The Las Vegas office serves as the main office and headquarters of the District, and most of the attorneys and staff are based in that office. Our office is in the Federal Justice Tower in the downtown area of the city. The building has state-of-the-art office space and is located across from the U.S. Federal Courthouse. The Las Vegas metropolitan area has a population approaching two million people and is among the fastest growing areas in the Southwest. It is renowned for entertainment and gaming, but 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 approximately one-hour from 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.
Assistant United States Attorneys assigned to the Criminal Division must possess the qualities necessary to excel in their mission to enforce the criminal laws of the United States. These qualities include superior advocacy and communication skills, strong analytical ability, ability to work with others, management and leadership potential, and dedication to duty. Successful candidates will demonstrate the ability to work in a supportive and professional manner with other attorneys, support staff, investigative agencies, witnesses, and crime victims. They must also demonstrate their willingness to meet the higher ethical standards expected of prosecutors in their interactions with opposing counsel and the courts. Significant courtroom experience, including jury trials, is preferred. Successful candidates will also be computer proficient, capable of doing their own legal research and writing, and self-sufficient in preparing day-to-day correspondence and
pleadings. Relevant favorable experience includes investigating and prosecuting or defending complex criminal offenses, such as public corruption, financial frauds, and other white collar offenses, RICO/enterprise-type offenses, organized crime, drug crime, violent crime, gang offenses, computer crimes, and multiple defendant conspiracy cases. Expertise in grand jury practice is also desirable, as is experience with investigatory and prosecution techniques, such as electronic surveillance, tracking devices, telephone toll record analysis, and asset seizure and forfeiture. Responsibilities will increase and assignments will become more complex as the AUSA's training and experience progress.
• You must be a U.S. 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.
The ideal candidate will have three or more years of post-J.D. experience. The candidate should possess excellent legal research and writing skills and demonstrate superior organization and public presentation abilities. The candidate should also have significant computer and computer software literacy and familiarity with criminal procedure, in particular Fourth Amendment law and the use of other investigative tools. Candidates should have an outstanding academic record and litigation experience, including exceptional courtroom skills.
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.
Travel: Occasional travel within and outside the District.
Type of Position: All initial attorney appointments to the Department of Justice are made on a 14 month (temporary) basis pending favorable adjudication of a background investigation.
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.
Public Trust - Background Investigation
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 Tuesday,
November 08, 2016 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.)
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