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 Criminal Division of our Binghamton 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, including one Civil Division AUSA and one support staff member who work in our Binghamton office. In addition, our offices are supported by several subject-matter specialist contract personnel.
Binghamton is the principal city and cultural center of the Binghamton metropolitan area which is home to 250,000 people in the Southern Tier of New York. The economy focuses on high-tech firms, healthcare, and education. Syracuse is just over an hour drive away, while New York City is within three hours, and Philadelphia within 4 hours. There are abundant recreational opportunities nearby in the Finger Lakes and along the Susquehanna River. 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.
Assistant U.S. Attorneys in our Criminal Division prosecute federal crimes, including offenses involving drug trafficking and smuggling; child exploitation; gang activity and violence; illegal immigration; national security and border security; and fraudulent and/or corrupt conduct in government, health care, mortgage transactions and other banking, securities and corporate activity, federal procurement, bankruptcies and federal taxation. They also work with law enforcement agencies to investigate such crimes, research and brief legal issues, and represent the United States in hearings, trials, and appeals.
Day-to-day responsibilities may include working with law enforcement agencies and others to investigate such matters, researching legal issues, drafting motions or motion responses, drafting search warrants, appearing before grand juries, and other litigation related duties.
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 self-reliance and the ability to work collaboratively with other attorneys, support staff, and law enforcement agencies; superior analytical and communication skills; significant litigation experience; outstanding talent as a writer and courtroom advocate; and proficiency in computer research and writing.
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. Please include the vacancy number listed at the top of this announcement (18-NYN-AUSA-03) 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 15, 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.