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 Criminal Division with experience involving violent crimes and/or use of firearms offenses. . The four offenses of violent crime: murder and non-negligent manslaughter, forcible rape, robbery, and aggravated assault, involve force or the threat of force. Violent crime cases include those involving organized crime and gangs; kidnapping; robbery; major drug offenses; exploitation; and more. Attorneys in the criminal division prosecute cases involving heinous violent crimes and the unlawful use of firearms in those crimes and seek to convict dangerous criminals and incarcerate them.
REQUIRED: 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.
PREFERRED: The ideal qualifications include at least 3 - 5 years of post-J.D. experience litigating cases in federal or state courts, with substantial responsibility for all aspects of discovery, trial and appeals in criminal matters involving crimes of violence and/or the use of firearms. The ideal candidate will have significant criminal litigation experience in state or federal courts in cases involving drugs, firearms and violent crime prosecutions, to include experience coordinating large-scale long-term investigations, witness security matters and use of informants.
Applications must be received for this vacancy through June 10, 2016. Applicants are evaluated by the Hiring 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 Tuesday, June 14, 2015.