The United States Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Wisconsin (USAO) handles a wide variety of criminal and civil cases and has responsibility for the region covering the 28 counties in roughly the eastern one-third of the state. The USAO has its main office in Milwaukee and a branch office in Green Bay.
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. We strive to perform our mission in the most efficient and effective manner.
The United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Wisconsin is currently seeking qualified applicants for multiple positions as Assistant United States Attorneys (AUSAs) in the Criminal Divisions of the Milwaukee and Green Bay offices.
AUSAs in the Criminal Division supervise the investigation of and prosecute federal offenses involving, among other things, violent crime, drug trafficking, national security, financial fraud, health care fraud, identity theft, hate crimes, counterfeiting, immigration, human trafficking, child exploitation, cybercrime, and public corruption.
One or more of the available positions will focus on the prosecution of violent crime.
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 year post-J.D. legal or other relevant experience.
United States citizenship is required.
Preferred qualifications: Applicants should have a demonstrated capacity to function, with minimal guidance, in a highly demanding office and courtroom environment; must be willing and able to try jury cases in federal court and demonstrate the motivation and professionalism to become an accomplished trial attorney; should possess analytical ability to quickly identify and to clearly and accurately articulate critical issues in criminal investigations or pending prosecutions; should be able to demonstrate superior oral and writing skills as well as strong legal research skills; should exhibit strong interpersonal skills, good judgment, the ability to work in a supportive and professional manner with the court, other attorneys, support staff, and client agencies; should also possess computer literacy skills to include experience in automated research, electronic court filing, electronic e-mail, and word processing systems. Previous jury trial experience is strongly preferred.
Cover Letter preferred with all applications. Applicants are encouraged to indicate in the cover letter whether they wish to be considered for a position in Milwaukee, Green Bay, or both locations.
Please be sure to follow all instructions in the announcement. Incomplete or late applications will not be accepted and will not receive consideration. The closing date of this announcement is 07/06/2018. Applications submitted directly to the District will not be accepted and will be returned. Interested applicants must apply online at: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/502276900.
Additional vacancies may be filled under this announcement as needed.
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.