Job opening: Assistant United States Attorney
Salary: $59 319 - 139 183 per year
Published at: Aug 31 2023
Employment Type: Full-time
In all matters, it is our mission to represent the people of the United States in a manner that will instill confidence in the fairness and integrity of our office and the judicial system, and to conduct our work with the highest integrity. We strive to perform our mission in the most efficient and effective manner.
For specific information pertaining to this District, please visit: https://www.justice.gov/usao-wdny
This position could be filled in either Buffalo, NY or the Rochester, NY Branch office.
The U.S. Attorney's Office for the Western District of New York is seeking to hire an Assistant United States Attorney (AUSA) who will be responsible for representing the United States in the investigation and prosecution of Federal civil rights matters, including hate crimes, color of law prosecutions, and human trafficking. The Civil Rights AUSA will investigate and prosecute cases involving the criminal interference with liberties and rights defined in the Constitution or federal law. Civil rights enforcement is central to the mission of the Office.
The AUSA will review and analyze allegations of criminal civil rights violations; develop strategies for investigations; coordinate with federal law enforcement agencies to ensure that cases are investigated thoroughly and effectively; develop testimonial and documentary evidence relevant to cases; present evidence to federal grand juries; identify relevant legal issues in cases and investigations; recommend for or against federal prosecution; meet and confer with officials from the Department of Justice, other federal, state, and local government agencies, and interested non-governmental organizations; and establish good working relationships with partners and federal investigative agencies nationwide.
In addition, the AUSA will prepare and present cases for prosecution, to include preparing indictments, motions, pleadings, and briefs; conducting pretrial discovery and motions practice; developing testimonial and documentary evidence for trial; and conducting every aspect of trial preparation and trial presentation in federal criminal cases.
The AUSA will also handle non-litigation matters that arise in relation to the Division's mission of investigating and prosecuting criminal civil rights and cases. These non-litigation duties will include education and outreach to the public, law enforcement partners, and stakeholder communities such as participating in strategy and coordination meetings; conducting legal trainings and public presentations; and meeting with interested persons regarding prosecutorial decisions.
For some matters, AUSAs will also have the opportunity to work closely with the Department of Justice's Civil Rights Division.
Responsibilities will increase and assignments will become more complex as your training and experience progress.
Security Requirements:Initial appointment is conditioned upon a satisfactory preemployment adjudication. This includes fingerprint, credit and tax checks, and drug testing. In addition, continued employment is subject to a favorable adjudication of a background investigation.
Residency Requirements:Assistant United States Attorneys generally must reside in the district to which he or she is appointed or within 25 miles thereof. See 28 U.S.C. 545 for district-specific information.
Selective Service:If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law. See www.sss.gov.
- You must be a United States Citizen or National.
- Initial appointment is conditioned upon a satisfactory preemployment adjudication. This includes fingerprint, credit and tax checks, and drug testing. Continued employment is subject to a favorable adjudication of a background investigation.
- You must be registered for Selective Service, if applicable.
- J.D. degree and active member of the bar (any U.S. jurisdiction) required.
- Must reside in the district to which appointed or within 25 miles thereof. See 28 U.S.C. 545 for district specific information.
Required Qualifications:Applicants must possess a J.D. Degree, be an active member of the bar (any U.S. jurisdiction) and have at least two (2) years post-J.D. legal or other relevant experience. The District seeks attorneys who have outstanding legal ability, high moral character, mature judgment, and demonstrated excellence in criminal and/or civil trials.
Applicants must possess a J.D. Degree, be an active member of the bar (any U.S. jurisdiction), and have at least 2 years post-J.D. legal or other relevant experience.
United States citizenship is required.
Preferred Qualifications: The ideal candidate will have (1) legal practice experience related to criminal prosecution, from either the
prosecutorial or defense perspective or both; (2) quick analytical ability and the facility to accurately and precisely articulate the critical issues involved with a case; (3) superior oral and writing skills, as well as strong research and interpersonal skills; (4) ability to work in a supportive and professional manner with the court, other attorneys, support staff and client agencies, and have the ability to manage and prioritize a sizable and growing workload and to meet deadlines under pressure; (5) capacity to function with minimal guidance in a highly demanding environment; and (6) excellent computer literacy skills to include experience with automated research, electronic court filing, electronic e-mail and word processing systems.
You must meet all qualification requirements upon the closing date of this announcement.
Applicants must possess a J.D. Degree
- Address Western District of New York
138 Delaware Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14202
- Name: Pamela Rickard
- Phone: 716-843-5876
- Email: [email protected]