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Please visit the United States Attorney's Office for the District of North Dakota's web site at https://www.justice.gov/usao-nd for more information.
The United States Attorney's Office, District of North Dakota, is seeking an attorney with a strong background in criminal law for its Criminal Division. The Assistant U. S. Attorney (AUSA) selected candidate will work at the Main Office, located in Fargo, ND. The AUSA workload will primarily consist of Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF) related cases. The primary duties for this position involve spending substantial time developing, researching, and preparing cases involving primarily complex drug crimes from case submission to and through the appellate process.
This is a temporary position not-to-exceed 24 months / 2 years. However, this position may be extended or made permanent without further competition.
Based on staffing needs, additional appointments may be made from this announcement.
Required qualifications: Applicants must possess a J.D. degree, be duly licensed and authorized to practice as an attorney under the laws of a State, territory, or District of Columbia, and have at least one year of post-J.D. experience, with preferred applicants having 3 or more years. Applicants must be active members in good standing of the bar (any jurisdiction).
The ideal candidate will have experience handling a variety of complex criminal matters, strong academics, outstanding organizational skills, superior legal writing and research ability. A demonstrated commitment to professionalism, ethics, civility and public service are beneficial. There is a strong preference for the applicant with significant jury trial experience.
Applicants must demonstrate a strong analytical ability and the ability to accurately articulate the critical issues in a case. Applicants must demonstrate superior oral and writing skills as well as strong research and interpersonal skills, and good judgment. Applicants must have a demonstrated capacity to function, with minimal guidance, in a highly demanding environment while balancing a high caseload. Excellent computer literacy skills are also necessary.
Applications may be submitted via email (preferred method) to the following address: USAND.HR@USDOJ.GOV
Reference vacancy announcement number "19USAND-AUSA-03-SRE" in the subject line, along with your last name in parenthesis.
Applications submitted via email must be in "pdf" format.
Applications may be mailed to:
U.S. Attorneys Office
Attn: Stu Eidenschink (Administrative Officer)
655 First Ave N, Suite 250
Fargo, ND 58102
You must include current resume, bar membership information, a writing sample, and three professional references in your application package to be considered. Applications should also provide details pertaining to military service to recieve veteran consideration.
Applicants must be U.S. citizens.
This and other attorney vacancy announcements can be found at: https://www.justice.gov/legal-careers
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