The United States Attorney's Office (USAO), Southern District of Florida (SDFL) is seeking an experienced attorney to serve as an Assistant United States Attorney (AUSA) in one of the largest USAOs in the nation. Divisions include: Appellate, Asset Forfeiture, Civil and Criminal. The Criminal Division is further divided into Sections: Major Crimes, Economic & Environmental Crimes, Narcotics, National Security, Public Corruption & Civil Rights, and Special Prosecutions. 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 all civil forfeiture matters and assist Criminal Division AUSAs with forfeiture related issues in criminal prosecutions. 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.
Assistant United States Attorneys (AUSAs) located in the Criminal Division will be responsible for investigating and prosecuting a variety of complex cybercrimes cases. Cases include computer intrusions or hacking, complex fraud schemes that utilize the internet and other technologies to victimize their targets, internet-based criminal activity, including the operation of "dark web" sites to distribute narcotics and other contraband, sophisticated identity theft rings that utilize cyber resources to perpetrate their crimes as well as to secrete and launder the unlawful gains generated from those crimes, intellectual property crimes, and theft of trade secrets. This AUSA will also be responsible for training other AUSAs and law enforcement personnel in the region on matters relating to cybercrime offenses and the collection and use of electronic evidence. Responsibilities will also include outreach to members of the local business and legal communities. Responsibilities will increase and assignments will become more complex as your training and experience progress.
Required Qualifications: Applicants must possess a J.D. degree, be an active member of the bar (any U.S. jurisdiction), and have at least 1 year post J.D. experience.
Preferred Qualifications: Prior experience in cyber crimes investigations and prosecutions is preferred. 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 at least 3 years of post J.D. experience.
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 preemployment 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 17-SDFL-AUSA-01.
A cover letter, resume and a writing sample must be submitted by e-mail to: USAFLS-AUSAResumes@usdoj.gov
OR 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.
Announcement is opened until filled. (The filling of this position is subject to the availability of funds).
Note: The USAO, SDFL, cannot be responsible for lost, misrouted, or delayed e-mail transmissions.