The Southern District of Georgia is a medium-sized district and includes 43 counties with a headquarters office in Savannah, a staffed branch office in Augusta, and four unstaffed branch offices in Brunswick, Statesboro, Dublin and Waycross. The district employs 26 attorneys, values diversity, and seeks to provide an inclusive, rewarding work environment for employees of all backgrounds. The AUSAs prosecute federal crimes, represent the federal government's interests in civil cases, and represent the government in criminal and civil appeals. More information about the United States Attorney's Office for the Southern District of Georgia is available at http://www.usdoj.gov/usao/gas/.
The U.S. Attorney’s Office is currently accepting applications for the position of Assistant United States Attorney to serve in the Civil Division. The areas of litigation include defending the government in causes of action brought under the Federal Tort Claims Act in automobile accident, premises liability, and medical malpractice cases; defending the head of government agencies sued for employment discrimination under Title VII, the ADEA, or the Rehabilitation Act; and defending agency action (defending decisions by federal agencies such as the Department of Agriculture, FAA or Homeland Security against allegations of unconstitutional conduct; defending APA actions; defending decisions by CMS contractors to deny or suspend Medicare payments to physicians and medical entities; and defending agency action in the field of immigration and social security disability). AUSAs engaged in this challenging work spend substantial time on legal research and writing and filing dispositive motions, findings of fact and conclusions of law, motions in limine, jury instructions, bench memoranda, etc.; in discovery (interviewing witnesses, taking and defending depositions, working with expert witnesses, propounding and responding to written discovery requests); and attending numerous mediations and settlement conferences. Although most cases are resolved through dispositive motion or settlement, these AUSAs also represent the government's interests at hearings and trials in federal court.
Required Qualifications: Applicants must possess a J.D. degree, be an active member of the bar (any jurisdiction), and have at least three (3) years post-J.D. legal or other relevant experience.
Preferred Qualifications: Applicants must demonstrate superior analytical ability; strong research, writing and courtroom skills; exercise fair and sound judgment; follow all Department of Justice and United States Attorney’s Office policies; exhibit the ability to work in a supportive and professional manner with other attorneys, support staff, and law enforcement agencies; be able to negotiate effectively with opposing counsel; handle matters in court persuasively and justly on behalf of the United States of America; and be devoted to excellence.
Applications must be submitted online through the following link: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/449645100
This announcement is open until September 16, 2016.
No telephone calls please. Applications must be submitted online.
Each application must include a one-page resume.
Initial appointment is conditioned upon a satisfactory pre-employment adjudication. This includes fingerprint and credit checks, and drug testing. In addition, continued employment is subject to a favorable adjudication of a background investigation.