If you are looking for an exciting and challenging career, this is the position for you! With a diverse and talented workforce of over 100,000 men and women, Justice leads the Nation in ensuring the protection of all Americans while preserving their constitutional freedoms. You can be part of a dedicated team helping to enforce Federal criminal and civil laws that protect life, liberty, and the property of citizens.
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. We strive to build a stronger office through recruitment efforts and maintain the high standards of the office by promoting professional development. We seek to build a legacy of excellence. In all matters, it is our mission to represent the people of the United States in a manner that will instill confidence in the fairness and integrity of our office and the judicial system, and to conduct our work with the highest integrity.
The United States Attorney's Office is the chief law enforcement office in the District and is responsible for representing the federal government in virtually all litigation involving the United States in the Northern District of Indiana. This includes criminal prosecutions for violations of federal law, civil lawsuits by and against the government, and actions to collect judgments and restitution on behalf of victims and taxpayers. The District has three offices located in Hammond, Fort Wayne, and South Bend. Please visit: https://www.justice.gov/usao-ndin.
For more information on the Department of Justice and the United States Attorney's Offices, visit http://www.justice.gov/careers/careers.html
This announcement was re-opened on Friday, June 29, 2018 in order to solicit additional applications and will close again on Monday, July 2, 2018 at 5:00pm CST. If you have already applied to this position, you do not need to re-apply.
The office is soliciting applications for Assistant United States Attorney (AUSA) positions within the Criminal Division of the Northern District of Indiana. Assistant United States Attorneys in the Criminal Division are criminal prosecutors who work with law enforcement agencies in criminal investigations of and represent the United States with respect to criminal prosecutions of those who commit such offenses.
The successful applicant will be responsible for legal research and writing, directing investigations, case development, case presentation, case resolution and a variety of program responsibilities. The attorney selected will primarily be responsible for cases that will prioritize the prosecution of violent crimes, firearms crimes, gang crimes, and drug crimes including, but not limited to assignments within the purview of the District's Project Safe Neighborhoods and Opioids Management Coordination programs and related appellate practice assignments. As part of the Criminal Division, the attorney may also be responsible for a wide variety of other criminal matters including but not limited to: white collar crimes, public corruption, child exploitation crimes, narcotics, cybercrimes, and immigration crimes.
Responsibilities will increase and assignments will become more complex as your training and experience progress.
You must meet the following requirements in order to be eligible for consideration:
- You must be a United States Citizen or National.
- If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law. See www.sss.gov.
- J.D. degree and active member of the bar (any U.S. jurisdiction) required.
- Initial appointment is conditioned upon a satisfactory preemployment adjudication. This includes fingerprint, credit checks, tax checks, and drug testing.
- 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.
- All initial attorney positions to the Department of Justice are made on a 14-month (temporary) basis.
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. legal or other relevant experience.
Preferred Qualifications: The successful candidate should demonstrate sound legal judgment, strong writing skills and work ethic, and the ability to work in a supportive and professional manner with their colleagues, support staff, and client agencies, and program management.
Applicants must demonstrate a quick analytical ability and the facility to accurately and precisely articulate the critical issues in a case. Applicants must demonstrate superior oral and writing skills as well as strong research and interpersonal skills, and good judgment. Applicants must possess excellent communication and courtroom skills and exhibit the ability to work in a supportive and professional manner with other attorneys, support staff and client agencies. Applicants must have a demonstrated capacity to function, with minimal guidance, in a highly demanding environment.
Applicants will be expected to do their own legal research and writing and will be substantially self-sufficient in preparing day-today correspondence and pleadings. Applicants must also demonstrate excellent computer literacy skills to include experience with automated research on the Internet, electronic court filing, and electronic e-mail and word processing systems.
You must meet all qualification requirements upon the closing date of this announcement.
To apply for this position, you must complete the occupational questionnaire and submit the required documentation specified below ONLINE at: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/502420200.
The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Tuesday, June 26, 2018 to receive consideration.information.
You must provide a complete Application Package which includes:
- Required - Your responses to the Occupational Questionnaire (completed by clicking "Apply Online").
- Required - Your resume showing relevant experience and dates of employment (include day/month/year). (cover letter optional).
- Required - A legal writing sample (not to exceed 25 pages).
- Required, if applicable - If you are a current/former federal employee, you must submit a copy of your most recent SF-50 (Notification of Personnel Action), showing title, series, grade, and current salary; and a copy of your most recent performance appraisal.
- Required, if applicable - To receive Veterans' Preference, you must indicate your preference in response to the appropriate question in your assessment questionnaire and you must submit the appropriate supporting documentation. See the "How you will be Evaluated" section for details regarding what is appropriate Veterans' Preference documentation. It is also recommended that you include veterans' preference information in your cover letter or resume.
Incomplete or late applications will NOT be considered. All application materials must be submitted via the USAJOBS website by the closing date of the announcement. No hard copy or emailed documents will be accepted.
Please, no telephone calls regarding the status of an application once the announcement has closed.
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 a 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.
The Northern District of Indiana will be recruiting for three (3) total AUSA positions within the Criminal Division that will be located at either Hammond or South Bend, Indiana. Please be sure to specify your desired location (if any) at the time of application.
We are currently recruiting for Criminal and Civil ACE (Affirmative Civil Enforcement) Assistant U.S. Attorney positions under different vacancy announcements. In order to be considered for both the Criminal and Civil positions, applicants must apply to both vacancy announcement respectively on www.usajobs.gov.
As needed, additional positions may be filled using this announcement.