The United States Attorneys Office prosecutes all federal criminal cases and represents the interests of the United States in civil cases in the District of Maryland. The United States Attorney has two offices - the Northern Division located in Baltimore and the Southern Division located in Greenbelt.
The Criminal Division, which includes 45 lawyers in Baltimore and 21 in Greenbelt, prosecutes cases including violent crimes, narcotics conspiracies, white collar fraud, public corruption, child exploitation, civil rights violations and national security matters. The Civil Division, consisting of 12 lawyers located in Baltimore, defends the interests of the United States in civil litigation, pursues affirmative civil enforcement in a variety of fraud matters, and collects debts owed to the United States.
As the federal agency whose mission is to ensure the fair and impartial administration of justice for all Americans, the Department of Justice is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive work environment. To build and retain a workforce that reflects the diverse experiences and perspectives of the American people, we welcome applicants from the many communities, identities, races, ethnicities, backgrounds, abilities, religions, and cultures of the United States who share our commitment to public service.
The United States Attorney is seeking applicants for the position of Assistant U.S. Attorney with the offices Asset Forfeiture and Money Laundering Section, based in Baltimore. The attorney will work exclusively on cases that include criminal or civil asset forfeiture.
This is a temporary position not-to-exceed 14 months. This position may be extended or made permanent without further competition.
The U.S. Attorneys Office seeks highly qualified applicants with strong writing skills and excellent academic and professional credentials to serve as federal prosecutors. Applicants must possess a J.D. degree, be an active member of the bar (any jurisdiction) and in good standing, and have at least 3 years post-J.D. experience. Applicants must possess superior oral and written communication skills, demonstrate strong interpersonal skills, exhibit good judgment, and function with minimal guidance in a highly demanding environment. The application should describe the applicant's interest in prosecuting civil and criminal asset forfeiture matters in Maryland.
Initial appointment is conditional 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.
Any interested applicant should submit a cover letter, resume, and law school transcript via e-mail no later than June 3, 2015. Your cover letter should be addressed to Stephen M. Schenning, First Assistant U.S. Attorney, and reference the Announcement Number above. No telephone calls please. We will contact you if we believe an interview is appropriate or if further information is required. This announcement will close on June 3, 2015; therefore, resumes, cover letters and transcripts must be e-mailed or received by the closing date. Application materials can forwarded to the following email address:
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.