The United States Attorney's Office prosecutes federal offenses and defends the U. S. Government's interest in civil cases. The United States Attorney's Office for the Middle District of Louisiana, located in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, serves 9 parishes including: Ascension, East Baton Rouge, East Feliciana, Iberville, Livingston, Point Coupee, St. Helena, West Baton Rouge, and West Feliciana Parish. All located in the Southern Middle portion of the State of Louisiana.
This is a temporary term position that can be extended or made permanent without further competition. This vacancy is located in the Criminal Division and the Assistant United States Attorney (AUSA) will have the responsibility to investigate and prosecute a wide variety of complex cases to include drug trafficking crimes, corruption, firearms, miscellaneous other violent criminal offenses, health care fraud, and white-collar offenses. The applicant would be expected to (a) assist federal law enforcement agents in structuring and implementing criminal investigative plans and strategies; (b) actively participate in grand jury proceedings, including the presentation of witnesses before the grand jury; and (c) litigate cases of moderate to high complexity from start to finish with minimal supervision.
This is a temporary position not-to-exceed September 30, 2016. This position may be extended or made permanent without further competition.
Required qualifications: (This is for at least one and possibly more "temporary term" positions.) Applicants must possess a J.D. degree, be an active member of the bar (any United States of America jurisdiction), and have at least 1 year post-J.D. experience.
Applicants must demonstrate a quick analytical ability and the faculty to accurately and precisely articulate the critical issues in a case. Applicants must demonstrate superior oral and writing skills as well as strong research and interpersonal skills, and good judgment. Applicants must possess excellent communication and courtroom skills and exhibit the ability to work in a supportive and professional manner with other attorneys, support staff and client agencies. Applicants must have a demonstrated capacity to function, with minimal guidance, in a highly demanding environment. United States citizenship is required.
Initial appointment is conditioned upon a satisfactory preemployment 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.
An application package for a position with this Office should include a letter of application, a detailed description of employment history on the resume, to include dates of employment (month/year). Also, a legal writing sample and an official law school transcript. The writing sample selected for submission should be the applicant's exclusive work product. If the writing sample was edited, or if there were other contributors, applicants are expected to identify those portions of the writing sample not exclusively their own work product and the extent of editing done by others. Applicants may also submit letters of reference from persons recommending appointment. If you previously submitted a resume application package to any attorney announcements you will need to resubmit an application package to be considered for this vacancy.
Applications must be postmarked no later than 4/24/15 to be considered.
Please send your application package/resume to (no emailed applications --please provide all items in application package in 8 ½ X 11 paper size):
Collins W. Harper, Human Resources
United States Attorney's Office
777 Florida Street, Suite 208
Baton Rouge, LA 70801
Please include the full vacancy announcement number listed and located at the top of this announcement (15-MDLA-01) on your resume and cover letter. No telephone calls please.
Internet Sites: The homepage for the U. S. Attorney's Office in Baton Rouge, LA can be accessed at: http://www.justice.gov/usao/lam/index.html.