Job Details

Assistant United States Attorney civil

Company name

Department of Justice - United States Attorneys' Office Northern District of New York

Organization Type


Job Type


Date Last Verified

Jul 17,2018

Posted on

Jul 13,2018


USD 53062 Annually

Years of Experience

Min 3 yrs required


Albany, NY
Practice Area
Litigation >> Litigation - General/Commercial
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Assistant United States Attorney (Civil) The candidate will be assigned to the Civil Division handling Affirmative Civil Enforcement (ACE) cases. Will be responsible for the investigation and litigation of a variety of ACE cases, including health care fraud, procurement fraud, federal program fraud, civil violations of the Controlled Substances Act, environmental violations, and civil rights violations, such as discrimination based on race, sex, religion, disability, and other protected characteristics. Other areas of practice may include complex defensive litigation matters, like personal injury and medical malpractice cases, constitutional tort actions, employment discrimination cases, as well as bankruptcy and foreclosure matters. Attorneys in the Civil Division are responsible for handling all aspects of investigations and cases, including gathering evidence, taking testimony, writing briefs, participating in negotiations, and appearing in court at hearings and trials. Responsibilities will increase and assignments will become more complex as training and experience progress.

Qualification and Experience

Qualifications: Must possess a Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree, be an active member of the Bar (any U.S. jurisdiction), have 1 year of post-J.D. legal or other relevant experience. Preferred: The ideal candidate should have 3+ years of post-J.D. experience, as well as a very strong ability to analyze complex legal and factual issues, write clearly and persuasively, possess a strong work ethic, exhibit good organizational skills, exercise fair and sound judgment, pay careful attention to facts and details, work well both independently and on a team, be ready and willing to assist other attorneys, be able to negotiate fairly and effectively with opposing counsel, handle matters in court persuasively on behalf of the United States of America, and be devoted to justice, excellence, and representing the public. Note: All initial attorney appointments to the Department of Justice are made on a time-limited (temporary) basis pending favorable adjudication of a background investigation. Temporary appointments may be extended or made permanent without further competition.

Additional info

Ref: 118-NYN-AUSA-04. Send a cover letter, detailed resume including dates of employment (month/year), and one (1) writing sample in a single document in PDF format.

Company info

Maria Farrell
Human Resources Officer
Department of Justice - United States Attorneys' Office Northern District of New York
100 South Clinton Street
Federal Building, Room 900, P.O. Box 7198
Syracuse, NY 13261-7198
Phone: 315-448-0963

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