The United States Attorney's Office (USAO) has jurisdiction and responsibility in a broad range of areas, all of which involve representing the legal interests of the Federal government in a court of law. The Eastern District of Michigan consists of 34 counties in the eastern half of Michigan's Lower Peninsula, and employs approximately 115 Assistant U.S. Attorneys.
An appointment with the U.S. Attorney's Office offers unique and challenging experiences for the highly motivated attorney. Serving as an Assistant U.S. Attorney (AUSA) and assigned to the Civil Division, you will be part of a dedicated team helping to enforce federal civil laws on behalf of the United States and its executive agencies. Civil Division cases encompass affirmative litigation brought on behalf of the United States and seeking monetary recovery or injunctive relief (e.g., False Claims Act, health care fraud, mortgage fraud, judgment enforcement, bankruptcy) and defensive cases involving a variety of lawsuits brought against the Federal government. Responsibilities will increase and assignments will become more complex as your training and experience progress.
Currently, we anticipate an opening for an AUSA in the Affirmative Litigation Unit of the Civil Division at the Detroit office. Additional opportunities are also likely in the near future at the Detroit, Michigan duty station, with occasional vacancies in the Flint and Bay City branch offices.
All initial attorney appointments in the Department of Justice are made on a 14 month (temporary) basis. Temporary appointments may, or may not, be made permanent without further competition.
Applicants must possess a J.D. degree, be an active member of the bar (any jurisdiction), and have at least two years of post-J.D. experience. United States citizenship is required. Experience in health care law and/or False Claims Act litigation preferred but not required.
You must meet all qualification requirements upon the closing date of this announcement.
This is an open continuous announcement to fill current and future vacancies. Applications must be received for this vacancy will be accepted May 4, 2015 through May 18, 2015. Applicants are evaluated by the Hiring Committee on the basis of such factors as academic performance, trial experience, research and writing ability, oral communication skills, and other legal and community service and experience. Interested persons should send a detailed resume with a cover letter, writing sample(s), and completed questionnaire (see attached) to:
First Assistant U.S. Attorney
Eastern District of Michigan
211 W. Fort Street, Suite 2001
Detroit, MI 48226
For additional information regarding application procedures for AUSA positions, please direct e-mail inquiries to: Alicia.Collier@usdoj.gov.
Applications must be received and/or postmarked by May 18, 2015.
Security Requirements: 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.
Selective Service: If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law. See www.sss.gov.
Internet Sites: The home page for the U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Michigan, may be accessed at:
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