The United States Attorney's Office for the Northern District of New York is seeking an Assistant U.S. Attorney to work in the Criminal Division of our Plattsburgh office.
The United States Attorney's Office prosecutes federal offenses and represents the United States in criminal and civil cases. The Northern District of New York is comprised of 32 counties in Upstate New York, a territory comparable to the combined area of Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, and Connecticut. We have staffed offices in Plattsburgh, Albany, Binghamton, and Syracuse (Headquarters). Our Assistant U.S. Attorneys appear before federal judges in those cities and Utica. (Auburn, Malone, and Watertown also are designated sites for court). Our Plattsburgh office is currently staffed by 4 attorneys and 2 support personnel, our Albany office is staffed by 19 attorneys and 21 support personnel, our Syracuse office is staffed by 20 attorneys and 26 support personnel, and our Binghamton office is staffed by 1 attorney and 1 support person. In addition, our offices are supported by several subject-matter specialist contract personnel.
Plattsburgh is situated on the shores of magnificent Lake Champlain. The Lake is a splendid venue for boating, wind surfing, and fishing. Lake Champlain is surrounded by the majestic peaks of the Green Mountains of Vermont and the Adirondack Mountains of New York. Less than an hour's drive from Plattsburgh, the Lake Placid/High Peaks region, the venue for the 1932 and 1980 Winter Olympics, offers skiing, snowmobile/ATV trails, camping, hiking, and backpacking. The Champlain Valley and surrounding areas offer a setting as spectacular and beautiful as any in the Eastern United States.
You may access the webpage for the United States Attorney, Northern District of New York at: https://www.justice.gov/usao-ndny.
If you are looking for an exciting and challenging career, this is the position for you! With a diverse and talented workforce of over 100,000 men and women, Justice leads the Nation in ensuring the protection of all Americans while preserving their constitutional freedoms. You can be part of a dedicated team helping to enforce Federal criminal and civil laws that protect life, liberty, and the property of citizens.
For more information on the Department of Justice and the United States Attorney's Offices, visit http://www.justice.gov/careers/careers.html.
Assistant U.S. Attorneys in our Criminal Division prosecute federal crimes, including offenses involving drug trafficking and smuggling; child exploitation; gang activity and violence; illegal immigration; national security and border security; and fraudulent and/or corrupt conduct in government, health care, mortgage transactions and other banking, securities and corporate activity, federal procurement, bankrupcies and federal taxation. They also work with law enforcement agencies to investigate such crimes, research and brief legal issues, and represent the United States in hearings, trials, and appeals.
Day-to-day responsibilities may include working with law enforcement agencies and others to investigate such matters, researching legal issues, drafting motions or motion responses, drafting search warrants, appearing before grand juries, and other litigation related duties.
U.S. citizenship is required. In addition, applicants must possess a Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree from an accredited law school, be an active member in good standing of the bar (of any jurisdiction), have at least 1 year post-J.D. experience, and have sound judgment and integrity.
The ideal candidate will have at least 3 years post-J.D. experience, as well as self-reliance and the ability to work collaboratively with other attorneys, support staff, and law enforcement agencies; superior analytical and communication skills; significant litigation experience; outstanding talent as a writer and courtroom advocate; and proficiency in computer research and writing.
You must meet all qualification requirements upon the closing date of this announcement.
All initial attorney appointments to the Department of Justice are made on a time-limited (temporary) basis. Temporary appointments may be extended or made permanent without further competition.
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, detailed resume, and writing sample to USANYN.email@example.com. Electronic submission of applications is preferred, however, if doing so creates a hardship, applications may be sent to:
Edward R. Broton, Chair, Hiring Committee
Attn: Maria Farrell, Human Resources Officer
United States Attorney's Office, Northern District of New York
100 South Clinton Street
Federal Building, Room 900
P.O. Box 7198
Syracuse, NY 13261-7198
This is an open continuous announcement to fill current and future vacancies. Positions are open until filled, however applications received by September 29, 2017 will receive first consideration. (The filling of these positions is subject to the availability of funds).
If you have questions regarding this process, you may contact Maria Farrell at 315-448-0963.