The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Tennessee is comprised of 55 attorneys located in three staffed offices: Knoxville, Chattanooga, and Greeneville. The Eastern District of Tennessee enjoys a challenging mix of cases, a friendly and talented staff, and excellent agency relationships.
The mission of the United States Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Tennessee is to enforce the law and defend the interests of the United States according to the law; to ensure public safety against threats foreign and domestic; to provide federal leadership in preventing and controlling crime; to ensure the fair and impartial administration of justice for the people of East Tennessee; and, to serve as effective financial stewards for the American people, by defending the financial interests of, and collecting debts owed to, the United States.
As the federal agency whose mission is to ensure the fair and impartial administration of justice for all Americans, the Department of Justice is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive work environment. To build and retain a workforce that reflects the diverse experiences and perspectives of the American people, we welcome applicants from the many communities, identities, races, ethnicities, backgrounds, abilities, religions, and cultures of the United States who share our commitment to public service.
The United States Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Tennessee is seeking applications from experienced attorneys who have a strong background in criminal prosecution and appellate work for an Assistant United States Attorney vacancy in the Criminal Division. The incumbent will be responsible for prosecuting and directing the investigation of various types of cases in the U.S. District Court including: violent crimes; gun crimes; domestic terrorism; drug-related investigations; and white collar crimes to include fraud, money laundering, and other financial crimes. Duties include independently researching legal issues, drafting briefs, handling hearings and trials and all aspects of appeals before the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals including writing appellate briefs and arguing cases. Applicants should have superior analytical abilities and be able to articulate critical legal issues and should have courtroom experience arguing motions and conducting trials.
This is a permanent position. However, all initial attorney appointments to the Department of Justice are made on a 14-month (temporary) basis pending favorable adjudication of a background investigation.
Required qualifications: Applicants must possess a J.D. degree from an accredited law school, be an active member of the bar (any U. S. jurisdiction) and have at least three (3) years post-J.D. legal experience and exceptional computer literacy skills to include experience with automated research on the Internet, electronic court filing, and electronic email and word processing systems.
Preferred qualifications: Applicants should possess superior communication and courtroom skills, exhibit exceptional research and writing ability, perform thorough legal and factual analyses, demonstrate strong interpersonal skills, exercise good judgment, and function with minimal guidance in a highly demanding environment. Applicants should exhibit the ability to work in a professional manner with other attorneys, support staff, and client agencies.
United States citizenship is required.
Applications must be submitted online through the following link 23-TNE-11985794-AUSA. The deadline to apply is June 12, 2023.
Applicants should familiarize themselves and comply with the relevant rules of professional conduct regarding any possible conflicts of interest in connection with their applications. In particular, please notify this Office if you currently represent clients or adjudicate matters in which this Office is involved and/or you have a family member who is representing clients or adjudicating matters in which this Office is involved so that we can evaluate any potential conflict of interest or disqualification issue that may need to be addressed under those circumstances.