The United States Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Washington has a competent, friendly and talented staff, and an outstanding relationship with its client-agencies. The main office is located in Spokane, a branch office is located in Yakima, and an unstaffed office is located in Richland. The Spokane office employs over 59 personnel, including approximately 13 criminal Assistant United States Attorneys and approximately 5 criminal support staff in the Spokane office.
The office is located in Spokane in Eastern Washington. The Eastern District of Washington is comprised of 20 counties and is bordered by Canada to the north, Oregon to the south, Idaho to the east, and the summit of the Cascade Mountains to the west. This area is rich in rolling farmland, forested mountains, and arid desert. Because this area celebrates four distinct seasons, recreational opportunities are numerous and include bicycling, hiking, snow skiing, water sports, fishing and hunting. More information on Spokane and its educational opportunities, medical facilities, arts, sports, etc., can be viewed on the internet at www.visitspokane.com (link is external).
The office currently has an Assistant United States Attorney position available in the Criminal Division, Spokane office. The attorney selected will be part of a dedicated team assisting in the enforcement and prosecution of federal criminal laws. The primary assignment for the attorney selected will include the investigation and prosecution of a wide-range of criminal matters to include, for example, firearms, drug trafficking, gangs, immigration, counterfeiting, child exploitation, explosives, violent crimes, and white collar/economic crimes, as well as drafting appellate briefs and arguing cases before appellate court judges.
This is a full-time permanent appointment. However, all initial attorney appointments to the Department of Justice are made on a 14-month (temporary) basis pending favorable adjudication of a background investigation.
Required qualifications: Applicants must possess a J.D. degree from an accredited las school, be an active member of the bar (any jurisdiction), and have a minimum of 4 years post J.D. or other relevant experience. United States citizenship is required.
Preferred qualifications: Applicants must possess excellent research and writing skills, superior oral communication skills and demonstrated capacity to function with minimal guidance, in a highly demanding environment. Ideal applicants will possess significant trial or other relevant experience involving one or more of the variety of criminal matters identified above.. Applicants must exhibit the ability to work in a supportive and professional manner with the attorney team leaders, attorneys, staff and client agencies.
No later than June 22, 2019, interested applicants must email: (a.) a signed cover letter referencing Vacancy Announcement 19-WAE-SPO-1 and specifically addressing applicant's qualifications as the ideal applicant; (b.) a detailed resume; (c.) a writing sample written solely by applicant (at least 7 pages in length, containing substantive legal analysis; (d.) a current performance evaluation/rating, if any; and (e.) a list with three professional references all in PDF format to:
United States Attorney's Office
Att'n: Lauri Garcia, HR Specialist
920 West Riverside Avenue, Suite 340
Spokane, Washington 99201
No telephone calls please.
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.