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The hiring process of this office is designed to give full and fair consideration to each applicant. Because of staffing and budget limitations, we are able to make hiring commitments only to a limited number of the most highly qualified applicants. Although we can offer positions to only a very small percentage of those who submit applications, every applicant is of equal importance to us and we genuinely appreciate the interest expressed in this office.

To learn more about the hiring process and the status of
current vacancies, please select from the following categories:

Assistant United States Attorney Positions

Non-Attorney/Support Positions

Law Student Intern Program

Current Vacancies:

Vacancy Announcement: 17-SDTX-10010888-AUSA-02

Number of Vacancies: 1

Position: Assistant US Attorney (Civil) (Border Fence)

Type of Appointment: TERM – Not-to-exceed 13 months (Full-time)

Location: McAllen, TX

Who May Apply: This announcement is open to all U.S. Citizens.

Opening Date: 05/10/2017

Closing Date: 05/30/2017


This TERM appointment may be extended for an additional period of time without further competition; however, any extension is not guaranteed and is also dependent upon budgetary constraints. The selectee may be considered for placement in a permanent Assistant U.S Attorney position without further competition during this appointment; however, placement in a permanent position is not guaranteed.


This position will be posted on the USAJOBS website. Questions regarding the application process should be referred to Dana Sullivan, Human Resources Specialist.


How to Apply: Applications for this announcement are being accepted online through USAJOBS. Please do not apply directly to the US Attorney’s Office as your application will not be considered. Applicants must follow all directions provided in the vacancy announcement to include submission of a résumé. Please be advised that if your résumé does not support your answers to the online assessment you may be found ineligible for consideration. The full announcement can be viewed HERE.


The announcement will also be able to be found on the following sites within the next 24 hours-48 hours; however, all candidates must apply online via the USAJOBS website:


Candidates should follow the application procedures contained in the vacancy announcement.

Updated May 11, 2017