The United States Attorney’s Office prosecutes federal criminal offenses, seeks recovery of government funds fraudulently obtained, litigates affirmative civil fraud and enforcement actions, and defends the United States Government’s interest. The United States Attorney’s Office for the Western District of North Carolina is based in Charlotte. The District includes a staffed branch office in Asheville; covering the 32 western counties in North Carolina. The Civil Division features a mix of cases including; defensive matters (catastrophic medical malpractice cases, statutory torts, constitutional torts, employment discrimination, and other causes of action brought under the Federal Tort Claims Act), Asset Forfeiture (civil and criminal cases), monetary collections as a result of criminal fines and civil judgments, bankruptcy, and Affirmative civil enforcement matters. In addition, the division’s civil rights enforcement program investigates and litigates cases involving discrimination in the areas of housing, public employment, disability, voting and education. The office seeks to maintain the highest standard of excellence in enforcement of federal laws and representation of the United States.
For more information about our office, go to: https://www.justice.gov/usao/district/wdnc
The Western District of North Carolina is currently seeking applications for a permanent Assistant United States Attorney (AUSA) opening in our Civil Division in the Asheville branch office. All initial attorney appointments to the Department of Justice are made on a 14-month (temporary) basis pending a favorable adjudication of a background investigation.
Individuals applying for the position must have strong leadership skills, possess a strong work ethic, exhibit good organizational skills, exercise fair and sound judgment, pay careful attention to facts and details, work well both independently and on a team, be ready and willing to volunteer to help other attorneys, possess excellent negotiation skills, have very strong ability to analyze complex legal and factual issues, write clearly and persuasively, and represent the Government’s interests at hearings and trials before the United States District Court.
Responsibilities will increase and assignments will become more complex as your training and experience progress.
As needed additional positions may be filled using this announcement.
Interested applicants must possess a J.D. degree, be an active member in good standing of the bar (any jurisdiction), and have a minimum of 3 years of post-JD legal or other relevant experience.
United States citizenship is required.
Hiring preferences include at least three (3) years of civil litigation experience, although we consider applicants with a variety of litigation backgrounds. Candidates must possess a strong academic credentials, superior legal research and writing skills, quick analytical ability to accurately and precisely articulate critical case-related issues, courtroom experience, good interpersonal skills, and the ability to work in a supportive and professional team environment with client agencies, support staff and other attorneys, and a demonstrated commitment to public service. Finally, preferred candidates must possess the ability to manage large, complex investigations and prosecutions.
You must meet all qualification requirements upon the closing date of this announcement.
Applicants interested in joining a great United States Attorney' s Office in Western North Carolina in the beautiful, rapidly growing and still relatively affordable Asheville area, must provide a complete Application Package which includes:
- Required – Your resume showing relevant experience and dates of employment (include day/month/year). Cover letter optional.
- Required, if applicable – A recent copy of an SF-50 (Notification of Personnel Action), showing title, series, grade, and current salary; and a copy of your most recent performance appraisal.
- Required, if applicable – Veterans’ Preference documentation.
Application Packages and a brief writing sample can be emailed (PDF file preferred) to: firstname.lastname@example.org .
Or Application Packages can mailed to:
Paula Fortes-King, Human Resources
United States Attorney's Office
227 West Trade Street, Suite 1650
Charlotte, NC 28202
Please indicate vacancy announcement number 18-NCW-02- AUSA on your cover letter and/or resume. Applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. As needed, additional positions may be filled using
No telephone calls please.