The 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 United States Attorney's Office for the District of Delaware is currently seeking highly qualified Assistant United States Attorney (AUSA) candidates for the Civil Division. The selected applicant will have the opportunity to perform an important public service by representing the interests of the United States of America in civil actions brought by or against the United States. The responsibilities of this position include representing the United States as primary and/or secondary counsel in judicial proceedings, such as hearings, oral arguments, and trials, in various United States Court of Appeals, United States District Court, United States Bankruptcy Court and state court actions. The areas of legal practice include, but are not limited to, affirmative civil litigation (e.g. , pursuing civil actions against corporations and individuals that engage in fraud, violate federal laws, or damage federal lands or resources ), collections, Bivens actions, actions seeking review of administrative decisions of federal agencies, actions to defend or enforce subpoenas, medical malpractice, employment discrimination, and personal injury litigation pursuant to the Federal Tort Claims Act. The dynamic practice in the Office features a challenging mix of cases, and represents a great opportunity to participate in all aspects of federal practice, including criminal investigations and prosecution.
Required qualifications: Applicants must possess a J.D. degree and be duly licensed and authorized to practice as an attorney under the laws of a State, territory, or District of Columbia. Applicants must be active members in good standing of the bar (any jurisdiction). United States citizenship is required.
Preferred qualifications: Applicants with two or more years of litigation experience are preferred. Applicants must demonstrate a quick analytical ability and the facility to accurately and precisely articulate the critical issues in civil and criminal litigation. 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.
Interested applicants should send a resume to: email@example.com or mail to U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Delaware, 1007 N. Orange St., Wilmington, DE 19899-2046. Please include the vacancy announcement number, 18-DE-04, on your resume and all correspondence. Questions can be directed to Ms. Cathy Doyle at (302) 573-6229.
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 for details).