The United States Attorney's Office represents the United States in criminal and civil actions in federal district court throughout the state of Idaho. It has offices in Boise, Pocatello, and Coeur d'Alene. The Criminal Division has approximately 20 attorneys. The Civil Division has 5-6 attorneys and is only based in Boise. This vacancy for a Special Assistant United States Attorney is located in the main office in Boise, Idaho. Boise is located in the Treasure Valley, in which 40 percent of Idaho's population resides. The Special AUSA will be employed by a consortium comprising the Treasure Valley Partnership (a working group of elected county and city officials in the Treasure Valley), the Canyon County Prosecuting Attorney's Office (the official employer), and the State of Idaho. Although the Special AUSA will be officially employed by Canyon County, the attorney will work in the U.S. Attorney's Office in Boise and work almost exclusively on federal criminal cases in U.S. District Court.
The United States Attorney's Office, the Canyon County Prosecuting Attorneys Office, and the Treasure Valley Partners seek an experienced trial attorney for this Special AUSA position. The individual selected will be appointed a Deputy Canyon County Prosecutor, designated as a Special AUSA, and assigned to the United States Attorney's Offices Criminal Division in Boise. The individual selected will be responsible for handling a heavy criminal caseload involving a wide variety of criminal prosecutions, including violent crime, firearms, and drug offenses related to gang activity.
This position will be for a term of three years but may extend beyond that, at the discretion of the United States Attorney's Office, the Treasure Valley Partners and the Canyon County Prosecutors Office.
Required qualifications: Applicants must possess a J.D. degree, be an active member of the Idaho State Bar, and have at least two years post-J.D. legal or other relevant experience.
Preferred qualifications: Ideally, an applicant will have: a record of academic excellence, demonstrated commitment to public service, experience as a federal or state law clerk, three to six years of trial experience as a criminal prosecutor in state and/or federal court, a strong desire to practice in Idaho, and experience planning and executing case strategy. In addition, the ideal applicant will demonstrate superior written and oral communication skills, superior research skills, which should include successfully defending convictions on appeal, and a demonstrated ability to work well with others, including support staff, peers, and supervisors.
United States citizenship is required.
Interested persons should send an original, signed cover letter; detailed resume; writing sample (ideally, edited solely by the applicant and 7-12 pages in length, with substantive legal analysis), and two references who may be called at any time during the hiring process. The signed cover letter should state why the applicant wants to work in the District of Idaho.
Applications must be received by Friday, July 17, 2015.
Please send résumé to:
Wendy J. Olson
United States Attorney
c/o Becky Early
800 Park Blvd, Suite 600
Boise, ID 83712
No telephone calls please.