The Office of the United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut prosecutes federal criminal offenses, litigates affirmative civil fraud and enforcement actions, and defends the U.S. Government's interest in civil cases. The District of Connecticut has three offices: New Haven, Bridgeport and Hartford, and has approximately 63 Assistant United States Attorneys representing the interests of the United States in the District of Connecticut. More information about the U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Connecticut is available on our website at http://www.justice.gov/usao-ct.
The Office of the United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut is seeking applications for two Assistant United States Attorneys for the Criminal and Civil Divisions of our offices in New Haven, Bridgeport, and/or Hartford, Connecticut.
Criminal Division Position:
AUSA position in the National Security and Major Crimes Unit. This unit is responsible for prosecuting matters involving international and domestic terrorism, civil rights and hate crimes, human trafficking and child exploitation, cybercrime and identity theft, organized crime, immigration and customs enforcement, government program and defense contractor fraud, and environmental crimes.
Civil Division Position:
AUSA position in the Civil Division. The Civil Division handles a wide variety of cases where the United States or its employees are plaintiffs or defendants.
The Civil Division's Defensive Unit, defends claims filed against the United States, including tort, medical malpractice, employment discrimination, immigration and foreclosures. The Defensive Unit also defends claims brought against individual federal employees (Bivens claims).
The Civil Division's Affirmative Civil Enforcement Unit, pursues claims on behalf of the United States in cases involving health care fraud, defense contractor fraud, drug diversion, forfeitures and environmental violations.
In addition, the Civil Division maintains a Civil Rights enforcement program, which brings civil rights actions to enforce federal statutes prohibiting discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, disability, religion, familial status and national origin and to recover damages for victims of civil rightsviolations.
The Civil Division also has a Financial Litigation Unit, which is responsible for collecting debts owed to the United States.
Applicants must possess a J.D. degree, be an active member of the bar (any jurisdiction), and have at least 1-year post-J.D. legal or other relevant experience.
Preferred qualifications: Applicants should have excellent writing and oral communication skills, strong character, dedication, work ethic, and the ability to work well with others and independently.
United States citizenship is required.
You must meet all qualification requirements upon the closing date of this announcement.
To apply for this position please submit a resume and a cover letter indicating which Division, Criminal or Civil, you are applying for, to:
Assistant United States Attorney
157 Church Street, 25th Floor
New Haven, Connecticut 06510
No telephone calls please. Applications must be received by July 2, 2015.