The office is located in Indianapolis, Indiana. The city of Indianapolis is known as the "Crossroads of America" and consistently ranks among the best places in the nation to live. There are 35 Assistant United State Attorneys in the office including both the Criminal and Civil Divisions serving a population of over 4.5 million people throughout the southern two-thirds of Indiana. The southern district of Indiana is a medium sized district with the main office in Indianapolis, a fully staffed branch office in Evansville, and offices in New Albany and Terre Haute.
Our mission is to enforce the law and defend the interests of the United States, provide federal leadership in preventing and controlling crime, seek just punishment for those guilty of unlawful behavior, and to administer and enforce the nation's laws to ensure fair and impartial administration of justice for all Americans. We strive to build a stronger office through recruitment efforts and maintain the high standards of the office by promoting professional development. We seek to build a legacy of excellence.
In all matters, it is our mission to represent the people of the United States in a manner that will instill confidence in the fairness and integrity of our office and the judicial system, and to conduct our work with the highest integrity. We strive to perform our mission in the most efficient and effective manner.
The U.S. Attorney's Office, Southern District of Indiana, is recruiting for an uncompensasted Special Assistant United States Attorney (SAUSA), temporary not-to-exceed one year which may be extended without further competition, (Full or Part-time) to serve in the Asset Recovery Unit. The Asset Recovery Unit is responsible for the collection of federal debts and the forfeiture of assets related to criminal activity. The SAUSA will represent the United States in criminal and civil cases before the United States District Court focusing on the collection of financial debts owed to the United States, including the initiation of civil enforcement actions. In addition to handling cases, the successful candidate will work alongside other attorneys, conduct legal research, write briefs, represent the government in court, and take depositions. The SAUSA will receive substantial training in all of the above areas.
Responsibilities will increase and assignments will become more complex as training and experience progress.
Required Qualifications: Applicants must possess a J.D. degree and must be licensed to practice law in any state, U.S. Territory or the District of Columbia. Applicants must be active members in good standing of the bar (any jurisdiction).
Preferred Qualifications: The successful applicant will possess the following: (1) sound judgment and a strong work ethic; (2) the ability to work independently and efficiently; (3) the ability to work collaboratively and professionally with other lawyers and support staff; (4) strong skills in legal analysis, research and writing; (5) the abililty to analyze complex legal and factual issues; (6) the ability to analyze corporate, trust and employment records; and, (7) strong organizational skills.
United States citizenship is required.
You must meet all qualification requirements upon the closing date of this announcement.
Opens Tuesday, February 6, 2018 and Closes Tuesday, February 20, 2018. Applications may be submitted online through the following link: http://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/490390900. The deadline to apply is Tuesday, February 20, 2018. If unable to apply online, the announcement provides instruction on faxing your documents in the "How to Apply" tab.