The United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Georgia is a fast-paced and energetic office which seeks to maintain the highest standards of excellence in representing the United States. The office prosecutes cases involving violations of federal law and represents the United States government in criminal and civil matters.
The Southern District of Georgia encompasses 43 counties, located in the southeastern region of the state and presently employs 59 federal employees, to include 31 Assistant United States Attorneys. The headquarters office is located in Savannah, Georgia and the branch office is in Augusta, Georgia. More information about the United States Attorney's Office for the Southern District of Georgia is available at http://www.usdoj.gov/usao/gas/
The District is seeking applications from energetic, self-motivated, hard-working and qualified attorneys for the position of Assistant United States Attorney (AUSA) to serve in the Criminal Division in our branch office located in Augusta, Georgia. The duty station for the AUSA will be in Augusta, Georgia. Attorneys in the Criminal Division are responsible for the prosecution of a variety of crimes under federal law including violent crime, fraud, public corruption, illegal immigration, child pornography, human trafficking, drug violations, firearms violations, terrorism and asset forfeiture. Employment with the U. S. Attorney's Office offers a unique and challenging experience for the highly motivated and talented attorney who is committed to serving justice.
Responsibilities will increase and assignments will become more complex as your training and experience progress.
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 3 years of post-J.D. 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.
As needed, additional postions may be filled from this announcement.
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-SDGA-AUSA-01 in the cover letter) and a list of significant cases tried to verdict, either jury or non-jury, as lead counsel or second chair. All documents should be sent in one .pdf file.
United States Attorney's Office
Southern District of Georgia
Attention: Diana Johnson, Administrative Officer
22 Barnard Street, Suite 300
Savannah, GA. 31401
Application materials should be submitted via email to USAGAS.Resumes@usdoj.gov OR mailed to the address listed above.
When emailing application materials, submit all attachments as one .pdf document.
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, SDGA, by close of business (5:00 p.m. EST) on November 12, 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.