The United States Attorneys Office for the Western District of North Carolina covers 32 western counties in North Carolina. The principal office is located in Charlotte, with a staffed branch office in Asheville. The office currently employs 76 individuals, including 38 attorneys and 38 support personnel, divided into three divisions, Criminal, Civil, and Administrative. The office seeks to maintain the highest standard of excellence in the enforcement of federal laws and the representation of the United States.
An appointment with the United States Attorneys Office offers a unique and challenging experience for the highly a motivated attorney; an opportunity to obtain additional litigation and trial experience. You will receive substantial training in investigation and prosecuting federal crimes.
The United States Attorneys Office for the Western District of North Carolina is seeking applications from experienced trial attorneys for a vacancy as an Assistant United States Attorney to serve in the Criminal Division in our Charlotte office. The attorney will represent the United States in a wide variety of criminal cases including drug trafficking, money laundering, white collar crime, organized crime, computer-related crime and violent crime.
Responsibilities will increase and assignments will become more complex as your training and experience progresses.
Required Qualifications: Applicants must possess a J.D. degree, be an active member of the bar (any U.S. Jurisdiction), and have at least 3 years post-J.D. legal or other relevant experience.
United States citizenship is required.
Preferred Qualification: Prior criminal trial experience is preferred. Applicants must demonstrate superior analytical ability; strong research, writing and courtroom skills; exercise fair and sound j8udgment; follow all Department of Justice and United States Attorney's Office policies; exhibit the ability to work in a supportive and professional manner with other attorneys, support staff, and law enforcement agencies; be able to negotiate effectively with opposing counsel; handle matters in court persuasively and justly on behalf of the United States of America; prosecute drug-related crimes, gang or organized crime entities, and be devoted to excellence.
You must meet all qualification requirements upon the closing date of this announcement.
Applications must be submitted online through the following https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/393557700
The deadline to apply is February 19, 2015. If unable to apply online, the announcement provides instructions on faxing your documents in the "How to Apply" tab.
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.