The United States Attorney’s Office, Northern District of Florida, is a medium-sized district which includes 23 counties and consists of a headquarters office in Tallahassee, and three staffed branch offices located in Pensacola, Gainesville, and Panama City. The United States Attorney's Office prosecutes federal crimes, represents the federal government's interests in civil cases, and represents the government in criminal and civil appeals. More information about the United States Attorney's Office for the Northern District of Florida is available at http://www.usdoj.gov/usao/fln/.
The District is seeking to hire an Assistant United States Attorney to serve in the Civil Division. The applicant selected will represent the United States in civil matters and enjoy a rewarding experience working on legal issues involving some of the most significant and complex civil cases being litigated by the Department of Justice.
This position may be filled in Tallahassee or Pensacola.
More than one selection may be made to fill existing vacancies.
Required qualifications: The U.S. Attorney's Office seeks highly qualified applicants with strong advocacy and trial skills, complemented by excellent academic and professional credentials, to serve as Assistant United States Attorneys. Applicants must be a U.S. Citizen, possess a J.D. degree, be an active member in good standing of the bar (any U.S. jurisdiction), and have at least 3 years post-J.D. legal or other relevant experience. In addition, applicants must be computer-literate and proficient in the areas of automated research on the Internet, electronic e-mail, and word processing. Courtroom experience in complex civil cases in federal or state courts is required.
Preferred qualifications: Hiring preferences include superior legal writing and research ability, outstanding organizational skills, strong academic credentials, and a commitment to ethics, civility, and public service. The successful candidate should have excellent oral and written advocacy skills. The attorney will perform his or her own legal research, drafting, and presentation of cases, and must be proficient in all respects. The ideal candidate will possess a strong commitment to professionalism, superior oral and written communication skills, strong interpersonal skills, good analytical ability, sound judgment, and excellent courtroom skills to function with minimal guidance in a highly demanding environment. The ideal candidate will also exhibit the ability to work in a supportive and professional manner with other attorneys, support staff, and client agencies. A working knowledge of the Federal Rules of Evidence and Civil Procedure is required.
Applications may be submitted online through the following link: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/398914900. The deadline to apply is April 13, 2015. If unable to apply online, the announcement provides instructions on faxing your documents in the “How to Apply” tab.