Assistant United States Attorney Job in DALLAS, TX

Vacancy No. Department Executive Office for U.S. Attorneys and the Office of the U.S. Attorneys
Salary $70,353.00 to $153,637.00 Grade 23 to 23
Perm/Temp Permanent FT/PT Full-time
Open Date 1/12/2018 Close Date 1/26/2018
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  • Open & closing dates

    01/12/2018 to 01/26/2018

  • Salary

    $70,353 to $153,637 per year

  • Pay scale & grade

    AD 23

  • Work schedule


  • Appointment type

    Term - 09/30/2019


1 vacancy in the following location:

Relocation expenses reimbursed


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  • Duties



    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.

    This is a temporary appointment not-to-exceed 09/30/2019. This position may be extended or made permanent without further competition.

    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 Dallas, Texas.

    About the Office:
    The United States Attorney's Office for the Northern District of Texas is the principal federal prosecution authority for the North Texas area with it's headquarters office located in Dallas and staffed branch offices in Abilene, Amarillo, Fort Worth and Lubbock. The Civil Division 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 Criminal Division 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 and also collects judgments and restitution on behalf of victims and taxpayers. The Appellate Division represents the United States in criminal cases on appeal before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit and responds to post-conviction litigation.

    For more information on the Department of Justice and the United States Attorney's Offices, visit

    As needed, additional positions may be filled using this announcement.

    Initial appointment is conditioned upon a satisfactory pre-employment 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.

    To view the entire announcement, including instructions on how to apply, click on tabs above.

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    The United States Attorney's Office for the Northern District of Texas seeks an experienced attorney to serve in a term appointment not to exceed 9-30-2019 as Assistant United States Attorney in its Dallas office, Asset Recovery Division. The AUSA will represent the United States in criminal and civil forfeiture cases before the United States District Court in the Northern District of Texas. The AUSA will have responsibility for handling all aspects of criminal and civil forfeiture investigations and cases, including taking testimony, writing briefs, and appearing in hearings and trials in court. The AUSA will also handle cases relating to the collection of forfeiture money judgments. The attorney must have a very strong ability to analyze complex legal and factual issues, write clearly and persuasively, possess a strong work ethic, exhibit good organizational skills, exercise fair and sound judgment, pay careful attention to facts and details, follow all Department of Justice and United States Attorney's Office policies, work well both independently and on a team, be ready and willing to volunteer to help other attorneys, be able to negotiate effectively with opposing counsel, handle matters in court persuasively on behalf of the United States of America, and be devoted to justice and excellence. The AUSA must also work cooperatively with fellow AUSAs on criminal forfeiture cases.

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

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - 1-5 nights per month for training purposes

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    All United States Citizens and Nationals

    Questions? This job is open to 1 group.

  • Job family (Series)

    0905 Attorney

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