Overview

This is an anticipated vacancy.

This position is located in Fort Mitchell, Kentucky.

All initial attorney positions to the Department of Justice are made on a 14-month (temporary) basis.

Initial appointment is conditioned upon a satisfactory pre-employment 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.

Applicants must possess a J.D. Degree

The USAO for the Eastern District of Kentucky has a staff of approximately 50 attorneys and 44 support personnel. The main office is located in Lexington, with staffed branch offices in Ft. Mitchell and London, Kentucky. Unstaffed offices are located in Ashland, Frankfort, and Pikeville, Kentucky. The United States Attorney’s Office seeks to maintain the highest standards of excellence in the enforcement of federal laws and the representation of the United States.

You may access the webpage for the United States Attorney, Eastern District of Kentucky, at: http: www.usdoj.gov/usao/edky/

For more information on the Department of Justice and the United States Attorney’s Offices, visit http: www.justice.gov/careers/careers.html

The Mission of the United States Attorney’s Office (USAO) is to vigorously enforce the criminal laws of the United States, to effectively represent the interests of the United States in civil litigation, and to promote the public safety needs of the community through an efficient, well-coordinated law enforcement effort.

In all matters, our responsibilities are to promote the fair and impartial administration of justice, adhering to the highest ethical, professional and performance standards; to promote effective partnerships with local, state and federal law enforcement agencies, and the community at large in furtherance of law enforcement; to protect the rights of citizens, victims of crime and witnesses; to enhance community safety by reducing crime and the fear of crime, through outreach and education; and to inspire confidence in the criminal justice system.

This position offers an exciting and challenging career opportunity. The Department of Justice has a diverse and talented workforce of over 100,000 men and women and is tasked with ensuring the protection of all Americans, while preserving constitutional freedoms. The position provides an opportunity to be part of a dedicated team helping to enforce Federal law (criminal and civil) and protect life, liberty, and the property of citizens.

Assistant United States Attorneys (AUSAs) located in the Ft. Mitchell, Kentucky office will be assigned work for the Criminal Division. Employment with the United States Attorney’s Office offers a unique and challenging experience for the highly motivated attorney to work on some of the most significant, complex and visible cases being litigated today. Litigation handled by the Criminal Division helps to enforce Federal criminal laws that protect life, liberty and property of our citizens. The selected candidate will be fully dedicated to the Criminal Division. The selected candidate would also handle related appeals, including drafting appellate briefs and presenting oral arguments before the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.

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 .

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.

United States citizenship is required.

Preferred Qualifications:

Successful candidates should have a strong academic background and the demonstrated ability to produce high quality written work. Successful candidates must work effectively with a team and be able to analyze complex financial transactions. Successful candidates should possess strong oral skills, character and interpersonal skills, and have demonstrated the capacity to function with minimal guidance in a highly demanding environment. Successful candidates must also possess the knowledge and ability to use computers and computer applications in performing day-to-day work requirements, including the knowledge and ability to effectively use automated litigation support to acquire, organize, analyze and present evidence, create databases and manage documents.

You must meet all qualification requirements upon the closing date of this announcement.

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