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/.
As the federal agency whose mission is to ensure the fair and impartial administration of justice for all Americans, the Department of Justice is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive work environment. To build and retain a workforce that reflects the diverse experiences and perspectives of the American people, we welcome applicants from the many communities, identities, races, ethnicities, backgrounds, abilities, religions, and cultures of the United States who share our commitment to public service.
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.
Applicants should familiarize themselves and comply with the relevant rules of professional conduct regarding any possible conflicts of interest in connection with their applications. In particular, please notify this Office if you currently represent clients or adjudicate matters in which this Office is involved and/or you have a family member who is representing clients or adjudicating matters in which this Office is involved so that we can evaluate any potential conflict of interest or disqualification issue that may need to be addressed under those circumstances.