The United States Attorney’s Office in the Northern District of Alabama serves the District by representing the interests of the United States in litigation and community affairs related to law enforcement. The Office prosecutes violations of federal criminal law. It also defends the United States in civil law suits and seeks to recover from instances of fraud committed against the United States and take other affirmative civil enforcement action. The Office works with federal, state, and local law enforcement to protect and serve the district. The United States Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Alabama covers 31 of the state’s 67 counties, and has a branch office located in Huntsville, Alabama. Our mission is threefold: (1) to prosecute violations of federal criminal law, (2) to prosecute on behalf of or defend the United States in civil actions, and (3) to collect otherwise administratively uncollectible financial judgments on behalf of the United States. Assistant United States Attorneys in this district are charged with demonstrating exceptional competence, unquestionable integrity, and a commitment to serve the citizens of this district as they accomplish the office’s mission.
These positions are located in the Birmingham and/or Huntsville office. Birmingham is an area of rolling hills, beautiful lakes, downtown lofts, evening concerts in the park, nationally ranked restaurants, and an amusement and theme park. Huntsville/Madison County offers a highly educated workforce, the second-largest research park in the nation, top ranked schools and beautiful mountain lakes and vistas.
Other information about the United States Attorney's Office for the Northern District of Alabama may be found at: https://www.justice.gov/usao/district/ndal.
This and other attorney vacancy announcements can be found at: http://www.usdoj.gov/oarm/attvacancies.html.
The Northern District of Alabama is currently seeking one or more attorneys for Assistant United States Attorney (AUSA) openings in our Criminal Division. Attorneys in the Criminal Division will prosecute all manner of federal crimes, including bank robbery, carjacking, human trafficking and hate crimes violations, immigration offenses, firearms violations, terrorism violations, mail and wire fraud, public corruption, financial institution fraud, tax violations, child pornography, and identity theft. The Criminal Division also includes the Narcotics and Organized Crime Drug Task Force which prosecutes the highest level drug-trafficking organizations operating within the United States, importing drugs into the United States, or laundering the proceeds of drug trafficking.
All initial attorney appointments to the Department of Justice are made on a 14-month (temporary) basis pending favorable adjudication of a background investigation.
Required qualifications: Applicants must possess a J.D. degree, be an active member of the bar (any jurisdiction), and have at least 3 years post-J.D. experience. Applicants are required to be a member of the Alabama Bar or willing to become a member within the first 24 months of employment. The person selected for this position must be fully and exclusively invested in the Northern District of Alabama.
Preferred qualifications: Applicants for this position should possess at least five (5) years of experience prosecuting a variety of white collar crimes. Applicants must also possess a strong academic background, superior legal writing and research ability, and a commitment to professionalism, ethics, civility, and public service. Finally, applicants must possess the ability to manage large, complex investigations and prosecutions.
United States citizenship is required.
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.
All cover letters/resumes/writing samples should be mailed to:
United States Attorney's Office
1801 Fourth Avenue North
Birmingham, Alabama 35203
No telephone calls please.
Cover letters and resumes should include the vacancy announcement number shown at the top of this announcement (18-NDAL-02), and must be postmarked by the closing date of this announcement. Applicants must indicate whether they are applying for a position in Birmingham or Huntsville, or both.