The United States Attorney's Office prosecutes federal criminal offenses, seeks recovery of government funds fraudulently obtained, litigates affirmative civil fraud and enforcement actions, and defends the U.S. Government's interest in civil cases. The United States Attorney's Office, Middle District of Pennsylvania has staff in three offices: Harrisburg, Scranton, and Williamsport, and maintains an unstaffed office in Wilkes-Barre.
More information about the United States Attorney's Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania is available at http://www.justice.gov/usao/districts/pam.html
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’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania is accepting applications to fill one (1) Assistant United States Attorney (AUSA) position in the electronic Litigation Unit. This AUSA will be responsible for building and overseeing the office's electronic litigation (eLitigation) operations. Achieving and maintaining eLitigation proficiency among attorneys and staff is a top priority of the Department of Justice and the United States Attorney's Office. The responsibilities of this AUSA position will include advising and/or consulting with civil and criminal case teams, management, and others, such as the Court, Federal Public Defender, law enforcement and client agencies, on substantive eLitigation and discovery issues, ensuring discovery processes are defensible, developing the office's eLitigation policies and protocols, including procedures for processing, reviewing, producing, and managing electronic discovery, coordinating litigation support work, and providing training on litigation technology software tools and applications. This is not a trial AUSA position, although it may involve briefing the court on eLitigation issues and providing support for trial teams on the matter. The selected candidate is an attorney advisor, who will be fully dedicated to coordinating the office's eLitigation program.
This AUSA will be assigned to the eLitigation Unit, which serves the Criminal and Civil divisions. The AUSA will have a primary emphasis in providing and managing eLitigation support services for all litigating divisions. This may include supervising litigation support specialists, supervising and coordinating the processing of discovery in criminal and civil cases, development of eLitigation and discovery processes and procedures, providing technical and IT advice and support to litigation teams, and representing the United States in various criminal and civil matters.
United States citizenship is required. Applicants must possess a J.D. degree, be an active member of the bar (any U.S. jurisdiction) and have at least one year of post-J.D. experience.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Preferred applicants will have experience with complex civil or criminal litigation and with using litigation technology applications, (e.g., Relativity, Everlaw, Eclipse, Nuix, etc.), to acquire, organize, analyze, and present electronic discovery and evidence. Successful candidates should have a strong academic background, possess superior oral and written communication skills, possess strong interpersonal skills, and have demonstrated the capacity to work effectively with a team, manage multiple projects simultaneously, and function with minimal guidance in a highly demanding environment. Successful candidates should also possess the knowledge and ability to use computers and computer applications in performing day-to-day work requirements.
Applicants must meet all qualification requirements upon the closing date of this announcement.
This is an open-continuous announcement which will be used to fill one (1) immediate position. First round consideration will be given to applications received by July 7, 2023, 11:59 p.m. EST. Thereafter, review of applications received from this announcement will be conducted periodically to fill additional positions as they become available within the district.
Applications must be submitted through the USAJobs on-line application system at www.usajobs.gov. Mailed applications will not be accepted. Applicants should also complete the Middle District of Pennsylvania’s supplemental questionnaire, and attach it to their application, submitted through the USAJobs on-line system, along with a cover letter and resume. The supplemental questionnaire may be accessed on the Middle District of Pennsylvania’s web-site at https://www.justice.gov/usao-mdpa/jobs
Resumes should include complete dates (beginning month and year and ending month and year) for all periods of employment. Please submit only one application.
Agency Point of Contact: Ms. Christine Osborne, Human Resources Officer, U.S. Attorney' Office, Middle District of Pennsylvania, (570)207-4809 or Christine.firstname.lastname@example.org
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.