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The United States Attorney's Office for the District of South Carolina is seeking applications from attorneys who are interested in working as an Assistant United States Attorney in the Criminal Division in Greenville, SC.
About the District: The attorney selected for this position will join over 50 attorneys in representing the interests of the United States Attorney's Office for the District of South Carolina, located in Columbia, Greenville, Florence, or Charleston, South Carolina. The State of South Carolina offers a wonderful climate and a wide variety of cultural, educational, recreational, and social activities.
The selected applicant will serve as an Assistant United States Attorney (AUSA) assigned to the Criminal Division with responsibilities commensurate to the applicant’s experience, training, and abilities. The AUSA will assist in the implementation of the Department’s Smart on Crime Initiative for the District of South Carolina. In this capacity, the AUSA will work on the agency's prevention and reentry programs and will investigate and prosecute cases involving narcotics and violent crime. Additional duties may include investigating and prosecuting federal crimes and practice in the grand jury and before the United States District Court. The selected applicant may be required to draft responses to appellate briefs and to federal habeas petitions brought pursuant to 28 U.S.C. section 2255.
Applicants must possess a J.D. degree from an accredited law school, be duly licensed and authorized to practice as an attorney under the laws of a State of South Carolina and have at least one year of post-J.D. experience. Applicants must be active members in good standing of the South Carolina Bar as the South Carolina Bar does not grant reciprocity to attorneys who are members of other state bars and local rules of the United States District Court requires SC bar membership for admission to practice before the U.S. District Court.
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 will be expected to do their own legal research and writing and will be substantially self-sufficient in preparing day-to-day correspondence and pleadings.
Applicants must also demonstrate excellent computer literacy skills to include experience with automated research on the internet, electronic court filing, and electronic e-mail and word processing systems.
Applications must be submitted online through the following link: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/405545300.
This announcement opens Thursday, June 5, 2015 and closes on Thursday, June 11, 2015. No telephone calls please. Applications must be submitted online. Each application must include a Resume, Cover Letter, South Carolina Bar Membership documentation and a Writing Sample. The USAJobs resume will not substitute for this requirement.