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 Criminal Division, you will be part of a dedicated team helping to enforce federal criminal and civil laws that protect life, liberty and property of citizens. Criminal Division assignments include, but are not limited to, the investigation and prosecution of violent offenses, including drug trafficking, public corruption, white collar, and organized crime. Responsibilities will increase and assignments will become more complex as your training and experience progress.
The Eastern District of Michigan is seeking an attorney to serve as an Assistant United States Attorney (AUSA) in the Criminal Division. This AUSA will be responsible for handling the prosecution of crimes such as federal firearms violations, robberies, carjackings, kidnappings, and other violent crimes. This AUSA will also be tasked with significant non-case related responsibilities as part of a "Smart on Crime" strategic effort to combat gun, violent crime, and narcotics offenses through a multi-faceted approach, including the expansion and maintenance of a District-wide program dealing with issues involving prisoner re-entry. The selected applicant will be expected to work with both community and law enforcement partners in a holistic approach to deter, prevent, and reduce crime in the District.
Type of Position: 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.
Other Benefits: The Department of Justice offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation; sick leave; holidays; telework; life insurance; health benefits; and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System. This link provides an overview of the benefits currently offered to Federal employees: https://help.usajobs.gov/index.php/Pay_and_Benefits.
Location: Currently, we anticipate an opening for an AUSA in the Criminal Division at the Detroit office. Additional opportunities may also become available in the Detroit, Michigan duty station, with occasional vacancies in the Flint and Bay City branch offices.
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.
You must meet all qualification requirements upon the closing date of this announcement.
This is an announcement to a fill current vacancy. Applications must be received for this vacancy will be accepted through June 11, 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 June 11, 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: http://www.justice.gov/usao/mie/index.html
Announcements for other DOJ attorney vacancies may be viewed at: http://www.justice.gov/careers/legal/attvacancies.html