If you are looking for an exciting and challenging career, this is the position for you! With a diverse and talented workforce of over 100,000 men and women, Justice leads the Nation in ensuring the protection of all Americans while preserving their constitutional freedoms. You can be part of a dedicated team helping to enforce Federal criminal and civil laws that protect life, liberty, and the property of citizens.
The United States Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Kentucky prosecutes federal criminal offenses, litigations affirmative civil fraud and enforcement actions, and defends the federal government's interests in civil cases. The office currently employs 43 attorneys and 40 support personnel. The main office is located in Lexington, with staffed branch offices in Ft. Mitchell and London, Kentucky. Unstaffed offices are located in Ashland, Frankfort, and Pikeville, Kentucky. The United States Attorney's Office seeks to maintain the highest standards of excellence in the enforcement of federal laws and the representation of the United States.
You may access the webpage for the United States Attorney, Eastern District of Kentucky, at: http://www.usdoj.gov/usao/kye/
This position is located in London, Kentucky.
Assistant United States Attorneys (AUSAs) located in the London, Kentucky, branch office will be assigned work for the Criminal Division. They will be responsible for prosecuting a variety of violations of federal laws such as immigration, drugs, firearms, public, corruption, and white collar crime. Litigation handled by the Criminal Division and the London branch office helps to enforce Federal criminal laws that protect life, liberty and property of our citizens. The selected candidate will be fully dedicated to the Criminal Division. The selected candidate would also handle related appeals, including drafting appellate briefs and presenting oral arguments before the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.
Employment with the United States Attorney’s Office offers a unique and challenging experience for the highly motivated attorney to work on some of the most significant, complex and visible cases being litigated today. 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.
Successful candidates should have a strong academic background and the demonstrated ability to produce high quality written work. Successful candidates must work effectively with a team and be able to analyze complex financial transactions. Successful candidates should possess strong oral skills, character and interpersonal skills, and have demonstrated the capacity to function with minimal guidance in a highly demanding environment. Successful candidates must also possess the knowledge and ability to use computers and computer applications in performing day-to-day work requirements, including the knowledge and ability to effectively use automated litigation support to acquire, organize, analyze and present evidence, create databases and manage documents.
You must meet all qualification requirements upon the closing date of this announcement.
Security Requirements: 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.
Residency Requirements: Assistant United States Attorneys generally must reside in the district to which he or she is appointed or within 25 miles thereof. See 28 U.S.C. 545 for district-specific information.
Selective Service: If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law. See http://www.sss.gov.
Applications may be submitted online through the following link: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/PrintPreview/412512000. The deadline to apply is August 24, 2015. If unable to apply online, the announcement provides instructions on faxing your document in the “How to Apply” tab.
If you have questions, feel free to contact Louanne Davis (859-685-4928) or Lois Elam (859-685-4929).