The District of North Dakota encompasses the entire state of North Dakota, with a population of about 672,591 residents, according to the 2010 Census. The District is bordered on the west by Montana, on the east by Minnesota, and on the south by South Dakota. The northern border is shared with Canada. North Dakota has 53 counties spanning more than 70,665 square miles. The District has two staffed offices and two unstaffed offices.
The main headquarters of the United States Attorney's Office are located in Fargo, which is North Dakota's largest city. There are 18 Assistant United States Attorneys and 30 support staff personnel in the main office.
A staffed branch office is located in Bismarck, which is the state capitol. There are six Assistant United States Attorneys and eight support staff personnel in the branch office.
There are unstaffed branch offices in Minot and Grand Forks where hearings and trials are regularly scheduled.
Four Indian reservations are located in the District: Spirit Lake, Fort Berthold, Standing Rock, and Turtle Mountain. A portion of the Sisseton-Wahpeton Sioux Nation eclipses a small section of southeastern North Dakota.
Together our staff is comprised of 48 highly trained and dedicated employees working in different areas such as civil law, criminal law, financial litigation, anti-terrorism, law enforcement coordination, victim-witness support, and administration.
The United States Attorney's Office is responsible for representing the federal government in virtually all litigation involving the United States in the District of North Dakota, including all criminal prosecutions for violations of federal law, civil lawsuits against the government, and actions to collect judgments and restitution on behalf of victims and taxpayers.
The District of North Dakota is accepting applications for an Assistant United States Attorney (AUSA) position. The successful applicant will work on criminal cases in Indian Country and assist in implementing the Department's Smart on Crime initiative in the District of North Dakota. More specifically, the AUSA will help with the Office's prevention and re-entry programs and investigate and prosecute various criminal cases in Indian Country.
Responsibilities will increase and assignments will become more complex as your training and experience progress.
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 must also demonstrate excellent computer skills to include experience with automated research on the Internet, e-mail and word processing systems.
Applicants must possess a J.D. Degree, be an active member of the bar (any U.S. jurisdiction), and have at least 3 years post-J.D. legal or other relevant experience.
United States citizenship is required.
Preferred Qualifications: Ideal candidates will have at least three years of criminal litigation experience.
You must meet all qualification requirements upon the closing date of this announcement.
You must apply on-line via USAJOBS at the following link: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/PrintPreview/406938800