The United States Attorney's Office (USAO) has jurisdiction and responsibility in a broad range of areas, all of which involve representing the legal interests of the Federal government in a court of law. The Eastern District of Michigan consists of 34 counties in the eastern half of Michigan's Lower Peninsula, and employs approximately 115 Assistant U.S. Attorneys.
An appointment with the U.S. Attorney's Office offers unique and challenging experiences for the highly motivated attorney. Serving as an Assistant U.S. Attorney (AUSA) and assigned to the Criminal Division, you will be part of a dedicated team helping to enforce federal criminal and civil laws that protect life, liberty and property of citizens. Criminal Division assignments include, but are not limited to, the investigation and prosecution of violent offenses, including drug trafficking, public corruption, white collar, and organized crime. Responsibilities will increase and assignments will become more complex as your training and experience progress.
Location: Most opportunities will be at the Detroit, Michigan duty station, with occasional vacancies in the Flint and Bay City branch offices.
Type of Position: These are temporary appointment positions. Initial term of assignment to be determined but may range from one to two years. Position may be extended or made permanent without further competition. Work schedule is full-time.
Applicants must possess a J.D. degree, be an active member of the bar (any jurisdiction), and have at least two years of post-J.D. experience. United States citizenship is required.
You must meet all qualification requirements upon the closing date of this announcement.
Other Benefits: Depending on duration of term appointment, the Department of Justice offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation; sick leave; holidays; telework; 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.
This is an open continuous announcement to fill current and future vacancies. Applications must be received for this vacancy will be accepted through September 30, 2015. Applicants are evaluated by the Hiring Committee on the basis of such factors as academic performance, trial experience, research and writing ability, oral communication skills, and other legal and community service and experience. Interested persons should send a detailed resume with a cover letter, writing sample(s), and completed questionnaire (see attached) to:
First Assistant U.S. Attorney
Eastern District of Michigan
211 W. Fort Street, Suite 2001
Detroit, MI 48226
For additional information regarding application procedures for AUSA positions, please direct e-mail inquiries to: Alicia.Collier@usdoj.gov.
Applications must be received and/or postmarked by September 30, 2015.
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.
Selective Service: If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law. See www.sss.gov.
Internet Sites: The home page for the U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Michigan, may be accessed at: http://www.justice.gov/usao/mie/index.html
Announcements for other DOJ attorney vacancies may be viewed at: http://www.justice.gov/legal-careers/vacancies