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.
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.
Applicants must possess a J.D. Degree, be an active member of the bar (any U.S. jurisdiction), and have at least three (3) years post-J.D. legal or other relevant experience.
Committee on the basis of such factors as academic performance, trial and litigating appeals experience, research and writing ability, oral communication skills, and other legal and community service and experience. An application package for a position with this Office should include a cover letter, resume, and legal writing sample (not to exceed 20 pages). The writing sample selected for submission should be the applicant's exclusive work product. If the writing sample was edited, or if there were other contributors, applicants are expected to identify those portions of the writing sample not exclusively their own work product and the extent of editing done by others.
Individuals interested in applying for this Assistant United States Attorney position should apply on the USA Jobs website at https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/437173600/02 by May 10, 2016.