The United States Attorney's Office for the Northern District of New York is seeking an Assistant United States Attorney (AUSA) to work in the Civil Division of our Albany, New York or Syracuse, New York office.
The United States Attorney's Office prosecutes federal offenses and represents the United States in criminal and civil cases. The Northern District of New York is comprised of 32 counties in Upstate New York, a territory comparable to the combined area of Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, and Connecticut. We have staffed offices in Albany, Binghamton, Plattsburgh, and Syracuse (Headquarters). Our Assistant U.S. Attorneys appear before federal judges in those cities and Utica. (Auburn, Malone, and Watertown also are designated sites for court). Throughout the District, there are 50 attorneys and 46 support personnel. In addition, our offices are supported by several subject-matter specialist contract personnel.
Albany is the state capital of New York. The Albany-Schenectady-Troy metropolitan area is home to 825,875 people. The New York State Museum is in Albany and the Saratoga National Historical Park is nearby. The Capital area has a rich history and a vibrant present, with outstanding schools and social opportunities. The Times Union Center in Albany is touted as the premier sports and entertainment facility in Upstate New York. The Saratoga Performing Arts Center is another regular concert venue and the summer home of the New York City Ballet. It is a short drive from the Capital area to the beauty and year-round recreational opportunities in the Adirondack Mountains, Lake George, and the Catskills. Boston and New York City are approximately a three-hour drive from our Albany office.
Syracuse is the headquarters office for the Northern District of New York. It is situated in the heart of Central New York, a region with a population of just under 1.2 million. Syracuse calls itself "the epicenter of the Northeast" based on its central location, with Toronto, Niagara Falls, Montreal, New York City, and Philadelphia all within a four hour drive. There are abundant recreational opportunities nearby in the Finger Lakes and Thousand Island Regions and areas for downhill skiing and other winter sports. Syracuse is home to numerous parks, golf courses, museums, and galleries, public access to the Erie Canal, the New York State Fair, and Syracuse University. The area surrounding Syracuse is known for its fresh produce and homemade goods from numerous family-run farms and farm stands, an abundance of B&Bs, country houses and inns offering overnight accommodations and culinary experiences, live musical and theatrical performances at various venues and year-round festivals, museums, and exhibits touting our cultural heritage, including the Boxing and Baseball Halls of Fame.
You may access the webpage for the United States Attorney, Northern District of New York at: https://www.justice.gov/usao-ndny.
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.
For more information on the Department of Justice and the United States Attorney's Offices, visit http://www.justice.gov/careers.
The Department of Justice offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation; sick leave; holidays; life insurance; health benefits; and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System. This link provides an overview of the benefits currently offered to Federal employees: https://help.usajobs.gov/index.php/Pay_and_Benefits.
This Assistant U.S. Attorney will be assigned to our Civil Division handling Affirmative Civil Enforcement (ACE) cases where they will be responsible for the investigation and litigation of a variety of ACE cases, including health care fraud, procurement fraud, federal program fraud, civil violations of the Controlled Substances Act, environmental violations, and civil rights violations, such as discrimination based on race, sex, religion, disability, and other protected characteristics.
Other areas of practice may include complex defensive litigation matters, like personal injury and medical malpractice cases, constitutional tort actions, employment discrimination cases, as well as bankruptcy and foreclosure matters.
Attorneys in the Civil Division are responsible for handling all aspects of investigations and cases, including gathering evidence, taking testimony, writing briefs, participating in negotiations, and appearing in court at hearings and trials.
Responsibilities will increase and assignments will become more complex as training and experience progress.
- Applicants must possess a Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree, be an active member of the bar (any U.S. jurisdiction), have at least 1 year post-J.D. legal or other relevant experience.
- United States citizenship is required.
- The ideal candidate will have at least 3 years post-J.D. experience, as well as a very strong ability to analyze complex legal and factual issues, write clearly and persuasively, possess a strong work ethic, exhibit good organizational skills, exercise fair and sound judgment, pay careful attention to facts and details, work well both independently and on a team, be ready and willing to assist other attorneys, be able to negotiate fairly and effectively with opposing counsel, handle matters in court persuasively on behalf of the United States of America, and be devoted to justice, excellence, and representing the public.
You must meet all qualification requirements upon closing date of this announcement.
All initial attorney appointments to the Department of Justice are made on a time-limited (temporary) basis pending favorable adjudication of a background investigation. Temporary appointments may be extended or made permanent without further competition.
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.
Assistant United States Attorneys generally must reside in the district to which he or she is appointed or within 25 miles thereof. See 28 U.S.C. §545 for district-specific information.
Interested persons should send a cover letter, detailed resume including dates of employment (month/year), and one (1) writing sample in a single document in PDF format to USANYN.email@example.com (link sends e-mail). Please include the vacancy number listed at the top of this announcement (18-NYN-AUSA-04) as well as the office location(s) in which you are interested in your email and on your cover letter. Electronic submission of applications is preferred, however, if doing so creates a hardship, applications may be sent to:
Daniel Hanlon, Chair, Hiring Committee
Attn: Maria Farrell, Human Resources Officer
United States Attorney's Office, Northern District of New York
100 South Clinton Street
Federal Building, Room 900
P.O. Box 7198
Syracuse, NY 13261-7198
Once your complete application package is received, it will be reviewed to ensure you meet all job requirements. An attorney interview panel will then review all qualified applicants and make recommendations for invitation to interview. You will be notified if selected for an interview.
This is an open continuous announcement to fill current and future vacancies. Positions are open until filled, however applications received by July 22, 2018 will receive first consideration. (The filling of these positions is subject to the availability of funds).
If you have questions regarding this process, you may contact Maria Farrell, Human Resources Officer at 315-448-0963.