The United States Attorney's Office for the Southern District of West Virginia prosecutes federal criminal offenses and defends the interests of the United States in civil cases. The office seeks to maintain the highest standards of excellence in the enforcement of federal laws and the representation of the United States. The Southern District of West Virginia covers 23 counties of the state's 55 counties. The headquarters office is located in Charleston, with two staffed branch offices in Beckley and Huntington, and one non-staffed branch office in Bluefield. The district currently employs 63 employees.
Additional information about the district can be found at https://www.justice.gov/usao-sdwv. To learn more about what the area and what the State of West Virginia have to offer, please visit http://www.charlestonwv.com and http://www.wvtourism.com.
The United States Attorney's Office is a part of the Department of Justice (DOJ). With a diverse and talented workforce of over 100,000 men and women, DOJ ensures 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. For more information on the Department of Justice and the United States Attorney's Office, 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.
The United States Attorney's Office, Executive Office for the United States Attorneys, is a great place to work. The Department of Justice ranked #11 out of 18 large agencies and EOUSA/USAO ranked #108 out of 339 agency subcomponents in a study, "The Best Places to Work in the Federal Government, 2017 Ratings" published by the Partnership for Public Service.
The Criminal Division of the United States Attorney's Office (USAO) is currently accepting applications from experienced attorneys who have a strong criminal prosecution background for the position of Assistant United States Attorney (AUSA). The position offers a unique and exciting experience for a highly motivated team player with the desire to engage in challenging and important litigation. AUSAs have an opportunity to work on their own caseload and handle their own trials and appeals. Working in the Criminal Division, the AUSA will be part of a dedicated team helping to prosecute federal criminal cases and prepare appeals. Responsibilities will increase and assignments will become more complex as your training and experience progresses.
This is a temporary appointment not-to-exceed August 2020. This position may be extended or made permanent without further competition.
Location: Position is located in the Charleston, Huntington, and/or Beckley offices, based upon needs of the district.
Required Qualifications: Applicants must possess a J.D. degree and have at least one year post-J.D. experience. Applicants must be an active member in good standing of the bar (any jurisdiction). In addition, the Local Rules for the United States District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia require all Assistant United States Attorneys to become members of the West Virginia State Bar within one year of appointment. Applicants must demonstrate a quick analytical ability and the faculty to accurately and precisely articulate the critical issues in a case. Applicants must demonstrate superior oral and writing skills as well as strong research and interpersonal skills, and good judgment. Applicants must possess excellent communication and courtroom skills and exhibit the ability to work in a supportive and professional manner with other attorneys, support staff and client agencies. Applicants must have a demonstrated ability to function, with minimal guidance, in a highly demanding environment.
United States citizenship is required.
Preferred Qualifications: The ideal applicants should possess outstanding legal skills, courtroom skills, and be committed to public service. The ideal applicants should also demonstrate (1) strong work ethic; (2) ability to work long hours, including evenings and weekends; (3) courtroom experience; (4) accounting and finance experience; (5) fluency in Spanish; and (6) a positive attitude and leadership ability. Applicants must be willing to follow rules and directives.
Residency: 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. Section 545 for district specific information.
Security: Initial appointment is conditioned upon a satisfactory pre-employment adjudication. This includes fingerprint and credit checks, and drug testing. In addition, continued employment is subject to a favorable adjudication of a background investigation.
Benefits: The Department of Justice offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation; sick leave; holidays; life insurance; health benefits; and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System.
To be considered for a position, applications must be emailed or postmarked by 11:59pm (EST) on Tuesday, February 19, 2019. Do not submit your application to both email and mailing address. If you are sending by postal mail, please submit your application to:
The Honorable Michael B. Stuart
United States Attorney, Southern District of West Virginia
300 Virginia Street, E., Suite 4000
Charleston, WV 25301
If submitting your resume to the email address, please submit all attachments as PDF documents. Please do not submit your resume by both email and regular mail. Resumes may be submitted via email to email@example.com.
Resumes will not be accepted by fax. Candidates who have submitted applications within the past year need only submit a letter relating to his or her continued interest, unless updated information is required.
Your complete Application Package should include:
- Your Resume (required) showing relevant experience and dates of employment (including month, date and year). Please ensure your resume notes month/year of J.D. and month/year of bar membership(s).
- Cover Letter (optional).
- Required (if federal employee): A recent copy of your SF-50 (Notification of Personnel Action), showing title, series, grade and current salary; and a copy of your most recent performance appraisal.
- Required (if applicable): To receive veterans preference consideration, you must indicate that you have preference on your resume and be prepared to provide appropriate supporting documentation (DD-214, Veterans Administration Letter, etc.).
Please do not submit writing samples at this time.
As needed, additional vacancies may be filled using this announcement.
This and other attorney announcements can be found at http://www.justice.gov/legal-careers/vacancies.
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