Job Overview

Summary

The United States Attorney's Office for the Southern District of Mississippi is located in Jackson, Mississippi, with a branch office in Gulfport, Mississippi.  Our mission is to enforce the law and defend the interests of the United States, provide Federal leadership in preventing and controlling crime, seek just punishment for those guilty of unlawful behavior, and to administer and enforce the Nation's laws to ensure fair and impartial administration of justice for all Americans.  We strive to build a stronger office through recruitment efforts and maintain the high standards of the office by promoting professional development.  We seek to build a legacy of excellence. 

In all matters, it is our mission to represent the people of the United States in a manner that will instill confidence in the fairness and integrity of our office and the judicial system, and to conduct our work with the highest integrity. We strive to perform our mission in the most efficient and effective manner.

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 can be part of a dedicated team helping to enforce Federal criminal and civil laws that protect life, liberty, and the property of citizens.

For more information on the Department of Justice and the United States Attorney's Offices, visit http://www.justice.gov/careers/careers.html.

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.

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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Duties

The office is currently seeking applicants for one or more Assistant U. S. Attorney positions.  This is an opportunity for applicants to gain federal litigation and courtroom experience.  Assignment will be made to one of the following areas:

  • Assignment to the Civil Division may include the full scope of civil defenseive and affirmative litigation involving the United States, its agencies and employees, or financial litigation/collection matters.  Examples include torts, employment discrimination, medical malpractice, habeas and prisoner litigation, immigration, environmental cases, affirmative civil fraud litigation, foreclosures and Administrative Procedures Act cases.
  • Assignment to the Criminal Division may include responsibility for all phases of criminal prosecution from providing guidance to law enforcement officers, initiating criminal charges, conducting grand jury proceedings and trials, handling appeals or asset forfeiture matters.

Travel Required

  • Occasional Travel
  • Occasional travel may be required

Relocation Authorized

  • No