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 a part of a dedicated team helping to enforce Federal criminal and civil laws that protect life, liberty, and the property of citizens.
The Civil Division of the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Louisiana is responsible for a wide range of affirmative and defensive litigation, and handles matters involving torts, personal injuries, environmental violations, health care, civil rights, employment discrimination, tax, immigration, and challenges to federal agency action.
This is a temporary position not-to-exceed 24 months. This position may be extended for up to four years total. This position may be made permanent without further competition.
This position primarily involves representing the United States and its agencies and employees in litigation brought against the government in a wide variety of subject matters. The caseload includes employment ligitation (Title VII, ADEA< Rehabilitation Act, ADA, etc.); Fedral Tort Claims Act ligitation (premises liability, vehicle accidents, medical malpractice, etc.); statutory and constitutional challenges to government program snad regulations; Administrative Procedure Act challenges to agency decisions; constitutional challenges to federal statutes; Bivens civil right suits against federal officers and employees; collections; backruptcy; and challenges to land management decisions under a variety of federal land management statutes.
Responsibilites will increase and assignments will become more complex as your 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. Applicants will be required to become licensed with the Louisiana Bar within 3 years of employment.
United States citizenship is required.
Applicants must have a demonstrated ability to function as a civil litigator, with minimal guidance, in a highly demanding environment. Applicants also must demonstrate: (1) the ability to quickly, acurately, and precisely articulate the critical issues in a case; (2) superior oral and writing skills; (3) strong research and interpersonal skills; (4) good judgment; (5) excellent communication and courtroom skills; and (6) the ability to work in a supportive and professional manner with our attorneys, support staff, and client agencies.
You must meet all qualification requirements upon the closing date of this announcement.
Applications must be submitted online through the following link:
You must provide a complete application package which includes:
- Your responses to the Occupational Questionnaire.
- A cover letter.
- Your resume showing relevant experience and dates of employment (include day/month/year).
- A writing sample.
The deadline to apply is December 21, 2018. If unable to apply online, the announcement provides instructions on faxing your document in the “How to Apply” tab.