The United States Attorney is seeking an experienced attorney to serve as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Civil Division of the Spokane Office.

About United States Attorney’s Office (USAO)

The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Washington has a motivated, friendly, and talented staff, and prosecutes federal offenses, defends the United States Government’s interests, and affirmatively pursues claims on behalf of the government, representing the United States in all criminal prosecutions and civil and appellate litigation in the District. 

About the Opportunity

The United States Attorney is seeking an experienced attorney to serve as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Civil Division of the Spokane Office, with a focus on handling complex affirmative civil enforcement (ACE) matters as well as criminal fraud matters.

The selectee for this position will work in and with the USAO’s Affirmative Civil Enforcement (ACE)/Fraud Unit.  The ACE/Fraud Unit consists of a group of dedicated AUSAs and support staff who handle affirmative civil enforcement matters as well as complex criminal fraud and white-collar crime matters, on behalf of the United States.

The position will also handle civil defensive cases as needed. These AUSAs are active at the trial and appellate levels, in both civil and criminal matters.

Roles and Responsibilities

In civil practice, Fraud Unit AUSAs investigate cases through witness interviews, pre-filing discovery, Civil Investigative Demand depositions, and other means like ; file complaints; negotiate and mediate settlements; take and defend depositions; propound and respond to discovery; work with experts; try jury cases in United States District Court; and brief and argue appeals.

In addition to ACE/Fraud Unit matters, the selected attorney will at times cover civil defensive matters, which may include defending challenges to agency actions, defensive torts, defensive environmental claims, employment discrimination, property and foreclosure actions, and immigration matters.

Applicants will be expected to do their own legal research and writing and will be substantially self-sufficient in preparing day-to-day correspondence and pleadings.

Required Qualifications

  • Applicants must have a J.D. degree and at least one year of post-J.D. experience.
  • Applicants must possess superior oral and written communication skills as well as strong interpersonal skills, exhibit good judgment, and be able to function with minimal guidance in a highly demanding environment.
  • Attorneys should have outstanding legal ability, high moral character, mature judgment, and demonstrated excellence in federal court practice.
  • Applicants must be duly licensed and authorized to practice as an attorney under the laws of a State, Territory, or the District of Columbia.
  • Applicants will be required to go through a background investigation, including credit, tax, and drug tests.
  • You must be a United States Citizen or National.
  • You must be registered for selective service, if applicable.
  • Applicants must also demonstrate excellent computer literacy skills to include experience with e-discovery and e-litigation platforms, electronic court filing, and e-mail and word processing systems.
  • Applicants should have substantial experience in either investigations, complex civil litigation, or white-collar criminal prosecutions.

You must meet all the above qualifications as of the closing date of this announcement.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Preferred candidates would have at least two years of post J.D. legal experience. 
  • Applicants must possess excellent research and writing skills, experience with e-discovery and e-litigation procedures, 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.
  • Applicants must exhibit the ability to work in a supportive and professional manner with the supervisors, attorneys, staff and client agencies.       

Number of Positions

1 or more.


The range of basic pay for one to nine years of experience is $59,319 to $139,183.


July 27, 2023.

How to Apply?

  1. To begin, click Apply Online to create a USAJOBS account or log in to your existing account. You can find this announcement at
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  3. To verify your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account and select the Application Status link and then select the more information link for this position.


Spokane, Washington.

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