Overview

Duties

Summary

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.

Visit us at: http: www.usdoj.gov/usao/tnw

This position is located in Memphis, Tennessee.

As needed, additional positions may be filled using this announcement.


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Responsibilities

United States Attorneys’ Offices prosecute federal criminal offenses and represent the interests of the United States in civil and criminal cases. The United States Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Tennessee serves 22 counties in West Tennessee spanning 11,331 square miles. The office employs over 76 individuals with 38 attorneys assigned to the Memphis office, six attorneys assigned to the Jackson Branch office, and 32 support staff. Our office is large enough to enjoy a wide variety of case assignments and small enough to be collegial and collaborative. We place a high value on diversity of experience and cultural perspective. We encourage applications from trial attorneys from all ethnic groups, all genders, veterans, and individuals with disabilities. Our headquarters office is located in Memphis, with a staffed branch office in Jackson, TN.

The Western District of Tennessee, U.S. Attorney’s Office has an opening for an Assistant United States Attorney (AUSA) to work in the Criminal Division of our Memphis, TN Office. The AUSA will be part of a dedicated team helping to enforce Federal criminal laws and prepare appeals.

Assistant United States Attorneys in the Criminal Division are responsible for the prosecution of all types of crimes under federal law ranging from complex white-collar crime, public corruption, investment schemes, illegal immigration and alien smuggling, environmental crimes, drug trafficking, firearms violations and violent crime. The Criminal Division also includes the Anti-Terrorism Advisory Council, Appellate Division, Asset Forfeiture Program and Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force. Specific case assignments vary depending on the particular needs of the office. The position may also involve some administrative responsibilities.

Responsibilities will increase and assignments will become more complex as your training and experience progress.

Travel Required

Occasional travel – You may be expected to travel for this position.


Supervisory status

No


Promotion Potential

29