The United States Attorney's Office prosecutes federal criminal offenses and defends the U.S. Government's interest in civil cases. The Southern District of Alabama (SDAL) covers approximately 14,000 square miles, including 400 miles of coastline and 1,700 miles of navigable waterways. This District serves 13 counties within the state and a population of approximately 813,400 citizens.
The United States Attorney's Office for the Southern District of Alabama is seeking applications from experienced/senior litigators for an Assistant United States Attorney (AUSA) vacancy to serve in the Criminal Division. Assistant United States Attorneys assigned to the Criminal Division prosecute federal criminal cases, such as fraud, public corruption, money laundering, immigration offenses, economic crime, narcotics offenses, firearms violations and violent crimes.
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 be extended or made permanent without further competition.
This position is located in Mobile, Alabama. As Alabama’s oldest city, Mobile has a 300 year history that provides citizens and tourist alike a year full of activities and attractions. Mobile is only a short distance from Alabama Gulf Coast Beaches which include miles of sparkling turquoise Gulf waters and white sand. For additional information, please visit: http://www.cityofmobile.org/index.php. Many AUSAs and office staff live “across the Bay” in the Baldwin County cities of Fairhope, Spanish Fort and Gulf Shores.
Applicants must possess a J.D. degree, be an active member of the bar (any jurisdiction), have at least 1-year post-JD 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: The ideal candidate will possess 3 years legal experience prosecuting complex federal or state criminal cases.
Must have demonstrated a quick analytical ability and the facility to accurately and precisely articulate the critical issues in a case; and exhibit the ability to work in a supportive and professional manner with other attorneys, support staff, and client agencies.
Interested persons should send a cover letter, detailed resume including date of employment (month/year), and one (1) writing sample in a single document in PDF format to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than April 5, 2019. Please include the vacancy number (19-SDAL-AUSA-02) in your email and on your cover letter. Electronic submission of applications is preferred, however, if doing so creates a hardship, applications may be sent to:
United States Attorney’s Office
Southern District of Alabama
63 So. Royal Street, Suite 600
Mobile, AL 36602
ATTN: Jimmie L. Jones, Human Resources Officer
Once your complete application package is received, it will be reviewed to ensure you meet all job requirements. A hiring panel will then make recommendations for invitation to interview. You will be notified if selected for an interview.
If you have questions regarding this process, you may contact Jimmie Jones, Human Resources Officer at 251.441.5845.