The U.S. Attorney's Office for 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 United States Attorney's Office prosecutes federal crimes, represents the federal government's interests in civil cases, and represents the government in criminal and civil appeals.
The home page for the U.S. Attorney's Office, Southern District of Georgia, may be accessed at http://www.usdoj.gov/usao/gas.
This is a temporary appointment not-to-exceed 13 months from the entry on duty date. This position may be extended or made permanent without further competition.
The office is interviewing for an Assistant United States Attorney (AUSA) in the Financial Litigation Section in the Civil Division. The Financial Litigation Section is responsible for collecting federal debts and the forfeiture of assets related to criminal activity. The Division's primary objective is to use best efforts to divest criminals of their property and return it to victims of crime. The attorney selected will be a part of a team dedicated to the enforcement of criminal restitution on behalf of victims, collection of criminal monetary penalties, and collection and enforcement of civil debts owed to the United States and its agencies.
The AUSA will have the opportunity to represent the United States focusing on the collection of financial debts owed to the United States. The AUSA's duties will include filing civil complaints and enforcing civil and criminal judgments; conducting legal research; writing briefs; taking depositions; appearing in court; and conducting investigations into debtors' financial condition. The AUSA must be able to analyze complex legal and factual issues; be an excellent, clear, logical, and careful writer, show strong organizational skills, come to work with dedication and energy, exercise sound judgment, pay careful attention to detail, show integrity and honesty, follow Department of Justice and United States Attorney's Office policies, work well both independently and with others, negotiate effectively, and handle matters in court persuasively on behalf of the United States. In addition, applicants with experience in debt collection and litigating in bankruptcy court are encouraged to apply.
Required Qualifications: Applicants must possess a J.D. degree, be an active member in good standing of the bar (any jurisdiction), and have at least one year of post-J.D. legal experience. The applicant must submit a resume, a cover letter, and a writing sample (one only, and not longer than 20 pages).
United States citizenship is required.
Preferred Qualifications: Experience with financial litigation, and the Federal Debt Collection Procedures Act; experience in supporting, handling, or litigating federal cases; excellent writing, speaking and analytical skills; strong work ethic, character, dedication and interest in public service; interest in handling a wide variety of challenging cases on behalf of the United States of America; and the ability to work well both independently and on teams with others on complex cases.
Applications must be submitted online through the following link: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/451003100
The deadline to apply on-line is 11:59 p.m. (EST) on September 30, 2016. If unable to apply on-line, the announcement provides instruction on faxing your documents in the “How to Apply” tab. No telephone calls, please.