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.
The United States Attorney's Office for the Northern District of Georgia is currently seeking highly qualified applicants for a term Assistant United States Attorney (AUSA) opening in our Civil Division. This is a tem position not to exceed 18 months. This position may be extended or made permanent without further competition, depending on the federal budget and staffing levels. The AUSA in this position will be handling affirmative civil enforcement litigation and defensive litigation.
Affirmative civil enforcement litigation involves fraud, waste and abuse cases, where federal agencies and taxpayers are the victims. These cases are most often brought under the False Claims Act, and frequently involve health care fraud, procurement fraud, mortgage fraud, and contractor fraud. These cases are also often associated with parallel criminal proceedings, where the civil AUSA must coordinate with the criminal prosecutors. Most cases involve claims of tens or hundreds of millions of dollars, and require not only initiative and creativity in directing the government's investigations of fraud claims, but also superior organizational and documentary review skills.
The Defensive litigation involves defending a vast array of civil cases brought against the United States and its agencies, including employment discrimination cases; personal injury actions; medical malpractice claims arising out of treatment at Veterans' hospitals or other federally funded health facilities; challenges to agency determinations such as the denial of Social Security disability benefits; and decisions by immigration authorities to deport or detain aliens. Civil defensive litigation also involves a broad range of other matters, including requests to disclose records under the Freedom of Information and Privacy Acts, appeals and/or challenges under the Administrative Procedure Act, defense of government officials sued in their individual capacities, and motions to quash subpoenas that fail to comply with applicable federal regulations. AUSAs handle their own cases and must be capable of managing numerous ongoing matters and juggling depositions and deadlines for pleadings in a collegial, supportive environment.
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.