The District of Delaware comprises the entire state of Delaware, which has a population of about 897,000. The State consists of three counties (New Castle, Kent, and Sussex). Three-fourths of the population resides in New Castle County. The largest metropolitan area is Wilmington (pop. 70,800), in which the U.S. Attorney’s Office is located. The office prosecutes federal crimes and represents the interests of the United States in civil cases. For additional information regarding the United States Attorney’s Office, District of Delaware, please visit http://www.justice.gov/usao/de
The United States Attorney's Office for the District of Delaware is currently seeking highly qualified Assistant United States Attorney (AUSA) candidates for the Criminal Division. The selected applicant will have the opportunity to perform an important public service by representing the interests of the United States of America in criminal actions brought by the United States. The responsibilities of this position include representing the United States as primary counsel in grand jury and in judicial proceedings, such as hearings, oral arguments, and trials, in various United States Courts of Appeals and United States District Courts. Criminal Division assignments in this district may cover the full range of federal offenses, including narcotics, immigration, violent crime, fraud, and cybercrime. Criminal Division AUSAs are responsible for substantial legal research and writing, both at the trial and appellate levels. The dynamic practice in the Office features a challenging mix of cases, and represents a great opportunity to participate in all aspects of federal practice, including representing the United States in affirmative and defensive civil cases.
Required qualifications: Applicants must possess a J.D. degree and be duly licensed and authorized to practice as an attorney under the laws of a State, territory, or District of Columbia. Applicants must be active members in good standing of the bar (any jurisdiction). United States citizenship is required.
Preferred qualifications: Applicants with between two and five years of litigation experience are preferred. Applicants must demonstrate a quick analytical ability and the facility to accurately and precisely articulate the critical issues in litigation. Applicants must demonstrate strong academic credentials, superior research and writing abilities, as well as strong interpersonal skills and good judgment. Applicants must possess excellent communication skills and exhibit the ability to work in a supportive and professional manner with other attorneys, support staff and client agencies. Applicants must have a demonstrated capacity to function, with minimal guidance, in a highly demanding environment, including courtroom and trial settings. Applicants must also demonstrate excellent computer skills to include experience with automated research on the Internet, e-mail and word processing systems.
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.
Interested applicants should send a resume and cover letter to: email@example.com (link sends e-mail) or mail to U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Delaware, 1313 N. Market Street, Wilmington, DE 19801. Please include the vacancy announcement number, 19-DE-03, on your resume and all correspondence. Questions can be directed to Ms. Cathy Doyle at (302) 573-6229.
Required: A resume showing relevant experience and dates of employment (include day/month/year) and a cover letter.
Required, if applicable: A recent copy of an SF-50 (Notification of Personnel Action), showing title, series, grade, and current salary; and a copy of most recent performance appraisal.
Required, if applicable: Veterans’ Preference documentation (see Benefits and Department Policies section for details).