Job Overview

Summary

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 www.bestplacestowork.org.
As needed, additional positions may be filled using this announcement.
This position is also being announced to applicants eligible to apply through Merit Staffing procedures under 14-NDTX-1170895.

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Duties

If selected for this position, you will join a well-respected team that is responsible for Civil Litigation.  Typical work assignments will include:

  • Participating in the development of affirmative civil investigations (where the United States will be the plaintiff bringing the lawsuit) and defensive civil cases (where the United States has been sued), including the crafting of case strategies, organization of evidence, and interviewing of potential witnesses.  This involvement will begin at the start of the affirmative investigation or defensive case, and will necessitate working as an effective team with the AUSA(s), legal assistant, and auditor assigned to the matter.  Key attributes necessary for this position are a positive attitude, the ability to work independently and with sometimes-minimal supervision by the AUSA, a problem-solving mentality, and a strong work ethic.
  • Preparing a variety of substantive legal documents to include: draft complaints; draft answers to federal court complaints; discovery requests/disclosures; settlement agreements; routine motions; proposed orders; and subpoenas to acquire evidence or testimony.
  • Performing legal research and analysis utilizing the Westlaw and/or LexisNexis computer databases, and prove summaries of findings to AUSAs for litigation use.
  • Retaining expert witnesses for use in investigations and litigation, and working closely with such experts as they develop their expert reports.
  • Obtaining government discovery from agency attorneys/paralegals, efficiently organizing it for production to opposing parties, and effectively cataloging discovery received from opposing parties.
  • Reviewing and organizing complex factual material and other documentary data for investigations and trials.
  • Developing systems to assist AUSAs with the organization of case evidence, including the creation of case files utilizing computer programs that may include Microsoft Excel, IPRO, and CaseMap.
  • Preparing exhibits for case presentations, hearings, and trials.
  • Providing litigation case management and organize cases for presentation at hearings and trial via computer programs such as Microsoft PowerPoint and Sanctions.

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

Travel Required

  • Occasional Travel
  • 1-5 days per year

Relocation Authorized

  • No