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 Civil Division has six attorneys. It is based in Boise. The Criminal Division has approximately twenty attorneys.
This vacancy is in the Civil Division in Boise. The Civil Division defends the United States, its agencies and employees against claims for personal injuries, property damage, medical malpractice, constitutional torts, employment discrimination, violations of a variety of environmental statutes, and appeals of Social Security disability claims. The Civil Division also represents the interests of the United States in tax, foreclosure, and bankruptcy cases. Finally, it brings affirmative actions to enforce and recover money judgments owed to the United States Government, to protect individual civil rights, and to enforce civil anti-fraud provisions; and intervenes in and prosecutes select qui tam cases.
The District has an opening for an Assistant United States Attorney (AUSA) in the Civil Division. This position is a general civil litigation position. The attorney will represent the United States, its agencies and employees, in a variety of civil cases, both affirmative and defensive.
Type of Position:
Full-time. All initial attorney appointments to the Department of Justice are made on a 14-month (temporary) basis pending favorable adjudication of a background investigation.
Required qualifications: Applicants must possess a J.D. degree, be an active member of the bar (any U.S. jurisdiction), and have at least 2 years post-J.D. legal or other relevant experience.
Preferred qualifications: Ideally, an applicant will have: a record of academic excellence, experience as a federal law clerk, at least 3 years of experience as a civil litigator, a strong desire to practice in Idaho, experience prosecuting or defending civil cases as a first or second chair, experience conducting depositions, and experience planning and executing case strategy. In addition, the ideal applicant will demonstrate superior written and oral communication skills, superior research skills, and a demonstrated ability to work both independently and with others, including support staff, peers, and supervisors.
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.
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.
Please send your resume to:
Bart M. Davis, United States Attorney
Attn: Becky Early, HR Specialist
United States Attorney's Office
District of Idaho
800 Park Blvd., Ste. 600
Boise, Idaho 83712
No telephone calls please.