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.
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. 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 one year 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 gang and drug trafficking investigations and prosecutions as well as the use of Title III 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.
*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.SAUSA-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 SW
Atlanta, GA 30303
Resumes should include complete dates (beginning month and year and ending month and year) for all periods of employment. Please submit only one application.
No telephone calls please.
Applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.