The United States Attorney (U.S. Attorney) for the Eastern District of Virginia has four offices, which are located in Alexandria, Richmond, Norfolk and Newport News. Assistant United States Attorneys (AUSAs) are assigned to each of these offices to represent federal interests in civil and criminal cases. The district consists of more than 19,000 square miles and has a population of 5,730,000. It is home to the Pentagon, Quantico, the largest naval base in the United States, and numerous other military installations.
An appointment as an AUSA with the U.S. Attorney's Office offers unique and challenging experiences for highly motivated attorneys. This is a term AUSA position focused on carrying out the mission of the Department of Justice’s Servicemembers and Veterans Initiative (Initiative). The Initiative aims to protect the rights and interests of the men and women serving in our armed forces. The AUSA’s principal responsibilities will be to coordinate with Staff Judge Advocate’s Offices in area military installations and other partners regarding servicemembers’ rights and to bring claims under the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act and other relevant statutes, in coordination with the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice. The AUSA will work in the Civil Division of the U.S. Attorney’s Office.
This is a TERM appointment, which will be funded through September 30, 2017. However, in the event that additional funding is received, this position may be extended, or made permanent, without further competition.
NOTE: The position may be located in the Alexandria, Norfolk, or Richmond, Virginia offices.
Required qualifications: Applicants must possess a J.D. degree, be an active member in good standing of the bar (any U.S. jurisdiction), have at least one-year post-JD legal experience in the legal field, and possess superior oral and written communication skills as well as strong interpersonal skills, exhibit good judgment, and function with minimal guidance in a highly demanding environment.
Preferred qualifications: Passion for servicemember and veterans rights, other civil rights experience, federal litigation experience, and/or federal judicial clerkship is desired.
United States citizenship is required.
Initial appointment is conditioned upon a satisfactory pre-employment 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.
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.
Please send your resume to:
United States Attorney's Office
Eastern District of Virginia
2100 Jamieson Avenue
Alexandria, VA 22314
No telephone calls please. Positions are open until filled, but resumes must be received by July 22, 2016. Please include the vacancy announcement number listed at the top of this announcement (16-EDVA-09) on your resume and all correspondence.