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Title Assistant United States Attorney
Categories Government
Organization Name The United States Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of West Virginia
City Clarksburg
State WV
Job Description

About the OfficeThe United States Attorney=s Office (USAO) for the Northern District of West Virginia (NDWV) prosecutes federal offenses, defends the United States Government=s interest and affirmatively pursues claims on behalf of the government in civil cases.  The NDWV includes offices located in Wheeling, Clarksburg, Elkins, and Martinsburg, West Virginia.  United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II is currently seeking to hire an outstanding candidate to serve as a Branch Office Supervisor/Assistant United States Attorney.  Additional information about the District can be found on our website at

Responsibilities and Opportunity Offered: The United States Attorney=s Office has an Assistant United States Attorney (AUSA) vacancy to be filled in the Clarksburg Office.  The incumbent will serve as the Branch Office Supervisor and have the opportunity to be part of a dedicated team helping to enforce federal criminal laws.  Assignments will include managing and supervising the attorneys and support personnel in the Clarksburg Branch Office, as well as the investigation and prosecution of firearms, explosives, counterfeiting, fraud, immigration, drug trafficking, and other violent crimes.


Required qualifications:  Applicants must possess a J.D. degree, be an active member of the bar (any jurisdiction), and have at least four (4) years post J.D. experience.  The applicants will be expected to do his/her own legal research and writing and shall be substantially self-sufficient in preparing day-to-day correspondence and pleadings.  Applicants must 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.

Preferred qualifications:  Applicants must demonstrate analytical ability, good judgment, and excellent communication and courtroom skills.  Applicants must exhibit the ability to work in a supportive and professional manner with other attorneys, support staff, and client agencies.  Supervisory experience is preferred, but not required.

Travel: Regular travel, both within and outside the district, will be required.

Type of PositionAll initial attorney appointments to the Department of Justice are made on a time-limited (temporary) basis.  Temporary appointments made be extended or made permanent without further competition.

The selected individual will be hired as an Assistant United States Attorney and immediately promoted to the position of Branch Officer Supervisor in accordance with the Executive Office for United States Attorney’s (EOUSA) Supervisory Assistant United States Attorney and Senior Litigation Counsel Program.  All supervisory positions in EOUSA are temporary and at-will and a supervisor can be removed from a supervisory position and placed in a non-supervisory AUSA position at any time.

Salary Information: Assistant United States Attorney’s pay is administratively determined based, in part, on the number of years of professional experience.  The range of basic pay is $49,855 to $142,205, plus locality pay of 14.16%.

Location: Northern District of West Virginia B Clarksburg Branch Office

Relocation Expenses: Relocation expenses will NOT be authorized.

How to Apply

Application Process and Deadline Date: Applicants interested should e-mail a resume, cover letter, and writing sample (pdf file preferred) to

Resumes should include complete dates (beginning month and year and ending month and year) for all periods of employment. 

Please include Vacancy Announcement Number 2015-AUSA-NDWV-SUPVY-01 on your application package.

Applications must be received by May 29, 2015.

Note:  The Northern District of West Virginia cannot be responsible for lost/misrouted/delayed email transmissions or mail.

Security RequirementsInitial appointment is conditioned upon a satisfactory preemployment adjudication.  This includes fingerprint and credit and tax checks, and drug testing.  In addition, continued employment is subject to a favorable adjudication of a background investigation.                     

Internet Sites: This and other attorney vacancy announcements can be found at: and

Closing Date 2015-05-29

Title Attorney
Categories Government
Organization Name WV Attorney General
City Charleston
State WV
Job Description

Attorneys: The Attorney General seeks attorneys, of varying levels of experience, to fill a number of litigation positions. Ideal candidates will have top academic credentials, outstanding transcripts, a judicial clerkship, a minimum of three years of litigation experience, and strong written and oral communication skills. Successful candidates will be expected to work long hours, produce a high-quality legal product that meets exacting standards, and seek to enhance the reputation of the Attorney General’s Office as a top law firm in the State of West Virginia. In addition to the materials required above, please provide a law school transcript and writing sample.

How to Apply

Please send your resume and preferred salary range to

Closing Date 2015-05-29

Title Circuit Mediator
Categories Government
Organization Name U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit
City TBD
State VA
Job Description

Position Overview
The Circuit Mediator, who serves under the direction of the Chief Circuit Mediator and under the administrative umbrella of the Circuit Executive, presides at mediations in civil appeals. The primary purpose of circuit mediation is to settle appeals and any related cases. Duties of circuit mediators include leading discussions of procedural and substantive legal issues, conducting analyses of an appeal’s settlement value, and probing each party’s interests in an effort to help the parties create and explore options to continued litigation.

Representative Duties (Not all inclusive.)
• Serve as mediator and resolve cases through facilitated negotiations. Initiate, organize, and conduct proceedings to mediate the settlement of claims.
• Conduct independent legal research of the issues in preparation for the conference and during the course of settlement negotiations.
• Narrow issues through discussions with counsel and parties. Manage conflict between the parties. Assist parties in creating and exploring options to continued litigations. Work with disputants to clarify issues and develop an understanding of their respective needs and interests. Review, analyze, and evaluate the merits of the case, and share evaluation with counsel and parties. Review court pleadings, docketing statements, briefs, mediation statements, and case law. Assist counsel in drafting settlement agreements.
• Answer questions about mediation; educate the public and bar about court mediation programs.
• Mediate cases referred by panel of judges or other court staff.
• Prepare statistical reports concerning the referral and disposition of cases, as needed.

Required Qualifications
• Graduation from an accredited law school, admitted to practice before the highest court of a State, Territory, Commonwealth, or possession of the United States, and at least 15 years of progressively responsible post-graduate legal work experience including at least one year equivalent to work at CL-30.
• Demonstrated aptitude for collaborative problem-solving and consensus building.
• Knowledge of and experience working with the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and the Federal Rules of Appellate Procedures within the federal courts. Federal court experience within the Fourth Circuit is preferred.
• Knowledge of all aspects of civil law and legal procedures.
• Understanding of the dynamics, costs, impacts, and strategies of the litigation process.
• Skill in mediation tools and techniques and in leading mediation sessions in person and by teleconference.
• Ability to analyze complex legal and practical aspects of an appeal.
• Ability to deal persuasively and tactfully with strong-willed and sophisticated counsel and parties and to develop creative and practical solutions in appeals involving a wide range of disputes and personalities.
• Ability to work independently without supervision, exercise judgment and discretion to maintain party confidences, control the direction of negotiations, and modify the subsequent course of proceedings.
• As a telework from home position, it is preferred that the individual reside within one of the five states of the Fourth Circuit – Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, or West Virginia.

Employee Benefits
Employees of the U.S. Courts are not classified under Civil Service; however, they are entitled to the same benefits as other federal employees, including paid vacation and holidays; an opportunity to elect medical, dental, life, vision, and long term care insurance; retirement benefits; and eligibility to participate in the federal Thrift Savings Plan.

Conditions of Employment
Applicants must be citizens of the United States or be eligible to work in the United States and receive compensation. Appointment to the position is provisional pending a suitability determination by the Court based on the results of a background check that includes fingerprinting. Employees of the federal judiciary serve under “Excepted Appointments,” and are thus at-will employees who serve at the pleasure of the Court. These representative duties are intended to provide generalized examples of major duties and responsibilities that are performed by this position. Representative duties are not intended to reflect all duties performed by this position. Employees are required to use Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) for payroll deposits. The Court does not provide reimbursement for interview-related travel expenses or any relocation costs incurred by the successful applicant.

This is a full-time telework from home position. Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications ans will include associated locality pay based on the location of the duty station. Grade CL-31. Base pay range, which excludes locality pay, is $81,302-$132,122.

The Court reserves the right to modify the conditions of this job announcement, to withdraw the job announcement, or to fill the position sooner than the closing date, if a closing date is shown; any of these actions may occur without any prior notice.

The United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

How to Apply

To apply, email (1) a cover letter detailing your qualifications and experience as they relate to the requirements of the position; (2) a resume that includes the name, title, and the contact information of three professional references; and (3) an AO78–Application for Employment, located at to the Human Resources Administrator at Please include the title of the position in the subject line and the source of the announcement in the cover letter. Receipt of application will be acknowledged.

Closing Date 2015-05-29