The United States Attorney's Office prosecutes federal criminal offenses, seeks recovery of government funds fraudulently obtained, litigates affirmative civil fraud and enforcement actions, and defends the U.S. Government's interest in civil cases. The United States Attorney's Office, Northern District of Georgia, is located in Atlanta, Georgia. In addition to the main office in downtown Atlanta, we maintain three intermittently staffed offices located in Rome, Newnan, and Gainesville. More information about the United States Attorney's Office for the Northern District of Georgia is available at http://www.usdoj.gov/usao/gan.
Responsibilities and Opportunity Offered: The Northern District of Georgia is currently seeking applicants for one Assistant U.S. Attorney (AUSA) opening in our Civil Division handling Affirmative Civil Enforcement matters. The position will be filled on a term basis, with the term expected to be a 13 month appointment. Term offers are not for permanent employment, as terms will expire at the end of the specified period. Term AUSAs may be eligible for conversion to a permanent position without further competition, depending on the federal budget and staffing levels. The selected AUSA will be assigned to the position described below.
Assistant U.S. Attorneys (AUSAs) handling Affirmative Civil Enforcement (ACE) matters pursue qui tams and cases involving fraud, waste, and abuse where federal agencies and taxpayers are the victims. Most cases are brought under the False Claims Act, and often involve health care fraud, financial fraud, procurement fraud, and contractor fraud. Matters may also involve enforcement of agency action, particularly in the area of opioid enforcement. AUSAs working on ACE matters routinely coordinate with criminal prosecutors where there are parallel criminal proceedings. Most ACE cases involve claims of millions of dollars, and require not only initiative and creativity in directing the government’s investigation of fraud claims, but also superior organizational skills and oversight of document-intensive investigations.
The AUSA will handle his/her own cases or be paired with another AUSA, and therefore must be capable of managing numerous ongoing matters and advancing them toward resolution. The AUSA may also be assigned some civil defensive matters to give the AUSA a broader subject matter experience within the Division as well as afford greater opportunities to participate in pre-trial litigation and trials.
Required Qualifications: Applicants must possess a J.D. degree from a law school approved by the American Bar Association, be active member of the bar (any jurisdiction) and have at least one year of post-J.D. experience.
United States Citizenship is required.
Preferred Qualifications: The Civil Division litigates complex cases on behalf of the United States, which requires that candidates have a strong academic background, superior legal writing and research ability, and a commitment to public service. Candidates should also possess experience in managing and organizing voluminous documentary evidence and synthesizing the information in these materials to present the case persuasively. Applicants should also possess experience in pretrial litigation, including taking or defending depositions and conducting witness interviews. Experience in handling high-level negotiations and/or trial experience is favored. Applicants must demonstrate analytical ability, good judgment, and excellent communication skills. Applicants must exhibit the ability to work in a supportive and professional manner with other attorneys, support staff, and client agencies.
(*Note: You must become a member of the Georgia bar within 18 months of appointment as an Assistant US Attorney. If you are a member of the bar in any jurisdiction other than Georgia, you may apply for admission on motion without examination, provided you meet all eligibility criteria. The state in which you were admitted by examination to membership in the bar must have comity for bar admission purposes with the State of Georgia. Reciprocity Order, eligibility criteria, and instructions for admission on motion without examination are available at http://www.gabaradmissions.org/).
If you are interested in relocating to a great United States Attorney's Office in the beautiful, rapidly growing, and still relatively affordable Atlanta area, please email a resume (one page preferred) and cover letter (pdf file preferred) to USAGAN.Resumes@usdoj.gov.
Or, resumes may be mailed to:
Human Resources Specialist
United States Attorney's Office
Northern District of Georgia
75 Ted Turner Drive S.W. Suite 600
Atlanta, GA 30303
Please submit only one application via email or postal mail and reference the vacancy posting.
Resumes should include complete dates (beginning month and year and ending month and year) for all periods of employment.
Applicants selected for an interview may be subject to a short writing test separate and apartment from a writing sample.
No telephone calls please.
Applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.