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's Office for the District of Montana is seeking to hire an Assistant United States Attorney (AUSA) to work in the Civil Division. The attorney selected will be assigned as the Civil Rights AUSA. The primary responsibility of the attorney selected will be to represent the United States in a variety of affirmative civil enforcement litigation actions, including those pertaining to housing and fair lending, ADA enforcement, allegations related to the Civil Rights of Institutional Persons Act, voting rights, service members' rights, and pattern and practice investigations and employment discrimination. This attorney will also work to protect any vulnerable populations through criminal cases which may include human trafficking, hate crimes, and color of law prosecutions. The person filling this position will work closely with the Department of Justice Civil Rights Division and will participate in extensive community outreach events throughout the District. This position may be filled in either the Helena or Billings offices - dependent upon the successful applicant.
Required Qualifications: Applicants must possess a J.D. degree and be an active member in good standing of the bar of a State, Territory, or the District of Columbia and have at least three years of post-J.D. experience. Ideal qualifications include at least five years of Post-J.D. civil/criminal litigation experience.
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.