The District of New Jersey is comprised of 140 attorneys located in three offices: Newark, Trenton and Camden. The USAO has jurisdiction and responsibility in a broad range of subject matter areas, all of which involve advancing the multi-varied criminal and civil legal interests of the Federal government. The office values diversity and seeks to provide an inclusive rewarding work environment for employees of all backgrounds. Selection for positions in the District are made without regard to race, sex, creed, color, national origin, handicap condition, age, or political affiliation. Employment is contingent upon satisfactory completion of a background investigation conducted by the Department of Justice. The investigation process includes a drug test, a fingerprint check, and a thorough review of the applicant's background to determine whether there have been any significant problems with unresolved financial indebtedness, failure to file and/or pay income taxes, criminal record, illegal drug use, etc.
The United States Attorney's Office for the District of New Jersey is seeking an attorney to work in the Asset Forfeiture and Money Laundering Unit (AFMLU), in the Criminal Division. AFMLU AUSA’s handle some of the most significant and complex forfeiture cases in the nation, using both criminal and civil forfeiture to take the profit out of crime and, in many cases, return assets to the victims of financial crime. Day-to-day responsibilities may include working with other AUSAs in the Criminal Division, law enforcement agents, research and writing on legal issues, negotiating case resolutions, representation of the United States in federal court, and other litigation related duties.
Required Qualifications: Applicants must possess a J.D. Degree, be an active member of the bar (any U.S. jurisdiction), and have at least three (3) years post-J.D. legal or other relevant experience.
Preferred Qualifications: Preferred applicants will demonstrate superior oral and written communications skills; excellent case management skills; and the ability to work as part of a team. Preferred applicants will possess substantial and specialized experience in federal asset forfeiture and money laundering work. Because the applicant will handle both criminal and civil forfeiture cases, experience in civil practice, procedure, and litigation is highly desirable. The preferred applicant will also have criminal litigation and courtroom experience. Applicants should demonstrate well developed computer skills, have strong character and interpersonal skills, and demonstrate the capacity to function with minimal guidance in a highly demanding environment.
Applications must be received for this vacancy through October 7, 2016. Applicants are evaluated by the hiring Committee on the basis of such factors as academic performance, trial experience, research, writing ability, oral communication skills and other legal and community service and experience.
If interested, your application package which consist of your resume and cover letter must be emailed to the address below on or before October 7, 2016.
The subject line on your email must show your last name, first name, AUSA (Asset Forfeiture and Money Laundering Unit)