Assistant United States Attorney – Alexandria

Executive Office for U.S. Attorneys and the Office of the U.S. Attorneys

Our mission is to enforce the law and defend the interests of the United States, provide Federal leadership in preventing and controlling crime, seek just punishment for those guilty of unlawful behavior and to administer and enforce the Nations laws to ensure fair and impartial administration of justice for all Americans. We strive to build a stronger office through recruitment efforts and maintain the high standards of the office by promoting professional development.

Applicants must possess a J.D. Degree

An appointment as an Assistant United States Attorney (AUSA) with the U.S. Attorney’s Office offers unique and challenging experiences for the highly motivated attorney: an opportunity to work on their own caseload and handle their own trials. Working in the Criminal Division in the Alexandria Office, the AUSA will be part of a dedicated team helping to prosecute federal criminal cases and prepare appeals in either the National Security/International Crime Unit or Cybercrime Unit.

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

Required Qualifications:

Applicants must possess a J.D. degree, be an active member of the bar (any U.S. jurisdiction), have at least three-years post-J.D. legal or other relevant experience, possess superior oral and written communication skills as well as strong interpersonal skills, and exhibit good judgment and function with minimal guidance in a highly demanding environment.

United States citizenship is required.

Preferred Qualifications:

Previous experience with federal prosecutions involving national security or cybercrime.

Experience in the federal sector litigating either national security cases in the fields of counterterrorism and counterespionage, including use of the Classified Information Procedures Act (CIPA), or cybercrime, including experience with attacks on computers and computer networks, and/or intellectual property violations, is strongly preferred.

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

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