The United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Delaware is accepting applications for an Assistant United States Attorney position. The successful applicant will be expected to work criminal cases. The Employment with the U.S. Attorney's Office offers a unique and challenging experience for the highly motivated attorney.
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 successful applicant will be assigned to the Narcotics Enforcement Section, Working Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF) cases and responsible for leading long-term, multi-agency investigations and prosecutions utilizing a wide array of investigative techniques aimed at disrupting and dismantling the most significant drug trafficking and money-laundering organizations.
Required qualifications: Applicants must possess a J.D. degree, be duly licensed and authorized to practice as an attorney under the laws of a State, territory, or District of Columbia, and have at least one year of post-J.D. litigation experience. Applicants must be active members in good standing of the bar (any jurisdiction).
Preferred qualifications: Applicants must demonstrate a quick analytical ability and the facility to accurately and precisely articulate the critical issues in a case. Applicants must demonstrate superior writing skills as well as strong research and 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. Additionally, it is desired that the successful candidate have a strong academic credentials and civil and/or criminal litigation experience. Additionally, the ideal candidate should have strong academic credentials and 3-6 years criminal litigation experience.
Interested applicants should send a resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Required: A resume showing relevant experience and dates of employment (include day/month/year). Cover letter optional.
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
Applicants should familiarize themselves and comply with the relevant rules of professional conduct regarding any possible conflicts of interest in connection with their applications. In particular, please notify this Office if you currently represent clients or adjudicate matters in which this Office is involved and/or you have a family member who is representing clients or adjudicating matters in which this Office is involved so that we can evaluate any potential conflict of interest or disqualification issue that may need to be addressed under those circumstances.