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 two experienced attorneys for two-year term positions as Assistant United States Attorneys (AUSAs) handling the prosecution of criminal and civil cases originating from suspicious banking activities. The applicants selected for these positions will be working and coordinating with a multi-agency Suspicious Activity Report (SAR) Review Team to make proactive use of SAR data. These positions will serve as the cornerstone of a robust SAR review program and will enhance the Southern District of Florida, U.S. Attorney’s Office’s ability to investigate and prosecute money laundering, illegal money transmitters, illegal structuring of currency deposits, tax offenses, and all other criminal activity that is captured in SAR data. The SAR Review AUSAs will be responsible for managing all aspects of civil and criminal forfeiture prosecutions developed from the SAR Review Team and will also be expected to conduct outreach and establish relationships with local law enforcement and banking institutions. Asset Forfeiture is a powerful law enforcement tool that is essential to dismantling criminal organizations. TERM positions are not to exceed two (2) years. The TERM appointment may be extended for an additional period of time; however, any extension is not guaranteed and is also dependent upon budgetary constraints. The incumbents may be considered for placement in permanent Assistant United States Attorney positions without further competition during the term of the appointment; however, placement in a permanent position is not guaranteed. The incumbents will be required to sign a statement regarding the conditions of the TERM appointment.
Required Qualifications: Applicants must possess a J.D. degree, be an active member of the bar (any U.S. jurisdiction), and have at least one (1) year post J.D. experience. Preferred Qualifications: Applicants should possess superior oral and written communication skills, excellent case management skills, strong interpersonal skills, and the ability to work as part of a team. Additionally, some trial experience is preferred, as well as familiarity with financial crimes investigations. It is also desired that the candidates have strong academic credentials and at least 3 years of post J.D. experience.
Reference the vacancy number 18-SDFL-AUSA-05.
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.