The United States Attorney's Office prosecutes federal criminal offenses, seeks recovery of government funds fraudulently obtained, litigates affirmative civil fraud and enforcement actions, and defends the U.S. Government's interest in civil cases. The United States Attorney's Office, Northern District of Georgia, is located in Atlanta, Georgia. In addition to the main office in downtown Atlanta, we maintain three intermittently staffed offices located in Rome, Newnan, and Gainesville. More information about the United States Attorney's Office for the Northern District of Georgia is available at http://www.usdoj.gov/usao/gan.
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.
Responsibilities and Opportunity Offered: The Northern District of Georgia is currently seeking applicants for a permanent Assistant U.S. Attorney (AUSA) opening in our Criminal Division. All initial attorney appointments to the Department of Justice are made on a 14-month (temporary) basis pending favorable adjudication of a background investigation.
The selected Criminal AUSA will initially be assigned to the General Crimes Section. New Criminal AUSAs join this section and, depending on their level of experience, may remain in the section for a year or longer as they develop case experience and trial skills. After successfully completing this training program, the AUSA will be permanently assigned to one of the sections described below at the U.S. Attorney's discretion:
- Violent Crime & National Security Section focuses on national security, human trafficking, Hobbs Act robberies, immigration, child exploitation, child pornography, and firearm offenses.
- Narcotics & Dangerous Drug Section focuses on investigating and prosecuting complex drug trafficking, money laundering, and other related offenses, many of which involve Title III and other cutting-edge electronic surveillance.
- Complex Fraud Section focuses on investigating and prosecuting a wide variety of white-collar crimes, including mail and wire fraud, identity theft, corporate fraud, and criminal healthcare fraud.
- Public Integrity and Special Matters Section focuses on investigating and prosecuting public corruption cases, criminal civil rights cases, and other matters of special importance to the district.
- Cyber & Intellectual Property Section focuses on investigating and prosecuting cyber intrusions, intellectual property infringement, computer fraud and other fraud schemes.
- Asset Forfeiture and Money Laundering Section focuses on financial investigations, forfeiture actions, and when appropriate, bringing criminal charges against individuals and/or corporate defendants for money laundering and other financial crimes.
Required qualifications: Applicants must possess a J.D. degree from a law school approved by the American Bar Association, be an active member of the bar (any jurisdiction), and have at least three years of post-JD experience.
United States citizenship is required.
Preferred qualifications: Although not required, applicants with a strong interest in prosecuting drug cartels, gangs, cybercrime, violent crime, complex financial fraud, or civil and/criminal forfeiture are preferred. Candidates must possess a strong academic background, superior legal writing and research ability, organizational skills, ability to handle and manage voluminous documents and electronic data, handle challenging witnesses, handle pressing deadlines, and show a commitment to professionalism, ethics and integrity, civility, and public service.
(*Note: You must become a member of the Georgia bar within 18 months of appointment as an Assistant U.S. Attorney. If you are a member of the bar in any jurisdiction other than Georgia, you may apply for admission on motion without examination to membership in the bar must have comity for bar admission purposes with the State of Georgia. Reciprocity Order, eligibility criteria, and instructions for admission on motion without examination are available at http://www.gabaradmissions.org ).
If you are interested in relocating to a great United States Attorney's Office in the beautiful, rapidly growing, and still relatively affordable Atlanta area, please email a resume (one page preferred) and cover letter (pdf file preferred) to USAGAN.Resumes@usdoj.gov.
Or, resumes may be mailed to:
Human Resources Specialist
United States Attorney's Office Northern District of Georgia
75 Ted Turner Drive, S.W. Suite 600
Atlanta, GA 30303
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.