The United States Attorney's Office, Middle District of Tennessee, is located in Nashville, Tennessee. The United States Attorney's Office prosecutes federal ciminal offenses, litigates affirmative civil fraud and enforcement actions, and defends the U.S. Government's interest in civil cases. The office seeks to maintain the highest standards of excellence in the enforcemehnt of federal laws and the representation of the United States. More information about the United States Attorney's Office for the Middle District of Tennessee is available at www.justice.gov/usao/districts/mdtn.
The Middle District of Tennessee is seeking applicants to fill an Assistant United States Attorney (AUSA) position for an experienced civil litigator. This is a permanent, full-time position in the Civil Division.
The successful applicant will be part of a team investigating and litigating complex cases on behalf of the United States in the United States District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee and the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. Civil AUSAs represent the United States' interests in a wide variety of defensive and affirmative litigation. Some primary areas of defensive cases include medical malpractice and other tort actions, Title VII cases alleging discrimination in hiring and employment practices by agencies of the United States, and defending government personnel and law enforcement in cases alleging violations of constitutional rights. Affirmative cases include matters under the False Claims Act, including whistleblower actions brought by qui tam relators, Controlled Substances Act cases, and civil rights cases. Other areas of practice include immigration, bankruptcy, debts owed the United States or its agencies, judicial review of administrative findings, and injunctive proceedings. The attorney selected for this position may work on affirmative and defensive matters, with duties including investigating allegations, taking depositions, preparing and answering interrogatories, negotiating settlements, engaging in motions practice, trying cases, and writing and arguing appeals. In performing this important public service, AUSAs exercise responsibility that is unparalleled in any other job that a litigator might undertake.
The United States Attorney's Office seeks highly qualified applicants with demonstrated strong advocacy and trial skills and excellent academic and professional credentials to serve as a federal prosecutor. Applicants must posses a J.D. degree, be an active member in good standing of the bar (any jurisdiction), and have at least five years of post J.D. experience as an attorney. Appointment is subject to FBI background investigation, including credit, arrest, reference and drug inquiries.
Applicants must have a demonstrated ability to function as a civil litigator with minimal guidance in a highly demanding enviroment. Applicants must also demonstrate: (1) good judgement; (2) the ability to quickly, accurately and precisely articulate the critical issues in a case; (3) superior oral and writing skils; (4) strong research and interpersonal skills; (5) high level of organization; (6) strong negotiation skills; (7) excellent communication and courtroom skills; and (8) the ability to work in a supportive and professional manner with other attorneys, support staff and client agencies.
Interested applicants should send a resume to:
*By mail: Dawn Woodside, Administrative Services Specialist (HR), 110 9th Avenue South, Suite A-961 Nashville, TN 37203
*Or email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
*Required - Your resume showing relevant experiences and dates of employment, cover letter is optional (include day/month/year).
*Required, if applicable - A recent copy of an SF-50(Notification of Personnel Action), showign title, series, grade, and current salary; and a copy of your most recent performance appraisal.
*Required, if applicable - Veterans' Preference documentation (see Benefits and Other Information section for details).
*No telephone calls please
*Please do not fax your application
All Applications are due by Close of Business (5pm) on the deadline date by mail or email.