Job Overview


If you are looking for an exciting and challenging career, this is the position for you! With a diverse and talented workforce of over 100,000 men and women, Justice leads the Nation in ensuring the protection of all Americans while preserving their constitutional freedoms. You will be part of a dedicated team helping to enforce Federal criminal and civil laws that protect life, liberty and the property of citizens.

The United States Attorneys Office is a great place to work. The Department of Justice ranked #5 out of 33 large Federal cabinet agencies and the Executive United States Attorneys Office/United States Attorneys Offices ranked #55 out of 240 agency subcomponents in a study, "The Best Places to Work in the Federal Government, 2013 Ratings" published by the Partnership for Public Service. See

About the Office:  The United States 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 United States Attorney’s Office operates staffed offices in Brownsville, Corpus Christi, Houston, Laredo, McAllen, and Victoria.

About the Brownsville Division:  The Brownsville Division is among the busiest offices in the United States: in 2013 alone, the Brownsville office indicted nearly 900 felony cases.  A total of 17 attorneys work in the office, 11 of whom prosecute the bulk of the division=s criminal cases.  The successful applicant will thus have ample and immediate opportunity to try criminal cases.

Location: The position is located in Brownsville, Texas.  Boasting more than 415,000 residents in the city and environs, Brownsville is located at the southernmost tip of Texas, near the Gulf of Mexico and directly on the border with Mexico.  Immediately across the border is the city of Matamoros, Tamaulipas (est. pop. 490,000), which offers unique shopping, dining and entertainment opportunities.  Just a few miles away is the resort playground of South Padre Island, with miles of unspoiled beaches and excellent fishing 

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Internet Sites:  Interested candidates can learn more about our office by visiting the Southern District of Texas website at:      

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

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Responsibilities and Opportunity Offered:  The United States Attorney=s Office seeks one or more experienced criminal prosecutors to serve as Assistant United States Attorneys to fill one or more anticipated vacancies in its Brownsville office.  The incumbent(s) will investigate and prosecute violations of federal laws, primarily involving immigration, drug, and firearms offenses.

Travel Required

  • Occasional Travel
  • Occasional travel may be required.

Relocation Authorized

  • No