Assistant U.S. Attorney - Civil
Newark, NJ 07102 - United States
The United States Attorney's Offlce for the District of New Jersey is comprised of 156 attorneys located in three offices: Newark, Trenton and Camden. The USAO has jurisdiction and responsibility over a broad range of subject matter areas, all of which involve advancing the multi-varied criminal and civil legal interests of the Federal government. The office values diversity and seeks to provide an inclusive rewarding work environment for employees of all backgrounds.
The United States Attorney's Office for the District of New Jersey is seeking an experienced attorney to serve in the Civil Division handling primarily defensive cases. The selected AUSA will defend the United States, its agencies and employees in a wide variety of defensive civil matters in federal court, involving tort, employment discrimination, constitutional, Administrative Procedures Act, immigration, and numerous other claims. The selected AUSA will handle all aspects of litigation, including discovery, motion practice, arguments, alternative dispute resolution, pre-trial matters, trials and appeals. The position is primarily dedicated to handling defensive civil litigation in federal court. The selected AUSA may also handle, among other matters, state and municipal court matters, affirmative cases involving the False Claims Act, civil rights enforcement actions, and collection actions. Civil AUSAs must serve as effective and dedicated advocates for the government's interests, timely and efficiently pursue the just resolution of their assigned cases, and make sound and legally supportable decisions toward those ends. They must possess the foresight and organizational and legal skills needed to manage a large and diverse caseload that involves lengthy and difficult litigation. They must be able to identify the relevant legal and factual issues in their assigned cases, and to develop and implement effective strategies for all proceedings in those cases, including motions practice, discovery, alternative dispute resolution, trial, and appeal. They must be able to work well with their colleagues, supervisors, support staff, and witnesses. They must have strong legal research skills, be able to produce high quality written work even under short deadlines, and be persuasive oral advocates. Newly-hired civil AUSAs are expected to quickly develop subject matter expertise in all areas in which the Civil Division regularly practices, and to possess or rapidly acquire expert-level knowledge of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, the Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure, and the Federal Rules of Evidence.
Position may be located in Newark, Trenton or Camden.
Applicants must possess a J.D. Degree, be an active member of the bar (any U.S. jurisdiction), and have at least three (3) years post-J.D. legal or other relevant experience.
Applications must be received for this vacancy by December 31, 2023. Applicants are evaluated by the Hiring Committee on the basis of such factors as academic performance, trial experience, research and writing ability, oral communication skills, and other legal and community service and experience. An application package for a position with this Office should include a letter of application, resume, and legal writing sample. The writing sample selected for submission should be the applicant's exclusive work product. lf the writing sample was edited, or if there were other contributors, applicants are expected to identify those portions of the writing sample not exclusively their own work product and the extent of editing done by others.
lndividuals interested in applying for this Assistant United States Attorney position should email their resume and other documents by 5:OO pm on December 31, 2023.
Applications should be emailed to USANJ.HRAPPLICATIONS@USDOJ.GOV.
PLEASE INDICATE ON THE SUBJECT LINE OF YOUR EMAIL - LAST NAME, FIRSTNAME,ANNOUNCEMENT # NJ-23-AUSA CIVIL-01
Please address your cover letter to:
First Assistant U.S. Attorney
United States Attorney's Office
District of New Jersey
970 Broad Street
Newark, NJ 07102
Assistant United States Attorneys' pay is administratively determined based, in part, on the number of years of professional attorney experience. The range of basic pay for these positions will be $59,319 to $155,155, plus locality pay.