The United States Attorney's Office (USAO), Southern District of Florida (SDFL), is seeking experienced attorneys to serve as Assistant United States Attorneys in one of the largest USAOs in the nation. Divisions include: Appellate, Asset Forfeiture, Civil and Criminal. The Criminal Division is further divided into Sections: Major Crimes, Economic & Environmental Crimes, Narcotics, National Security, Public Corruption & Civil Rights, and Special Prosecutions. SDFL is a leader in the prosecution of health care fraud, bank and other white collar frauds, narcotics offenses, human trafficking cases, public corruption, and national security matters. The Appellate Division provides advice and assistance to the litigation sections in appellate matters and handles all appeals before the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals. The Asset Forfeiture Division handles all civil forfeiture matters and assists Criminal Division AUSAs with forfeiture related issues in criminal prosecutions. The Civil Division defends the interests of the United States from suits alleging statutory torts, constitutional torts, employment discrimination, and a myriad of other claims. The Civil Division also prosecutes cases for fraud and other violations of federal laws and is responsible for collecting monies owed to the government as a result of criminal fines, defaulted student loans, mortgage foreclosures, bond forfeitures and civil judgments. The division's civil rights enforcement program investigates and litigates cases involving discrimination in the areas of housing, public employment, disability, voting and education. There are also three branch offices located in Fort Lauderdale, West Palm Beach and Fort Pierce.
The applicant selected will represent the U.S. Government as an Assistant United States Attorney (AUSA) in wide range of unique and complex cases, in a District that extends over 300 miles from Key West to Vero Beach. AUSAs handle a variety of criminal prosecutions, civil litigation. The Southern District of Florida carries one of the busiest criminal trial dockets in the nation.
Required qualifications: Applicants must possess a J.D. degree, be an active member of the bar (any jurisdiction), and have at least 1 year post-J.D. experience.
Preferred qualifications: Preferred applicants will possess superior oral and written communication skills, strong interpersonal skills; and the capacity to function in a highly demanding environment with minimal guidance. Additionally, it is desired that the successful candidate have strong academic credentials and at least three years of post J.D. experience.
Cover letter, resume and writing sample may be submitted by e-mail to:
USAFLS-AUSAResumes@usdoj.gov OR by mail to the following address: United States Attorney's Office, Southern District of Florida, Attention: Attorney Recruitment, 99 NE 4th Street, Miami, Florida 33132.
No telephone calls please. Announcement is opened until filled.