Our mission is to enforce the law and defend the interests of the United States, provide Federal leadership in preventing and controlling crime, seek just punishment for those guilty of unlawful behavior, and to administer and enforce the Nation's laws to ensure fair and impartial administration of justice for all Americans. We strive to build a stronger office through recruitment efforts and maintain the high standards of the office by promoting professional development. We seek to build a legacy of excellence.
In all matters, it is our mission to represent the people of the United States in a manner that will instill confidence in the fairness and integrity of our office and the judicial system, and to conduct our work with the highest integrity. We strive to perform our mission in the most efficient and effective manner.
The Western District of Texas is a large complex district which includes 68 counties and approximately 93,000 square miles. Offices are located in San Antonio, Austin, El Paso, Del Rio, Midland, Waco, and Alpine/Pecos.
The Assistant United States Attorney (AUSA) will be assigned to the Criminal Division and will serve as the Criminal eDiscovery Coordinator for the district, which consists of six branch offices and the headquarters office in San Antonio. The Criminal eDiscovery Coordinator will be responsible for researching, developing, vetting, and implementing a district-wide, comprehensive electronic discovery/electronic litigation program. This program must include pertinent policy guidance, procedures, and protocols designed to address complex issues related to the government’s discovery obligations and data management in every variety of criminal case brought by the USAO in this extra-large, diverse district. The Criminal eDiscovery Coordinator will be required to implement and tailor this program for each of the seven divisional offices of the USAO and to the needs of individual cases.The Criminal eDiscovery Coordinator will be required to work with Criminal AUSAs and support personnel throughout the district during all stages of discovery collection, record keeping, data management, and disclosure. The Criminal eDiscovery Coordinator will also need to consult with federal law enforcement agency personnel during all stages of the process. Coordination with Main Justice and the USAO’s Civil Division is also required. Once the program is fully developed and implemented, the Criminal eDiscovery Coordinator will continue to work closely with senior district management, line AUSAs and support staff in ensuring compliance with the new program and maintaining efficiencies through the use of all available technology. Extensive travel to support the proper implementation of the discovery regime will be required.
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.
Successful candidates should possess experience in eDiscovery and eLitigation practices and software as well as knowledge of how the eDiscovery landscape, federal criminal rules and relevant case law in the area of criminal discovery are evolving. A successful candidate should possess the ability to formulate proactive action plans leading to measurable results. A strong academic background, demonstrated ability to produce high quality work, superior oral, written and interpersonal skills are preferred as is a capacity to function with minimal guidance in a highly demanding environment.
You must meet all qualification requirements upon the closing date of this announcement.
The ideal candidate will possess the following skills and characteristics:
- Dynamic, creative, organized self-starter with background and aptitude in eDiscovery/eLitigation; experience in large, complex, high-stakes litigation
- Familiarity with eDiscovery/eLitigation software solutions such as Relativity, IPRO Eclipse, CaseMap and Adobe
- Ability to lead attorneys and support staff in high pressure, high workload environment
- Capacity to work collaboratively with others to build a program which will include procedures, policies and best practices in a dynamic and developing field
- Understanding of federal criminal discovery principles, rules and obligations
- Excellent legal research and writing skills
- Upholds the highest standards of ethics and professionalism
- Willingness to travel extensively within and outside the Western District of Texas
- Highly proficient with all Microsoft Office products, including Word and Excel
- Commitment to the highest standards of ethics and professionalism
Applications must be submitted online through the following link:
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.