The United States Attorney’s Office for the Western District of North Carolina encompasses 32 western counties in North Carolina. Our mission is to enforce the law and defend the interests of the United States, provide Federal leadership in preventing and controlling crime, seek just punishment for those guilty of unlawful behavior, and to administer and enforce the Nation’s laws to ensure fair and impartial administration of justice for all Americans.
The United States Attorney’s Office for the Western District of North Carolina strives to build a stronger office through recruitment efforts and maintain the high standards of the office by promoting professional development. As the second largest banking center in the country, we prosecute some of the most complex securities, corporate, and financial fraud matters in the Department of Justice.
The United States Attorney’s Office, Western District of North Carolina, is seeking an experienced attorney to fill an Assistant United States Attorney (AUSA) position in the Criminal Division of the Charlotte North Carolina office. 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.
The Criminal Division is organized into six sections: General Crimes; White Collar; National Security; Violent Crimes; Narcotics/Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF), and Appellate.
The Criminal Division prosecutes a full range of federal criminal cases. Assistant United States Attorneys in the Criminal Division are responsible for the investigation and prosecution of cases including drugs, human trafficking, organized crime, terrorism, white collar, immigration, child exploitation, mortgage fraud, and violent and general crimes. The successful applicant will be responsible for all phases of the criminal prosecution to enforce federal laws, including providing guidance to law enforcement officers, initiating criminal charges, conducting grand jury proceedings and felony trials, and handling appeals.
Responsibilities will increase and assignments will become more complex as your training and experience progress.
Required Qualifications: Applicants must possess a J.D. Degree, be an active member of the bar (any U.S. jurisdiction), and have at least three (3) years post-J.D. legal or other relevant experience.
United States citizenship is required.
Preferred Qualifications: The ideal applicant should have 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, the ability to work in a supportive and professional manner with the court, and in a team environment with client agencies, support staff and other attorneys, and a demonstrated commitment to public service.
Applicants should possess excellent computer literacy skills to include experience with automated research, electronic court filing, electronic email and word-processing systems.
You must meet all qualification requirements upon the closing date of this announcement.
To view the full vacancy announcement and to apply for this position, click on the link: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/493079500 and create a USAJOBS account or log in to your existing account.
Complete the occupational questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section of the announcement.
Your resume should show relevant experience and dates of employment (including MM/DD/YYYY).
We will notify you of the outcome after each step of the recruitment process has been completed. After making a tentative job offer, we will conduct a suitability/security background investigation, to include credit and tax checks, and a drug test by urinalysis. We expect to make a final job offer within 120 days after the closing date of the announcement.