The United States Attorney's Office (USAO) for the Southern District of Florida (SDFL) is seeking an entry-level attorney to serve as an Assistant United States Attorney in the Collateral Litigation Unit of the Criminal Division. USAO-SDFL is one of the largest USAOs in the nation. Its' divisions include: Appellate, Asset Forfeiture, Civil and Criminal. The Criminal Division is further divided into Sections: Major Crimes, Economic & Environmental Crimes, International Narcotics and Money Laundering, National Security, Public Corruption & Civil Rights, Money Laundering, and Special Prosecutions. The Collateral Litigation Unit of the Criminal Division drafts and litigates responses to post-conviction motions in criminal matters. The USAO-SDFL is a leader in the prosecution of health care fraud, bank and other white collar frauds, narcotics offenses, human trafficking cases, public corruption, and national security matters. The Appellate Division provides advice and assistance to the litigation sections in appellate matters and handles all appeals before the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals. The Asset Forfeiture Division handles some of the most significant and complex forfeiture cases in the nation using criminal and civil forfeiture statutes to take the profit out of crime and, in many cases, return assets to victims. The Civil Division defends the interest of the United States from suits alleging statutory torts, constitutional torts, employment discrimination, and a myriad of other claims. The Civil Division also prosecutes cases for fraud and other violations of federal laws and is responsible for collecting monies owed to the government as a result of criminal fines, defaulted student loans, mortgage foreclosures, bond forfeitures and civil judgments. The division's civil rights enforcement program investigates and litigates cases involving discrimination in the areas of housing, public employment, disability, voting and education. There are also three branch offices located in Fort Lauderdale, West Palm Beach and Fort Pierce.
The incumbent will represent the U.S. Government as an Assistant United States Attorney (AUSA) in the Collateral Litigation Unit (CLU) of the Criminal Division. The AUSAs in the CLU will be responsible for responding to post-conviction motions, including those filed under 18 U.S.C. § 2255 and the First Step Act. The AUSAs assigned to the CLU will be required to serve a minimum of three-years in the CLU before transferring to another Unit. This three-year commitment will be part of an overall four-year commitment to the USAO-SDFL. Note, this is a research and writing intensive position. Responsibilities will increase and assignments will become more complex as your training and experience progresses.
Position is located in Miami, Florida.
Required Qualifications: Applicants must have a J.D. degree, be an active member of the bar (any U.S. jurisdiction), and have at least 1 year post-J.D. legal or other relevant experience.
Preferred Qualifications: Prior experience conducting complex legal research and writing, ideally in the area of criminal law. Applicants should possess superior oral and written communication skills, strong interpersonal skills, and the capacity to function in a highly demanding environment with minimal guidance. Additionally, it is desired that the successful candidate have strong academic credentials and no more than three years post J.D. experience.
Key Requirements: You must be a U.S. Citizen or National and be registered for Selective Service, if applicable. See www.sss.gov
Security Requirements: 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.
Reference the vacancy number 19-SDFL-AUSA-06.
A cover letter, resume and a writing sample must be submitted by e-mail to: USAFLS-AUSAResumes@usdoj.gov. Electronic submission of applications is preferred, however, if doing so creates a hardship, applications may be sent by mail to the following address:
United States Attorney's Office
Southern District of Florida
99 NE 4th Street
Miami, Florida 33132
Attention: Attorney Recruitment
No telephone calls please.
Information about the United States Attorney's Office, Southern District of Florida can be found at: https://www.justice.gov/usao-sdfl