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 (AUSA) to serve in the Criminal Division. The position offers a unique and challenging experience for a highly motivated attorney who is interested in working to advance civil rights in the Southern District of Georgia. The Assistant U. S. attorney will work to advance civil rights through a variety of ways, including prosecution of cases involving human trafficking, hate crimes, and color of law prosecutions. The AUSA will also advance civil rights through affirmative civil enforcement practice areas that may include housing and fair lending, ADA enforcement, allegations relating to the Civil Rights of Institutionalized Persons Act, voting rights, service members’ rights, pattern and practice policing investigations, and employment discrimination. The AUSA will also work closely with the Department of Justice Civil Rights Division and will participate in significant community outreach events throughout the District.
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/449645000
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.