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, Middle District of Pennsylvania has staff in three offices: Harrisburg, Scranton, and Williamsport. More information about the United States Attorney's Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania is available at http://www.justice.gov/usao/districts/pam.html
The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania is accepting applications to fill an Assistant United States Attorney (AUSA) position in the Criminal Division, primarily handling violent crimes and drug offenses. All initial attorney appointments to the Department of Justice are made on a 14-month (temporary) basis pending favorable adjudication of a background investigation. This position is one of 190 new nationwide Assistant United States Attorney (AUSA) positions that were created to enhance violent crime reduction efforts. AUSAs have the opportunity to represent the interests of the United States in the United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit and state courts. Moreover, in performing this important public service, Assistant U.S. Attorneys exercise responsibility that is unparalleled in any other job that a litigator might undertake.
United States citizenship is required. Applicants must possess a J.D. degree from a law school approved by the American Bar Association, be an active member of the bar (any jurisdiction) and have at least three years of post-J.D. experience.
Preferred applicants will possess substantial experience in handling a variety of complex criminal litigation including, but not limited to violent crimes, drug trafficking, federal criminal pre-trial litigation, trials, sentencing, post-sentencing proceedings and appeals. Preferred applicants will demonstrate superior oral and written communications skills, possess the ability to work as part of a team, with an emphasis on working well with client agencies. Applicants should demonstrate well-developed computer skills, have strong character and interpersonal skills, and demonstrate the capacity to function with minimal guidance in a highly demanding environment.
Applicants will conduct their own legal research and writing and will be substantially self-sufficient in preparing day-to-day correspondence and pleadings. Applicants must also demonstrate excellent computer literacy skills to include experience with automated research on the Internet, electronic court filing, and electronic e-mail and word processing systems.
Applications must be submitted through the USAJobs on-line application system at www.usajobs.gov. Mailed applications will not be accepted. Applicants should also fill out the Middle District of Pennsylvania’s supplemental questionnaire, and attach it to their application, submitted through the USAJobs on-line system, along with a cover letter and resume. The supplemental questionnaire may be accessed on the Middle District of Pennsylvania’s web-site at https://www.justice.gov/usao-mdpa/jobs
No telephone calls please. Resumes should include complete dates (beginning month and year and ending month and year) for all periods of employment. Please submit only one application. This announcement will be open starting July 16, 2018 and closing July 30, 2018.
This announcement will be used to fill one immediate position in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania OR Scranton, Pennsylvania. Applicants should specify in their cover letter the location they prefer.
Depending on the needs of the office, additional positions may be filled from this announcement within the District.