The U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Montana is considered a medium sized district and has offices located in Billings, Butte, Great Falls, Helena and Missoula. The Criminal Division prosecutes a wide range of federal cases involving organized crime, terrorism, complex securities and fraud cases, international narcotics, health care fraud and public corruption. The District also prosecutes in Federal Court violent crime cases which occur on Indian Reservations. These cases include assault, burglary, drugs, sexual assault and homicide. AUSA's assigned to the reservations act as a liaison between the reservation(s) and the United States Attorney. The Civil Division prosecutes every conceivable variety of affirmative and defensive cases filed in the District of Montana, at both the trial and appellate levels, involving matters such as health care, civil rights, environmental, false claims, immigration matters, all varieties of tort and discriminatory claims against the sovereign, the internet, telecommunications, energy policies and First Amendment issues. AUSA's are assigned to a unit within either the criminal or civil divisions in one of the branch offices.
The Assistant U.S. Attorney (AUSA) will handle the prosecution of economic crime, public corruption, narcotic cases and Indian Country cases for the District of Montana. The narcotic prosecution duties include handling both Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF) and Non-OCDETF narcotics. The Indian Country duties include prosecution of violent crime cases which occur on Indian Reservations in Federal Court. Among other substantive areas, cases will include assaults, burglaries, drugs, sexual assaults and homicides. The position is also responsible for appellate work. This position is located in the Great Falls branch office.
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. or other relevant experience. United States citizenship is required.
- Superior oral and writing skills as well as strong research and interprsonal skills, and good judgement;
- Excellent communication and courtroom skills;
- The ability to work in a supportive and professional manner with other attorneys, support staff, and client agencies;
- A demonstrated capacity to function, with minimal guidance, in a highly demanding environment;
- Excellent computer literacy skills including experience with automated electronic court filing.
To apply, interested candidates should submit their resume and a cover letter that address in detail their educational and professional background as well as a listing of all bar memberships to:
Applicants without access to e-mail may mail their application materials to the following address:
United States Attorney's Office
Attn: Kora Connolly
2601 Second Avenue North, Suite 3200
Billings, MT 59101
Applicants are responsible for ensuring their application materials are received in the USAO, District of Montana, before the deadline.
No phone calls please.