The District of Colorado is an energetic and progressive District comprised of 75 attorneys located in three staffed offices: Denver, Durango and Grand Junction. The office values diversity and seeks to provide an inclusive, rewarding work environment for employees of all backgrounds.
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 U.S. Attorney's Office is currently interviewing for an Assistant United States Attorney to serve in the Civil Division and work with the Affirmative Civil Enforcement Unit. The attorney will be a part of a unit dedicated to investigating fraud, including financial fraud and other types of fraud on the government. The attorney will have responsibility for handling all aspects of civil investigations and cases, including taking testimony, writing briefs, and appearing in hearings and trials in court. The attorney must have a very strong ability to analyze complex legal and factual issues, write clearly and persuasively, possess a strong work ethic, exhibit good organizational skills, exercise sound judgment, pay careful attention to facts and details, work well both independently and on a team, be ready and willing to volunteer to help other attorneys, be able to negotiate effectively with opposing counsel, represent the United States of America in court persuasively and fairly on behalf of the public, and be devoted to justice and excellence.
Required Qualifications: Applicants must possess a J.D. degree, be an active member of the bar (any jurisdiction), and have at least one year of post-J.D. legal or other relevant experience.
Every applicant must electronically submit a one-page cover letter and a one-page resume.
Preferred Qualifications: Significant litigation experience is preferred. Also highly desired are excellent writing, speaking and analytical skills; strong work ethic, character, dedication, and interest in public service; interest in handling a wide variety of complex and challenging investigations and cases on behalf of the United States of America; and the ability to work well both independently and on teams with others.
Applications must be submitted online through the following link: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/417699400
This announcement opens Friday, October 2, 2015 and closes on Friday, October 23, 2015. No telephone calls please. Applications must be submitted online. Each application must include a resume. The USAJobs resume will not substitute for this requirement.
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.