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 19 attorneys. The Civil Division has six attorneys and is only based in Boise.
This vacancy for an Assistant United States Attorney is located in the Pocatello, Idaho office. Pocatello is located in southeastern Idaho about 250 miles east of the main office in Boise, 165 north of Salt Lake City, and 100 miles west of the Wyoming border. It is the largest city and county seat of Bannock County (population nearly 83,000).
The District has an opening for an Assistant United States Attorney (AUSA) in the Criminal Division. The position is a general criminal litigation position with responsibility for coordinating with federal law enforcement agencies on federal criminal investigations and handling a heavy caseload involving a wide variety of federal criminal offenses involving mostly violent crime, firearms, narcotics, and violent crime in Indian Country.
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 Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree, be an active member of the bar (any U.S. jurisdiction), and have at least two years post‑J.D. legal or other relevant experience.
Preferred Qualifications: Ideally, an applicant will have: at least five years legal experience, a record of academic excellence, demonstrated commitment to public service, experience as a federal or state law clerk, experience as a criminal prosecutor in state and/or federal court, and a strong desire to practice in Idaho. Also, an applicant should have broad experience planning and executing case strategy in a variety of cases including violent crime, firearms, narcotics, etc. In addition, the ideal applicant will demonstrate superior written and oral communications skills, superior research skills, and a demonstrated ability to work well with others, including support staff, peers, and supervisors.
Security: All initial attorney appointments to the Department of Justice are made on a 14 month (temporary) basis pending 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
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.