The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Alabama has jurisdiction and responsibility in a broad range of areas, all of which involve representing the legal interest of the federal government, primarily in United States District Court. The Middle District of Alabama consists of 23 counties in central and southeastern Alabama and employs approximately 52 employees, including 23 Assistant United States Attorneys. The United States Attorney, Louis V. Franklin, Sr., is currently seeking to hire an outstanding candidate for an Assistant United States Attorney position in the Criminal Division. More information about our office may be found at our website: http://www.justice.gov/usao/alm
The United States Attorney’s Office in Montgomery, Alabama is located at 131 Clayton Street. Montgomery is the capital city of the state, but has a small town atmosphere. The office is a short and easy commute from most outlying residential areas. Montgomery is a wonderful place to live and raise a family.
The District is seeking applications from highly qualified attorneys for the position of Assistant United States Attorney (AUSA). Applicant must possess strong writing skills. Fifty percent of AUSA’s job will entail writing briefs for the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit and responses to motions 28 U.S.C. under § 2255 filed by inmates. The remaining 50% will be spent in the prosecution of violent crimes and other general criminal crimes. All initial attorney appointments to the Department of Justice are made on a time-limited 14 month (temporary) basis pending favorable adjudication of a background investigation. Temporary appointments may be extended or made permanent without further competition. As needed, additional positions may be filled from this announcement.
Required Qualifications: Applicant must possess a J.D. Degree, be an active member in good standing of the bar (any jurisdiction), and have at least five (5) years of post J.D. litigation experience as a lawyer. Applicant must possess strong writing skills.
Preferred qualifications: Applicant should demonstrate quick analytical ability and the ability to accurately and precisely articulate the critical issues in a case. Applicant should demonstrate superior oral and writing skills, strong research and interpersonal skills, and good judgment. Applicant should possess excellent communication skills, strong advocacy skills, courtroom skills and presence, and exhibit the ability to work in a supportive and professional manner with other attorneys, support staff and client agencies. Applicant should have excellent judgment and the ability to handle high-charged issues. Applicant should possess excellent computer skills which should include experience with automated research and various word-processing systems. This applicant will be expected to do the majority of his/her own legal research and writing and should be substantially self-sufficient in preparing day-to-day correspondence and pleadings. United States citizenship is required.
Residency Requirements: 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.
Security Requirements: Initial appointment is contingent 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.
To be considered for a position, applications must include a detailed resume, one writing sample of no more than 15 pages, a cover letter (list the vacancy announcement number 18-MDAL-AUSA-11 in the cover letter) and a list of significant cases which you tried to verdict, either jury or non-jury, as a lead counsel or second chair.
Louis V. Franklin, Sr., United States Attorney
Middle District of Alabama
Attention: Retta Goss, Administrative Officer
131 Clayton Street
Montgomery, Alabama 36104
Application materials should be submitted via email to firstname.lastname@example.org (link sends e-mail) OR mailed to the address listed above.
When emailing application materials, please submit as one pdf file.
Do not submit your application by both email and regular mail, FedEx, UPS, etc.
No telephone calls please. No applications or resumes will be accepted by fax.
Applications must be received in the U. S. Attorney’s Office, MDAL by COB (5:00pm CST) on July 20, 2018.