The U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Montana is a medium sized district and has offices located in Billings, Butte, Great Falls, Helena and Missoula. The Criminal Division prosecutes a wide range of federal cases involving organized crime, terrorism, complex securities and fraud cases, international narcotics, health care fraud and public corruption. The District also prosecutes in Federal Court violent crime cases which occur on Indian Reservations. These cases include assault, burglary, drugs, sexual assault and homicide. AUSA's assigned to the reservations act as a liaison between the reservation(s) and the U.S Attorney. The Civil Division prosecutes every conceivable variety of affirmative and defensive cases filed in the District of Montana, at both the trial and appellate levels, involving matters such as health care, commercial fraud, civil rights, environmental, false claims, immigration matters, all varieties of tort and discriminatory claims against the sovereign, the internet, telecommunications, energy policies, and First Amendment issues. AUSA's are assigned to a unit within either the criminal or civil divisions in one of the branch offices.
The United States Attorney is seeking an experienced attorney to serve as an Assistant United States Attorney (AUSA). The successful applicant will act as liaison between all tribes and non-law enforcement tribal organizations and the U.S. Attorney's Office. This position will take a leadership role in addressing current issues affecting Indian Country. This AUSA will serve as one of the Indian Country prosecutors for the District of Montana. This particular position will handle violent crime cases which occur on Indian Reservations in Federal Court. Among other substantive areas, cases will include assaults, domestic violence, burglaries, drugs, sexual assaults, and murder. The AUSA will also be responsible for appellate work. The selected candidate will work in the Helena branch office.
Required Qualifications: 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: Hiring for AUSA positions is highly competitive. The ideal candidate will have:
- a quick analytical ability and the facility to accurately and precisely articulate the critical issues in a case;
- superior oral and writing skills as well as strong research and interpersonal skills, and good judgment;
- excellent communication and courtroom skills;
- the ability to work in a supportive and professional manner with other attorneys, support staff and client agencies;
- a demonstrated capacity to function, with minimal guidance, in a highly demanding environment;
- excellent computer literacy skills including experience with automated electronic court filing.
To apply, interested candidates should submit their resume and a cover letter that address in detail their educational and professional background as well as a listing of all bar memberships by e-mail to:
Applicants without access to e-mail may mail their application to the following address:
United States Attorney's Office
Attn: Theresa Hutchison
901 Front St, Ste 1100
Helena, MT 59626
Applicants are responsible for ensuring their application materials are received in the USAO, District of Montana, before the deadline.
No phone calls please.