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 States 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 msision 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 uncompensated 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 Civil Division. The SAUSA will be given the opportunity to represent the United States and its agencies and employees in a wide variety of civil matters, such as by representing federal agencies and employees in civil lawsuits, assisting in the office's fraud investigations, and otherwise representing the United States. The SAUSA will receive substantial training and will have responsibility for handling all aspects of civil cases in court. The SAUSA's duties will include handling cases, working alongside other attorneys, writing briefs, taking and defending depositions, and appearing in court. The attorney must have a very strong ability to analyze complex legal and factual issues, write clearly and persuasively, possess a strong work ethic, exhibit good organizational skills, exercise fair and sound judgment, pay careful attention to facts and details, work both independently and on a team, be ready and willing to volunteer to help other attorneys, be able to negotiate effectively with opposing counsel, and be devoted to justice, excellence, and representing the public.
Responsibilities will increase and assignments will become more complex as training and experience progress.
Required Qualifications: Applicants must possess a J.D. Degree and be duly licensed and authorized to practice as an attorney under the laws of a State, territory, or District of Columbia. Applicants must be active members in good standing of the bar (any jurisdiction).
Preferred Qualifications: The office seeks someone with excellent written and oral communication skills; a strong work ethic; the ability to work well both independently and with others; and dedication to serving the public.
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 throught the following link: http://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/490370000. 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.