ASSISTANT UNITED STATES ATTORNEY (AUSA)

USAO DISTRICT OF UTAH

SALT LAKE CITY

ATTORNEY

111 SOUTH MAIN STREET

#1800

SALT LAKE CITY, UT 84111

UNITED STATES

22-UT-04

About the Office: 

The United States Attorney for the District of Utah is responsible for prosecuting all federal crimes committed within the district, including acts of terrorism, white-collar crime, organized crime, criminal gang activities, internet-related crimes, drug offenses and other criminal acts. The Office also defends the United States, its agencies, officers, and employees in civil actions; enforces the regulatory authority of federal agencies, and recovers funds from individuals who violate criminal, civil and regulatory laws. The Office is divided into two divisions: the Criminal Division and Civil Division.

Our office places a high value on diversity of experiences and perspectives and encourages applications from individuals from all ethnic and racial backgrounds, veterans, LGBTQ+ individuals, and persons with disabilities.

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 U.S. Attorney’s Office is seeking two experienced attorneys to fill Assistant United States Attorney (AUSA) positions in the Criminal and Appellate Divisions of its Salt Lake City office. AUSAs in the Criminal Division advise federal law enforcement agents on criminal investigations, present criminal cases to the grand jury, prepare and argue a broad range of motions, try criminal cases before the United States District court, and may handle appeals to the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals. AUSAs in the Appellate Division handle appeals (brief writing, post-conviction litigation, and argument), review appellate briefs written by other AUSAs, report and make appeal recommendations on adverse decisions, and provide expertise and assistance for significant legal issues that may arise in district court.  Candidates should be capable of handling a variety of significant and complex criminal prosecutions, including white collar and economic crime, violent crime, narcotics and immigration.

All initial attorney appointments to the Department of Justice are made on a 14-month (temporary) basis pending favorable adjudication of a background investigation. Temporary appointments may, or may not, be extended or converted to permanent without further competition.

Qualifications: 

Applicants must have a J.D. degree, must be an active member of the bar (any U.S. jurisdiction), and have at least 4 years post-J.D. legal or other relevant experience. *Note: The required number of years of experience can be increased. Ideal qualifications include at least 7 or more years of post J.D. litigation experience. The attorney selected to fill the vacant position must also be willing to become an active member of the Utah State Bar and the bar of the U.S. District Court for the District of Utah within twelve months of appointment.

Applicants must demonstrate a quick analytical ability and the facility to accurately and precisely articulate the critical issues in a case.  Applicants must demonstrate superior oral and writing skills as well as strong research and interpersonal skills, and good judgment.  Applicants must possess excellent communication and courtroom skills and exhibit the ability to work in a supportive and professional manner with other attorneys, support staff and client agencies.  Applicants must have a demonstrative capacity to function, with minimal guidance, in a highly demanding environment.

Salary: 

Assistant United States Attorney’s pay is administratively determined based, in part, on the number of years of professional attorney experience and availability of funds. The range of basic pay is $56,983 – $149,044 plus locality pay where authorized.

Travel:  Occasional travel may be required.

Application Process: 

Please submit resume and cover letter (referencing Vacancy No. 22-UT-04) 

via email to mardi.al-samarai@usdoj.gov (preferred method). Alternate option would be to mail to the United States Attorney’s Office, Attn: Mardi AlSamarai, 111 South Main Street #1800, Salt Lake City, UT 84111-2176. No telephone calls please.

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.

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.

Application Deadline: 

Friday, July 22, 2022

Relocation Expenses: Relocation Expenses are not authorized.

Number of Positions: 2

Updated July 15, 2022

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