The United States Attorney's Office represents the United States in civil, criminal, and appellate litigation in the District of North Dakota. The main office is in Fargo, with a staffed branch office in Bismarck.
The United States Attorney's Office for the District of North Dakota is seeking to hire an Assistant United States Attorney (AUSA) to work in the Civil Division. This position offers a unique and challenging experience for a highly motivated attorney who is interested in working to advance civil rights in the District of North Dakota. The attorney selected will work closely with the District’s Civil Rights Coordinator and the Department of Justice Civil Rights Division to implement the civil rights priorities of the United States Attorney’s Office and the Department of Justice. The primary responsibility of the attorney selected will be to represent the United States in a variety of affirmative civil enforcement litigation actions, including those pertaining to housing and fair lending, ADA enforcement, service members' rights, and employment discrimination. The attorney filling this position will design and participate in community outreach events with federal, state, and local government agency partners and community stakeholders throughout the District. The attorney will also work with criminal prosecutors on outreach matters related to human trafficking.
The attorney selected will also be assigned to represent the United States in a variety of general civil litigation matters, including defense of claims brought under the Federal Tort Claims Act, such as premises liability and medical malpractice; defending actions under the Administrative Procedures Act, including actions by federal agencies such as the Department of Agriculture; foreclosures; and bankruptcy. This position will be filled in the Fargo, ND Office.
Required Qualifications: Applicants must possess a J.D. degree and be an active member in good standing of the bar of a State, Territory, or the District of Columbia and have at least two years of post-J.D. experience. Ideal qualifications include at least five years of Post-J.D. civil/criminal litigation experience.
Preferred Qualifications: Hiring for AUSA positions is highly competitive. The ideal candidate will have:
- experience and/or demonstrated interest in civil rights issues
- a quick analytical ability and the facility to accurately and precisely articulate the critical issues in a case;
- superior oral and writing skills as well as strong research and interpersonal skills, and good judgment;
- excellent communication and courtroom skills;
- the ability to work in a supportive and professional manner with other attorneys, support staff and client agencies;
- a demonstrated capacity to function, with minimal guidance, in a highly demanding environment;
- excellent computer literacy skills including experience with automated electronic court filing.
To apply, interested candidates should submit their resume and a cover letter that address in detail their educational and professional background as well as a listing of all bar memberships by e-mail to: USAND.HR@USDOJ.GOV
Applications submitted via email must be in "pdf' format.
Applications may be mailed to:
Attn: Stu Eidenschink, Administrative Officer
655 First Ave N, Suite 250
Fargo, ND 58102.
Applications must be received by Monday, July 25th, 2016, 4:30PM (Central Time Zone).
You must include current resume, bar membership information and three professional references in your application package to be considered.
Applicants must be U.S. citizens. No phone calls please.