The United States Attorney's Office in the Northern District of Alabama serves the District by representing the interests of the United States in litigation and community affairs related to law enforcement. The Office prosecutes violations of federal criminal law. It also defends the United States in civil law suits and seeks to recover from instances of fraud committed against the United States and take other affirmative civil enforcement action. The Office works with federal, state, and local law enforcement to protect and serve the district. The United States Attorney's Office for the Northern District of Alabama covers 31 of the state's 67 counties, and has a branch office located in Huntsville, Alabama. Our mission is threefold: (1) to prosecute violations of federal criminal law, (2) to prosecute on behalf of or defend the United States in civil actions, and (3) to collect otherwise administratively uncollectible financial judgments on behalf of the United States. Assistant United States Attorneys in this district are charged with demonstrating exceptional competence, unquestionable integrity, and a commitment to serve the citizens of this district as they accomplish the office's mission.
This position will be located in the Birmingham office. Birmingham is an area of rolling hills, beautiful lakes, downtown lofts, evening concerts in the park, nationally ranked restaurants, and an amusement and theme park.
Other information about the United States Attorneys Office for the Northern District of Alabama may be found at: http://www.justice.gov/usao-ndal.
The Northern District of Alabama is currently seeking one attorney for an Assistant United States Attorney (AUSA) opening in our Criminal Division, Asset Forfeiture Unit, in Birmingham, Alabama. The person selected for this position will work with the North Alabama Financial Crimes Task Force and the North Alabama Financial Crimes Review Team to review Bank Secrecy Act reports filed by financial institutions alerting law enforcement to possible violations of federal statutes. The person selected will be responsible for the development and management of investigations from the Task Force and Review Team, which will lead to civil seizures of financial assets and related criminal prosecutions.
This is a temporary position not-to-exceed two (2) years. This position may be extended or made permanent without further competition.
Required qualifications: Applicants must possess a J.D. degree, be an active member of the bar (any jurisdiction), and have at least 3 years post-J.D. experience. Applicants are required to be a member of the Alabama Bar or willing to become a member within the first 24 months of employment. The person selected for this position must be fully and exclusively invested in the Northern District of Alabama.
Preferred qualifications: Applicants will have a solid academic background, strong legal research and writing skills, experience with complex case investigations with a business, securities, or white collar litigation background, and five to seven years legal experience since law school. Familiarity with federal asset forfeiture laws and procedures is preferred. Team-building experience and interpersonal skills are essential.
United States citizenship is required.
Initial appointment is conditioned upon a satisfactory preemployment adjudication. This includes fingerprint, credit and tax checks, and drug testing. In addition, continued employment is subject to a favorable adjudication of a background investigation.
All resumes, cover letters and writing samples should be mailed to:
United States Attorneys Office
1801 Fourth Avenue North
Birmingham, Alabama 35203
No telephone calls please.
Resumes must be postmarked by the closing date of this announcement, July 1, 2015. Resumes and cover letters should include the vacancy announcement number shown at the top of this announcement (15-NDAL-08).