The United States Attorney's Office for the District of South Carolina is looking for experienced attorneys to represent the interests of the United States. Working with other Assistant United States Attorneys (AUSAs) and federal law enforcement partners, this AUSA will be responsible for the prosecution of civil cases on behalf of the United States. Serving to make society safer, to protect those who are preyed upon, and to ensure the fair and equitable administration of justice makes being an AUSA an extremely rewarding and exciting career.
Assistant United States Attorneys in the Civil Division have the opportunity to perform an important public service by representing the interests of the United States of America in civil actions brought by or against the United States in both federal and state courts of law. This position's primary responsibility will be affirmative litigation of cases involving general fraud, health care fraud, violations of the False Claims Act, and violations of the Controlled Substances Act. The position may also include defensive litigation in the areas of medical malpractice, employment discrimination, immigration, Administrative Procedures Act, prisoner, personal injury tort, and other general defensive litigation.
Attorneys in the Civil Division are responsible for handling all aspects of cases and investigations, including researching the appropriate program requirements and the materiality of the allegations of fraud, gathering evidence, taking testimony, writing briefs, participating in negotiations, and appearing in court at hearings and trials.
Ideal candidates must possess a strong work ethic, exhibit good organizational skills, exercise fair and sound judgment, be attentive to facts and details, work well both independently and on a team, have leadership skills, be ready and willing to volunteer to assist other AUSAs, possess excellent negotiation skills, have the ability to analyze complex legal and factual issues, write clearly and persuasively, and effectively represent the Government's interests at hearings and trials before the United States District Court
Applicants must possess a J.D. Degree, be an active member of the bar (any U.S. jurisdiction), and have at least 3 year post-J.D. legal or other relevant experience.
United States citizenship is required.
- Required qualifications include at least 3 years of Post-J.D. Legal or other relevant experience.
-Applicants must demonstrate a quick analytical ability to accurately and precisely identify and articulate critical issues in an investigation and prosecution.
-Applicants must possess excellent written and oral communication abilities and courtroom skills.
-Applicants must demonstrate superior oral and writing skills as well as strong research and interpersonal skills.
-Applicants must demonstrate good judgment.
-Applicants must exhibit the ability to work in a supportive and professional manner with other attorneys, support staff, law enforcement agents, courthouse staff, and judges.
-Applicants must have a demonstrated capacity to work hard and function, with minimal guidance, in a highly demanding environment.
-Applicants will be expected to do their own legal research and writing and will be substantially self-sufficient in preparing day-to-day correspondence and pleadings.
Applicants must apply using the following link to USAJOBS:
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.