Limited Term Assistant US Attorney - Eastern District

Term appointment—one or two year assignment. Full link to job description and requirements: https://www.justice.gov/legal-careers/job/assistant-united-states-attorney-term-appointment-2

Position could be in either the Flint, Bay City, or Detroit offices.  

Job Description:  An appointment with the U.S. Attorney’s Office offers unique and challenging experiences for the highly motivated attorney. Serving as an Assistant U.S. Attorney (AUSA) and assigned to the Criminal Division, Civil Division, Appellate Division, or Branch Office location, you will be part of a dedicated team helping to enforce federal criminal and civil laws that protect life, liberty, and property of citizens. Criminal Division assignments include, but are not limited to, the investigation and prosecution of federal criminal laws involving guns, violence, immigration, terrorism, drug trafficking, crimes against children, government program fraud, health care fraud, other white collar offenses, public corruption, and organized crime. Civil Division cases encompass affirmative litigation where the United States is seeking some type of monetary recovery or injunctive relief (e.g., civil rights, judgment enforcement, bankruptcy, asset forfeiture) and defensive cases involving a variety of lawsuits brought against the Federal government. Appellate Division cases include the writing of briefs and the arguing appeals before the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati, Ohio, as well as reviewing briefs written by other AUSAs.

These are temporary appointment positions. Initial term of assignment to be determined but may range from one to two years. Position may be extended or made permanent without further competition. Work schedule is full-time.

Qualifications:  Applicants must possess a J.D. degree, be an active member of the bar (any jurisdiction), and have at least two (2) years of post-J.D. experience. United States citizenship is required.

Preferred Qualifications: Hiring for AUSA positions within the USAO is highly competitive. The USAO seeks a diverse complement of lawyers with a wide range of exceptional skills and experience, unified by keen intelligence and sincere commitment to public interest. Litigation experience, superior academic record, excellent writing skills, impeccable character, demonstrated interest in public service, courtroom presence, and the ability to work with and relate to a wide variety of people are all taken into account. Most attorneys hired have several years of experience, although highly qualified recent graduates with some experience in practice or as a judicial clerk are also considered.

Other Benefits: The Department of Justice offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation; sick leave; holidays; telework; life insurance; health benefits; and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System. This link provides an overview of the benefits currently offered to Federal employees: https://help.usajobs.gov/index.php/Pay_and_Benefits.

Salary:  The range of starting pay (including locality differential applicable to the USAO, Eastern District of Michigan’s Detroit duty station) is $68,230 to $166,400.

Travel:  Occasional travel may be required.

Application Process:  Applications for this vacancy will be accepted through June 3, 2019. Applicants are evaluated by a hiring committee based on such factors as academic performance, trial experience, research and writing ability, oral communication skills, and other legal and community service and experience.

Interested persons should provide the following information:

  1. A cover letter, which must include the vacancy number listed above and the date;
  2. A detailed resume, including dates of employment (month/year);
  3. One writing sample that is 10 pages or less;
  4. A completed questionnaire (see attached).

Please send these materials as a single attachment (PDF preferred) via email to USAMIE.HIRE@USDOJ.GOV. The preferable method of application is by email, but if you would prefer to apply through the mail, send the materials to:

Saima Mohsin

First Assistant U.S. Attorney

Eastern District of Michigan

211 W. Fort Street, Suite 2001

Detroit, MI 48226

Please use only one method of application (email or traditional mail), do not send multiple applications. To be considered, applications must be received and/or postmarked by June 3, 2019.

Application Deadline:  Monday, June 3, 2019

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