The United States Attorney's Office (USAO) for the Southern District of Georgia is a fast-paced, collegial, 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 57 federal employees, to include 28 Assistant United States Attorneys. The headquarters office is located in Savannah, Georgia and the branch office is in Augusta, Georgia.
For more information about the United States Attorney's Office for the Southern District of Georgia, please visit https://www.justice.gov/usao-sdga
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 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 Financial Litigation Program ("FLP," previously known as the Financial Litigation Unit) in the Asset Recovery Unit of the Civil Division our Savannah, GA location. The AUSA will be part of a dedicated team working to enforce federal criminal monetary penalties, including restitution, fines, and special assessments, as well as providing expert advice on restitution, enforcement remedies, and the rights of crime victims under federal law. This will include, but not be limited to, post-judgment debt collection, pre-judgment assistance to prosecuting AUSAs to identify assets that could be collected to satisfy monetary penalties and may involve larger development of the FLP program.
This is a TERM position not-to-exceed 18 months. This position may be extended and/or made permanent without further competition.
Responsibilities will increase and assignments will become more complex as your training and experience progress.
Security Requirements: Initial appointment is conditioned 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.
Residency Requirements: 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.
As needed, additional positions may be filled using this announcement. Positions may be filled in the Savannah or Augusta, GA locations.
Applicants must possess a J.D. degree, be an active member of the bar (any U.S. jurisdiction), have at least one year post-J.D. legal or other relevant experience, and possess superior oral and written communication skills as well as strong interpersonal skills, exhibit good judgment, and have demonstrated the capacity to function with minimal guidance in a highly demanding environment.
Experience litigating criminal or civil cases in the federal sector or in the federal courts. Experience in a Financial Litigation Program or Financial Litigation Unit within the Department of Justice, and/or knowledge of, laws governing federal criminal restitution and financial litigation (including the Federal Debt Collections Procedures Act) is desirable. Experience working collaboratively with a wide variety of attorneys and non-attorney professionals is also preferred.
United States citizenship is required.
You must meet all qualification requirements upon the closing date of this announcement.
Recruitment for this positioy 11:59 (EST) on July 15, 2022.
Applicants must provide a complete application pack
n (22-GAS-AUSA-04) is open Friday, July 1, 2022 through 11:59 (EST) on Friday, July 11, 2022. This announcement has been extended to July 15, 2022
Applications for this position must be submitted to USAGAS.AUSA.Resumes@usdoj.gov by 11:59 (EST) on July 15, 2022.
Applicants must provide a complete application package which includes:
1. Required - Your detailed resume showing relevant experience and dates of employment (include month/year)
2. Required - Cover Letter
3. Required - Writing Sample; not to exceed 15 pages
4. Required - A list of significant cases tried to verdict, either jury or non-jury, as lead counsel or second chair.
5. Required, if applicable - A recent copy of an SF-50 (Notification of Personnel Action), showing title, series, grade, and current salary; and a copy of your most recent performance appraisal.
6. Required, if applicable - To receive Veterans' Preference, you must indicate your preference in response to the appropriate question in your assessment questionnaire and you must submit the appropriate supporting documentation.
The point of contact for this Vacancy Announcement is Lucia Depenhart, who can be reached at 912-201-2597 or email@example.com
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.