The mission of the United States Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of North Carolina is to pursue justice as we represent the United States of America in civil and criminal litigation in the most effective and efficient manner possible; to provide leadership in our interaction with all federal, state and local agencies and to serve as a liaison between them; and to foster public trust and confidence in law enforcement and the federal judicial system.
The Eastern District of North Carolina covers the 44 eastern most counties of North Carolina. The main office is in Raleigh, North Carolina, with a staffed branch office in Greenville and unstaffed offices in Wilmington, New Bern, Elizabeth City, and Fayetteville. This position will be located in the main office in Raleigh.
The United States Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of North Carolina 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 may include researching legal issues, drafting motions and legal memoranda, drafting and responding to discovery requests, document review and organization, taking or defending depositions, and 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 ), foreclosure, bankruptcy, collections, social security, Bivens actions, actions brought by individuals in federal custody, actions brought under the Freedom of Information Act, 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.
Responsibilities will increase and assignments will become more complex as your training and experience progress.
Due to COVID-19, if selected, you may be expected to telework for an undefined period under the Department’s evacuation authority, even if your home is located outside the local commuting area. Employees in this status may be notified of a requirement to report in person to the component workplace with an advance notice of not less than 30 days. Prior to a requirement to report to the workplace, employees may be eligible to request to continue to telework one or more days a pay period depending upon the terms of the component’s telework policy.
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.
The USAO seeks a diverse complement of lawyers with a wide range of exceptional skills and experience, unified by keen intelligence and sincere commitment to public interest. Civil litigation experience, superior academic record, excellent writing skills, impeccable character, demonstrated interest in public service, courtroom presence, and the ability to work with and relate to a wide variety of people are all taken into account.
You must meet all qualification requirements upon the closing date of this announcement.
Applications must be submitted online through the following link:
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.