The U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Colorado comprises 75 attorneys in Denver, Durango, and Grand Junction.
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 accepting applications for the position of Assistant United States Attorney to serve in the Criminal Division. The attorney will represent the United States in a wide variety of criminal cases, including cases involving firearms, drugs, immigration, Project Safe Childhood (child pornography), and fraud.
All initial attorney appointments to the Department of Justice are made on a 14 month (temporary) basis pending favorable adjudication of a background investigation.
Initial appointment is conditioned upon a satisfactory pre-employment adjudication. This includes fingerprint and credit checks, and drug testing. In addition, continued employment is subject to a favorable adjudication of a background investigation.
Required Qualifications: Applicants must possess a J.D. degree, be an active member in good standing of the bar (any jurisdiction), and have at least two years of post-J.D. legal experience. The applicant must submit a resume.
Preferred Qualifications: Applicants must demonstrate superior analytical ability; possess strong research, writing and courtroom skills; exercise fair and sound judgment; follow all Department of Justice and United States Attorney's Office policies; exhibit the ability to work in a supportive and professional manner with other attorneys, support staff, and law enforcement agencies; be able to negotiate effectively with opposing counsel; handle matters in court persuasively and justly on behalf of the United States of America; and be devoted to excellence.
Applications must be submitted online through the following link: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/406620300
This announcement opens Wednesday, June 10, 2015 and closes on Friday, June 26, 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.