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Criminal Attorney

Company: U.S. Attorney's Office / EDWA
Location: Yakima
Posted on: February 13, 2020

Job Description:

Criminal Attorney
USAO EASTERN DISTRICT OF WASHINGTON
YAKIMA, WA
ATTORNEY
402 E. YAKIMA AVE., SUITE 210
YAKIMA, WA 98901
UNITED STATES
20-WAE-YAK-1
About the Office:
The United States Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Washington has a competent, friendly, talented staff and an outstanding relationship with its client-agencies. The main office is located in Spokane, a branch office is located in Yakima and an unstaffed trial and preparation office is in Richland. The District employs approximately 59 personnel, including six Assistant United States Attorneys (AUSAs) and six support staff assigned to the Yakima branch office.
The branch office is located in the city of Yakima in central Washington. The Eastern District of Washington is comprised of 20 counties and is bordered by Canada to the north, Oregon to the south, Idaho to the east and the summit of the Cascade Mountains to the west. This area is rich in rolling farmland, forested mountains and arid desert. Because this area celebrates four distinct seasons; recreational opportunities are numerous and include, bicycling, hiking, snow skiing, water sports, fishing and hunting. More information on Yakima and its educational opportunities, medical facilities, arts, sports, etc., can be viewed on the internet at https://visityakima.com (link is external).
Our office places a high value on diversity of experiences and perspectives and encourages applications from all qualified individuals from all ethnic and racial backgrounds, veterans, LGBT individuals, and persons with disabilities.
Job Description:
The office currently has an Assistant United States Attorney position available in the Criminal Division, Yakima branch office. The attorney selected will be part of a dedicated team assisting in the enforcement and prosecution of federal criminal laws. The primary assignments for the attorney selected will include the investigation and prosecution of a wide-range of criminal matters to include, for example, firearms, drug trafficking, gangs, immigration, counterfeiting, child exploitation, explosives, violent crimes, and white collar/economic crimes, as well as drafting appellate briefs and arguing cases before appellate court judges.
This is a full-time permanent position. However, all initial attorney appointments to the Department of Justice are made on a 14-month (temporary) basis pending favorable adjudication of a background investigation.
Qualifications:
Required qualifications: Applicants must possess a J.D. degree from an accredited law school, be duly licensed and authorized to practice law as an active member of the bar (any jurisdiction), and have a minimum of 4 years of post-J.D. legal or other relevant experience. United States citizenship is required.
Preferred qualifications: Applicants must possess excellent research and writing skills, superior oral communication skills and demonstrated capacity to function with minimal guidance, in a highly demanding environment. Ideal applicants will possess significant trial or other relevant experience involving one or more of the variety of criminal matter identified above. Applicants must exhibit the ability to work in a supportive and professional manner with the attorney team leaders, attorneys, staff and client agencies.
Salary:
AUSAs' pay is administratively determined on the number years of professional attorney experience. The basic range of pay is $55,204 to $144,392 + locality pay. The current locality pay for Yakima is 15.95%.
Travel:
The attorney selected for this position in the Yakima branch office will travel frequently to Richland and occasionally to Spokane. There will be occasional travel outside the District.
Application Process:
No later than March 2, 2020, interested applicants must email: (a.) a signed cover letter referencing Vacancy Announcement: 20-WAE-YAK-1; (b.) a detailed resume; (c.) a writing sample edited solely by applicant (at least 7 pages in length, containing substantive legal analysis); and (d.) a current performance evaluation rating, if any, and three professional references all in pdf format to:
USAWAE.Jobs@usdoj.gov
United States Attorney's Office
Attn: Lauri Garcia, HR Specialist
920 West Riverside Avenue, Suite 340
Spokane, Washington 99201-1494
No telephone calls please.
Applicants should familiarize themselves and comply with the relevant rules of professional conduct regarding any possible conflicts of interest in connection with their applications. In particular, please notify this Office if you currently represent clients or adjudicate matters in which this Office is involved and/or you have a family member who is representing clients or adjudicating matters in which this Office is involved so that we can evaluate any potential conflict of interest or disqualification issue that may need to be addressed under those circumstances.
Application Deadline: Monday, March 2, 2020Relocation Expenses: Relocation expenses are not authorized.Number of Positions: 1
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Keywords: U.S. Attorney's Office / EDWA, Yakima , Criminal Attorney, Legal , Yakima, Washington

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