The United States Attorney's Office (USAO), Southern District of Florida (SDFL) is seeking an experienced attorney to serve as an Appellate Assistant United States Attorney (AUSA) in one of the largest USAOs in the nation. Divisions include: Appellate, Asset Forfeiture, Civil and Criminal. The Criminal Division is further divided into Sections: Major Crimes, Economic & Environmental Crimes, Narcotics, National Security, Public Corruption & Civil Rights, and Special Prosecutions. SDFL is a leader in the prosecution of health care fraud, bank and other white collar frauds, narcotics offenses, human trafficking cases, public corruption, and national security matters. The Appellate Division provides advice and assistance to the litigation sections in appellate matters and handles all appeals before the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals. The Asset Forfeiture Division handles some of the most significant and complex forfeiture cases in the nation using criminal and civil forfeiture to take the profit out of crime and, in many cases, return assets to victims. The Civil Division defends the interest of the United States from suits alleging statutory torts, constitutional torts, employment discrimination, and a myriad of other claims. The Civil Division also prosecutes cases for fraud and other violations of federal laws and is responsible for collecting monies owed to the government as a result of criminal fines, defaulted student loans, mortgage foreclosures, bond forfeitures and civil judgments. The division's civil rights enforcement program investigates and litigates cases involving discrimination in the areas of housing, public employment, disability, voting and education. There are also three branch offices located in Fort Lauderdale, West Palm Beach and Fort Pierce.
The incumbent will represent the U.S. Government as an Assistant United States Attorney (AUSA) in a wide range of unique and complex cases, in a District that extends over 300 miles from Key West to Vero Beach. The Appellate Division AUSA provides advice and assistance to the litigation sections in appellate matters and handles all appeals before the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals.
Required qualifications: Applicants must possess a J.D. degree, be an active member of the bar (any jurisdiction), and have at least one (1) year post J.D. experience, and be a U.S. Citizen.
Preferred qualification: Applicants should possess strong oral and written communication skills, legal research and writing skills, interpersonal skills and exercise fair and sound judgment. Additionally, it is desired that the successful candidate have strong academic credentials and at least three years of post J.D. experience.
Reference the vacancy number: 19-SDFL-AUSA-01
A cover letter, resume and writing sample must be submitted by e-mail to: USAFLS-AUSAResumes@usdoj.gov Electronic submission of applications is preferred, however, if doing so creates a hardship, applications may be sent to:
Southern District of Florida
Attention: Attorney Recruitment
99 NE 4th Street
Miami, Florida 33132
No telephone calls please.
Announcement is opened until filled, but no later than February 6, 2019.
(The filling of this position is subject to the availability of funds).
Note: The USAO, SDFL, cannot be responsible for lost, misrouted, or delayed e-mail transmissions.