In all matters, our responsibilities are to promote the fair and impartial administration of justice, adhering to the highest ethical, professional and performance standards; promote effective partnerships with local, state and federal law enforcement agencies, and the community at large in furtherance of law enforcement; protect the rights of citizens, victims of crime and witnesses; enhance community safety by reducing crime and the fear of crime, through outreach and education; and inspire confidence in the criminal justice system.
The USAO for the Eastern District of Kentucky has a staff of approximately 45 attorneys and 45 support personnel. The main office is located in Lexington, with staffed branch offices in Ft. Mitchell and London, Kentucky. Unstaffed offices are located in Ashland, Frankfort, and Pikeville, Kentucky. The United States Attorney's Office seeks to maintain the highest standards of excellence in the enforcement of federal laws and the representation of the United States.
This is a temporary appointment not-to-exceed 24 months.
This position may be extended or made permanent without further competition.
This position is located in Lexington, Kentucky.
As needed, additional positions may be filled using this announcement.
The Assistant United States Attorney (AUSA) will be located in the Lexington, Kentucky office and will be assigned to work on criminal cases. Employment with the United States Attorney's Office offers a unique and challenging experience for the highly motivated attorney to work on some of the most significant, complex and visible cases being litigated today. Litigation handled by the criminal AUSAs helps to enforce Federal criminal laws that protect life, liberty and property of our citizens. The selected candidate will be fully dedicated to criminal work and will be responsible for handling synthetic opioid prosecutions and related matters. The selected candidate would also handle any related appeals, including drafting of appellate briefs and presenting oral arguments before the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.
Responsibilities will increase and assignments will become more complex as your training and experience progress.
Applicants must possess a J.D. Degree, be an active member of the bar (any U.S. jurisdiction), and have at least 1* year post-J.D. legal or other relevant experience.
United States citizenship is required.
Successful candidates should have a strong academic background and the demonstrated ability to produce high quality written work, work effectively with a team, and analyze complex financial transactions. Successful candidates should possess strong oral skills, character and interpersonal skills, and have demonstrated the capacity to function with minimal guidance in a highly demanding environment. Successful candidates must also possess the knowledge and ability to use computers and computer applications in performing day-to-day work requirements, including the knowledge and ability to effectively use automated litigation support to acquire, organize, analyze and present evidence, create databases and manage documents.
You must meet all qualification requirements upon the closing date of this announcement.
Conditions of Employment
- You must be a United States Citizen or National.
- Background Investigation, credit and tax checks, and drug test required.
- You must be registered for Selective Service, if applicable.
- J.D. degree and active member of the bar (any U.S. jurisdiction) required.
- Type of Position: This is a temporary position not-to-exceed 24 months. This position may be extended or made permanent without further competition.
- Residency Requirements: Assistant United States Attorneys generally must reside in the district to which he or she is appointed or within 25 miles thereof. See 28 U.S.C. 545 for district-specific information.
- Selective Service: If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law. See www.sss.gov.
- Security Requirements: Initial appointment is conditioned upon a satisfactory preemployment adjudication. This includes fingerprint, credit and tax checks, and drug testing. In addition, continued employment is subject to a favorable adjudication of a background investigation.
Applications can be submitted online through the following USAJOBS URL: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/505948300
The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on 08/03/2018 to receive consideration.
If unable to apply online the announcement provides instructions on faxing your document in the "How to Apply" tab in USAJOBS.
If you have questions, feel free to contact Lois Elam, Human Resources Officer at 859-685-4929 or firstname.lastname@example.org.