The United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Delaware is accepting applications for an Assistant United States Attorney position. The District of Delaware comprises the entire state of Delaware, which has a population of about 897,000. The State consists of three counties (New Castle, Kent, and Sussex). Three-fourths of the population resides in New Castle County. The largest metropolitan area is Wilmington (pop. 70,800), in which the U.S. Attorney's Office is located. The office prosecutes federal crimes and represents the interests of the United States in civil cases. For additional information regarding the United States Attorney’s Office, District of Delaware, please visit http://www.justice.gov/usao/de
Employment with the United States Attorney's Office offers a unique and challenging experience for highly motivated attorneys, including opportunities to work on their own caseload and handle their own trials. Assistant United States Attorneys have the opportunity to represent the interests of the United States of America in the United States District Court for the District of Delaware and the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit Court and, in performing this important public service, to exercise responsibility that is unparalleled in any other job that a litigator might undertake. Assistant United States Attorneys immediately undertake numerous cases.
Required qualifications: Applicants must possess a J.D. degree, be duly licensed and authorized to practice as an attorney under the laws of a State, territory, or District of Columbia, and have at least one year of post-J.D. litigation experience. Applicants must be active members in good standing of the bar (any jurisdiction).
Preferred qualifications: Applicants must demonstrate a quick analytical ability and the facility to accurately and precisely articulate the critical issues in a case. Applicants must demonstrate superior writing skills as well as strong research and interpersonal skills and good judgment. Applicants must possess excellent communication 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 capacity to function, with minimal guidance, in a highly demanding environment, including courtroom and trial settings. Applicants must also demonstrate excellent computer skills to include experience with automated research on the Internet, e-mail and word processing systems. Additionally, it is desired that the successful candidate have strong academic credentials and civil and/or criminal litigation experience.
Interested applicants should send a resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org or mail to U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Delaware, 1007 N. Orange St., Wilmington, DE 19899-2046. Please include the vacancy announcement number, 18-DE-01, on your resume and all correspondence. Questions can be directed to Ms. Cathy Doyle at email@example.com or (302) 573-6229.
Required: A resume showing relevant experience and dates of employment (include day/month/year). Cover letter 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 most recent performance appraisal.
Required, if applicable: Veterans’ Preference documentation (see Benefits and Department Policies section for details).