The United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Alaska serves the State of Alaska through its main office in Anchorage and two branch offices located in Fairbanks and Juneau. There are 32 Assistant United States Attorneys who prosecute federal crimes and defend and pursue the interests of the United States in civil cases. All but four of the District’s 60 employees are currently assigned to the Anchorage office. This employment opportunity is in the Anchorage Civil Division.
AUSAs in the Civil Division are responsible for representing the federal government, its agencies and employees in civil litigation in the District. Two primary areas of practice are tort cases, including medical malpractice and a variety of personal injury cases, and Title VII cases alleging discrimination in hiring and employment practices by agencies of the United States. Other areas of practice include civil rights, immigration, bankruptcy, debts owed the United States or its agencies, judicial review of administrative findings, and injunctive proceedings. AUSAs in the Civil Division are active at both the trial and appellate levels, taking depositions, preparing and answering interrogatories, negotiating settlements, engaging in motion practice, trying cases, and writing and arguing appeals.
Responsibilities will increase and assignments will become more complex as your training and experience progress.
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. legal or other relevant experience.
United States citizenship is required.
Hiring preferences include strong academics, outstanding organizational skills, superior legal writing and research ability, demonstrated analytical ability, good judgment and courtroom skills, and a commitment to professionalism, ethics, civility, and public service.
You must meet all qualification requirements upon the closing date of this announcement.
Applications will be accepted through May 3, 2019. Previously submitted resumes and applications wil not be reviewed. All resumes must be accompanied by a cover letter explaining your interest in the position. Please apply through the following link: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/530439800 No phone calls please. Applications must be submitted online.
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.