If you are looking for an exciting and challenging career, this is the opportunity for you! With a diverse and talented workforce of over 100,000 men and women, the Department of Justice leads the Nation in ensuring the protection of all Americans while preserving their constitutional freedoms. You can be a part of a dedicated team helping to enforce Federal criminal and civil laws that protect life, liberty and the property of citizens.
This position is in Jackson, Mississippi.
The district encompasses the 45 southern counties of the state and more than 2 million people. Also in the district are numerous military bases and installations, a NASA rocket testing facility, and the Choctaw Indian Reservation.
For additional information about the District https://www.justice.gov/usao-sdms
For more information on the Department of Justice and the United States Attorney's Offices, visit https://www.justice.gov/
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.
As needed, additional positions may be filled using this announcement.
The successful candidate will have the responsibility for all phases of criminal prosecution including providing guidance to law enforcement officers, initiating criminal charges, conducting grand jury proceedings, trials and handling appeals or asset forfeiture matters. Responsibilities will increase and assignments will become more complex as your training and experience progress.
Required Qualifications: Applicants must possess a J.D. Degree, be an active member of the bar (any U.S. jurisdiction), and have at least 3 years of post-J.D. legal or other relevant legal experience. Qualifying legal experience may include work as an attorney, as a judicial law clerk in either a Federal or State court and/or litigation experience in either public or private sector.
Proof of active bar membership is required.
United States citizenship is required.
Preferred Qualifications: Hiring preference will be given to applicants with courtroom experience in prosecuting a range of violent crimes, firearms offenses, and complex white-collar crimes. Applicants must have strong academics; outstanding organizational skills; superior legal writing and research ability; and demonstrated commitment to professionalism, ethics, civility, community involvement, and public service. Applicants must demonstrate quick analytical ability and the facility to accurately articulate the critical issues involved with a case. Applicants must display strong interpersonal skills and good judgment, have excellent oral communication skills, exhibit the ability to work in a supportive and professional manner with other attorneys, support staff and client agencies, and must have demonstrated capacity to function with minimal guidance in a highly demanding environment. Applicants will be expected to do their own legal research and writing and will be substantially self-sufficient in preparing day-to-day correspondence and pleadings. Applicants must also demonstrate excellent computer skills to include experience with automated research on the internet, electronic court filing, email and word processing systems.
You must apply online via USAJOBS at this link https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/557491700
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.