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This position is located in Dallas, Texas.
The United States Attorney's Office for the Northern District of Texas proudly serves more than seven million residents in 100 counties that encompass nearly 96,000 square miles in northern and western Texas. The District headquarters office is located in Dallas with staffed branch offices in Abilene, Amarillo, Fort Worth and Lubbock. Through our Criminal Division, the District prosecutes violations of federal criminal statutes, from acts of terrorism, public corruption, gang and violent crime, drug distribution conspiracies, Internet-related crimes, to many other various criminal acts. The Criminal Division also collects judgments and restitution on behalf of victims and taxpayers. Through our Civil Division, the District represents the United States in civil lawsuits, enforces agency regulatory authority and uses affirmative civil remedies to recover government money lost to fraud or other misconduct. The Appellate Division represents the United States in criminal cases on appeal before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, responds to post-conviction litigation, and keeps the district informed of developments in the law.
The Office is interviewing for an experienced Assistant United States Attorney (AUSA) to serve as the coordinator/head of the Financial Litigation Unit in the Northern District of Texas. The Financial Litigation Unit is responsible for collecting federal debts and enforcing judgments related to criminal activity. The Unit's primary objective is to use its best efforts to divest criminals of their property and return it to victims of crime. The attorney selected will lead a team of AUSAs and support staff dedicated to the enforcement of criminal restitution on behalf of victims, collection of criminal monetary penalties, and collection and enforcement of civil debts owed to the United States and its agencies.
The AUSA's duties will include filing civil complaints and enforcing civil and criminal judgments; conducting legal research; writing briefs; taking depositions; appearing in court; and conducting investigations into debtors' financial condition. The AUSA must be able to analyze complex legal and factual issues; be an excellent, clear, logical, and careful writer, show strong organizational skills, exercise sound judgment, pay careful attention to detail, show integrity and honesty, follow Department of Justice and United States Attorney's Office policies, work well both independently and with others, negotiate effectively, and handle matters in court persuasively on behalf of the United States. Experience in FLU is preferred.
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.
Occasional travel - 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/578707300. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.