The United States Attorney for the District of Alaska seeks a motivated, experienced attorney with excellent judgment to serve as the District’s branch office prosecutor in Fairbanks.
The United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Alaska serves the state through its main office in Anchorage and two branch offices, located in Fairbanks and Juneau. This employment opportunity is for a criminal prosecutor in the Fairbanks office. The Assistant United States Attorney (AUSA) assigned to Fairbanks is responsible for serving the federal law enforcement needs of Fairbanks, North Pole, and rural Alaska villages from Fairbanks to the Arctic Coast.
This position is unique in that the successful applicant would be the sole prosecutor in the region, responsible for the Fairbanks office. Fairbanks is the second largest Alaskan city. It is an historical city, yet one that remains vibrant today. The Fairbanks AUSA is part of a tight-knit, experienced, and dedicated law enforcement community.
The Fairbanks AUSA is directly supported by a paralegal, but also receives administrative, paralegal and prosecutorial support from the main office in Anchorage.
The United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Alaska places a high value on diversity of experiences and perspectives and encourages applications from all qualified men and women from all ethnic and racial backgrounds, veterans, LGBT individuals, and persons with disabilities.
The successful candidate primarily will be responsible for handling the investigation and prosecution of federal crimes. This will include prosecuting a wide range of cases such as firearms offenses, drug crimes, child exploitation and other violent crimes, fraud, embezzlement and other white collar crimes. Some travel is required. In addition, the candidate may also be called upon to assist in the prosecution of a wide variety of other criminal cases as needed to address the district's priorities. Assistant United States Attorneys work their cases from inception through appeal, and thus, in addition to district court work, the successful candidate will be responsible for drafting appellate briefs and presenting oral arguments.
Required qualifications: Applicants must have excellent academic credentials, a J.D. degree, an active membership in good standing of the bar of any jurisdiction, a minimum of 3 years post-J.D. experience, superior analytical abilities and oral communications skills, excellent research and writing skills, good judgment and strong character. Mentoring and training will be provided.
United States citizenship is required.
Position if open until filled but no later than August 20, 2018. Previously submitted resumes and applications will not be reviewed. All resumes must be accompanied by a cover letter explaining your interest in the position. Please email applications to USAAK.Resumes@usdoj.gov. Applications must be submitted via email. No phone calls please.