.D. Degree, be an active member of the bar (any U.S. jurisdiction), and have at least 1* year post-J.D. legal or other relevant experience.
United States citizenship is required.
Successful candidates should possess experience in eLitigation, with litigation IT support services, and automated litigation support practices and software. While not required, significant experience with complex civil or criminal litigation is preferred. Successful candidates should also have a strong academic background, the demonstrated ability to produce high quality work, possess superior oral and written communication skills, possess strong character and interpersonal skills, and have demonstrated the capacity to function with minimal guidance in a highly demanding environment. Successful candidates must also possess the knowledge and ability to use computers and computer applications in performing day-to-day work requirements, including the knowledge and ability to effectively use automated litigation support to acquire, organize, analyze and present evidence, create databases and manage documents.
You must meet all qualification requirements upon the closing date of this announcement.
Security Requirements: Initial appointment is conditioned upon a satisfactory preemployment adjudication. This includes fingerprint, credit and tax checks, and drug testing. In addition, continued employment is subject to a favorable adjudication of a background investigation.
Residency Requirements: Assistant United States Attorneys generally must reside in the district to which he or she is appointed or within 25 miles thereof. See 28 U.S.C. 545 for district-specific information.
Selective Service: If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law. See http://www.sss.gov/
To apply for this position, you must complete the occupational questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section. See the HOW TO APPLY section in USAJOBS Vacancy Announcement. The USAJOBS URL for this vacancy is https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/505257000
The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on 07/24/2018 to receive consideration.
The Point of Contact for this vacancy announcement is Lois Elam who can be reached at (859) 685-4929 or Lois.Elam@usdoj.gov.