The United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia has four offices which are located in Alexandria, Richmond, Norfolk, and Newport News. Assistant U.S. Attorneys are assigned to each of these offices to prosecute criminal and civil cases. The District consists of more than 19,000 square miles and has a population of 5,730,000. The District has numerous federal agencies (including the Defense Department and the CIA), military installations, and major airports.
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.
An appointment with the U.S. Attorneys Office offers unique and challenging experiences for the highly motivated attorney; an opportunity to work on their own caseload and handle their own trials. Working in the Criminal Division, the Special Assistant United States Attorney (SAUSA) will be part of a dedicated team helping to enforce Federal criminal laws and prepare appeals, more specifically, in the Cyber Crimes area. The SAUSA will receive substantial training.
This position is temporary, not-to-exceed 1 year. It may be extended without further competition.
The term of the SAUSA appointment is 12 months, with a potential for an extension. At the conclusion of the term of appointment, the SAUSA will not be hired by this office as an Assistant United States Attorney (AUSA). However, the SAUSA may apply for AUSA positions in the office after completing service as a SAUSA.
Note: Employees of the Department of Justice, including uncompensated SAUSAs, may not engage in the compensated practice of law outside of the office. Attorneys are not eligible to serve as SAUSAs if they have been deferred by a law firm and received a payment for the period of their deferral with the expectation of future employment with the law firm, or if they will receive any payment from a law firm during their unpaid employment with the Department of Justice. In addition, contractors, including employees of contractors who do business with the Department of Justice, and who also are attorneys, are not eligible to serve as uncompensated Special Assistant United States Attorneys.
Required qualifications: Applicants must possess a J.D. degree, be an active member of the bar (any jurisdiction), have at least one-year post-JD experience in the legal field, and possess superior oral and written communication skills as well as strong interpersonal skills, exhibit good judgment and function with minimal guidance in a highly demanding environment.
Preferred qualifications: Experience litigating criminal cases in the federal sector or in federal courts, and/or a federal judicial clerkship is desirable.
United States citizenship is required.
Please send your resume to:
United States Attorneys Office
Eastern District of Virginia
2100 Jamieson Avenue
Alexandria, VA 22314
No telephone calls please. Resumes must be received or postmarked by May 29, 2015. Please include the vacancy announcement number listed at the top of this announcement (15-EDVA-03) on your resume and all correspondence.
Initial appointment is conditioned upon a satisfactory pre-employment adjudication. This includes fingerprint, credit and tax checks, and drug testing. In addition, continued employment is subject to a favorable adjudication of a background investigation.
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.