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.Learn more about this agency
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.
This position is located in Houston, Texas.
The most populous city in Texas, Houston is a sprawling home to over two million people. It is home to NASA's Johnson Space Center and the Texas Medical Center, the world's largest concentration of healthcare and research institutions. The city is also a major international player in the energy industry and was ranked third in the nation on Forbes' "Best Places for Businesses and Careers" list. Houston boasts restaurants, shops, neighborhoods, and festivals that reflect its international population.
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.
Responsibilities and Opportunity Offered: The United States Attorney's Office for the Southern District of Texas seeks an experienced appellate prosecutor to serve as an Assistant U.S. Attorney (AUSA) in the Houston office. The incumbent will brief and argue direct criminal appeals before the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. The incumbent will also litigate habeas cases in district and appellate courts, and will provide real-time assistance to trial prosecutors throughout the district. The district's appellate caseload is extremely heavy; the incumbent will file multiple appellate briefs each month.
Responsibilities will increase and assignments will become more complex as your training and experience progress.
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25% or less - You may be expected to travel for this position.
This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/492379100. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.