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    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.

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    Responsibilities

    The United States Attorney's Office (USAO), District of Arizona is seeking an attorney experienced in civil litigation attorney to serve as an Assistant United States Attorney in its Phoenix, Arizona. The USAO serves as the law firm for all aspects of federal litigation including the prosecution of federal crimes, recovery of fraudulently obtained government funds, civil fraud, collection and enforcement actions, and defending the U.S. Government's interests in civil cases, including appeal.

    The work of the Civil Division mirrors the varied activities of the federal government and offers a challenging and diverse caseload. Civil Division AUSAs handle affirmative and defensive matters at both the trial and appellate levels. This position's primary responsibility will be defensive litigation in the United States District and Bankruptcy Court. The selected AUSA will represent the U.S. Government and its components and employees in defensive matters such as medical malpractice and other types of personal injury actions, employment discrimination actions, constitutional challenges to governmental activities and decisions, and prisoner litigation. The incumbent will also work with multiple federal agencies defending the United States' financial interests in Untied States Bankruptcy Court. Depending on the needs of the office, the selected AUSA also may handle affirmative litigation matters such as suits under the False Claims Act and investigations and actions to protect civil rights. Given the breadth of the Civil Division's work, flexibility and a willingness to learn new subject areas are mandatory traits for any applicant.

    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

    Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position throughout Arizona and nation-wide may be necessary.

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    29

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    0905 Attorney

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/570595000. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.