This position is located in Lexington, Kentucky.
As needed, additional positions may be filled using this announcement.
You may access the webpage for the United States Attorney, Eastern District of Kentucky, at: http://www.usdoj.gov/usao/kye/
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Other Benefits: The Department of Justice offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation; sick leave; holidays; telework; life insurance; health benefits; and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System. The Benefits link provides an overview of the benefits currently offered to Federal Employees.
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.
Our mission is to enforce vigorously the federal criminal laws of the United States, to represent effectively the interests of the United States in civil litigation, and to meet fully the public safety needs of the community through an efficient, well-coordinated law enforcement effort.
In all matters, our responsibilities are to promote the fair and impartial administration of justice, adhering to the highest ethical, professional and performance standards; promote effective partnerships with local, state and federal law enforcement agencies, and the community at large in furtherance of law enforcement; protect the rights of citizens, victims of crime and witnesses; enhance community safety by reducing crime and the fear of crime, through outreach and education; and inspire confidence in the criminal justice system.
If you are looking for an exciting and challenging career, this is the position for you! With a diverse and talented workforce of over 100,000 men and women, Justice leads the Nation in ensuring the protection of all Americans while preserving their constitutional freedoms. You can be part of a dedicated team helping to enforce Federal criminal and civil laws that protect life, liberty, and the property of citizens.
The USAO for the Eastern District of Kentucky has a staff of approximately 50 attorneys and 50 support personnel. The main office is located in Lexington, with staffed branch offices in Ft. Mitchell and London, Kentucky. Unstaffed offices are located in Ashland, Frankfort, and Pikeville, Kentucky. The United States Attorney's Office seeks to maintain the highest standards of excellence in the enforcement of federal laws and the representation of the United States.
The Assistant United States Attorney (AUSA) will be located in the Lexington, Kentucky office and will be assigned work on criminal cases within the Fraud Division. The Fraud Division is comprised of AUSAs and support staff litigating white collar criminal prosecutions and affirmative civil enforcement matters. The selected candidate will be fully dedicated to criminal work, and will be responsible for a wide variety of fraud prosecutions, including wire fraud, bank fraud, health care fraud, money laundering, tax offenses, cybercrime, corruption, and other complex prosecutions based on the candidate’s progression and the office’s needs. The selected candidate would also handle related appeals, including drafting appellate briefs and presenting oral arguments before the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.
Employment with the United States Attorney's Office offers a unique and challenging experience for the highly motivated attorney to work on some of the most significant, complex and visible cases being litigated today.
Responsibilities will increase and assignments will become more complex as your training and experience progress.
Successful candidates should have a strong academic background and the demonstrated ability to produce high quality written work, work effectively with a team, analyze complex evidence, and distill that information into persuasive arguments. Successful candidates should possess strong oral skills, character, and interpersonal skills, and have demonstrated the capacity to function with minimal guidance in a highly demanding environment. Successful candidates must also possess the knowledge and ability to use computers and computer applications in performing day-to-day work requirements, including the knowledge and ability to effectively use automated litigation support to acquire, organize, analyze, and present evidence.
You must meet all qualification requirements upon the closing date of this announcement.
- You must be a United States Citizen or National.
- Background Investigation, credit and tax checks, and drug test required.
- You must be registered for Selective Service, if applicable.
- J.D. degree and active member of the bar (any U.S. jurisdiction) required.
The point of contact for vacancy announcement is DeShawn Gordon, who can be reached at 859-685-4845, or email@example.com. Applications mayb be submitted by using the following URL link: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/738964500.
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.