The United States Attorney's Office prosecutes federal offenses and represents the United States in civil cases. The Northern District of New York is comprised of 32 counties in upstate New York, a territory comparable to the combined area of Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, and Connecticut. We have staffed offices in Syracuse (headquarters), Albany, Binghamton, and Plattsburgh. Our Assistant U.S. Attorneys appear before federal judges in those cities and Utica. (Auburn, Malone, and Watertown also are designated sites for court). Our Syracuse office is currently staffed by 17 attorneys and 24 support personnel, our Albany office is staffed by 20 attorneys and 19 support personnel, our Plattsburgh office is staffed by 3 attorneys and 2 support personnel, and our Binghamton office is staffed by 1 attorney and 1 support personnel.
Locations: Albany is the state capital. The Albany-Schenectady-Troy metropolitan area is home to 825,875 people. The New York State Museum is in Albany, and the Saratoga National Historical Park is nearby. The capital area has a rich history and a vibrant present, with outstanding schools and social opportunities. The Times Union Center in Albany is touted as the premier sports and entertainment facility in upstate New York. The Saratoga Performing Arts Center is another regular concert venue and the summer home of the New York City Ballet. It is a short drive from the capital area to the beauty and year-round recreational opportunities in the Adirondack Mountains, Lake George, and the Catskills. Boston and New York City are about three hour drives from our Albany office.
Syracuse is the headquarters office for the Northern District of New York and is situated in the heart of Central New York, a region with a population of just under 1.2 million. Syracuse calls itself “the epicenter of the northeast” based on its central location, with Toronto, Niagara Falls, Montreal, New York City, and Philadelphia all within a four hour drive. There are abundant recreational opportunities nearby in the Finger Lakes and Thousand Islands regions and areas for downhill skiing and other winter sports. Syracuse is home to more than 50 parks, 40 golf courses, 40 museums and galleries, the Syracuse Opera, public access to the Erie Canal, the New York State Fair, and Syracuse University. The area surrounding Syracuse is known for its fresh produce and homemade goods from numerous family-run farms and farm stands, an abundance of B&Bs, country houses and inns offering overnight accommodations and culinary experiences, live musical and theatrical performances at various venues, and year-round festivals, and museums and exhibits touting our cultural heritage (including the Boxing and Baseball Halls of Fame).
The United States Attorney's Office for the Northern District of New York is seeking attorneys to work in the Criminal and Civil Divisions of our offices in Albany and/or Syracuse, New York. Assistant U.S. Attorneys in our Criminal Division prosecute federal crimes, including offenses involving national security and border security; fraudulent and/or corrupt conduct in government, health care, mortgage transactions and other banking, securities transactions and other corporate activity, federal procurement, bankruptcies, and federal taxation; child exploitation; gang activity and violence; drug trafficking and smuggling; and illegal immigration, and work with law enforcement agencies to investigate such crimes. The prosecutions include research and writing on legal issues and representation of the United States in hearings, trials, and appeals. Assistant U.S. Attorneys in our Civil Division handle civil matters on behalf of the United States, including defensive torts (including medical practice cases), Bivens claims, employment discrimination, affirmative civil enforcement (including False Claims Act matters), bankruptcy, prisoners, collections, and IRS summons enforcement. The successful applicant may also handle other civil matters, as needed, and civil appeals. Day-to-day responsibilities may include working with agency counsel and others to investigate such matters, researching legal issues, drafting motions or motion responses, drafting interrogatories and requests for admissions, taking and defending depositions, attending settlement conferences, and conducting hearings and trials.
U.S. citizenship is required. In addition, applicants must possess a Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree from an accredited law school, be an active member in good standing of the bar (of any U.S. jurisdiction), have at least 1 year post-J.D. experience, and have sound judgment and integrity. The ideal candidate will have at least 3 years post-J.D. experience, as well as self-reliance and the ability to work collaboratively with other attorneys, support staff, and law enforcement agencies; superior analytical and communications skills; significant litigation experience; outstanding talent as a writer and courtroom advocate; and proficiency in computer research and writing.
Interested persons should send a cover letter, detailed resume, and writing sample to USANYN.firstname.lastname@example.org. Electronic submission of applications is preferred, however, if doing so creates a hardship, applications may be sent to:
Edward R. Broton, Chair, Hiring Committee
Attn: Jeri Fowler, Human Resources Officer
United States Attorney's Office, Northern District of New York
900 Federal Building, 100 South Clinton Street
Syracuse, New York 13261
NOTE: Attorneys who applied under our announcement 14-NDNY-02 will continue to receive consideration under this new announcement and need not reapply.
Positions are open until filled, but no later than February 17, 2016. (The filling of these positions is subject to the availability of funds).
No telephone calls please. Please be certain to include your position (civil/criminal) and location preference(s) in your application materials.