The United States Attorney's Office for the District of New Hampshire is located in Concord, New Hampshire, the state capital. Concord is centrally located in the southern third of the state and is 70 miles north of Boston, 45 miles west of the seacoast and 60 miles east of the Vermont border. The city's population is slightly more than 40,000.
New Hampshire has a population of over one million people and is a wonderful place to live. The state offers year-round opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts and provides ready access to skiing, hiking, and other activities. The state includes many small and vibrant towns and its population benefits from the state's lack of a sales or income tax.
The United States Attorney for the District of New Hampshire prosecutes all criminal and civil cases brought by the Federal government and defends the United States when it is a party in a civil case. The office has a very dedicated staff, which includes approximately 20 Assistant United States Attorneys and approximately 28 non-attorney staff members. The majority of the AUSA's are in the Criminal Division, while four AUSA's are in the civil division. For specific information pertaining to this District, please visit: https://www.justice.gov/usao/district/nh
The District is currently seeking at least two Assistant United States Attorneys for the Criminal Division. Based on staffing needs, additional appointments also may be made from this announcement.
Employment with the U.S. Attorney's Office offers a unique and challenging experience for the highly- motivated attorney who is interested in public service. Working in the Criminal Division, you will be part of a dedicated team helping to enforce Federal criminal laws that protect life, liberty and property.
The District prosecutes the full range of federal criminal cases. Assistant United States Attorneys assigned to the Criminal Division assist in investigations and lead the prosecution of violations of federal criminal law, including drug crimes, human trafficking, organized crime, terrorism, white collar crime, immigration crimes, child exploitation, bank robbery, and firearms crimes. The position of an AUSA offers one the responsibility and the authority to seek justice in the prosecution of federal crimes. The qualified applicant would be expected to (a) assist federal law enforcement agents in structuring and implementing criminal investigative plans and strategies; (b) actively participate in grand jury proceedings, including the presentation of witnesses before the grand jury; and (c) litigate cases of moderate to high complexity from start to finish with limited supervision.
Type of Position:
This is a permanent position. All initial attorney appointments to the Department of Justice are made on a time-limited (temporary) basis. Temporary appointments may be extended or made permanent without further competition.
The District seeks attorneys who have outstanding legal ability, excellent writing skills, strong communication and interpersonal skills, high moral character, and mature judgment. Litigation experience, including criminal trial experience, is strongly preferred. Experience in federal court also is preferred. Applicants must possess a J.D. degree, be an active member of the bar (any U.S. jurisdiction), and have at least two (2) years post-J.D. legal or other relevant experience. United States citizenship is required.
Initial appointment is conditioned upon a satisfactory pre-employment adjudication. This includes fingerprint, credit and tax checks, and drug testing. In addition, continued employment is subject to a favorable adjudication of a background investigation.
The deadline to apply is Friday, November 18, 2016 at 11:59p.m. If unable to apply on-line, the announcement provides instructions on faxing your documents in the "How to Apply" tab.