The United States Attorney's Office, Middle District of Tennessee, is located in Nashville, Tennessee. The United States Attorney's Office prosecutes federal criminal offenses, litigates affirmative civil fraud and enforcement actions, and defends the U.S. Government's interest in civil cases. The office seeks to maintain the highest standards of excellence in the enforcement of federal laws and the representation of the United States. More information about the United States Attorney's Office for the Middle District of Tennessee is available at www.justice.gov/usao/districts/mdtn
The Middle District of Tennessee is currently seeking applicants to fill an Assistant United States Attorney (AUSA) position in the Criminal Division. The position will be filled on a term basis, with the term expected not to exceed 14 months. Term offers are not for permanent employment, as terms will expire at the end of the specified period. This term position may be eligible for an extension or conversion to a permanent position without further competition, depending on the federal budget and staffing levels. The applicant selected will be responsible for the investigation and prosecution of the complex cases typically requiring significant federal prosecution experience. In this position, the applicant will be provided an opportunity to work on some of the most significant, complex and visible cases being litigated today. As part of a dedicated team, you will be responsible for prosecuting criminal cases involving either violent crime, firearms, narcotics or fraud and white collar crime, among other program areas.
The United States Attorney's Office seeks highly qualified applicants with demonstrated strong advocacy and trial skills and excellent academic and professional credentials to serve as a federal prosecutor. Applicants must possess a J.D. degree, be an active member in good standing of the bar (any jurisdiction), and have at least one year of post-J.D. experience as an attorney. Appointment is subject to FBI background investigation, including credit, arrests, references and drug inquiries. Applicants must have a demonstrated ability to function as a criminal litigator, with minimal guidance, in a highly demanding environment. Applicants also must demonstrate: (1) the ability to quickly, accurately and precisely articulate the critical issues in a case; (2) superior oral and writing skills; (3) strong research and interpersonal skills; (4) good judgment; (5) excellent communication and courtroom skills; and (6) the ability to work in a supportive and professional manner with other attorneys, support staff and client agencies.
Interested applicants should send a resume to:
*By mail: Dawn Woodside Administrative Services Specialist (HR) 110 9th Avenue South, Suite A-961 Nashville, Tennessee 37203
*Or email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
•Required - Your resume showing relevant experience and dates of employment (include day/month/year), announcement number and references. Cover letter is optional and should be addressed to United States Attorney, Donald Q. Cochran.
•Required, if applicable - A recent copy of an SF-50 (Notification of Personnel Action), showing title, series, grade, and current salary; and a copy of your most recent performance appraisal.
•Required, if applicable - Veterans' Preference documentation (see Benefits and Other Information section for details).
. Do not submit a writing samples, one will be requested at a later date.
•No telephone calls please.
•Please do not fax your applications.
All applications are due by Close of Business (5pm) on the deadline date by mail or email.
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.