The United States Attorney's Office for the District of Nevada has about 65 attorneys, with about 40 in Las Vegas and 10 in Reno.
Las Vegas is among the fastest growing areas in the Southwest. Known for entertainment and gaming, the area also abounds in recreational, cultural, and educational opportunities. With the influx of residents, Southern Nevada has affordable housing, expanded the public school system, and resulted in shopping and consumer services that surpass those of much larger cities. 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 recreational activities year round. Las Vegas is within one hour of Mt. Charleston, Red Rock Canyon, Hoover Dam, and the Lake Mead, and within a day's drive of the Grand Canyon, Zion National Park, Bryce Canyon National Park, Lake Havasu, Death Valley, and several ski areas.
The Reno office serves as a branch office of the Nevada District, with a cross section of attorneys and support staff based in the office. Our office is in the midtown area of the city. Reno is the 4th most populous city in Nevada. Known as "The Biggest Little City in the World" Reno is renowned for its famous casinos and also abounds in outdoor recreational opportunities. The cost of living is moderate, and there is no state income tax. Reno is in close proximity to Sierra Nevada, Lake Tahoe, and numerous ski resorts.
Employment with the U.S. Attorney's Office in the District of Nevada offers a unique and challenging experience for the highly motivated attorney. Working in the Criminal Division, you will be part of a dedicated team helping to enforce Federal criminal laws.
Positions are available in both the Las Vegas and Reno Offices. Applicants should designate office of preference, if any.
As needed, additional positions may be filled using this announcement.
This announcement is open from 8/29/2019 to 09/13/2019. The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on 09/13/2019 to receive consideration.
Assistant United States Attorneys in the Criminal Division are responsible for the investigation and prosecution of cases including drugs, human trafficking, organized crime, terrorism, white collar crimes, national security, immigration, child exploitation, frauds, Indian country, and violent and general crimes. Assistant United States Attorneys assigned to the Criminal Division must possess the qualities necessary to excel in their mission to enforce the criminal laws of the United States. These qualities include superior advocacy and communication skills, strong analytical ability, management and leadership potential, and an ability to work with others. Successful candidates will demonstrate the ability to work in a supportive and professional manner with other attorneys, support staff, investigative agencies, witnesses, and crime victims. They must also demonstrate their willingness to meet the high ethical standards expected of prosecutors in their interactions with opposing counsel and the courts.Significant courtroom experience including jury trials is preferred. Successful candidates will also be computer proficient, capable of doing their own legal research and writing, and self-sufficient in preparing day-to-day correspondence and pleadings. Experience in grand jury and investigative techniques such as applying for various types of warrants, wiretaps, or experience with asset seizure and forfeiture is also desirable.
Responsibilities will increase and assignments will become more complex as your training and experience progress.
- You must be a United States Citizen or National.
- Background Investigation, credit and tax checks, and drug test required.
- You must be registered for Selective Service, if applicable.
- J.D. degree and active member of the bar (any U.S. jurisdiction) required.
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.
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 and familiarity with criminal procedure, in particular Fourth Amendment law and the use of other investigative tools. 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.
Type of Position: All initial attorney appointments to the Department of Justice are made on a 14 month (temporary) basis pending favorable adjudication of a background investigation.
Security Requirements: Initial appointment is conditioned upon a satisfactory pre-employment 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 www.sss.gov.
ou must provide a complete Application Package which includes:
- Required - You must apply on USA Jobs using this link: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/544110900
- 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) as well as office location of choice (Reno or Las Vegas). Cover letter is optional.
- 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.