About the Office: The United States Attorney's Office for the Southern District of Texas, with approximately 190 Assistant United States Attorneys, prosecutes federal crimes and represents the interests of the U.S in criminal and civil cases. The Southern District of Texas stretches from the Houston area to the Mexican border.
These positions are located in Houston, Texas and Corpus Christi, Texas.
The U.S. Attorney's Office is currently seeking experienced attorneys to fill Assistant United States Attorney (AUSA) positions in the Criminal Division of our Houston and Corpus Christi offices. AUSAs are responsible for prosecuting a variety of violations of federal laws, such as immigration, drugs, firearms, public corruption, and white collar crime. These AUSA positions will focus on prosecuting violent crimes. This district is among the busiest and largest in the nation, spanning 43 counties and 44,000 square miles and representing 8.3 million people.
Responsibilities will increase and assignments will become more complex as your training and experience progress.
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.
NOTE: You must meet all Required Qualification requirements upon the closing date of this announcement. Also see "Required Documents" section of this announcement.
Strong academic credentials, superior legal research and writing skills, quick analytical ability to accurately and precisely articulate critical case-related issues, high-volume courtroom experience, outstanding organizational and interpersonal skills, the ability to work in a supportive and professional team environment with client agencies, support staff and other attorneys, and a demonstrated commitment to professionalism, ethics, civility, and public service. Significant courtroom experience, including first-chair 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 would include investigating and prosecuting or defending complex criminal offenses, specifically violent crimes, organized crime, drug and gang offenses, immigration, or multi-defendant conspiracy cases. Expertise in grand jury practice is also desirable, as is experience with investigatory and prosecution techniques.
The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on 07/02/2018 to receive consideration.
To begin, log into the full vacancy announcement to apply online. Follow the prompts to select your USAJOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire. Click here for the full vacancy announcement: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/502784600
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