NOTE: This is an open and continuous announcement to fill current and future vacancies. This announcement may close on the listed closing date or when all positions are filled, whichever comes first. Applications received by December 14, 2018 will receive first consideration.
The U.S Attorney's Office for the Southern District of Texas, with approximately 190 Assistant United States Attorneys, is among the largest in the country. The office prosecutes federal crimes and represents the interests of the United States in civil cases. The Southern District of Texas stretches from the Houston area southwest to the Mexican border. The U.S.Attorney's Office operates staffed offices in Brownsville, Corpus Christi, Houston, Laredo, McAllen, and Victoria.
For more information on the Southern District of Texas, visit: http://www.justice.gov/usao-sdtx.
For more information on the Department of Justice and the United States Attorney's Offices, visit: http://www.justice.gov/legal-careers
These positions are located in Brownsville and McAllen, Texas, and are for border wall civil litigation.
Exact duty location will be determined by management at the time of selection.
Responsibilities will increase and assignments will become more complex as your training and experience progress.
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.
The ideal candidate will have at least four (4) years of civil litigation experience in litigation of land condemnation cases, oil and gas disputes, and real estate matters. Other desirable casework includes employment litigation, torts, immigration, and bankruptcy. Additional preferred qualifications are first-chair federal trial experience, strong academics, outstanding organizational skills, superior legal writing and research ability, and exceptional computer literacy skills (internet research, electronic court filing, email and word processing systems). Ideal candidates will also possess demonstrated analytical ability, good judgment and courtroom skills, and a commitment to professionalism, ethics, civility, and public service. Texas Bar membership is preferred, but not required. Spanish language proficiency is helpful, but not required.
You must meet all qualification requirements upon the closing date of this announcement.
United States citizenship is required.
To apply for this position, you must complete the occupational questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below.
The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on 03/05/2019 to receive consideration. This is an open and rolling job vacancy announcement, application submitted by 11:59pm on December 14, 2018 will receive first round consideration.
Go to USAJOBS to create a USAJOBS account or log in to your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USAJOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire: www.usajobs.gov. Click on the following link to view the entire job announcement: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/518734300.
In your online application package, you must provide the following:
- Required - Your responses to the Occupational Questionnaire (online).
- Required - Your resume showing relevant experience and dates of employment (include day/month/year).
- Required - Cover letter (including the announcement number) addressed to: Mitch Neurock, Executive Assistant United States Attorney, United States Attorney's Office, 1000 Louisiana, Suite 2300, Houston, TX 77002.
- Required - Brief writing sample (not more than 20 pages).
- Required, if applicable - A recent copy of an SF-50 (Notification of Personnel Action), showing title, series, grade, and current salary; and a copy of your most recent performance appraisal.
- Required, if applicable - To get Veterans' Preference, you must indicate your preference in response to the appropriate question in your assessment questionnaire and you must submit the appropriate supporting documentation. See the "How you will be Evaluated" section for details regarding what is appropriate Veterans' Preference documentation. It is also recommended that you include veterans' preference information in your cover letter or resume.