The mission of the United States Attorney’s Office, Eastern District of Texas, is to enforce the law and defend the interests of the United States, provide federal leadership in preventing and controlling crime, seek just punishment for those guilty of unlawful behavior, and administer and enforce the Nation’s laws to ensure fair and impartial administration of justice for all Americans. We strive to build a stronger office through recruitment efforts and maintain the high standards of the office by promoting professional development. We seek to build a legacy of excellence.
In all matters, it is our mission to represent the people of the United States in a manner that will instill confidence in the fairness and integrity of our office and the judicial system, and to conduct our work with the highest integrity. We strive to perform our mission in the most efficient and effective manner.
Information regarding the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Eastern District of Texas, can be found at http://www.usdoj.gov/usao/txe/.
If you are looking for an exciting and challenging career, this is the position for you! With a diverse and talented workforce of over 100,000 men and women, Justice leads the Nation in ensuring the protection of all Americans while preserving their constitutional freedoms. You can be part of a dedicated team helping to enforce Federal criminal and civil laws that protect life, liberty, and the property of citizens.
The Eastern District of Texas is a large district consisting of six staffed offices that cover 43 counties in the eastern part of the state, spanning more than 50,000 square miles from the Oklahoma border to the Gulf of Mexico. Offices are located in Beaumont, Lufkin, Plano, Sherman, Texarkana, and Tyler. The U.S. Attorney’s Office works closely with federal agencies and law enforcement personnel located throughout the District and in the Dallas/Fort Worth and Houston metropolitan areas.
For more information on the Department of Justice and the United States Attorney’s Offices, visit https://www.justice.gov/careers.
As needed, additional positions may be filled using this announcement. All initial attorney positions to the Department of Justice are made on a 14-month (temporary) basis. Initial appointment is conditioned upon a satisfactory pre-employment 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.
The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Texas is seeking applications from experienced attorneys for a position as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Civil Division in the Plano office. This position is in the Affirmative Civil Enforcement (ACE) unit, which pursues civil actions against corporations and individuals that engage in fraud, violate federal laws, and divert controlled substances. The selected attorney will have responsibility for prosecuting, among other cases, civil healthcare fraud, procurement fraud, and Controlled Substances Act matters. The selected attorney will handle all aspects of investigations and cases, including gathering evidence, taking testimony, writing briefs, and appearing in court at hearings and trials. The attorney may also handle other types of cases as needed.
Responsibilities will increase and assignments will become more complex as your training and experience progress.
Employment with the U.S. Attorney's Office offers a unique and challenging experience for the highly motivated and talented attorney who is committed to serving justice.
Required Qualifications: 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.
United States citizenship is required.
Preferred Qualifications: Applicants should have strong academic credentials and be skilled at oral advocacy, writing plainly and persuasively, performing legal research, and thinking critically. Applicants should also be detail-oriented and have sound judgment, a strong work ethic, good interpersonal skills, and adhere to the highest standards of ethics, professionalism, and civility. Applicants with federal clerkship experience, civil litigation experience, and/or healthcare compliance experience are strongly encouraged to apply.
You must meet all qualification requirements upon the closing date of this announcement.
Applications must be submitted online through the following link: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/PrintPreview/502541000
Detailed instructions for applying are listed under the section “How To Apply.”