The United States Attorney's Office prosecutes federal criminal offenses and defends the U.S. Government's interest in civil cases. The Southern District of Alabama (SDAL) covers approximately 14,000 square miles, including 400 miles of coastline and 1,700 miles of navigable waterways. This District serves 13 counties within the state and a population of approximately 813,400 citizens.
The United States Attorney's Office for the Southern District of Alabama is 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 Chapter 7, 11, 9, 12, and 13 cases filed in U.S. Bankruptcy Court. This representation would include representing the United States in contested matters such as objections to claims, confirmation hearings and Adversary Proceedings. 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.
This is a permanent position; however, all initial attorney appointments to the Department of Justice are made on a 14 month (temporary) basis pending favorable adjudication of a background investigation.
Applicants must possess a J.D. degree, be an active member of the bar (any jurisdiction), have at least three-years post-JD experience in the legal field.
The ideal candidate will possess solid experience handling bankruptcy and tax cases and be comfortable appearing in both State and Federal Courts. A strong civil litigation background would also be preferred. 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.
To receive consideration for this vacancy, your complete application package including a cover letter, resume and writing sample(s) must be received no later than July 30, 2018. Your resume must include a detailed description of employment history that includes dates of employment (month/year).
We will contact you if we believe an interview is appropriate or if further information is required.
Applications may be submitted by email (preferred) to firstname.lastname@example.org or by mail to:
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
Please reference Vacancy Announcement Number Vacancy Announcement # 18-SDAL-AUSA-04.
Mailed packages must be postmarked no later than the above referenced deadline date in order to be considered.
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