The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Utah is located in Salt Lake City and employs approximately 98 employees, including 51 Assistant U.S. Attorneys. The U.S. Attorney’s Office prosecutes federal crimes, enforces federal law on Indian reservations and federal facilities, enforces civil statutes and defends the United States against lawsuits.
The U.S. Attorney’s Office also has a branch office in St. George which is primarily responsible for handling federal criminal matters which arise in southwestern Utah and overseeing the prosecution of criminal violations occurring in national parks and forests and on other public lands.
Both offices seek to maintain the highest standards of excellence in the enforcement of federal criminal law and the representation of the United States, its agencies, and employees in federal civil actions.
The U. S. Attorney's Office is seeking experienced attorneys to fill two Assistant United States Attorney (AUSA) positions in the Criminal Division of its Salt Lake City office. AUSAs in the Criminal Division advise federal law enforcement agents on criminal investigations, present criminal cases to the grand jury, prepare and argue a broad range of motions, and try criminal cases before the United States District Court. Candidates should be capable of handling a variety of significant and complex criminal prosecutions, including white collar and economic crime, violent crime, narcotics and immigration.
THESE ARE 15-MONTH TERM POSITIONS, AND ARE UNLIKELY TO BE RENEWED. These positions may be extended and/or made permanent without further competition.
Applicants must have a J.D. degree, must be an active members of bar (any U.S. jurisdiction), and have at least 1* year post-J.D. legal or other relevant experience. *Note: The required number of years of experience can be increased. However, all applicants must have at least one year of post-J.D. experience, except for uncompensated Special Attorneys, where the 1 year requirement does not apply. Ideal qualifications include at least 5 or more years of post-J.D. litigation experience. The attorneys selected to fill these vacant positions must also be willing and able to become active members of the Utah State Bar and the bar of the U.S. District Court for the District of Utah within twelve months of their appointments.
Applicants must demonstrate a quick analytical ability and the facility to accurately and precisely articulate the critical issues in a case. Applicants must demonstrate superior oral and writing skills as well as strong research and interpersonal skills, and good judgment. Applicants must possess excellent communication and courtroom skills and exhibit the ability to work in a supportive and professional manner with other attorneys, support staff and client agencies. Applicants must have a demonstrated capacity to function, with minimal guidance, in a highly demanding environment.
United States citizenship is required.
These are 15-month term positions and are unlikely to be renewed. These positions may be extended and/or made permanent without further competition.
Please submit a resume and cover letter referencing Vacancy No. 16-UT-04 to the United States Attorney’s Office, ATTN: Danna Reichert, 185 South State Street, Suite 300, Salt Lake City, Utah 84111. No telephone calls please. Applications must be postmarked no later than August 12, 2016.
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.