The United States Attorney's Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania embraces 33 of Pennsylvania's 67 counties, making it geographically the largest district in the state. The district, which runs from the New York border on the north, to the Maryland border on the south, encompasses approximately 21,907 square miles, or roughly 47% of the land mass of Pennsylvania, and houses over 3,000,000 people. While much of the district is rural in character, it contains the following major metropolitan centers: Harrisburg, the State Capital, Scranton, Wilkes-Barre, Williamsport, York, Lebanon, and State College. The U.S. Attorney's Office has staff in three offices: Scranton, Harrisburg and Williamsport. Within this large, and diverse, judicial district, the United States Attorney's Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania represents the Department of Justice and other federal agencies in all litigation, civil and criminal, conducted within the District in which the United States, or a federal agency, is a party.
The United States Attorney's Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania is seeking applications from experienced attorneys to fill an Assistant United States Attorney (AUSA) position. This position will be in the Civil Division and located either in the Harrisburg, Scranton or Williamsport offices (to be determined). The AUSA will handle cases in a broad range of defensive matters, including prisoner litigation, immigration, medical malpractice, and employment matters and affirmative cases including health care and fraud litigation. AUSAs perform all aspects of civil discovery, motions practice, trials and appeals. AUSAs perform their own legal research and preparation of all legal documents.
Required Qualifications: United States citizenship is required. Applicants must possess a J.D. degree from an accredited law school, 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 post-J.D. litigation experience.
The successful candidate will have at least three years of post-J.D. legal experience as a civil litigator with substantial experience in affirmative and/or defensive litigation. Candidates will possess experience that demonstrates responsibility for all aspects of civil discovery, trials, and appeals. Candidates will possess superior writing skills and good judgment. Successful candidates must possess an extensive knowledge of civil practice and procedure, excellent communication and courtroom skills, strong interpersonal skills, and demonstrate the capacity to function with minimum guidance in a highly demanding environment. In addition, applicants must exhibit the ability to work in a supportive and professional manner with other attorneys, paralegals, support staff and client agencies.
Applications must be submitted through the USAJobs on-line application system. Mailed applications will not be accepted.
Applicants should fill out the Middle District of Pennsylvania's supplemental questionnaire, and attach it to their application, submitted through the USAJobs on-line system, along with a cover letter and resume. The supplemental questionnaire may be accessed on the Middle District of Pennsylvania's web-site below.
This is an open continuous announcement to fill current and future vacancies. This announcement will remain open for a period of six (6) months not to exceed January 16, 2017.
First consideration will be given to those applications received by close of business on August 15, 2016.