The United States Attorney's Office prosecutes federal crimes and defends the U.S. government's interest in civil cases. The United States Attorney's Office, Northern District of Ohio, includes offices located in Cleveland, Akron, Toledo, and Youngstown, Ohio. More information about this District can be found on our website at http://www.justice.gov/usao-ndoh.
The United States Attorney's Office, Northern District of Ohio, is interviewing for an Assistant United States Attorney in its Appellate Unit located in the Criminal Division of the U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of Ohio.
The Criminal Division is organized into six sections: General Crimes; White Collar Crimes; National Security; Violent Crimes; Narcotics/Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF); and Appellate.
Appellate attorneys handle appeals from all types of criminal cases prosecuted in the office, including cases involving sophisticated white collar crime; public corruption; violent crime; organized crime and gangs; major drug offenses; weapons offenses; child exploitation; criminal immigration offenses; and more. Such appeals raise issues involving the Fourth Amendment, evidentiary matters, sufficiency of evidence, sentencing matters, and post-conviction claims, among others. Attorneys in the appellate unit write appellate briefs, research legal issues, review briefs drafted by other attorneys, argue before the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, prepare appeal recommendations from adverse decisions in the Sixth Circuit to be submitted to the Appellate Section of the Criminal Division of the Department of Justice, and provide legal advice to other criminal AUSAs on an ongoing basis.
This is a term appointment not-to-exceed 09/30/2019. This position may be extended or 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), and have at least one year post-J.D. legal or other relevant experience.
Preferred Qualifications: Applicants should possess excellent computer skills. Experience with automated research, electronic court filing, and various word-processing systems, including strong proficiency in Microsoft Word, is required.
Applicants should have strong academic credentials, superior legal research and writing skills, quick analytical ability to accurately and precisely articulate critical case-related issues, good interpersonal skills, the ability to work in a supportive and professional team environment with client agencies, support staff and other attorneys, and a demonstrated commitment to public service.
In addition to the foregoing, the ideal candidate should possess the following:
- Strong oral advocacy skills, preferably with experience arguing at either the appellate or trial court level;
- Ability to digest and analyze large factual records, identify matters pertinent to the issues on appeal, and organize the same into a coherent,
- well-organized written work product;
- Ability to identify strengths and weaknesses of the government's legal positions, and develop a strategy for how to best address the same;
- Adept at succinct, persuasive writing;
- Have strong editing skills, both for own work and that of others;
- Open to constructive criticism; and,
- Independently manage changing schedule and effectively prioritize completion of work.
United States citizenship is required.
You must meet all qualification requirements upon the closing date of this announcement.
Applications may be submitted online through the following link:
This vacancy announcement and other attorney vacancy announcements can also be found at https://www.justice.gov/legal-careers/vacancies.