The United States Attorney's Office, Southern District of Alabama (SDAL) is the principal prosecution federal authority for Southern Alabama. This office prosecutes federal crimes and defends the interest of the United States Government in civil cases. The Southern District of Alabama covers approximately 14,000 square miles, including 400 miles of coastline and 1,700 miles of navigable waterways. This District serves 13 counties with a population of approximately 813,400 citizens.
The 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.
We are seeking qualified applicants for a position to serve as an Assistant United States Attorney (AUSA) in the Civil Division with secondary responsibilities in the Criminal Division.
The Civil Division defends the interests 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.
The selected candidate's principle duty will be to represent the government's interests in adversary proceedings and Chapter 7, 11, 9, 12, and 13 cases filed in U.S. Bankruptcy Court. As a secondary duty, the candidate will assist the Criminal Division in prosecutions of bankruptcy fraud and other white collar crimes, including review of criminal bankruptcy referrals and advising agents on bankruptcy fraud investigations. The selected candidate will also be responsible for such other civil cases as are assigned, including occasional appellate work before the Eleventh Circuit.
Applicants must possess a J.D. degree, be an active member of the bar (any jurisdiction), have at least one-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.
The ideal candidate will possess experience handling bankruptcy and tax cases. Candidates should also possess superior oral and written communication skills, exceptional legal research ability; strong interpersonal skills, fair and sound judgment; dedication; interest in public service; and the organizational ability to handle a large caseload. The candidate would be expected to be a self-starter who aggressively represents the United States, and is a team player with AUSAs in both the Civil and Criminal Divisions.
Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and writing sample(s) via e-mail to the following e-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org no later than the deadline date of July 31, 2015. Your complete package must be received by this date in order for you to receive consideration.
Please reference Vacancy Announcement # 15-SDAL-AUSA-03 (Bankruptcy)
We will contact you if we believe an interview is appropriate or if further information is required.
Mailed packages will be accepted provided they are received or postmarked no later than the above referenced deadline date.
Mailed packages may be forwarded to the following address:
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
No Telephone Calls Please