The United States Attorney's Office for the District of Maine has a permanent position available for an Assistant United States Attorney in our Civil Division. The District of Maine comprises of the entire State of Maine, which has population of 1.3 million. Our headquarters office is located in Portland, in Cumberland County, Maine’s largest county with a population of 289,977. Our branch office is located two hours north in Bangor, in Penobscot County, which is Maine’s third largest county with a population of 152,692. The office prosecutes federal crimes and represents the interests of the United States in civil cases. For additional information regarding the United States Attorney’s Office, District of Maine, please visit https://www.justice.gov/usao-me.
Assistant United States Attorneys (AUSAs) located in the Civil Division of our Portland office will be expected to litigate on behalf of the government a wide variety of civil cases including employment discrimination, medical malpractice, constitutional claims against federal officials, personal injury, bankruptcy, collection, foreclosure, health care fraud, procurement fraud, prisoner litigation, challenges to federal agency actions, and subpoena and summons enforcement litigation. Assigned cases will include matters pending in United States District Court in both Portland and Bangor, as well as limited matters in the United States Bankruptcy Court in Portland and Bangor. Responsibilities will increase and assignments will become more complex as your training and experience progress.
All initial attorney positions to the Department of Justice are made on a 14-month (temporary) basis. 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.
Required Qualifications: Applicants must possess a J.D. degree and be an active member in good standing of the bar (any jurisdiction). Admission to the Maine bar is not required but is preferred. Applicants should have a minimum of 2 years of post-J.D. experience and demonstrated excellence in civil litigation.
United States citizenship is required.
Preferred qualifications: Applicants should have federal civil jury and non-jury trial experience. Applicants must demonstrate analytical ability, good judgment, and excellent communication and courtroom skills. Applicants must exhibit the ability to work in a supportive and professional manner with other attorneys, support staff and client agencies.
Applicants must submit a resume and cover letter through USAjobs.gov using the following link:
No emailed, faxed or hand delivered applications will be accepted. You must apply through USAjobs.gov. The deadline to apply is December 1, 2017. Please include the vacancy announcement number listed at the top of this announcement 18-ME-10080526-AUSA on your resume.
No telephone calls please.