About the Office:
The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Minnesota is accepting applications for Assistant United States Attorney (“AUSA”) openings in our Civil Division. The Office’s team of civil AUSAs represents the United States’ interests in the Federal District of Minnesota in a wide variety of affirmative and defensive litigation. The Civil Division’s affirmative case load includes enforcement of federal civil rights and environmental statutes, financial litigation on behalf of the United States, and investigating and bringing civil actions to combat fraud in government programs. The Civil Division’s defensive caseload is highly varied and includes tort, employment discrimination, administrative law, immigration, and financial and bankruptcy litigation.
The U.S. Attorney’s Office places a high priority on assembling a diverse team of AUSAs with varied backgrounds, experiences, and skills. On a daily basis, Civil Division AUSAs are required to make impactful strategic decisions in cases defending the United States’ agencies and their policies and actions, enforcing federal civil rights and fraud statutes, and many other matters in collaboration with their colleagues and their agency partners. The U.S. Attorney’s Office believes that its team makes better, fairer, and more just decisions when its judgment is the product of a vigorous dialogue among a collaborative and diverse group of peers.Our office places a high value on diversity of experiences and perspectives and encourages applications from individuals from all ethnic and racial backgrounds, veterans, LGBT individuals, and persons with disabilities.Job Description:
The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Minnesota is hiring one or more AUSAs in its Civil Division. The Civil Division represents the United States in a wide variety of affirmative and defensive litigation in Minnesota. Civil AUSAs affirmatively enforce federal civil rights and environmental statutes, and combat fraud in government programs. Civil AUSAs also defend the United States in tort, employment discrimination, administrative law, immigration, financial and bankruptcy litigation.
AUSAs in the Civil Division are responsible for representing the federal government and its agencies and employees in civil litigation in the District of Minnesota. Civil AUSAs are active at the trial and appellate levels, taking depositions, preparing and answering discovery, negotiating settlements, engaging in motions practice, trying cases, drafting appellate briefs, and arguing cases before appellate court judges.
Responsibilities will increase and assignments will become more complex as your training and experience progress.
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 more information, please visit our website: www.justice.gov/usao-mn.
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.
Due to COVID-19, if selected, you may be expected to telework for an undefined period under the Department’s evacuation authority, even if your home is located outside the local commuting area. Employees in this status may be notified of a requirement to report in person to the component workplace with an advance notice of not less than 30 days. Prior to a requirement to report to the workplace, employees may be eligible to request to continue to telework one or more days a pay period depending upon the terms of the component’s telework policy.Qualifications:
Required qualifications: Applicants must possess a J.D. degree, be an active member of the bar (any U.S. jurisdiction), and have at least 1 year post-J.D. legal or other relevant experience.
Preferred qualifications: The Civil Division seeks to fill one or more vacancies. One vacancy may involve a focus on bankruptcy litigation. Please highlight any relevant bankruptcy experience. Please note that bankruptcy experience is not required for applicants.
United States citizenship is required.
Background Investigation, credit and tax checks, and drug test required.
You must be registered for Selective Service, if applicable.
All initial attorney appointments to the Department of Justice are made on a 14-month (temporary) basis pending favorable adjudication of a background investigation.Salary: Assistant United States Attorneys’ pay is administratively determined based, in part, on the number years of professional attorney experience. The range of pay is $71,508 to $167,781, which includes locality pay.Travel: Occasional travel – You may be expected to travel for this position.Application Process:
Applications are being accepted via USAJobs at: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/648941400.
Applicants should familiarize themselves and comply with the relevant rules of professional conduct regarding any possible conflicts of interest in connection with their applications. In particular, please notify this Office if you currently represent clients or adjudicate matters in which this Office is involved and/or you have a family member who is representing clients or adjudicating matters in which this Office is involved so that we can evaluate any potential conflict of interest or disqualification issue that may need to be addressed under those circumstances.Application Deadline: Wednesday, May 4, 2022Relocation Expenses: Relocation expenses will not be paid.Number of Positions: One or more