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This position is located in Phoenix, AZ.
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 United States Attorney's Office (USAO), District of Arizona is seeking an attorney experienced in civil litigation attorney to serve as an Assistant United States Attorney in its Phoenix, Arizona. The USAO serves as the law firm for all aspects of federal litigation including the prosecution of federal crimes, recovery of fraudulently obtained government funds, civil fraud, collection and enforcement actions, and defending the U.S. Government's interests in civil cases, including appeal.
The work of the Civil Division mirrors the varied activities of the federal government and offers a challenging and diverse caseload. Civil Division AUSAs handle affirmative and defensive matters at both the trial and appellate levels. This position's primary responsibility will be defensive litigation in the United States District and Bankruptcy Court. The selected AUSA will represent the U.S. Government and its components and employees in defensive matters such as medical malpractice and other types of personal injury actions, employment discrimination actions, constitutional challenges to governmental activities and decisions, and prisoner litigation. The incumbent will also work with multiple federal agencies defending the United States' financial interests in Untied States Bankruptcy Court. Depending on the needs of the office, the selected AUSA also may handle affirmative litigation matters such as suits under the False Claims Act and investigations and actions to protect civil rights. Given the breadth of the Civil Division's work, flexibility and a willingness to learn new subject areas are mandatory traits for any applicant.
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 1* year post-J.D. legal or other relevant experience.
United States citizenship is required.
You must meet all qualification requirements upon the closing date of this announcement.
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 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. You will have to upload a Legal Writing Sample and an Arizona Application Form https://www.justice.gov/usao-az/page/file/1003756/downloadyou will need to attach these documents under "Other." They are required documents. Limit the writing sample to 15 pages or less.
4. 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.
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.