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Assistant United States Attorney Positions

Applicants interested in receiving consideration for AUSA positions in the District of Maryland should write a cover letter expressing their interest in the position and submit the cover letter along with a resume and a law school transcript to the following:

Acting United States Attorney
U. S. Attorney's Office District of Maryland
36 S. Charles Street, 4th Floor
Baltimore, MD 21201

Resumes will be retained for a 6 month period and will be considered as vacancies occur. Applicants for AUSA vacancies must have had their J.D. degree and been practicing law for at least three years. In addition, Department of Justice attorneys must be duly licensed and authorized to practice as an attorney under the laws of a state, territory or the District of Columbia. The Department of Justice (DOJ) currently maintains a list of selected specific attorney vacancies on the Internet at:

Starting salaries for AUSAs are based on an evaluation of an attorney's qualifications and years of experience. AUSAs receive an annual pay review that may lead to a salary increase based on the attorney's performance, current pay, and years of attorney experience. There is no formal rating system for applying veterans' preference to attorney appointments in the excepted service; however, the Department of Justice considers veterans' preference eligibility as a positive factor in attorney hiring. Applicants eligible for veterans' preference are encouraged to include that information in their cover letter or resume and attach supporting documentation (e.g., the DD 214 or other substantiating documents) to their submissions.

Security Forms:

Attorneys who have tentatively been selected for positions with the U.S. Attorney's Office will find below a list of security and administrative forms required for employment.

AUSA Pre-Employment Security Form Checklist.

Updated February 16, 2021

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