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Government Job AT District Of Nebraska For Attorney

Posted on: 4 Mar 2020 391 views
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About the Office: 

The United States Attorney's Office prosecutes federal offences and defends the U.S. Government's interest in civil cases.  The United States Attorney's Office for the District of Nebraska covers all counties in the State of Nebraska.  The headquarters office is located in Omaha, Nebraska with a branch office located in Lincoln, Nebraska.

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 incumbent(s) will be working in the Criminal Division of the Omaha, Nebraska office.  The criminal caseload for the selected applicant will primarily consist of the investigation and prosecution of major drug cases.  However, over time, the successful applicant’s casework may include the full variety of crimes investigated and prosecuted by the U.S. Attorney’s office, to include prosecution of gang-related violent crimes, other crimes of violence, immigration, Indian Country offences, computer crimes including child pornography and sophisticated white-collar offences.  The applicant selected will represent the U.S. Government as an Assistant United States Attorney on a wide range of unique and complex cases. 

This is a permanent position; however, all initial attorney appointments to the Department of Justice are made on a 14-month (temporary) basis pending favourable adjudication of a background investigation. 

United States citizen is required.


Required Qualifications:  Applicants for an AUSA position must possess a J.D. degree and be an active member in good standing of at least one bar (any jurisdiction), and have at least three-five years post-J.D. legal experience.

Preferred Qualifications:  Applicants must demonstrate a quick analytical ability, the facility to accurately and precisely articulate the critical issues in a case, demonstrate exceptional brief writing and oral advocacy skills and exercise good judgment.  Applicants must possess excellent communication and courtroom skills and exhibit the ability to work in a supportive and professional manner with other attorneys, support staff and client agencies. Applicants must have a demonstrated capacity to function, with minimal guidance, in a highly demanding office and courtroom environment. 

Applicants will be expected to conduct their own legal research and writing and must be substantially self-sufficient in preparing day-to-day correspondence and pleadings. Applicants must also possess computer literacy skills to include experience with automated research, email and word processing systems.

Security Requirements:
The 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.


Assistant United States Attorneys' pay is administratively determined based, in part, on the number of years of professional attorney experience. The range of pay is $55,204 – $129,528, plus locality pay.


Travel within and outside of the district for either litigation and/or training purposes will be required.

Application Process: 

Interested applicants should send a resume, cover letter and writing sample.  Resumes should include a detailed description of employment history, to include dates of employment.

If submitting an application package via email to [email protected]

The application documents should be contained within one file (with one filename) in PDF format.

United States Attorney’s Office
Attn: Denise M. Smith, Administrative Officer
1620 Dodge Street, Suite 1400
Omaha, Nebraska 68102

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:  Friday, March 13, 2020

Relocation Expenses: 

Relocation expenses are not authorized.

Number of Positions:  1 Position - Omaha, Nebraska. As needed, additional AUSA positions may be filled from this vacancy announcement.

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