The District of Colorado is an energetic, forward-looking District comprised of three staff offices: Denver, Durango, and Grand Junction. The office values diversity and seeks to provide an inclusive and rewarding work environment for employees of all backgrounds.
The office is interviewing for a Term Assistant United States Attorney (AUSA) in the Financial Litigation Unit of the Asset Recovery Division. The Asset Recovery Division is responsible for collecting federal debts and the forfeiture of assets related to criminal activity. The Division's primary objective is to use best efforts to divest criminals of their property and return it to victims of crime. The attorney selected will be a part of the dedicated team of AUSAs in the enforcement of criminal restitution on behalf of victims, collection of criminal monetary penalties, and collection and enforcement of civil debts owed to the United States and its agencies.
The AUSA will have the opportunity to represent the United States focusing on the collection of financial debts owed to the United States. The AUSA's duties will include filing civil complaints and enforcing civil and criminal judgments; conducting legal research; writing briefs; taking depositions; appearing in court; and conducting investigations into debtors' financial condition. The AUSA must be able to analyze complex legal and factual issues; be an excellent, clear, logical, and careful writer, show strong organizational skills, come to work with dedication and energy, exercise sound judgment, pay careful attention to detail, show integrity and honesty, follow Department of Justice and United States Attorney's Office policies, work well both independently and with others, negotiate effectively, and handle matters in court persuasively on behalf of the United States. In addition, applicants with experience in debt collection and litigating in bankruptcy court are encouraged to apply.
This is a temporary appointment not-to-exceed September 30, 2019. This position may be extended or made permanent without further competition.
Required Qualifications: Applicants must possess a J.D. Degree, be an active member of the bar (any U.S. jurisdiction), and have at least 1 year post-J.D. legal or other relevant experience. The applicant must submit a resume.
United States citizenship is required.
Preferred Qualifications: Experience with financial litigation, and the Federal Debt Collection Procedures Act; experience in supporting, handling, or litigating federal cases; excellent writing, speaking and analytical skills; strong work ethic, character, dedication and interest in public service; interest in handling a wide variety of challenging cases on behalf of the United States of America; and the ability to work well both independently and on teams with others on complex cases.
You must meet all qualification requirements upon the closing date of this announcement.
Applications must be submitted through the following link: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/497244300