The United States Attorney's Office prosecutes all federal criminal cases and represents the interests of the United States in civil cases in Maryland. The United States Attorney has two offices - the Northern Division located in Baltimore and the Southern Division located in Greenbelt.
The Criminal Division, which includes 46 lawyers in Baltimore and 21 in Greenbelt, prosecutes cases including violent crimes, narcotics conspiracies, white collar fraud, public corruption, child exploiation, civil rights violations, environmental crime, and national security matters. The Civil Division, consisting of 14 lawyers located in Baltimore, defends the interests of the United States in civil litigation, pursues affirmative civil enforcement in a variety of fraud matters, and collects debts owed to the United States.
The United States Attorney is seeking applicants for a TWO YEAR TERM position as an Assistant United States Attorney to serve as a civil litigator in the Baltimore office.
The successful applicant will handle a wide range of civil health-care fraud cases and matters including, but not limited to, whistleblower qui tam suits filed in the United States District Court for the District of Maryland, matters referred from the Inspector General and other investigative agencies, and investigations resulting from in-house USAO data-mining efforts. The AUSA will investigate allegations of health care fraud from all of these sources, will lead an investigative team of IG agents and in-house USAO investigative staff, coordinate with law-enforcement partners including the Maryland Attorney General’s Office, will present the results of the investigation to the targets and negotiate resolutions, and if the matter does not resolve through settlement file a complaint and litigate the case to judgment and through appeal.
This is a TWO YEAR TERM appointment. Term appointments may or may not be extended or may be made permanent without further competition. The incumbent will be required to sign a statement regarding the conditions of the term appointment. Term Assistant United States Attorneys are eligible for federal benefits.
Applicants must demonstrate excellent academic and professional credentials, superior oral and written communication skills, good judgment, and the ability to function with minimal guidance in a demanding environment. An applicant is required to possess a J.D. degree, be an active member in good standing of at least one bar, and have at least three (3) years of post J.D. attorney experience.
Any interested applicant should submit a cover letter, resume, and law school transcript via email no later than October 11, 2017. Your cover letter should be addressed to Stephen M. Schenning, Acting United States Attorney, and reference the announcement number above. No telephone calls please. We will contact you if we believe an interview is appropriate or if further information is required. This announcement will close on October 11, 2017; therefore cover letter, resume, and law school transcript must be emailed and received by the closing date. Application materials can be forwarded to the following email address: firstname.lastname@example.org