Overview

This position is located in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Applicants must possess a J.D. Degree.

Assistant United States Attorneys in the Criminal Division are responsible for the investigation and prosecution of cases including unemployment insurance fraud offenses, drugs, human trafficking, organized crime, terrorism, white collar crimes, national security, immigration, child exploitation, frauds, Indian country, and violent and general crimes. Assistant United States Attorneys assigned to the Criminal Division must possess the qualities necessary to excel in their mission to enforce the criminal laws of the United States. These qualities include superior advocacy and communication skills, strong analytical ability, management and leadership potential, and an ability to work with others. Successful candidates will demonstrate the ability to work in a supportive and professional manner with other attorneys, support staff, investigative agencies, witnesses, and crime victims. They must also demonstrate their willingness to meet the high ethical standards expected of prosecutors in their interactions with opposing counsel and the courts. Significant courtroom experience including 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. Experience in grand jury and investigative techniques such as applying for various types of warrants, wiretaps, or experience with asset seizure and forfeiture is also desirable.

Responsibilities will increase and assignments will become more complex as your training and experience progress.

This position is for a one-year term with the possibility of a one-year extension or made permanent without further competition.

As needed, additional positions may be filled using this announcement.

Security Requirements: 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.

Residency Requirements: Assistant United States Attorneys generally must reside in the district to which he or she is appointed or within 25 miles thereof. See 28 U.S.C. 545 for district-specific information.

Selective Service: If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law. See www.sss.gov.

Required Qualifications:

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.

United States citizenship is required.

Preferred Qualifications:

The ideal candidate will have three or more years of post-J.D. experience. The candidate should possess excellent legal research and writing skills and demonstrate superior organization and public presentation abilities. The candidate should also have significant computer and computer software literacy and familiarity with criminal procedure, in particular Fourth Amendment law and the use of other investigative tools. Candidates should have an outstanding academic record and litigation experience, including exceptional courtroom skills.

You must meet all qualification requirements upon the closing date of this announcement.

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