The United States Attorney's Office in the Northern District of Alabama serves the District by representing the interests of the United States in litigation and community affairs related to law enforcement. The Office prosecutes violations of federal criminal law. It also defends the United States in civil law suits and seeks to recover from instances of fraud committed against the United States and take other affirmative civil enforcement action. The Office works with federal, state, and local law enforcement to protect and serve the district. The United States Attorney's Office for the Northern District of Alabama covers 31 of the state's 67 counties, and has a branch office located in Huntsville, Alabama. Our mission is threefold: (1) to prosecute violations of federal criminal law, (2) to prosecute on behalf of or defend the United States in civil actions, and (3) to collect otherwise administratively uncollectible financial judgments on behalf of the United States. Assistant United States Attorneys in this district are charged with demonstrating exceptional competence, unquestionable integrity, and a commitment to serve the citizens of this district as they accomplish the office's mission.
This position is located in the Birmingham office. Birmingham is an area of rolling hills, beautiful lakes, downtown lofts, evening concerts in the park, nationally ranked restaurants, and an amusement and theme park.
Other information about the United States Attorneys Office for the Northern District of Alabama may be found at: http://www.justice.gov/usao/aln/.
This and other attorney vacancy announcements can be found at: http://www.justice.gov/legal-careers/attorneys-vacancies.
The United States Attorney's Office is seeking resumes for one full time uncompensated Special Assistant United States Attorney (SAUSA) who is willing to accept a temporary position that, while unpaid, offers a valuable opportunity to gain exposure to the office while also obtaining litigation and potentially trial experience. This position requires a minimum commitment of one year and may be extended for up to one additional year. Prior litigation experience is preferred, but the position is open to attorneys who are finishing judicial clerkships. Applicants must possess superior legal research and writing skills. If invited for an interview, applicants must furnish a writing sample that shows depth in analytical thinking and proficiency in legal research. This position is located in the Civil Division and the person selected will be responsible for cases involving enforcement of laws and statutes related to interference of rights of all Americans under such statutes as The Civil Rights Act of 1964, The Fair Housing Act, and the Americans with Disabilities Act.
SAUSAs will not automatically be hired by this office as Assistant United States Attorneys (AUSA). However, they may apply for any future AUSA positions upon the conclusion of their SAUSA appointment.
Required qualifications: Applicants must possess a J.D. degree, be an active member of the bar (any jurisdiction), and have at least 1 year post-J.D. experience. The person selected for this position must be fully and exclusively invested in the Northern District of Alabama.
Preferred qualifications: Applicants for this position will have a solid academic background, strong legal research and writing skills, and experience with complex case investigations.
United States citizenship is required.
This is a one year appointment without compensation. This appointment may be extended for one additional year.
All resumes/applications should be mailed to :
United States Attorneys Office
1801 Fourth Avenue North
Birmingham, Alabama 35203
No telephone calls please.
Resumes must be postmarked by the closing date of this announcement, 05/14/2015. Resumes and cover letters should include the vacancy announcement number shown at the top of this announcement (15-NDAL-06).