The U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Montana is considered a medium sized district and has offices located in Billings, Butte, Great Falls, Helena, and Missoula. The District of Montana prosecutes in its Criminal Division a wide range of federal cases involving organized crime, terrorism, complex securities and fraud cases, international narcotics, health care fraud and public corruption. The District also prosecutes violent crime cases which occur on Indian Reservations in Federal Court. These cases include assaults, burglaries, drugs, sexual assaults and homicides . AUSA's assigned to the reservations act as a liaison between a specific Indian reservation or reservations and the U.S. Attorney. The Civil Division prosecutes virtually every conceivable variety of affirmative and defensive civil cases filed in the District of Montana, at both the trial and appellate levels involving matters such as health care, commercial, civil rights, environmental, false claims, immigration matters, all varieties of tort and discriminatory claims against the sovereign, the Internet, telecommunications energy policies, and First Amendment issues.
An appointment with the U.S. Attorney's Office offers unique and challenging experiences for the highly motivated attorney. Assigned to the Criminal Division in one of the branch offices, you will be part of a dedicated team helping to enforce federal criminal laws that protect life, liberty and property of citizens. Criminal Division assignments include, but are not limited to, prosecution of economic crime, public corruption, narcotic cases and Indian Country cases for the District of Montana. The narcotic prosecution duties include handling both Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF), and Non-OCDETF narcotics cases. In addition to trial work, other areas of responsibility include interaction with multi-jurisdictional drug task forces and training of officers. The Indian Country duties include prosecution of violent crime cases which occur on Indian Reservations. Among other substantive areas, cases will include assaults, burglaries, drugs, sexual assaults and homicides. The AUSA will also act as a liaison between a specific Indian reservation or reservations and the U.S. Attorney. The position is also responsible for appellate work.
This position may be located in either the Billings, Great Falls or Helena Office, dependent upon the successful applicant.
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 post-J.D. legal or other relevant experience. United States citizenship is required.
Preferred qualifications: 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 must have experience with automated electronic court filing.
Interested applicants should send a detailed resume and cover letter which address the education and professional background of the candidate and a listing of all bar memberships by e-mail to: Theresa.firstname.lastname@example.org.
OR by mail to the following address:
United States Attorney's Office
Attn: Theresa Hutchison
901 Front St., Ste 1100
Helena, MT 59626
You may submit using Overnight Service to the above address.
The applicant is responsible for ensuring that their materials are received before the deadline.
Deadline: All applications must be received by 11:59 p.m. Mountain Standard Time on June 5, 2015. Fulfillment of the position is subject to the availability of funds.
No telephone calls please.