The closing date for this announcement has been extended to June 26, 2015.
The District of Nevada has a dynamic and experienced workforce built on strong teamwork and comradery. Attorneys in the Civil Division do an outstanding job representing the interests of the United States and its agencies in a wide variety of civil matters and cases. From defending agency decisions to filing affirmative civil litigation against those who have obtained improperly government benefits, Civil Division attorneys have saved the government enormous sums, have collected millions of dollars for victims of crimes and have returned equally impressive sums to the United States treasury. We take great pride in the positive impact we have had on this community and on the public fisc.
This position primarily involves representing the United States and its agencies and employees in civil litigation brought by and against the government. The case load of the successful applicant may include collections, bankruptcy, tort actions under the Federal Tort Claims Act (premises liability, vehicle accidents, medical malpractice, etc.), Bivens based constitutional tort claims against federal employees, (employment related litigation (Title VII, ADEA, Rehabilitation Act, ADA, etc.), review of agency decisions under the Administrative Procedures Act, and affirmative civil litigation, which can include environmental enforcement actions, claims asserted under the False Claims act, common law tort claims, and actions to impose civil fines.
Required Qualifications: Applicants must possess a J.D. degree and be an active member of the bar (any U.S. jurisdiction), and have at least three years post-J.D. civil litigation experience.
Preferred Qualifications: The ideal candidate must have significant post-J.D. experience with the civil discovery processes including a demonstrated ability to take and defend depositions, manage documents, propound and respond to discovery requests, and prepare initial and expert disclosures. She or he should also have significant experience retaining, preparing and deposing expert witnesses. The applicant must have superior organizational and analytical skills and experience managing discovery in civil cases. She or he will be proficient in the use of a computer, and will have excellent oral and written advocacy skills in civil litigation matters, including drafting pleadings, motions and other papers in cases litigated in United States district courts, bankruptcy courts or state courts. The preferred applicant will also have civil trial experience, excellent communications skills, and experience acting beyond the scope of advisory counsel. In addition, the preferred candidate will have experience appearing in United States District Courts, United States Bankruptcy Courts, and state courts on civil cases and matters.
You must meet all qualification requirements upon the closing date of this announcement.
Applications MUST be submitted online at www.usajobs.gov.
Required - Your responses to the Occupational Questionnaire (online or 1203-FX).
Required - Your resume showing relevant experience and dates of employment (include day/month/year) and cover letter stating (a) your interest in the position and (b) working in Nevada.
Required - Writing Sample (NTE 20 pages)
Required, if applicable - A recent copy of an SF-50 (Notification of Personnel Action), showing title, series, grade, and current salary; and a copy of your most recent performance appraisal.
Required, if applicable - To get Veterans' Preference, you must indicate your preference in response to the appropriate question in your assessment questionnaire and you must submit the appropriate supporting documentation. See the "How you will be Evaluated" section under the "Qualifications and Evaluations" Tab above for details regarding what is appropriate Veterans' Preference documentation. It is also recommended that you include veterans' preference information in your cover letter or resume.