The United States Attorney (U.S. Attorney) for the Eastern District of Virginia has four offices which are located in Alexandria, Richmond, Norfolk and Newport News. Assistant United States Attorneys (AUSAs) are assigned to each of these offices to represent federal interests in civil and criminal cases. The district consists of more than 19,000 square miles and has a population of 5,730,000. The Norfolk Office is located in the Hampton Roads metropolitan area, which is named after one of the world’s largest natural harbors, is steeped in 400 years of American history, has one of the world’s largest concentrations of military bases and facilities in a metropolitan area, and contains hundreds of miles of waterfront property and beaches. Its numerous federal facilities include a Veteran Affairs hospital, three military hospitals, community health centers, Coast Guard installations, more than twelve military installations including the largest naval base in the United States, NASA Langley Research Center and the Department of Energy’s Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility. Local attractions such as the Historic Triangle of Williamsburg, Jamestown and Yorktown; Busch Gardens; Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge; Great Dismal Swap National Wildlife Refuge, First Landing State Park, and Virginia Beach bring millions of tourists to the area each year. The area also has a thriving music scene, and a variety of performing arts and sports venues.
An appointment as an AUSA with the U.S. Attorney's Office offers unique and challenging experiences for highly motivated attorneys: an opportunity to work on their own caseload and handle their own trials and appeals. This position is in the Civil Division where AUSAs represent the United States' interest in the trial and appellate courts for a wide variety of federal and state litigation, including admiralty, bankruptcy, civil rights, collections, commercial, constitutional, employment, environmental, federal program, fraud, immigration, medical malpractice, prisoner, social security, summons enforcement, tax, and general tort cases. The attorney selected for this position primarily will be devoted to defending the United States' interests in such litigation.
All initial attorney appointments to the Department of Justice are made on a 14 month (temporary) basis pending favorable adjudication of a background investigation. Temporary appointments may or may not be made permanent without further competition.
Required qualifications: Applicants must possess a J.D. degree, be an active member in good standing of the bar (any U.S. jurisdiction), have at least one-year post-JD legal experience in the legal field, and possess superior oral and written communication skills as well as strong interpersonal skills, exhibit good judgment and function with minimal guidance in a highly demanding environment.
Preferred qualifications: Experience in medical malpractice, general tort and employment discrimination cases, federal litigation, and/or a federal judicial clerkship is desired.
United States citizenship is required.
Initial appointment is conditioned upon a satisfactory pre-employment 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.
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.
Please send your resume and writing sample to:
United States Attorney's Office
Eastern District of Virginia
2100 Jamieson Avenue
Alexandria, VA 22314
No telephone calls please. Positions are open until filled, but resumes must be received by August 10, 2018. Please include the vacancy announcement number listed at the top of this announcement (18-EDVA-16) on your resume and all correspondence.