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Assistant United States Attorney (Criminal)

Executive Office for U.S. Attorneys and the Office of the U.S. Attorneys

This is a Full-time position in Del Rio, TX posted July 10, 2021.

Summary Initial appointment is conditioned upon a satisfactory preemployment 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.

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

All initial attorney positions to the Department of Justice are made on a 14-month (temporary) basis.

This position is located in Del Rio, Texas.

Responsibilities For more information on the Department of Justice and the United States Attorney’s Offices, visit ustice.gov/careers/careers.htm The District prosecutes a full range of federal criminal cases.

Assistant United States Attorneys in the Criminal Division are responsible for the investigation and prosecution of cases that include drug crimes; violent crimes; firearms offenses; child exploitation crimes; human trafficking; organized crime; terrorism; white collar crime, including wire and mail fraud, healthcare fraud, and mortgage fraud; criminal immigration matters; and general crimes.

The qualified applicant would be expected to (a) assist federal law enforcement agents in structuring and implementing criminal investigative plans and strategies; (b) actively participate in grand jury proceedings, including the presentation of witnesses before the grand jury; and (c) litigate cases of moderate to high complexity from start to finish with limited supervision.

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

Security Requirements: Initial appointment is conditioned upon a satisfactory preemployment 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 they are 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.

Requirements Conditions of Employment Qualifications 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: Hiring preferences include strong academics, outstanding organizational skills, superior legal writing and research ability, demonstrated analytical ability, good judgment and courtroom skills, and a commitment to professionalism, ethics, civility, and public service.

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

This is an open continuous announcement to fill current and future AUSA vacancies as needed.

Positions are open until filled, however, applications received by May 7, 2021 will receive first consideration.

Applications will then be reviewed on a rolling basis.

(The filling of positions is subject to the availability of funds).

Education Applicants must possess a J.D.

Degree Additional Information Salary Information: Assistant United States Attorney pay is administratively determined based, in part, on the number of years of professional attorney experience.

The range of basic pay is $64,649 to $169,097 per year which includes 15.95% locality pay.

Other Benefits: The Department of Justice offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation; sick leave; holidays; telework; life insurance; health benefits; and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System.

The Benefits link provides an overview of the benefits currently offered to Federal Employees.

Relocation Expenses: Relocation expenses will not be authorized.

* * * This and other vacancy announcements can be found under Attorney Vacancies and Volunteer Legal Internships.

The Department of Justice cannot control further dissemination and/or posting of information contained in this vacancy announcement.

Such posting and/or dissemination is not an endorsement by the Department of the organization or group disseminating and/or posting the information.

Travel: Occasional travel may be required to meet the mission of the office.

Type of Position: All initial attorney appointments to the Department of Justice are made on a 14 month (temporary) basis pending favorable adjudication of a background investigation.

Applicants should familiarize themselves and comply with the relevant rules of professional conduct regarding any possible conflicts of interest in connection with their applications.

In particular, please notify this Office if you currently represent clients or adjudicate matters in which this Office is involved and/or you have a family member who is representing clients or adjudicating matters in which this Office is involved so that we can evaluate any potential conflict of interest or disqualification issue that may need to be addressed under those circumstances.

Security Requirements: Initial appointment is conditioned upon a satisfactory preemployment 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.

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