The United States Attorney's Office is responsible for enforcing the federal criminal laws, representing the U.S. Government in civil proceedings, and managing programs for the community and state and local law enforcement to keep our district safe. The United States Attorney's Office for the Middle District of Louisiana is headquartered in the Russell B. Long Federal Courthouse and Building in downtown Baton Rouge, Louisiana. It covers a nine parish region located in the southern portion of Louisiana, including Ascension, East Baton Rouge, East Feliciana, Iberville, Livingston, Point Coupee, St. Helena, West Baton Rouge, and West Feliciana Parishes.
The United States Attorney's Office for the Middle District of Louisiana is accepting applications for an Assistant United States Attorney (AUSA) position in its Criminal Division. This is a permanent position.
The successful applicant will assist in leading all facets of the U.S. Department of Justice's “Smart on Crime” initiative (SOC) in the district by, among other things, creating, facilitating, and implementing crime prevention and prisoner reentry strategies, programs, and policies.
The successful applicant will also be responsible for handling federal criminal investigations and prosecutions involving, among other things, narcotics, violent crime, human trafficking, major frauds, public corruption, immigration crimes, and environmental crimes. These responsibilities include (a) assisting federal law enforcement agents in structuring and implementing criminal investigative plans and strategies; (b) actively participating in grand jury proceedings, including the presentation of witnesses before the grand jury; and (c) litigating cases of moderate to high complexity from start to finish with minimal supervision.
Required qualifications: Applicants must possess a J.D. degree, be an active member of the bar (any United States of America jurisdiction), and have at least 1 year post-J.D. experience.
Applicants must demonstrate a quick analytical ability and the faculty 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. United States citizenship is required.
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.
An application package for a position with this Office should include a letter of application, a detailed description of employment history on the resume, to include dates of employment (month/year). Also, a legal writing sample and an official law school transcript. The writing sample selected for submission should be the applicant's exclusive work product. If the writing sample was edited, or if there were other contributors, applicants are expected to identify those portions of the writing sample not exclusively their own work product and the extent of editing done by others. Applicants may also submit letters of reference from persons recommending appointment. If you previously submitted a resume application package to any attorney announcements you will need to resubmit an application package to be considered for this vacancy. If applicant is a veteran, please include a copy of your DD 214, duty assignment orders, or official military memorandum assigning/appointing your military duty/assignment.
Applications must be postmarked no later than 6/11/15 to be considered.
Please send your application package/resume to (no emailed applications -- please provide all items in application package in 8 ½ X 11 paper size):
Collins W. Harper, Human Resources
United States Attorney's Office
777 Florida Street, Suite 208
Baton Rouge, LA 70801
Please include the full vacancy announcement number listed and located at the top of this announcement (15-MDLA-01) on your resume and cover letter. No telephone calls please.
Internet Sites: The homepage for the U. S. Attorney's Office in Baton Rouge, LA can be accessed at: http://www.justice.gov/usao/lam/index.html
This and other attorney vacancy announcements can be found at: http://www.justice.gov/legal-careers/vacancies