About the Office: The United States Attorney's Office for the Southern District of Texas, with approximately 190 Assistant United States Attorneys, prosecutes federal crimes and represents the interests of the U.S in criminal and civil cases. The Southern District of Texas stretches from the Houston area to the Mexican border. This position is located in Corpus Christi, Texas.
For more information on the Southern District of Texas, visit: https://www.justice.gov/usao-sdtx
The selected applicant will serve as an Assistant United States Attorney assigned to the Civil Division. The selected applicant will have the opportunity to perform an important public service by representing the interests of the United States of America in civil actions brought by or against the United States in the United States District Court. The responsibilities of this position may include researching legal issues, drafting legal memoranda, drafting and responding to discovery requests, document review and organization, taking or defending depositions, and representing the United States as primary and/or secondary counsel in judicial proceedings, such as hearings and trials, in various United States District Court, United States Bankruptcy Court and state court actions. The areas of legal practice include, but are not limited to, immigration, affirmative civil litigation, foreclosure, bankruptcy, social security, Bivens actions, actions brought by individuals in federal custody, actions brought under the Freedom of Information Act, actions seeking review of administrative decisions of federal agencies, actions to defend or enforce subpoenas, medical malpractice, employment discrimination, and personal injury litigation pursuant to the Federal Tort Claims Act.
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.
This position is for an attorney with a proven track record in high-volume civil work. Other hiring preferences include superior legal writing and research ability, outstanding organizational and time management skills, strong academics, and a demonstrated commitment to professionalism, ethics, civility, and public service. A Texas Bar license is preferred.
You must meet all qualification requirements upon the closing date of this announcement.
To apply for this position, you must complete the occupational questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below.
The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on 07/06/2018 to receive consideration.
To apply, click on the following link: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/503174500
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