If you are looking for an exciting and challenging career, this is the position for you! With a diverse and talented workforce of over 100,000 men and women, Justice leads the Nation in ensuring the protection of all Americans while preserving their constitutional freedoms. You can be part of a dedicated team helping to enforce Federal criminal and civil laws that protect life, liberty, and the property of citizens.
The U.S. Attorney's Office - District of Minnesota is currently seeking highly qualified candidates for one or more Assistant United States Attorney (AUSA) positions for our Civil Division. AUSAs in the Civil Division handle a wide variety of civil cases, including civil health care and procurement fraud, civil rights enforcement, constitutional challenges to statutes and regulations, environmental defense and enforcement, financial litigation, asset forfeiture, and the defense of employment discrimination and tort claims. AUSAs in the Civil Division litigate in the United States District Court and in the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals. Civil Division AUSAs write sophisticated pre-trial motions and appellate briefs as well as handle depositions and trials. They also oversee government investigations under the False Claims Act. Civil AUSAs are expected to work independently and on teams with other AUSAs and federal government agencies. Responsibilities will increase and assignments will become more complex as your training and experience progress.
Required Qualifications: Applicants must possess a J.D. Degree, be an active member of the bar (any U.S. jurisdiction), and have at least 3 years post-J.D. legal or other relevant experience. United States citizenship is required.
Preferred Qualifications: At least 4 years' experience in civil litigation. Applicants must demonstrate a quick analytical ability and the facility to articulate accurately and precisely the critical issues in a case. Must demonstrate superior oral and writing skills as well as strong research and interpersonal skills and good judgment. Must possess excellent communication and courtroom skills and exhibit the ability to work in a supportive and professional manner with other attorneys, support staff, and client agencies. Must have a demonstrated capacity to function, with minimal guidance, in a highly demanding office and courtroom environment. You must meet all qualification requirements upon the closing date of this announcement.
Applicants are evaluated by the Hiring Committee on the basis of such factors as academic performance, trial experience, research and writing ability, oral communication skills, and other legal and community service and experience. An application package for a position with this Office should include a letter of application, resume, and legal writing sample. The writing sample selected for submission should be the applicant's exclusive work product. If the writing sample was edited, or if there were other contributors, applicants are expected to identify those portions of the writing sample not exclusively their own work product and the extent of editing done by others.
Individuals interested can apply Online at: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/480456600
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The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on 10/18/2017 to receive consideration.