Assistant United States Attorney
Montgomery, AL 36104 - United States
The Middle District of Alabama consists of 23 counties in central and southeastern Alabama. The United States Attorney’s office employs approximately 58 individuals, including 25 Assistant United States Attorneys (AUSAs). The United States Attorney, Sandra J. Stewart is currently seeking to hire an outstanding candidate for an AUSA position in the Criminal Division. More information about the office may be found at our website: http://www.justice.gov/usao/alm
The office places a high value on diversity of experiences and perspectives and encourages applications from all qualified individuals from all ethnic and racial backgrounds, veterans, LGBTQ individuals, and persons with disabilities.
As the federal agency whose mission is to ensure the fair and impartial administration of justice for all Americans, the Department of Justice is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive work environment. To build and retain a workforce that reflects the diverse experiences and perspectives of the American people, we welcome applicants from the many communities, identities, races, ethnicities, backgrounds, abilities, religions, and cultures of the United States who share our commitment to public service.
The office is seeking applications from energetic, self-motivated, hard-working, and highly qualified attorneys. Although trial experience is not necessary, applicants must have the desire to routinely appear in court and try criminal cases. The selected applicant will be responsible for prosecuting a variety of criminal cases.
All initial attorney appointments to the Department of Justice are made on a time-limited 14-month (temporary) basis pending favorable adjudication of a background investigation. Temporary appointments may be extended or made permanent without further competition.
Required Qualifications: Applicants must possess a J.D. degree from an accredited law school, be an active member in good standing of the bar (any jurisdiction) and have at least 1 year of post-J.D. work experience as a practicing attorney.
Preferred qualifications: Applicants should demonstrate quick analytical ability and be able to articulate the critical issues accurately and precisely in a case. Applicants should possess excellent communication skills, strong advocacy skills, courtroom skills and presence, and exhibit the ability to work in a supportive and professional manner with other attorneys, support staff and client agencies. Applicants should have excellent judgment and the ability to handle highly charged issues. Applicants should possess excellent computer skills. Applicant will be expected to do the majority of his/her own legal research and writing and should be substantially self-sufficient in preparing day-to-day correspondence and pleadings.
United States citizenship is required.
To be considered for a position, applications must include a detailed resume, one writing sample of no more than 15 pages, a cover letter, a list of professional references, and bar licensure information. The cover letter must include the vacancy announcement number (23-MDAL-AUSA-12) All documents should be sent in ONE pdf file. Materials should be addressed as follows:
Sandra J. Stewart, United States Attorney Middle District of Alabama
Attention: Cherie Greene, Human Resource Specialist
131 Clayton Street
Montgomery, Alabama 36104
Application materials should be submitted via email to firstname.lastname@example.org OR mailed to the address listed above.When emailing application materials, submit all attachments as pdf documents. An applicant should not submit an application by both email and regular mail, FedEx, UPS, etc. No telephone calls please. No applications will be accepted by fax or in person. Applications must be received by COB (5:00pm CDST) on September 08, 2023.
AUSA pay is administratively determined based, in part, on the number years of professional attorney experience. The range of basic pay is $59,319 to $123,211. plus 16.20% locality pay where authorized.