Assistant United States Attorney

Attorney
110 9th Avenue South, Suite A-961
Nashville, TN 37203
United States
14-MDTN-05
About the Office: 

The United States Attorney's Office, Middle District of Tennessee, is located in Nashville, Tennessee. The United States Attorneys Office prosecutes federal criminal offenses, litigates affirmative civil fraud and enforcement actions, and defends the U.S. Governments interest in civil cases. The office seeks to maintain the highest standards of excellence in the enforcement of federal laws and the representation of the United States. More information about the United States Attorneys Office for the Middle District of Tennessee is available at http://www.justice.gov/usao/districts/tnm.html.

Job Description: 

The Middle District of Tennessee is currently seeking applicants to fill an Assistant United States Attorney (AUSA) position in the Criminal Divisions White-Collar Crime Unit. More than one position may be filled. The successful applicant will be responsible for the investigation and prosecution of complex cases typically requiring significant federal prosecution experience. The White-Collar Unit focuses on health care fraud, mortgage and bank fraud, securities and corporate crime, government and procurement fraud, tax offenses, computer-related and intellectual property crimes and other complex cases. In this position, as part of a dedicated team, you will be provided an opportunity to work on some of the most significant, complex and visible cases being litigated today.

Qualifications: 

The United States Attorney's Office seeks highly qualified applicants with demonstrated strong advocacy and trial skills and excellent academic and professional credentials to serve as a federal prosecutor. Applicants must possess a J.D. degree, be an active member in good standing of the bar (any jurisdiction), and have at least three years of post-J.D. experience as an attorney. Appointment is subject to FBI background investigation, including credit, arrest, reference and drug inquiries.

Applicants must have a demonstrated ability to function as a criminal litigator, with minimal guidance, in a highly demanding environment. Applicants also must demonstrate: (1) the ability to quickly, accurately and precisely articulate the critical issues in a case; (2) superior oral and writing skills; (3) strong research and interpersonal skills; (4) good judgment; (5) excellent communication and courtroom skills; and (6) the ability to work in a supportive and professional manner with other attorneys, support staff and client agencies.

Ideal qualifications include substantial experience litigating in federal courts, with trial experience and a demonstrated ability to conduct complex fraud, health care fraud and other white-collar crime investigations and prosecutions.

Salary: 
Ideal qualifications include substantial experience litigating in federal courts, with trial experience and a demonstrated ability to conduct complex fraud, health care fraud and other white-collar crime investigations and prosecutions.
Travel: 
Occasional Travel
Application Process: 

Interested applicants should send a resume to:

Dawn Woodside
Administrative Services Specialist (HR)
110 9th Avenue South, Suite A-961
Nashville, Tennessee 37203

Required - Your resume showing relevant experience and dates of employment (include day/month/year). (cover letter optional).

Required, if applicable - A recent copy of an SF-50 (Notification of Personnel Action), showing title, series, grade, and current salary; and a copy of your most recent performance appraisal.

Required, if applicable - Veterans' Preference documentation (see Benefits and Other Information section for details).

No telephone calls please. Please do not fax or email your applications.

Application Deadline: 
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Relocation Expenses: 
Relocation Expenses will not be authorized.
Number of Positions: 
More than one position may be filled.

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Department Policies

Equal Employment Opportunity:  The U.S. Department of Justice is an Equal Opportunity/Reasonable Accommodation Employer.  Except where otherwise provided by law, there will be no discrimination because of color, race, religion, national origin, political affiliation, marital status, disability (physical or mental), age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as a parent, membership or non-membership in an employee organization, on the basis of personal favoritism, or any other non-merit factor.  The Department of Justice welcomes and encourages applications from persons with physical and mental disabilities. The Department is firmly committed to satisfying its affirmative obligations under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, to ensure that persons with disabilities have every opportunity to be hired and advanced on the basis of merit within the Department of Justice.

Reasonable Accommodations:  This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the agency.  Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

Outreach and Recruitment for Qualified Applicants with Disabilities:   The Department encourages qualified applicants with disabilities, including individuals with targeted/severe disabilities to apply in response to posted vacancy announcements.  Qualified applicants with targeted/severe disabilities may be eligible for direct hire, non-competitive appointment under Schedule A (5 C.F.R. § 213.3102(u)) hiring authority.  Individuals with targeted/severe disabilities are encouraged to register for the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Shared List of People with Disabilities (the Bender Disability Employment Registry) by submitting their resume to resume@benderconsult.com and referencing "Federal Career Opportunities" in the subject line.  Additional information about the Bender Registry is available at www.benderconsult.com.  Individuals with disabilities may also contact one of the Department’s Disability Points of Contact (DPOC).  See list of DPOCs.    

Suitability and Citizenship:  It is the policy of the Department to achieve a drug-free workplace and persons selected for employment will be required to pass a drug test which screens for illegal drug use prior to final appointment.  Employment is also contingent upon the completion and satisfactory adjudication of a background investigation. Only U.S. citizens are eligible for employment with the Executive Office for Immigration Review and the United States Attorneys' Offices. Unless otherwise indicated in a particular job advertisement, non-U.S. Citizens may apply for employment with other organizations, but should be advised that appointments of non-U.S. Citizens are extremely rare; such appointments would be possible only if necessary to accomplish the Department's mission and would be subject to strict security requirements.  Applicants who hold dual citizenship in the U.S. and another country will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Veterans:  There is no formal rating system for applying veterans' preference to attorney appointments in the excepted service; however, the Department of Justice considers veterans' preference eligibility as a positive factor in attorney hiring. Applicants eligible for veterans' preference must include that information in their cover letter or resume and attach supporting documentation (e.g., the DD 214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty and other supporting documentation) to their submissions. Although the "point" system is not used, per se, applicants eligible to claim 10-point preference must submit Standard Form (SF) 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference, and submit the supporting documentation required for the specific type of preference claimed (visit the OPM website, www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/SF15.pdf for a copy of SF 15, which lists the types of 10-point preferences and the required supporting document(s). Applicants should note that SF 15 requires supporting documentation associated with service- connected disabilities or receipt of nonservice-connected disability pensions to be dated 1991 or later except in the case of service members submitting official statements or retirement orders from a branch of the Armed Forces showing that his  or her retirement was due to a permanent service-connected disability or that he/she was transferred to the permanent disability retired list (the statement or retirement orders must indicate that the disability is 10% or more).

 

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