The United States Attorney's Office (USAO), Southern District of Florida (SDFL) is seeking experienced attorney 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 assist Criminal Division AUSAs with forfeiture related issues in criminal prosecutions. The Civil Division defends the interest of the United States form 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 serve in the Financial Litigation Unit of the Civil Division handling all referrals of civil collection matters from federal agencies, enforcement of civil judgments, and foreclosures. That attorney may also be called upon to work with FLU support staff to enforce criminal judgments and to represent the interests of federal agencies in U.S. Bankruptcy Court. In order to handle the varied and heavy case load, the applicant must possess strong organizational skills and be able to work well independently or as part of a team.
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 qualification: Legal experience handling collection, asset and debt recovery, bankruptcy and/or foreclosure cases is preferred. Applicants should also possess superior oral and written communication skills, exceptional legal research ability ; strong interpersonal skills; fair and sound judgment; dedication; interest in public serve; and the organizational ability to handle a large case load.
Cover letter, resume and writing sample may be submitted by e-mail to:
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.