The United States Attorney's Office (USAO), Southern District of Florida (SDFL) is one of the largest USAOs in the nation. 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, West Palm Beach and Fort Pierce.
We are currently seeking experienced attorney applicants for the Asset Forfeiture Division. One or more postions may be filled from this vacancy announcement in Miami, Fort Lauderdale, and West Palm Beach. Applicants must indicate the location(s) to which they are applying. The applicant selected for this position will assist Criminal Division Assistant United States Attorneys (AUSAs) with forfeiture-related issues in criminal prosecutions and have overall responsibility for all issues involving asset forfeiture, including investigations, seizures, and final disposition of assets. Asset Forfeiture Division AUSAs also handle all civil forfeiture matters in the District. Day-to-day responsibilities may include working with other AUSAs in the Criminal Division, law enforcement agents, research and writing, negotiating case resolutions, representation of the United States in federal court, and other litigation related duties.
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: Preferred applicants will demonstrate superior oral and written communication skills; excellent case management skills; and the ability to work as part of a team. Preferred applicants will possess substantial and specialized experience in federal asset forfeiture and money laundering work. Because the applicant will handle both criminal and civil forfeiture cases, experience in civil practice, procedure, and litigation is highly desirable. The preferred applicant will also have criminal litigation and courtroom experience. Applicants should have well developed computer skills, interpersonal skills, and the capacity to function with minimal guidance in a highly demanding environment. 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 18-SDFL-AUSA-04.
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.