The United States Attorney’s Office in the Northern District of Alabama serves the District by representing the interests of the United States in litigation and community affairs related to law enforcement. The Office prosecutes violations of federal criminal law. It also defends the United States in civil law suits and seeks to recover from instances of fraud committed against the United States and take other affirmative civil enforcement action. The Office works with federal, state, and local law enforcement to protect and serve the district. The United States Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Alabama covers 31 of the state’s 67 counties, and has a branch office located in Huntsville, Alabama. Our mission is threefold: (1) to prosecute violations of federal criminal law, (2) to prosecute on behalf of or defend the United States in civil actions, and (3) to collect otherwise administratively uncollectible financial judgments on behalf of the United States. Assistant United States Attorneys in this district are charged with demonstrating exceptional competence, unquestionable integrity, and a commitment to serve the citizens of this district as they accomplish the office’s mission.
Other information about the United States Attorney's Office for the Northern District of Alabama may be found at: https://www.justice.gov/usao/district/ndal.
This and other attorney vacancy announcements can be found at: http://www.usdoj.gov/oarm/attvacancies.html.
The Northern District of Alabama is currently seeking one attorney for a permanent Assistant United States Attorney (AUSA) position in our Civil Division, Affirmative Civil Enforcement Unit, located in the main office in Birmingham, Alabama. This unit affirmatively handles civil investigations and actions to recover damages for healthcare fraud, procurement fraud, and other offenses against the United States and its agencies, and imposes civil penalties for violations of the nation’s health, safety and economic welfare laws under the False Claims Act. Typical civil fraud cases involve claims for payment submitted to government agencies (such as Medicare), on government contracts, and for certain federal benefits. This position will spend a significant amount of time focusing on the civil division priority of investigating the opioid epidemic. The employees in this unit work closely with Criminal Division AUSAs and other federal, state, and local agencies.
All initial attorney appointments to the Department of Justice are made on a 14-month (temporary) basis pending favorable adjudication of a background investigation.
Required qualifications: Applicants must possess a J.D. degree, be an active member of the bar (any jurisdiction), and have at least 3 years post-J.D. experience. Applicants are required to be a member of the Alabama Bar or willing to become a member within the first 24 months of employment. The person selected for this position must be fully and exclusively invested in the Northern District of Alabama.
Preferred qualifications: Applicants for this position should possess federal or state litigation experience, although applicants with a variety of litigation backgrounds that demonstrate analytical ability, judgment, and advocacy skills will also be considered. Applicants must possess a strong academic background, superior legal writing and research ability, and a commitment to professionalism, ethics, civility, and public service. Finally, applicants must possess the ability to manage large, complex investigations, administrative actions and prosecutions.
Initial appointment is conditioned upon a satisfactory preemployment 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.
United States citizenship is required.
All cover letters/resumes/writing samples should be mailed to:
United States Attorney's Office
1801 Fourth Avenue North
Birmingham, Alabama 35203
No telephone calls please.
Cover letters and resumes should include the vacancy announcement number shown at the top of this announcement (18-NDAL-08), and must be postmarked by the closing date of this announcement.