Job Opportunity – Assistant United States Attorney

USAO Eastern District of Virginia
Criminal Division

2100 Jamieson Avenue

Alexandria, VA 22314

Application Deadline:
Friday, August 26, 2016

About the Office:
The United States Attorney (U.S. Attorney) for the Eastern District of Virginia has four offices which are located in Alexandria, Richmond, Norfolk, and Newport News.  Assistant U.S. Attorneys (AUSAs) are assigned to each of these offices to prosecute criminal cases.  The district consists of more than 19,000 square miles, has a population of 5,730,000, and includes numerous federal agencies (including the Defense Department and the CIA), military installations, and major airports.  The Office has over 90 criminal AUSAs who handle a wide variety of complex cases, including drug trafficking and money-laundering crimes, terrorism-related offenses, firearms and other violent crime offenses, cyber-crimes, environmental crimes, and a variety of fraud and white-collar offenses.

Job Description: 
An appointment as an AUSA with the U.S. Attorney’s Office offers unique and challenging experiences for highly motivated attorneys:  an opportunity to work on their own caseload and handle their own trials.  Working in the Criminal Division of the Alexandria Office, the AUSA will be part of a dedicated team helping to prosecute federal criminal cases and prepare appeals in the following unit:  Major Crimes.  The position will focus on organized and violent crime prosecutions.

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 made permanent without further competition.


Required qualifications: Applicants must possess a J.D. degree, be an active member of the bar (any U.S. jurisdiction), have at least one-year post-J.D. legal or other relevant 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.

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