The United States Attorney's Office prosecutes federal offenses and defends the U.S. Government's interest in civil cases. The United States Attorney's Office for the Western District of North Carolina is based in Charlotte with a staffed branch office in Asheville covering the 32 western counties in North Carolina. The office seeks to maintain the highest standard of excellence in the enforcement of federal laws and representation of the United States.
The United States Attorney's Office for the Western District of North Carolina is accepting applications for an assistant United States Attorney (AUSA) position in our Criminal Division.
The selected applicant will serve as part of our “Smart on Crime” initiative to attack federal crimes in the most dangerous and crime-ridden neighborhoods in Charlotte and other communities, as revealed by crime-data analysis.
The successful applicant will be responsible for handling the prosecution of crimes such as federal firearms violations, robberies, carjackings, kidnappings, and other violent crimes. The AUSA will also be tasked with non-case related responsibilities as part of our “Smart on Crime” strategic effort to combat crimes through a muli-faceted approach, including the prevention of crime, and the re-entry of previous offenders. The selected applicant will be expected to provide law enforcement training, and work with both community and law enforcement partners in a holistic approach to deter, prevent, and reduce crime in the most crime-ridden areas in the District.
Interested applicants must possess a J.D. degree, be an active member in good standing of the bar (any U.S. jurisdiction), and have at least 3 years of post-JD legal or other relevant experience.
United States citizenship is required.
Admission to the North Carolina bar is not required but is preferred.
Hiring preference will be given to applicants with prior experience prosecuting a range of violent crimes, firearms offenses, and drug-trafficking offenses, and a demonstrated commitment to community involvement and service.
Applications must be submitted online through the following link:
The deadline to apply is June 23, 2015. If unable to apply online, the announcement provides instructions on faxing your documents in the "How to Apply" tab.
Applicants must provide a complete application package which includes:
Required - Your responses to the Occupational Questionnaire (online or 1203-FX). Required - Your resume showing relevant experience and dates of employment (include day/month/year). (cover letter optional).
Required, if applicable - A recent copy of an SF-50 (Notification of Personnel Action), showing title, series, grade, and current salary; and a copy of your most recent performance appraisal.
Required, if applicable - To get Veterans' Preference, you must indicate your preference in response to the appropriate question in your assessment questionnaire and you must submit the appropriate supporting documentation. See the "How you will be Evaluated" section under the "Qualifications and Evaluations" Tab above for details regarding what is appropriate Veterans' Preference documentation. It is also recommended that you include veterans' preference information in your cover letter or resume.
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