he United States Attorney's Office for the District of Nevada has about 50 attorneys, with about 40 in Las Vegas and 10 in Reno. The Las Vegas metropolitan area, with a population approaching two million people, is among the fastest growing areas in the Southwest. Renowned for entertainment and gaming, the area also abounds in recreational, cultural, and educational opportunities. The influx of people into southern Nevada has increased the availability of excellent and affordable housing, expanded the public school system, and resulted in shopping and consumer services that rival or surpass those of much larger cities. The cost of living is moderate, and there is no state income tax. Although known for its summer heat, our mild climate in the fall, winter, and spring provides an ideal place to enjoy the unlimited recreational activities year round. Las Vegas is within one hour of Mt. Charleston, Red Rock Canyon, Hoover Dam, and the Lake Mead National Recreation Area, and within a day's drive of the Grand Canyon, Zion National Park, Bryce Canyon National Park, Lake Powell, Lake Havasu, Death Valley, and several ski areas.
The attorney filling this position will represent the United States, its agencies, and employees in civil litigation brought on behalf of or against the government. The case load may include collections, bankruptcy, tort actions under the Federal Tort Claims Act (premises liability, vehicle accidents, medical malpractice, etc.), Bivens based constitutional tort claims against federal employees, employment litigation, review of agency decisions under the Administrative Procedures Act, etc. The attorney filling this position may also have the opportunity to handle affirmative civil litigation including environmental enforcement actions, claims asserted under the False Claims Act, common law tort claims, actions to impose civil fines, and forfeiture claims.
Responsibilities will increase and assignments will become more complex as your training and experience progress.
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.
The preferred candidate must have experience taking and defending depositions. The preferred candidate must also have experience working with expert witnesses, including locating expert witnesses and preparing expert witness disclosures.
The ideal candidate will have three or more years of post-J.D. experience. The candidate should possess excellent legal research and writing skills and demonstrate superior organization and public presentation abilities. The candidate should also have significant computer and computer software literacy. Candidates should have an outstanding academic record and litigation experience, including exceptional courtroom skills.
You must meet all qualification requirements upon the closing date of this announcement.
You must provide a complete Application Package which includes:
- Required - You must apply online at: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/530860700
- Required - Your responses to the Online Occupational Questionnaire (This is completed automatically during the apply online process).
- Required - Your resume showing relevant experience and dates of employment (include month/year).
- Required, if applicable - A recent copy of an 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 get Veterans' Preference, you must indicate your preference in response to the appropriate question in your assessment questionnaire and you must submit the appropriate supporting documentation. See the "How you will be Evaluated" section for details regarding what is appropriate Veterans' Preference documentation. It is also recommended that you include veterans' preference information in your cover letter or resume.