Job Opportunity – Attorney

USAO District of Arizona
405 W. Congress Suite 4800
Tucson, AZ 85701
United States

About the Office: The United States Attorney’s Office (USAO), District of Arizona, is seeking an experienced civil attorney for an Assistant United States Attorney (AUSA) position in one of the largest USAOs in the nation. The work of the Civil Division mirrors the varied activities of the federal government and offers perhaps the most challenging and diverse caseload of any law office, public or private, in the country. Civil Division AUSAs handle virtually every conceivable variety of affirmative and defensive civil cases at both the trial and appellate level involving matters such as health care, commercial, civil rights, environmental, false claims, challenges to administrative or regulatory actions, novel constitutional claims, immigration matters, all varieties of tort and discriminatory claims against the sovereign, and defense contractor issues.

The duty location will be in Tucson, Arizona

Job Description: Assistant United States Attorneys have the opportunity to represent the interests of the United States of America in the United States District Court for the District of Arizona and the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and, in performing this important public service, to exercise responsibility that is unparalleled in any other job that a litigator might undertake.

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


Applicants must possess a J.D. Degree, be an active member of the bar (any U.S. jurisdiction), and have at least 3 year post-J.D. legal or other relevant experience.

United States citizenship is required.

You must meet all qualification requirements upon the closing date of this announcement


The range of basic pay is $45,477 to $120,365 plus Tucson locality pay of 14.16%


Travel throughout Arizona and nation-wide may be necessary.

Application Process: 

Applications must be submitted online through the following link:

The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Wednesday, July 1, 2015 to receive consideration.

1. To begin, click Apply Online to create a USAJOBS account or log in to your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USAJOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire.

2. Click the Submit My Answers button to submit your application package. (It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation are submitted prior to the closing date.)

3. You will have to upload a Legal Writing Sample and an Arizona Application Form (found you will need to attach these documents under “Other.” They are required documents. Limit the writing sample to 15 pages or less.

4. To verify your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account, select the Application Status link and then select the more information link for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process If you are unable to apply online, the announcement provides instructions on faxing the documents in the “How to Apply” tab.

Application Deadline: Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Relocation Expenses: Relocation expenses will not be authorized.

Number of Positions: One