The United States Attorney’s Office (USAO), District of Arizona, prosecutes federal crimes, seeks recovery of fraudulently obtained government funds, litigates affirmative civil fraud and enforcement actions, and defends the U.S. Government’s interests in civil cases. The USAO is seeking an experienced civil litigation attorney to serve as an Assistant United States Attorney in Phoenix, AZ

This position is located in Phoenix, Arizona.

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The work of the Civil Division mirrors the varied activities of the federal government and offers a challenging and diverse caseload. Civil Division AUSAs handle affirmative and defensive matters at both the trial and appellate levels. This position’s primary responsibility will be affirmative financial litigation. The selected AUSA will work with investigators, agencies, AUSAs and others to identify and seize assets in connection with criminal and civil matters, and will use litigation tools (e.g., fraudulent transfer actions, discovery, attachment, garnishment) to expand recovery for victims and collects debts owed to the government. Depending on the needs of the office, the selected AUSA may also handle defensive matters including, for example, tort actions, employment discrimination actions, Bivens actions against federal employees, actions under the Administrative Procedure Act, and prisoner litigation, as well as affirmative matters such as suits under the False Claims Act and investigations and actions to protect civil rights. Given the breadth of the Civil Division’s work, flexibility and a willingness to learn new subject areas are valued traits for any applicant.

All initial attorney appointments to the Department of Justice are made on a 14 month (temporary) basis pending favorable adjudication of a background investigation. These are permanent positions in the excepted service.

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


Promotion Potential


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