Openings in the U.S. Attorney's office in the Eastern District of Michigan have been posted, with applications accepted through March 7. From the posting:
Responsibilities and Opportunity Offered: An appointment with the U.S. Attorney's Office offers unique and challenging experiences for the highly motivated attorney. Serving as an Assistant U.S. Attorney (AUSA) and assigned to the Criminal Division, Civil Division, Appellate Division, or Branch Office location, you will be part of a dedicated team helping to enforce federal criminal and civil laws that protect life, liberty and property of citizens. Criminal Division assignments include, but are not limited to, the investigation and prosecution of violent offenses, including drug trafficking, public corruption, white collar, and organized crime. Civil Division cases encompass affirmative litigation where the United States is seeking some type of monetary recovery or injunctive relief (e.g., civil rights, judgment enforcement, bankruptcy, asset forfeiture) and defensive cases involving a variety of lawsuits brought against the Federal government.
Qualification Requirements: Applicants must possess a J.D. degree, be an active member of the bar (any jurisdiction), and have at least two years of post-J.D. experience. United States citizenship is required.
Type of Position: All initial attorney appointments in the Department of Justice are made on a time-limited (temporary) basis. Temporary appointments may, or may not, be made permanent without further competition.
Salary Information: Assistant U.S. Attorneys' pay is administratively determined based, in part, on the number of years of professional attorney experience. The range of starting pay (including locality differential applicable to the USAO, Eastern District of Michigan's duty stations) is $51,403 to $157,000.
Location: Currently, we anticipate openings for two AUSAs in the Civil Division at the Detroit office. Additional opportunities are also likely in the near future at the Detroit, Michigan duty station, with occasional vacancies in the Flint and Bay City branch offices.
Application Process and Deadline Date: Applications for this vacancy will be accepted through March 7, 2014. Applicants are evaluated by the Hiring Committee on the basis of such factors as academic performance, trial experience, research and writing ability, oral communication skills, and other legal and community service and experience. Interested persons should send a detailed resume with a cover letter, writing sample(s), and completed questionnaire (see attached) to Jennifer Gorland First Assistant U.S. Attorney Eastern District of Michigan 211 W. Fort Street, Suite 2001 Detroit, MI 48226. For additional information regarding application procedures for AUSA positions, please direct e-mail inquiries to Alicia.Collier@usdoj.gov. Applications must be received and/or postmarked by March 7, 2014.
Department Policies: Assistant United States Attorneys generally must reside in the district to which he or she is appointed. See 28 U.S.C. § 545 for district-specific information.
All initial attorney appointments to the Department of Justice are made on a time-limited (temporary) basis. Temporary appointments may, or may not, be extended or made permanent without further competition.