Job Opportunity – Attorney

555 S. Telshor, Suite 300
Las Cruces, NM 88011
United States

About the Office: The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of New Mexico has approximately 165 employees and contractors. The main office is located in Albuquerque. The branch office in Las Cruces is located approximately 225 miles south of Albuquerque, is 50 miles from the Mexican border, and includes approximately 45 of the district employees and contractors. The District also has an unstaffed office in Santa Fe.

This position will be located in Las Cruces, NM. Las Cruces, New Mexico is the second largest city in New Mexico, is nestled in the fertile Mesilla Valley between the majestic Organ Mountains and the meandering Rio Grande. Las Cruces is located 50 miles north of the Mexican border. Las Cruces blends a unique variety of attractions, culture, historical sites, and superb year-round weather with 350 days of sunshine per year.

Job Description: The attorney selected will be working in the in Las Cruces Branch Office and will handle prosecution of a wide variety of federal offenses.


Applicants must possess a J.D. degree, be an active member, in good standing, of the bar (any jurisdiction), and have at least one (1) year of post-J.D. experience.

Applicants must demonstrate a quick analytical ability and the facility to accurately and precisely articulate the critical issues in a case and demonstrate superior oral and writing skills as well as strong research and interpersonal skills, and 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, electronic court filing, electronic e-mail and word processing systems.

United States citizenship is required.

Salary: $51,916-$153,176 including locality pay, depending on experience.

Travel: Moderate travel may be required.

Application Process: Any interested applicant should submit a cover letter and resume by electronic mail no later than September 29, 2015.

No telephone calls please. We will contact you if we believe an interview is appropriate or if further information is required.


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Application Deadline: Tuesday, September 29, 2015
Relocation Expenses: Payment of relocation expenses will not be authorized.
Number of Positions: 1 -As needed, additional positions may be filled using this announcement.

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