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Assistant United States Attorney - Asset Recovery Division

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Buffalo, NY, United States

Assistant United States Attorney - Asset Recovery Division

Attorney

Min 2 yrs required

Full-time

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# Assistant United States Attorney - Asset Recovery Division
## Job Description
The United States Attorney’s Office for the Western District of New York is currently looking to fill one available position for an Assistant United States Attorney in the Asset Recovery Division. This position is located in the Buffalo, New York office.

Assistant United States Attorneys (AUSAs) in the Asset Recovery Division are responsible for representing the United States and its agencies in civil and criminal litigation proceedings. Specific duties include:

* Commencing civil litigation on behalf of the United States in such areas as asset forfeiture, health care and government programs fraud, civil rights, and financial litigation
* Representing federal agencies in bankruptcy proceedings
* Enforcing asset forfeiture and financial litigation claims in criminal cases commenced by the United States
* Coordinating with client agencies in financial investigations
* Filing complaints
* Taking depositions
* Preparing and answering discovery demands
* Negotiating settlements
* Engaging in motion practice
* Conducting trials
* Providing support to criminal AUSAs in asset forfeiture and restitution matters
* Writing and arguing appeals

## Qualifications
The District seeks attorneys who have outstanding legal ability, high moral character, mature judgment, and demonstrated excellence in criminal and/or civil trials. Applicants must possess a . degree, be an active member of the bar (any . jurisdiction) and have at least two (2) years . legal or other relevant experience.

The ideal candidate will have:

* Legal practice experience related to civil litigation, affirmative and asset forfeiture
* Quick analytical ability and the facility to accurately and precisely articulate the critical issues involved with a case
* Superior oral and writing skills, as well as strong research and interpersonal skills
* Ability to work in a supportive and professional manner with the court, other attorneys, support staff and client agencies
* Capacity to function with minimal guidance in a highly demanding environment
* Excellent computer literacy skills to include experience with automated research, electronic court filing, electronic e-mail and word processing systems

## Salary
The salary for this position is between $56,983 and $133,701, plus authorized locality.

## Travel
Occasional travel to the Rochester, NY Office, Washington, DC and Columbia, SC (training) is required. Other travel may also be required.

## Application Process
Applications can be submitted through the following link: . This position will remain open until filled.

Applicants should familiarize themselves and comply with the relevant rules of professional conduct regarding any possible conflicts of interest in connection with their applications. In particular, please notify this Office if you currently represent clients or adjudicate matters in which this Office is involved and/or you have a family member who is representing clients or adjudicating matters in which this Office is involved so that we can evaluate any potential conflict of interest or disqualification issue that may need to be addressed under those circumstances.

## Relocation Expenses
Relocation expenses will not be authorized.

## Number of Positions
One (1). Based on staffing needs, additional appointments may be made from this announcement.

## Department Policies
The Department of Justice is an Equal Opportunity/Reasonable Accommodation Employer. This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the agency. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

The Department encourages qualified applicants with disabilities, including individuals with targeted/severe disabilities to apply in response to posted vacancy announcements. Qualified applicants with targeted/severe disabilities may be eligible for direct hire, non-competitive appointment under Schedule A (5 . § )) hiring authority. Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to contact one of the Department’s Disability Points of Contact (DPOC) to express an interest in being considered for a position.

It is the policy of the Department to achieve a drug-free workplace and persons selected for employment will be required to pass a drug test which screens for illegal drug use prior to final appointment. Employment is also contingent upon the completion and satisfactory adjudication of a background investigation. Congress generally prohibits agencies from employing non-citizens within the United States, except for a few narrow exceptions as set forth in the annual Appropriations Act.

There is no formal rating system for applying veterans' preference to attorney appointments in the excepted service; however, the Department of Justice considers veterans' preference eligibility as a positive factor in attorney hiring. Applicants eligible for veterans' preference must include that information in their cover letter or resume and attach supporting documentation (., the DD 214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty and other supporting documentation) to their submissions.

Assistant United States Attorneys must reside in the district to which appointed or within 25 miles thereof.

Legal Practice Experience, Quick Analytical Ability, Superior Oral and Writing Skills, Research and Interpersonal Skills, Ability to Work in a Supportive and Professional Manner, Capacity to Function With Minimal Guidance, Excellent Computer Literacy Skills

J.D. Degree

Applications can be submitted through the following link

Qualification and Experience J.D. Degree, Active Member of the Bar (Any U.S. Jurisdiction), At Least Two (2) Years Post-J.D. Legal or other Relevant Experience

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# Assistant United States Attorney - Asset Recovery Division
## Job Description
The United States Attorney’s Office for the Western District of New York is currently looking to fill one available position for an Assistant United States Attorney in the Asset Recovery Division. This position is located in the Buffalo, New York office.

Assistant United States Attorneys (AUSAs) in the Asset Recovery Division are responsible for representing the United States and its agencies in civil and criminal litigation proceedings. Specific duties include:

* Commencing civil litigation on behalf of the United States in such areas as asset forfeiture, health care and government programs fraud, civil rights, and financial litigation
* Representing federal agencies in bankruptcy proceedings
* Enforcing asset forfeiture and financial litigation claims in criminal cases commenced by the United States
* Coordinating with client agencies in financial investigations
* Filing complaints
* Taking depositions
* Preparing and answering discovery demands
* Negotiating settlements
* Engaging in motion practice
* Conducting trials
* Providing support to criminal AUSAs in asset forfeiture and restitution matters
* Writing and arguing appeals

## Qualifications
The District seeks attorneys who have outstanding legal ability, high moral character, mature judgment, and demonstrated excellence in criminal and/or civil trials. Applicants must possess a . degree, be an active member of the bar (any . jurisdiction) and have at least two (2) years . legal or other relevant experience.

The ideal candidate will have:

* Legal practice experience related to civil litigation, affirmative and asset forfeiture
* Quick analytical ability and the facility to accurately and precisely articulate the critical issues involved with a case
* Superior oral and writing skills, as well as strong research and interpersonal skills
* Ability to work in a supportive and professional manner with the court, other attorneys, support staff and client agencies
* Capacity to function with minimal guidance in a highly demanding environment
* Excellent computer literacy skills to include experience with automated research, electronic court filing, electronic e-mail and word processing systems

## Salary
The salary for this position is between $56,983 and $133,701, plus authorized locality.

## Travel
Occasional travel to the Rochester, NY Office, Washington, DC and Columbia, SC (training) is required. Other travel may also be required.

## Application Process
Applications can be submitted through the following link: . This position will remain open until filled.

Applicants should familiarize themselves and comply with the relevant rules of professional conduct regarding any possible conflicts of interest in connection with their applications. In particular, please notify this Office if you currently represent clients or adjudicate matters in which this Office is involved and/or you have a family member who is representing clients or adjudicating matters in which this Office is involved so that we can evaluate any potential conflict of interest or disqualification issue that may need to be addressed under those circumstances.

## Relocation Expenses
Relocation expenses will not be authorized.

## Number of Positions
One (1). Based on staffing needs, additional appointments may be made from this announcement.

## Department Policies
The Department of Justice is an Equal Opportunity/Reasonable Accommodation Employer. This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the agency. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

The Department encourages qualified applicants with disabilities, including individuals with targeted/severe disabilities to apply in response to posted vacancy announcements. Qualified applicants with targeted/severe disabilities may be eligible for direct hire, non-competitive appointment under Schedule A (5 . § )) hiring authority. Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to contact one of the Department’s Disability Points of Contact (DPOC) to express an interest in being considered for a position.

It is the policy of the Department to achieve a drug-free workplace and persons selected for employment will be required to pass a drug test which screens for illegal drug use prior to final appointment. Employment is also contingent upon the completion and satisfactory adjudication of a background investigation. Congress generally prohibits agencies from employing non-citizens within the United States, except for a few narrow exceptions as set forth in the annual Appropriations Act.

There is no formal rating system for applying veterans' preference to attorney appointments in the excepted service; however, the Department of Justice considers veterans' preference eligibility as a positive factor in attorney hiring. Applicants eligible for veterans' preference must include that information in their cover letter or resume and attach supporting documentation (., the DD 214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty and other supporting documentation) to their submissions.

Assistant United States Attorneys must reside in the district to which appointed or within 25 miles thereof.



Qualification and Experience

J.D. Degree, Active Member of the Bar (Any U.S. Jurisdiction), At Least Two (2) Years Post-J.D. Legal or other Relevant Experience

Min Salary/Max Salary
USD 56983 to 133701 Annually

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