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.
The attorney filling the vacancy will be employed by the Gwinnett County District Attorney's Office and will be cross -designated as a Special Assistant United States Attorney through a partnership with the U.S. Attorney's Office. Salary and benefits will be paid by Gwinnett County. The attorney will work in the United States Attorney's Office in Atlanta. This position will be assigned a variety of narcotics and other drug-related criminal cases, including firearm offenses and money laundering. The position will be filled on a time-limited basis and is expected to last for two years, but may be extended without further competition. The attorney will split their time between Norcross and Downtown Atlanta.
This is a non-federal position. The employer is Gwinnett County District Attorney's Office. The terms, conditions and salary of this position will be determined by Gwinnett County.
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-J.D. experience. United States citizenship is required.
Preferred qualifications: Hiring preferences include federal or state criminal trial experience, although we consider applicants with a variety of litigation backgrounds that demonstrate analytical ability, judgment, and advocacy skills. Experience in drug trafficking and gang investigations and prosecutions, as well as the use of Title Ill wiretaps, is preferred. Candidates must possess a strong academic background, superior legal writing and research ability, and a commitment to professionalism, ethics, civility, and public service. Finally, preferred candidates must possess the ability to manage large, complex investigations and prosecutions and work closely with law enforcement partners.
*Note: You must become a member of the Georgia bar within 18 months of appointment as a Special 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), cover letter (.pdf file preferred), and a writing sample (that is substantially the applicant’s own work and demonstrates the applicant’s ability to explain and apply complicated legal issues) to USAGAN.SAUSA-Resumes@usdoj.gov
Or, materials 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
If you previously applied or interviewed with our office, please state in your cover letter the position you previously applied for and whether you interviewed for that position.
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