The United States Attorney's Office for the District of Nevada has about 50 attorneys, with about 40 in Las Vegas and 10 in Reno. The Las Vegas metropolitan area, with a population approaching two million people, is among the fastest growing areas in the Southwest. Renowned for entertainment and gaming, the area also abounds in recreational, cultural, and educational opportunities. The influx of people into southern Nevada has increased the availability of excellent and affordable housing, expanded the public school system, and resulted in shopping and consumer services that rival or surpass those of much larger cities. The cost of living is moderate, and there is no state income tax. Although known for its summer heat, our mild climate in the fall, winter, and spring provides an ideal place to enjoy the unlimited recreational activities year round. Las Vegas is within one hour of Mt. Charleston, Red Rock Canyon, Hoover Dam, and the Lake Mead National Recreation Area, and within a day's drive of the Grand Canyon, Zion National Park, Bryce Canyon National Park, Lake Powell, Lake Havasu, Death Valley, and several ski areas.
For more information about the District, please visit https://www.justice.gov/usao-nv.
This position is located in Las Vegas, Nevada.
For more information on the Department of Justice and the United States Attorney's Offices, visit http://www.justice.gov/careers/careers.html
As needed, additional positions may be filled using this announcement.
All initial attorney positions to the Department of Justice are made on a 14-month (temporary) basis.
Initial appointment is conditioned upon a satisfactory preemployment adjudication. This includes fingerprint, credit and tax checks, and drug testing. In addition, continued employment is subject to a favorable adjudication of a background investigation.
The United States Attorney's Office for the District of Nevada has an opening in its Las Vegas office for an Assistant United States Attorney in its Appellate Division. Appellate division attorneys handle appeals and post-conviction matters in all criminal cases prosecuted in the office, including cases involving organized crime and gangs; public corruption; sophisticated white collar crime; violent crime; major drug offenses; child exploitation; criminal immigration offenses; and more. Attorneys in the appellate division write appellate briefs and responses to post-conviction motions, research legal issues, review pleadings drafted by other attorneys, argue before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, prepare appeal recommendations from adverse decisions in the district court to be submitted to the Appellate Section of the Criminal Division of the Department of Justice, and provide legal advice to the criminal trial lawyers on an ongoing basis.
Responsibilities will increase and assignments will become more complex as your training and experience progress.
- You must be a United States Citizen or National.
- Background Investigation, credit and tax checks, and drug test required.
- You must be registered for Selective Service, if applicable.
- J.D. degree and active member of the bar (any U.S. jurisdiction) required.
Security Requirements: Initial appointment is conditioned upon a satisfactory preemployment adjudication. This includes fingerprint, credit and tax checks, and drug testing. In addition, continued employment is subject to a favorable adjudication of a background investigation.
Residency Requirements: Assistant United States Attorneys generally must reside in the district to which he or she is appointed or within 25 miles thereof. See 28 U.S.C. 545 for district-specific information.
Selective Service: If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law. See www.sss.gov.
Applicants must possess a J.D. Degree, be an active member of the bar (any U.S. jurisdiction), and have at least three (3) year post-J.D. legal or other relevant experience.
Applicants must be computer literate.
The ideal candidate will have three or more years of post-J.D. experience, with experience in appellate law. A federal appellate clerkship and prior Assistant U.S. Attorney experience is preferred but not required. The ideal candidate will have an outstanding academic record and appellate experience, including brief writing and oral advocacy. This candidate will possess excellent legal research and writing skills, superior oral advocacy, superior organization and public presentation abilities, and a demonstrated commitment to public service.
You must meet all qualification requirements upon the closing date of this announcement.
United States citizenship is required.
Applicants must possess a J.D. Degree
You must provide a complete Application Package which includes:
Required - Your responses to the Occupational Questionnaire (online).
Required - Your resume showing relevant experience and dates of employment (include day/month/year). (cover letter optional).
Required, if applicable - A recent copy of an SF-50 (Notification of Personnel Action), showing title, series, grade, and current salary; and a copy of your most recent performance appraisal.
Required, if applicable - To get Veterans' Preference, you must indicate your preference in response to the appropriate question in your assessment questionnaire and you must submit the appropriate supporting documentation. See the "How you will be Evaluated" section for details regarding what is appropriate Veterans' Preference documentation. It is also recommended that you include veterans' preference information in your cover letter or resume.
Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.
To apply for this position, you must complete the occupational questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below.
The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on 05/15/2018 to receive consideration.
1. To begin, click Apply Online to create a USAJOBS account or log in to your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USAJOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire.
2. Click the Submit My Answers button to submit your application package. (It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation are submitted prior to the closing date.)
3. To verify your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account, https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login, select the Application Status link and then select the more information link for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.
To return to an incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete.
You are encouraged to apply online. Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application. However, should you not be able to apply online, please contact District of Nevada at (702) 388-6336 or email at Johanna.Mallari@usdoj.gov, prior to the closing date of this announcement to request an alternate method of applying.