The United States Attorney's Office (USAO), Southern District of Florida (SDFL) is seeking an experienced attorney to serve as an Assistant United States Attorney (AUSA) in the Criminal Division of one of the largest USAOs in the nation. Specifically, this position will be located in the Fort Pierce branch office. Furthermore, the District's Divisions include: Appellate, Asset Forfeiture, Civil and Criminal. The Criminal Division is further divided into Sections: Major Crimes, Economic & Environmental Crimes, International Narcotics, Money Laundering, National Security, Public Corruption & Civil Rights, and Special Prosecutions. SDFL is a leader in the prosecution of health care fraud, bank and other white collar frauds, narcotics offenses, human trafficking cases, public corruption, and national security matters. The Appellate Division provides advice and assistance to the litigation sections in appellate matters and handles all appeals before the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals. The Asset Forfeiture Division handles some of the most significant and complex forfeiture cases in the nation using criminal and civil forfeiture to take the profit out of crime and, in many cases, return assets to victims. The Civil Division defends the interest of the United States from suits alleging statutory torts, constitutional torts, employment discrimination, and a myriad of other claims. The Civil Division also prosecutes cases for fraud and other violations of federal laws and is responsible for collecting monies owed to the government as a result of criminal fines, defaulted student loans, mortgage foreclosures, bond forfeitures and civil judgments. The division's civil rights enforcement program investigates and litigates cases involving discrimination in the areas of housing, public employment, disability, voting and education. There are also three branch offices located in Fort Lauderdale, Miami and West Palm Beach.
The incumbent will represent the U.S. Government as an Assistant United States Attorney (AUSA) in a wide range of unique and complex criminal cases, in a District that extends over 300 miles from Key West to Vero Beach. The Southern District of Florida carries one of the busiest criminal trial dockets in the nation. Responsibilities will increase and assignments will become more complex as your training and experience progress.
Position is located in Fort Pierce, Florida
Required Qualifications: Applicants must possess a J.D. degree, be an active member of the bar (any U.S. jurisdiction), and have at least 1 year post J.D. experience.
Preferred Qualifications: Prior experience in criminal investigations and prosecutions is preferred. Applicants should possess superior oral and written communication skills, strong interpersonal skills, and the capacity to function in a highly demanding environment with minimal guidance. Additionally, it is desired that the successful candidate have strong academic credentials and at least 3 years of post J.D. experience.
Reference the vacancy number 19-SDFL-AUSA-02.
A cover letter, resume and a writing sample must be submitted by e-mail to: USAFLS-AUSAResumes@usdoj.gov
Electronic submission of applications is preferred, however, if doing so creates a hardship, applications may be sent by mail to the following address:
United States Attorney's Office
Southern District of Florida
99 NE 4th Street
Miami, Florida 33132
Attention: Attorney Recruitment
No telephone calls please.