The United States Attorney's Offices prosecute federal criminal offenses and represent the interest of the United States in civil cases. The United States Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Arkansas is located in Little Rock and covers 41 of the state's 75 counties. The office has 62 employees, with 19 Assistant United States Attorneys in the Criminal Division and 4 Assistant United States Attorneys in the Civil Division, as well as the United States Attorney, the First Assistant United States Attorney, Criminal Division Chief, and Civil Division Chief. More on the district can be found at www.justice.gov/usao-edar. We place a high value on diversity of experience and cultural perspective and encourage applications from trial attorneys from all ethnic groups, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities.
Our Criminal Division investigates and prosecutes federal cases arising from a wide array of criminal activity. The typical caseload for an experienced criminal prosecutor in our office may involve Fraud and Corruption, Computer Crimes and Child Exploitation, Violent Crime, Narcotics, and Monetary Penalties.
The United States Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Arkansas has one permanent vacancy for a trial attorney in the Criminal Division located in Little Rock, Arkansas. As a member of the Criminal Division, assignments may include the investigation and prosecution of violent offenses, drug trafficking, public corruption, terrorism, white collar, and organized crime.
Responsibilities will increase and assignments will become more complex as your training and experience progress.
All initial attorney appointments to the Department of Justice are made on a 14 month (temporary) basis pending favorable adjudication of a background investigation.
The Criminal AUSA position offers a unique and challenging experience for highly motivated team players with the desire to litigate extensively. Applicants must demonstrate analytical ability, good judgment, organization skills, excellent writing, and communication and courtroom skills. In addition, applicants must exhibit the ability to work in a supportive and professional manner with courthouse personnel, other attorneys, support staff, and client agencies.
Required Qualification: Applicants must possess a J.D. degree, be an active member of the bar (any U.S. jurisdiction), and have at least 2 years post J.D. legal or other relevant experience. United States citizenship is required.
Security Requirements: 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.
Interested persons should send a cover letter, writing sample, detailed resume with references by Tuesday, September 13, 2016 to: USAARE.AttorneyApplicant@usdoj.gov
Electronically submitted applications must be received by 5:00 pm CST on September 13, 2016.
No telephone calls, please.
If you are unable to send the package electronically, it can be mailed to: Patrick Harris, First Assistant US Attorney, United States Attorney's Office, P.O. Box 1229, Little Rock, Arkansas 72203.
All applications must be postmarked by September 13, 2016.