The United States Attorney's Office for the Western District of Pennsylvania (USAO) is an energetic and collegial office with 109 employees and contractors, which represents the United States in all criminal prosecution and civil and appellate litigation in the Western District of Pennsylvania. The Western District of Pennsylvania consists of 25 counties in the western part of the state; its main office is in Pittsburgh, with staffed branch offices in Erie and Johnstown. The USAO strives to provide an inclusive, rewarding work environment for employees of all backgrounds. Additional information about the District can be found on our website at https://www.justice.gov/usao-wdpa/.
To learn more about what the area and what the State of Pennsylvania has to offer, please visit https://www.visitpittsburgh.com/ and https://www.pa.gov/.
The United States Attorney's Office is a part of the Department of Justice (DOJ). With a diverse and talented workforce of over 100,000 men and women, DOJ ensures the protection of all Americans while preserving their constitutional freedoms. You can be part of a dedicated team helping to enforce Federal criminal and civil laws that protect life, liberty and the property of citizens. If you are looking for an exciting and challenging legal career, this is the position for you! For more information on the Department of Justice and the United States Attorney's Office, please visit http://www.justice.gov/careers/careers.html.
The United States Attorney's Office/Executive Office for United States Attorneys is a great place to work. The Department of Justice ranked #10 out of 17 large agencies and EOUSA/USAO ranked #77 out of 415 agency subcomponents in a study, "The Best Places to Work in the Federal Government, 2018 Ratings" published by the Partnership for Public Service.
Employment with the United States Attorney's Office offers a unique and challenging experience for highly motivated attorneys, including opportunities to work on their own caseload and handle their own trials. Uncompensated Special Assistant United States Attorneys (SAUSAs) will be assigned to the Civil and Criminal Divisions in the Wheeling Office, Clarksburg Office, or Martinsburg Office. A one-year employment commitment is required.
Candidates for the Civil Positions will 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.
Candidates for the Criminal Positions will be part of a dedicated team helping to enforce federal criminal laws. Assignments will include the investigation and prosecution of firearms, explosives, counterfeiting, fraud, immigration, drug trafficking, and other violent crimes.
The SAUSA will receive training in investigating and prosecuting federal crimes, and may have the opportunity to attend formal training or conferences with SAUSAs and Assistant United States Attorneys (AUSAs) from districts across the country.
This is a one or two-year appointment usually without compensation. Employee benefits for uncompensated positions are limited.
Applicants must possess a J.D. degree; be duly licensed and authorized to practice as an attorney under the laws of a State, territory, or the District of Columbia. Applicants must be active members in good standing of the bar (any U.S. jurisdiction) and have at least 1 year of post J.D. legal or other relevant experience.
United States Citizenship is required.
Initial appointment is conditioned upon a satisfactory pre-employment background adjudication. This includes fingerprint, credit and tax checks, as well as drug testing. In addition, continued employment is subject of a favorable adjudication of a background investigation.
Following appointment, SAUSAs generally must reside in the district for which they are appointed or within 25 miles thereof. See U.S.C. § 545 for district-specific information.
Please send cover letter, resume (with dates of JD, School, and bar information and dates included), date when first available to work, and telephone number(s) where they can be reached in the day and evenings to:
ATTN: HR STAFF
Resumes should include a detailed description of employment history, to include dates of employment (month/year). This is an open continuous announcement to fill current and future vacancies in our Civil and Criminal Division. Please include the vacancy announcement number listed at the top of the announcement (20-PAW-SAUSA-01) on your resume and cover letter.
No telephone calls please.
This and other attorney announcements can be found at: http://www.justice.gov/careers/legal/attvacancies.html