Assistant U. S. Attorney Positions


The U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of New York is seeking to fill 7 Term (temporary) Assistant United States Attorney positions to serve in the Civil Division and work with the Affirmative Civil Enforcement Unit. The attorney will be part of a fraud-fighting unit that will investigate conduct that led to the 2008 financial crisis, including pursuing those responsible for misconduct relating to residential mortgage-backed securities. The attorney will have responsibility for handling all aspects of civil investigations and cases, including taking testimony, writing briefs, and appearing in hearings and trials in court. The attorney must have a very strong ability to analyze complex legal and factual issues, write clearly and persuasively, possess a strong work ethic, exhibit good organizational skills, exercise fair and sound judgment, pay careful attention to facts and details, follow all Department of Justice and United States Attorney's Office policies, work well both independently and on a team, be ready and willing to volunteer to help other attorneys, be able to negotiate effectively with opposing counsel, handle matters in court persuasively on behalf of the United States of America, and be devoted to justice and excellence. The term of the appointment is not-to-exceed 24 months. The position may be extended or made permanent, based on funding availability, without further competition.

Required Qualifications: Applicants must possess a J.D. Degree, be an active member of the bar (any U.S. jurisdiction), and have at least three (3) years post-J.D. legal or other relevant experience. United States citizenship is required. Preferred Qualifications: Excellent writing, speaking and analytical skills; strong work ethic, character, dedication and interest in public service; interest in handling a wide variety of challenging cases on behalf of the United States of America; and the ability to work well both independently and on teams with others on complex cases are highly desired. The following qualifications for this position are desirable but not essential: a strong background in securities litigation, preferably with experience in structured products, including representing clients in criminal white collar matters, private civil litigation, SEC enforcement actions, or internal investigations. United States Citizenship required. Initial appointment is conditioned upon a satisfactory pre-employment Security waiver which includes fingerprint, credit and tax checks, and drug testing.

The range of total annual pay for the Residential Mortgage-Backed Securities AUSA Term positions are $88,388 to $135,000, which includes locality pay for Brooklyn and the metropolitan area, and is based on years of professional attorney experience.

Please see this link for full details and qualifications:
Individuals interested in applying for a temporary Residential Mortgage-Backed Securities (RMBS) Assistant United States Attorney position should submit a resume and cover letter no later than October 1, 2014 to:

Ms. Yvonne Matthews, HR Officer
United States Attorney's Office
Eastern District of New York, 6th floor.
271 Cadman Plaza East
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Fax: (718) 254-6210
(Phone: (718) 254-6545)
Application Deadline:
Wednesday, October 1, 2014


Assistant United States Attorney – (Permanent Positions )

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If you are interested in obtaining a position as an Assistant U. S. Attorney in the United States Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of New York, send a resume and cover letter to the Executive Assistant United States Attorney, William J. Muller, Re: Application Proposal, 271 Cadman Plaza East, Brooklyn, N.Y. 11201.  Label envelope Re: Employment. You will then be asked to submit a formal application to the office, along with other supporting materials.  Applications for attorney positions are accepted year-round. When attorney vacancies arise, applications are reviewed to identify qualified candidates and interviews are scheduled. Experience requirements vary according to the needs of the office, but generally at least three years of relevant Post J.D legal work experience is required.  If hired applicants are expected to serve in the office for at least three years, although Assistant U. S. Attorneys typically remain in the office for significantly longer terms.

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