The United States Attorney's office for the Western District of Louisiana serves 42 of the state's 64 parishes. It is bordered by Texas to the west, Arkansas to the north, the Mississippi River to the east and the Gulf of Mexico to the south. Geographically, the district encompasses two-thirds of the State of Louisiana. The main office is located in Shreveport, Louisiana, with a staffed, second office of equal size in Lafayette. There are also unstaffed, satellite offices in Alexandria, Monroe, and Lake Charles.
The United States Attorney's Office is responsible for federal criminal prosecutions and civil cases involving the United States Government. Our mission is to enforce the law and defend the interests of the United States, provide federal leadership in preventing and controlling crime, seek just punishment for those guilty of unlawful behavior, and to administer and enforce the Nation's laws to ensure fair and impartial administration of justice for all Americans.
The United States Attorney's Office, Western District of Louisiana, is accepting applications for an Assistant U.S. Attorney to serve in the Shreveport Civil Division. The position may be placed in a specialized unit handling affirmative litigation brought on behalf of the United States. Assignments may include investigating and initiating affirmative litigation (e.g., enforcement of health care and other Government program fraud), or personal injury, (including medical malpractice actions), employment and civil rights actions and commercial litigation brought against the United States and federal employees. The responsibilities of this position will include researching legal issues, drafting motions and legal memoranda, drafting and responding to discovery requests, document review and organization, taking or defending depositions, and representing the United States as primary counsel in federal district court. Responsibilities will increase and assignments will become more complex as the training and experience progress.
As needed, additional positions may be filled from this announcement.
Required qualifications: Applicant must possess a J.D. degree from an accredited law school, be an active member of the bar (any U.S. jurisdiction) in good standing and have at least one year post-J.D., legal or other relevant experience.
Preferred qualifications: Although not required, experience in personal injury or commercial litigation is preferred. Ideal applicants should demonstrate superior communication skills, courtroom or deposition experience including a strong knowledge of the rules of evidence and civil procedure, exceptional research and writing ability, perform thorough legal and factual analysis, demonstrate strong interpersonal skills, and exercise good judgment. Applicants should have a strong work ethic and demonstrated capacity to function, with minimum guidance, in a highly demanding environment while balancing a heavy case load.
Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, writing sample, unofficial law school transcripts and any other required supporting documentation to the mail or email address below. Please include the vacancy announcement number 19-WDLA-AUSA-003 on your cover letter and resume. The closing date of this announcement has been extended from March 8, 2019 to March 18, 2019. Previous applicants do not need to reapply. All applications must be received at this office no later than 11:59 p.m. (CST), March 18, 2019, in order to be considered.
Please send your resume to:
Attn: HR Office
David C. Joseph
United States Attorney
300 Fannin Street, Suite 3201
Shreveport LA 71101
USALAW.HRO@usdoj.gov (Please use .pdf format for emailed documents).
No telephone calls please. Position will be open until March 18, 2019.