Assistant U.S. Attorney

About the Office:
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 administer and enforce the Nation’s laws to ensure fair and impartial administration of justice for all Americans. We strive to strengthen our office through recruitment efforts and maintain our high standards by promoting professional development. We seek to build a legacy of excellence.

If you are looking for an exciting and challenging career, this is the position for you! With a diverse and talented workforce of over 100,000 men and women, Justice leads the Nation in ensuring the protection of all Americans while preserving their constitutional freedoms. You can be part of a dedicated team helping to enforce Federal criminal and civil laws that protect life, liberty, and the property of citizens.

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.

As the federal agency whose mission is to ensure the fair and impartial administration of justice for all Americans, the Department of Justice is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive work environment. To build and retain a workforce that reflects the diverse experiences and perspectives of the American people, we welcome applicants from the many communities, identities, races, ethnicities, backgrounds, abilities, religions, and cultures of the United States who share our commitment to public service.

Job Description:
The United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Alabama is seeking applications from experienced litigators for an Assistant United States Attorney (AUSA) vacancy to serve in the Civil Division. You will be a part of a dedicated and collegial team representing the United States, its agencies, and its employees in a variety of cases in the federal district courts and federal appellate courts. The attorney selected will work on a diverse range of defensive litigation matters, including: personal injury, medical malpractice, wrongful death, and other tort actions; employment discrimination actions; immigration matters; prisoner litigation; and actions challenging governmental policies, activities and decisions. Day-to-day responsibilities include working with client agencies to gather information, engaging in motions practice, preparing and answering discovery requests, defending and taking depositions, retaining and working with experts, negotiating settlements, trying cases, and briefing and arguing appeals. As needed, this announcement may be used to fill one or more AUSA vacancies in the Civil Division, per USAPP


Required Qualifications:
Applicants must possess a J.D. degree, be an active member of the bar (any jurisdiction), have at least 3-year post-JD litigation experience, and possess superior oral and written communication skills as well as strong interpersonal skills, exhibit good judgment and function with minimal guidance in a highly demanding environment. Applicants should also have strong interpersonal skills, demonstrating the ability to work in a supportive and professional manner with the court, other attorneys, support staff, and client agencies, as well as the demonstrated capacity to function with minimal guidance in a highly demanding environment.

United States citizenship is required.

Preferred Qualifications:
The USAO seeks a diverse complement of lawyers with a wide range of skills and experience. The ideal candidate will have extensive litigation experience in complex jury trials. The ideal candidate will have successfully defended mixed Title VII, FTCA, condemnation/eminent domain, and tort cases. Because the applicant will handle defensive cases, the ideal candidate will possess extensive experience in civil practice, procedure, and contested litigation and mediation. The ideal candidate must possess quick analytical ability and the facility to accurately and precisely articulate the critical issues in a case. The ideal candidate should also have well developed computer skills in automated research, electronic court filing, electronic e-mail, and word processing systems and software.

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

Application Process:
To apply for this position you must navigate to USAJOBS at and follow the instructions.

Application Deadline:
Sunday, January 8, 2023