As the principal litigator for the United States of America in the District of Massachusetts, the United States Attorney prosecutes all criminal and civil cases brought by the Federal government and defends the United States when it is a party in a civil case. The District of Massachusetts is committed to developing and maintaining strategic partnerships among federal, state and local law enforcement agencies to ensure the effective deployment of resources to positively impact the quality of life for all Massachusetts residents.
The position of an Assistant U.S. Attorney provides one with the responsibility and the authority to effect positive changes in the lives of Americans who live in Massachusetts and across the United States, whether that is through the prosecution of a drug dealer who terrorizes a local community, a civil suit against a company for failing to comply with the laws protecting disabled Americans, the prosecution of a major pharmaceutical company for cheating in the sale of drugs and devices, or combating intellectual property crime. Effecting such positive changes is deeply satisfying; many lawyers look back on their days as an Assistant U.S. Attorney as among the most satisfying of their professional career.
The position being advertised is for an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Springfield Branch Office, which covers the four western counties of Massachusetts. The Assistant U.S. Attorney will primarily be assigned to prosecute criminal cases. Candidates with experience in working with members of federal, state and local law enforcement agencies to target high impact violent criminals are encouraged to apply. In addition, candidates with experience working with community groups and local governments on issues of crime prevention and re-entry are also encouraged to apply.
Required qualifications: Applicants must possess a J.D. degree, be an active member of the bar (any U.S. jurisdiction), and have at least 3 years post-J.D. legal or other relevant experience
Preferred qualifications: Five years of exceptional experience as an attorney, as well as superior academic credentials.
United States citizenship is required.
To apply, please complete the AUSA Job Application found at http://www.usdoj.gov/usao/ma employment/USAapplication.pdf and forward it with a resume and cover letter. If you have applied to this office for an AUSA position in the last six months and indicated a preference for our Springfield office, your application remains on file and you will be considered for this position without resubmitting your application. If you have not submitted an application in the last six months, please send the required information to:
John T. McNeil
First Assistant U.S. Attorney
U.S. Attorney's Office
John Joseph Moakley Courthouse
1 Courthouse Way, Suite 9200
Boston, MA 02210