The U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Utah is located in Salt Lake City and employs approximately 90 employees, including 45 Assistant U.S. Attorneys. The U.S. Attorney's Office prosecutes federal crimes, enforces federal law on Indian reservations and federal facilities, enforces civil statutes and defends the United States against lawsuits.
The U.S. Attorney's Office also has a branch office in St. George which is primarily responsible for handling federal criminal matters which arise in southwestern Utah and overseeing the prosecution of criminal violations occurring in national parks and forests and on other public lands.
Both offices seek to maintain the highest standards of excellence in the enforcement of federal criminal law and the representation of the United States, its agencies, and employees in federal civil actions.
Attorney (AUSA) position in the Criminal Division of its Salt Lake City office. AUSAs in the Criminal Division advise federal law enforcement agents on criminal investigations, present criminal cases to the grand jury, prepare and argue a broad range of motions, and try criminal cases before the United States District Court. Candidates should be capable of handling a variety of significant and complex criminal prosecutions, including white collar and economic crime, violent crime, narcotics and immigration. Also, this new position will direct the District's Smart on Crime Action plan, with responsibility for re-entry court, prison outreach, working with various federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies and community groups to develop new outreach, prevention, and re-entry programs.
All initial attorney appointments to the Department of Justice are made on a 14-month (temporary) basis pending favorable adjudication of a background investigation. Temporary appointments may, or may not, be extended or converted to permanent without further competition.
Applicants must have a J.D. degree, must be an active member of bar (any U.S. jurisdiction), and have at least 1* year post-J.D. legal or other relevant experience. *Note: The required number of years of experience can be increased. However, all applicants must have at least one year of post-J.D. experience, except for uncompensated Special Attorneys, where the 1 year requirement does not apply. Ideal qualifications include at least 5 years of post-J.D. litigation experience. The attorney selected to fill the vacant position must also be willing and able to become an active member of the Utah State Bar and the bar of the U.S. District Court for the District of Utah within twelve months of his or her appointment.
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.
United States citizenship is required.
Please submit a resume and cover letter referencing Vacancy No. 15-UT-07 to the United States Attorney's Office, ATTN: Danna Reichert, 185 South State Street, Suite 300, Salt Lake City, Utah 84111. No telephone calls please. Applications must be postmarked no later than June 24, 2015.