The United States Attorneys Office prosecutes federal criminal offenses, seeks recovery of government funds fraudulently obtained, litigates affirmative civil fraud and enforcement actions, and defends the U.S. Governments interest in civil cases. The United States Attorneys Office, Northern District of Georgia, is located in Atlanta, Georgia. In addition to the main office in downtown Atlanta, we maintain three intermittently staffed offices located in Rome, Newnan and Gainesville. More information about the United States Attorneys Office for the Northern District of Georgia is available at http://www.usdoj.gov/usao/gan.
Responsibilities and Opportunity Offered: The Northern District of Georgia is currently seeking highly qualified applicants for a term Assistant United States Attorney (AUSA) position in our Criminal Division. The position is assigned to the Asset Forfeiture (AF) Section where the attorney will litigate the forfeiture of seized assets and also assist with the efforts to ensure that forfeited assets are restored to victims. This is a temporary position not to exceed 14 months. This position may be extended or made permanent without further competition, depending on the federal budget and staffing levels.
The Asset Forfeiture Section investigates and litigates cases involving the forfeiture of assets seized as proceeds of illegal activities and/or involved in money laundering activity. The Asset Forfeiture Section also handles the civil forfeiture of assets that are used to facilitate illegal activity such as drug trafficking.
Required qualifications: Applicants must possess a J.D. degree from a law school approved by the American Bar Association, be an active member of the bar (any jurisdiction), and have at least one year post-J.D. experience.
United States citizenship is required.
Preferred qualifications:The preferred applicants for this position will have a solid academic background, strong legal research and writing skills, experience with asset forfeiture litigation and complex case investigations, with a business, securities, or white collar litigation background. The applicant should possess experience in managing and organizing voluminous documentary evidence and synthesizing the information in these materials to present an effective case. While not required, experience taking or defending depositions and conducting witness interviews, and/or post-J.D. experience in the federal system is desirable. Applicants must demonstrate analytical ability, good judgment, and excellent communication skills. Applicants must also exhibit the ability to work in a supportive and professional manner with other attorneys, support staff, and client agencies.
(*Note: You must become a member of the Georgia bar within 18 months of appointment as an Assistant US Attorney. If you are a member of the bar in any jurisdiction other than Georgia, you may apply for admission on motion without examination, provided you meet all eligibility criteria. The state in which you were admitted by examination to membership in the bar must have comity for bar admission purposes with the State of Georgia. Reciprocity Order, eligibility criteria, and instructions for admission on motion without examination are available at http://www.gabaradmissions.org/).
If you are interested in relocating to a great United States Attorneys Office in the beautiful, rapidly growing, and still relatively affordable Atlanta area, please email a resume and a cover letter (pdf file preferred) to USAGAN.Resumes@usdoj.gov Or, resumes may be mailed to:
Human Resources Specialist
United States Attorneys Office
Northern District of Georgia
600 Richard Russell Building
75 Spring Street, SW
Atlanta, GA 30303
Resumes should include complete dates (beginning month and year and ending month and year) for all periods of employment. Please submit only one application.
No telephone calls please.