The United States Attorneys Office for the Northern District of Indiana is seeking an experienced attorney to serve as an Assistant United States Attorney (AUSA).The United States Attorney's Office is the chief law enforcement office in the District and is responsible for representing the federal government in virtually all litigation involving the United States in the Northern District of Indiana. This includes criminal prosecutions for violations of federal law, civil lawsuits by and against the government, and actions to collect judgments and restitution on behalf of victims and taxpayers. Its mission is to justly and with the highest degree of excellence represent the interests of the United States of America in the execution of Federal laws, to advance the public interest, and to ensure the fair and impartial administration of justice for all persons. The District has three offices: the Headquarters office in Hammond and Branch offices in Fort Wayne and South Bend.
The office is soliciting applications for an attorney to fill an Assistant United States Attorney (AUSA) position. The successful applicant will be responsible for legal research and writing, directing investigations, case development, case presentation, case resolution and a variety of program responsibilities. Assignments may include prosecuting cases in the following areas: violations of federal drug laws; public corruption; white collar crime including bank fraud, mail fraud, telemarketing fraud and health care fraud; violations of federal firearms laws; environmental crimes; violent crime; bank robberies; gang crimes; child pornography; and postal crimes.
Required qualifications: 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. legal or other relevant experience. United States citizenship is required.
Preferred qualifications: Ideal qualifications include at least 5-7 years of post-J.D. experience litigating cases in federal or state courts, with substantial responsibility for all aspects of discovery, trial and appeals in civil and/or criminal matters.
The ideal candidate will have experience handling cases involving sex offenses, pornography offenses and/or human trafficking offenses involving juvenile victims. This position will involve a substantial amount of time directed to Project Safe Childhood offenses such as child pornography or internet stalking of children and to human trafficking offenses such as child prostitution.
Applicants must demonstrate a quick analytical ability and the facility 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.
Applicants will be expected to do their own legal research and writing and will be substantially self-sufficient in preparing day-to-day correspondence and pleadings. Applicants must also demonstrate excellent computer literacy skills to include experience with automated research on the Internet, electronic court filing, and electronic e-mail and word processing systems.
Provide cover letter, resume, writing sample (not to exceed 25 pages), and list of three professional references with contact information - provide documents electronically in one continuous .pdf attachment. Please place the announcement number (15-INN-02S) in the subject line of your e-mail. E-mail address for application package: USAINN.HR@usdoj.gov
Applications must be received by May 4, 2015
No telephone calls please.