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    The U.S. Attorney's Office, Southern District of Texas is among the busiest and largest in the nation, spanning 43 countries and 44,000 square miles and representing 8.3 million people from the Houston area to the Mexican border. The District offers creative work solutions that may includes alternative work schedules, telework, and transit subsidy.

    This position is located in Houston, Texas.

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    The United States Attorney's Office for the Southern District of Texas seeks an experienced attorney to serve as an Assistant United States Attorney in the Houston office. The incumbent will be assigned to the Civil Division, and will have the opportunity to perform an important public service by representing the interests of the United States of America in civil actions brought by the United States in United States District Court. The incumbent will handle a docket of affirmative cases brought under the False Claims Act, Stark Act, Anti-Kickback Statute, and FIRREA, and will oversee investigations from inception through settlement or trial. The responsibilities of this position may include researching legal issues, drafting legal memoranda, drafting and responding to discovery requests, document review and organization, taking or defending depositions, and representing the United States as primary or secondary counsel in judicial proceedings, such as hearings and trials, in various United States District Court, United States Bankruptcy Court, and state court actions.

    For more information on the District, visit: https://www.justice.gov/usao-sdtx

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

    Security Requirements: 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.

    Residency Requirements: Assistant United States Attorneys generally must reside in the district to which he or she is appointed or within 25 miles thereof. See 28 U.S.C. 545 for district-specific information.

    Selective Service: If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law. See www.sss.gov.

    Travel Required

    25% or less - You may be expected to travel for this position: 1 to 5 nights per month, on average.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


  • Job family (Series)

    0905 Attorney

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