The location of this position will be in one of the following locations: Austin, TX OR El Paso, TX OR San Antonio, TX.Learn more about this agency
As needed, additional positions may be filled using this announcement.
The Western District of Texas is accepting applications for an Assistant United States Attorney (AUSA) opening in its Asset Recovery Unit, specifically in the Asset Forfeiture Section. The Department of Justice Asset Forfeiture Program encompasses the seizure and forfeiture of assets that represent the proceeds of, or were used to facilitate federal crimes. The primary mission of the Program is to employ asset forfeiture powers in a manner that enhances public safety and security. This is accomplished by removing the proceeds of crime and other assets relied upon by criminals and their associates to perpetuate their criminal activity against our society. Asset forfeiture has the power to disrupt or dismantle criminal organizations that would continue to function if we only convicted and incarcerated specific individuals.
The applicant selected will investigate and litigate criminal and civil asset forfeiture matters arising under a broad range of federal offenses, including, among others, health care fraud, drug trafficking, and money laundering, with the aim of taking the profit out of crime and returning property back to crime victims. Day-to-day responsibilities may include representation of the United States in federal court in hearings and trial, working with other AUSAs and law enforcement agents, research and writing on legal issues, negotiating case resolutions, and other litigation related duties.
Responsibilities will increase and assignments will become more complex as your training and experience progress.
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.
For more information on the Department of Justice and the United States Attorney's Offices, visit http://www.justice.gov/careers/careers.html
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.
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