About the Positions: On a regular and recurring basis, this office fills the Supervisory Assistant United States Attorney (AUSA) positions that it has been allotted. These temporary, at will positions, make up the management team of the office, under the control, supervision and direction of the United States Attorney. AUSAs selected for these supervisory positions will be responsible for exercising dynamic leadership and efficiently and effectively managing the employees in their respective sections to accomplish the mission of the Department and the specific goals of this office, as set forth by the United States Attorney.
Responsibilities and Opportunity Offered: The supervisory positions that will be available on an occasional basis include, Criminal Chief, Civil Chief and Senior Litigation Counsel. The reporting structure for these positions will be as shown on the office’s Organization Chart. The specific duties will be clarified by the United States Attorney or First Assistant United States Attorney. Each supervisor will be the leader and manager of the respective sections
Training: Those AUSAs selected for a supervisory position for the first time will be required to attend the Justice Leadership Institute, or a Legal Issues for Managers Seminar.
Type of Position: All Supervisory AUSA appointments are temporary, at-will positions.
Salary Information: Assistant United States Attorneys' pay is administratively determined, in part, on the number of years of professional attorney experience. Similarly, the pay for a Supervisory AUSA is based on the same administratively determined pay scale and on the specific supervisory position for which an AUSA is selected.
Security Requirements: Depending on the position, a Supervisory AUSA may require access to a Top Secret Clearance.
Required qualifications: Applicants must have at least three years of experience as an AUSA or comparable legal experience. Interested AUSAs must have at least a fully successful performance rating for the last evaluation year. All applicants must be an active member of the bar (any jurisdiction) and not have received any disciplinary action within the past year from the date of the application. Preferred qualifications: Applicants should be able to demonstrate by experience, knowledge, or training, that they have an understanding of basic leadership and managerial skills.
Individuals interested in a supervisory position should give notice or submit materials which summarize their qualifications for the position. Materials may include a cover letter, resume, and writing sample. Written notice and/or materials should be filed with the First Assistant United States Attorney, who will maintain the supervisory interest list which will be reviewed as vacancies arise. Materials may be updated as needed. Upon receipt of an interest notice, the First Assistant United States Attorney will notify the AUSA that the submission of their name, and/or materials in support, does not create any rights to a temporary supervisory AUSA position. AUSAs who no longer wish to be considered for future supervisory positions should notify the First Assistant United States Attorney in writing.