The United States Attorney (U.S. Attorney) for the Eastern District of Virginia has four offices which are located in Alexandria, Richmond, Norfolk and Newport News. Assistant U.S. Attorneys are assigned to each of these offices to prosecute criminal and civil cases. The District consists of more than 19,000 square miles and has a population of approximately 5,730,000. The District has numerous federal agencies (including the Defense Department and the CIA), military installations, and major airports. The Office has over 90 criminal Assistant U.S. Attorneys who handle a wide variety of complex cases, including drug trafficking and money-laundering crimes, terrorism-related offenses, firearms, and other violent offenses, environmental crimes, and a variety of fraud and white-collar offenses.
An appointment as an AUSA with the U.S. Attorney’s Office offers unique and challenging experiences for the highly motivated attorneys: an opportunity to work on their own caseload and handle their own trials. Working in the Criminal Division of the Newport News Office, the Assistant United States Attorney (AUSA) will be part of a dedicated team helping to enforce Federal criminal laws and prepare appeals. The individual selected will be devoted primarily to prosecuting criminal cases specifically violent crimes and large drug trafficking prosecutions.
All initial attorney appointments to the Department of Justice are made on a 14 month (temporary) basis pending favorable adjudication of a background investigation. Temporary appointments, may or may not, be made permanent without further competition.
Required qualifications: Applicants must possess a J.D. degree, be an active member of the bar (any U.S. jurisdiction), have at least one-year post-J.D. legal or other relevant experience, and possess superior communication and courtroom skills, exhibit exceptional research and writing ability, perform thorough legal and factual analyses, demonstrate strong interpersonal skills, exercise good judgment and function with minimal guidance in a highly demanding environment.
Preferred qualifications: Experience litigating criminal cases in the federal sector or in the federal courts, including as a federal judicial clerk. Experience with criminal cases and/or trial experience is desirable.
United States citizenship is required.
Initial appointment is conditioned upon a satisfactory pre-employment 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.
Assistant United States Attorneys generally must reside in the district to which he or she is appointed or within 25 miles thereof. See 28 U.S.C. 545 for district-specific information.
Please send your resume to:
U.S. Attorney's Office
Eastern District of Virginia
2100 Jamieson Avenue
Alexandria, VA 22314
No telephone calls please. Positions are open until filled, but resumes must be received by April 20, 2018. Please include the vacancy announcement number listed at the top of this announcement (18-EDVA-04) on your resume and all correspondence.