The United States Attorney's Office (USAO), District of Arizona, is seeking applications from attorneys for an Assistant United States Attorney (AUSA) position in one of the largest USAOs in the nation. The USAO handles cases on behalf of the federal government in the Criminal Divisions. The Criminal Division prosecutes a wide range of federal cases involving organized crime, terrorism, complex securities and fraud cases, immigration offenses, alien smuggling, narcotics, health care fraud, public corruption and violent crimes originating on public lands in in Arizona's federally recognized Indian tribes. The work of the AUSAs in this district mirrors the varied activities of the federal government and offers perhaps the most challenging and diverse case load of any law office, public or private, in the country.
The duty location will be in Yuma, Arizona.
AUSAs have the opportunity to represent the interests of the United States of America in the United States District Court of Arizona and the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, in performing this important public service, to exercise responsibility that is unparalleled in any other job that a litigator might undertake. AUSAs immediately undertake cases, many high profile, in any of several units within each division.
Responsibilities will increase and assignments will become more complex as your training and experience progress.
Applicants must possess a J.D. Degree, be an active member of the bar (any U.S. jurisdiction), and have at least 1 year post-J.D. legal or other relevant experience.
United States citizenship is required.
You must meet all qualification requirements upon the closing date of this announcement.
Applications must be submitted online through the following link: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/406936800.
The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Friday, June 26, 2015 to receive consideration.
1. To begin, click Apply Online to create a USAJOBS account or log in to your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USAJOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire.
2. Click the Submit My Answers button to submit your application package. (It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation are submitted prior to the closing date.)
3. You will have to upload a Legal Writing Sample and an Arizona Application Form found at http://www.justice.gov/sites/default/files/usao-az/legacy/2014/07/11/AUSA_Application_NF.pdf you will need to attach these documents under "Other." They are required documents. Limit the writing sample to 15 pages or less.
4. To verify your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account, https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login, select the Application Status link and then select the more information link for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.
If you are unable to apply online, the announcement provides instructions on faxing the documents in the "How to Apply" tab.