The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Alabama has jurisdiction and responsibility in a broad range of areas, all of which involve representing the legal interests of the federal government, primarily in United States District Court. The Middle District of Alabama consists of 23 counties in central and southeastern Alabama and employs approximately 58 employees, including 25 Assistant United States Attorneys. The United States Attorney, Louis V. Franklin, Sr., is currently seeking to hire an outstanding candidate for an Assistant United States Attorney (AUSA) position in the Criminal Division. More information about our office may be found at our website: http://www.justice.gov/usao/alm
The District is seeking applications from energetic, self-motivated, hard-working, and highly qualified attorneys for an AUSA vacancy. Although trial experience is not necessary, it is preferred, and the desire to appear in court and try cases is a must. The selected applicant will be responsible for prosecuting a variety of criminal cases.
All initial attorney appointments to the Department of Justice are made on a time-limited 14 month (temporary) basis pending favorable adjudication of a background investigation. Temporary appointments may be extended or made permanent without further competition.
Assistant United States Attorneys generally must reside in the district to which he or she is appointed or within 25 miles thereof. See 28 U.S.C. § 545 for district-specific information.
Required Qualifications: Applicant must possess a J.D. degree from an accredited law school, be an active member in good standing of the bar (any jurisdiction), and have at least 5 years of post-J.D. work experience as a practicing attorney. Applicant must possess superior oral and writing skills, strong research and interpersonal skills, and good judgment.
Preferred Qualifications: Applicant should demonstrate quick analytical ability and be able to accurately and precisely articulate the critical issues in a case. Applicant should possess excellent communication skills, strong advocacy skills, courtroom skills and presence, and exhibit the ability to work in a supportive and professional manner with other attorneys, support staff and client agencies. Applicant should have excellent judgment and the ability to handle highly charged issues. Applicant should possess excellent computer skills which should include experience with automated research and various word-processing systems. Applicant will be expected to do the majority of his/her own legal research and writing and should be substantially self-sufficient in preparing day-to-day correspondence and pleadings.
Initial appointment is contingent upon a satisfactory pre-employment adjudication. This includes fingerprint, credit and tax checks, and drug testing. In addition, continued employment is subject to a favorable adjudication of a background investigation.
United States citizenship is required.
To be considered for a position, applications must include a detailed resume, one writing sample of no more than 15 pages, a cover letter (list the vacancy announcement number 19-MDAL-AUSA-11 in the cover letter) and a list of significant cases tried to verdict, either jury or non-jury, as lead counsel or second chair.
Louis V. Franklin, Sr.
United States Attorney
Middle District of Alabama
Attention: Retta Goss, Administrative Officer
13 Clayton Street Montgomery, Alabama 36104
Application materials should be submitted via email to firstname.lastname@example.org OR mailed to the address listed above.
When emailing application materials, submit all attachments as pdf documents.
Do not submit your resume by both email and regular mail, FedEx, UPS, etc.
No telephone calls please. No applications or resumes will be accepted by fax.
Applications must be received in the U. S. Attorney’s Office, MDAL, by COB (5:00pm CST) on October 18, 2019.
Applicants should familiarize themselves and comply with the relevant rules of professional conduct regarding any possible conflicts of interest in connection with their applications. In particular, please notify this Office if you currently represent clients or adjudicate matters in which this Office is involved and/or you have a family member who is representing clients or adjudicating matters in which this Office is involved so that we can evaluate any potential conflict of interest or disqualification issue that may need to be addressed under those circumstances.