The United States Attorney's Office 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.
An appointment with the U.S. Attorney's 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 Civil Division, the Special Assistant United States Attorney (SAUSA) represents the United States' interest in the trial and appellate courts for a wide variety of federal and state litigation, including bankruptcy, civil rights, commercial, constitutional, employment, environmental, federal program, fraud, immigration, medical malpractice, patent, prisoner, social security, summons enforcement, tax, and general tort cases. The attorney selected for this position primarily will be devoted to defending the United States' interests in such litigation. 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.
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: Litigation experience in employment discrimination, torts, Administrative Procedure Act cases, federal litigation, and/or a federal judicial clerkship is desired.
United States citizenship is required.
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.
A Special Assistant United States Attorneys generally must reside in the district to which he or she is appointed. See 28 U.S.C. 545 for district-specific information.
Please send your resume to:
United States Attorney's Office
Eastern District of Virginia
2100 Jamieson Avenue
Alexandria, VA 22314
No telephone calls please. Positions are open until filled, but resumes must be received by June 24, 2016. Please include the vacancy announcement number listed at the top of this announcement (16-EDVA-08) on your resume and all correspondence.