The United States Attorney's Office for the District of Arizona (USAO-AZ) is an energetic and collegial office which prosecutes federal offenses, defends the United States Government's interests and affirmatively pursues claims on behalf of the government, representing the United States in all criminal prosecution, and civil and appellate litigation in the District of Arizona. Our mission is to provide Federal leadership in preventing and controlling crime, seek just punishment for those guilty of unlawful behavior, and to administer and enforce the Nation's laws to ensure fair and impartial administration of justice for all Arizonans. The District of Arizona has two large offices, in Phoenix and Tucson respectively, and smaller offices in Flagstaff and Yuma. The District is home to 22 Native American tribal communities whose native lands comprise 25% of the State. The USAO-AZ strives to provide an inclusive, flexible, and rewarding work environment for employees of all backgrounds, while maintaining the high standards of the office. Our office places a high value on diversity of experiences and perspectives and, except where otherwise provided by law, does not discriminate based on color, race, religion, national origin, politics, marital status, disability, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a parent, membership or non-membership in an employee organization, or personal favoritism.
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.
Assistant United States Attorneys (AUSAs) have the opportunity to represent the United States of America before the United States District Court in Arizona and before the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. In performing this important public service, AUSAs are given responsibility that is unparalleled in any other job that a litigator might undertake. Because AUSAs represent the United States, they are expected to comport themselves with the highest level of professionalism in their interactions with the courts, federal law enforcement, victims, colleagues, and the defense bar. AUSAs in our Yuma office are primarily responsible for prosecuting federal crimes along the international border in that region. With training and support, a new AUSA in the Yuma office will be expected to handle a high-volume caseload involving a variety of violations of federal law, such as human smuggling, drug trafficking, firearms trafficking, unlawful entries, assaults on federal officers, and other federal crimes. As a new AUSA in the Yuma office progresses in training and experience. 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.
You must meet all qualification requirements upon the closing date of this announcement.
To apply for this position, you must complete the occupational questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below.
The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (ET) on to receive consideration.
1. To begin, click Apply Online to create a USAJOBS account or log in to your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USAJOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire.
2. Click the Submit My Answers button to submit your application package. (It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation are submitted prior to the closing date.)
3. You will have to upload a Legal Writing Sample and an Arizona Application Form https://www.justice.gov/usao-az/page/file/1003756/download You will need to attach these documents under "Other." They are required documents. Limit the writing sample to 15 pages or less.
4. To verify your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account, https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login, select the Application Status link and then select the more information link for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.
To return to an incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete.
You are encouraged to apply online. Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application. However, should you not be able to apply online, please contact at or email at , prior to the closing date of this announcement to request an alternate method of applying.
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.