The Eastern District of Louisiana, located in the City of New Orleans, is responsible for prosecuting all federal offenses committed within 13 parishes (counties) of southern Louisiana. The Criminal Division prosecutes a wide range of federal cases involving violent crime, narcotics, public corruption, and fraud crimes. The Civil Division, responsible for a wide range of affirmative and defensive litigation, handles matters involving environmental violations, health care, civil rights, employment discrimination, tax, immigration, and challenges to federal agency actions.
Assistant United States Attorneys assigned to the Criminal Division must possess the qualities necessary to excel in their mission to enforce the criminal laws of the United States. These qualities include superior advocacy and communication skills, strong analytical ability, management and leadership potential and dedication to duty. Successful candidates will demonstrate the ability to work in a supportive and professional manner with other attorneys, support staff, investigative agencies, witnesses and crime victims. They must also demonstrate their willingness to meet the higher ethical standards expected of prosecutors in their interactions with opposing counsel and the courts.
Significant courtroom experience, including jury trials, is preferred. Successful candidates will also be computer proficient, capable of doing their own legal research and writing and self-sufficient in preparing day-to-day correspondence and pleadings. Relevant favorable experience would include investigating and prosecuting or defending complex criminal offenses, such as public corruption, financial frauds and other white collar offenses, RICO/enterprise-type offenses, organized crime, drug and gang offenses, computer crimes or multiple defendant conspiracy cases. Expertise in grand jury practice is also desirable, as is experience with investigatory and prosecution techniques, such as electronic surveillance, tracking devices, telephone toll record analysis and asset seizure and forfeiture.
Required Qualifications: Applicants must possess a J.D. degree, be an active member in good standing of the bar (any jurisdiction), and have at least 1 year post-J.D. experience.
United States citizenship is required.
Preferred Qualifications: Applicants must have a demonstrated ability to function as a criminal litigator, with minimal guidance, in a highly demanding environment. Applicants also must demonstrate: (1) the ability to quickly, accurately and precisely articulate the critical issues in a case; (2) superior oral and writing skills; (3) strong research and interpersonal skills; (4) good judgment; (5) excellent communication and courtroom skills; and (6) the ability to work in a supportive and professional manner with other attorneys, support staff and client agencies.
You must meet all qualification requirements upon the closing date of this announcement.
Applications must be submitted online through the following link:
You must provide a complete application package which includes:
- Your responses to the Occupational Questionnaire.
- A cover letter.
- Your resume showing relevant experience and dates of employment (include day/month/year).
-A writing sample.
The deadline to apply is August 4, 2017.
If you are unable to apply online, the announcement provides instructions on faxing your document in the “How to Apply” tab.