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Civil Chief Assistant United States Attorney - Military Veterans Preferred

Company: Us Attorneys Office
Location: Madison
Posted on: September 14, 2020

Job Description:

About the Office: The United States Attorney's Office both defends and prosecutes the interests of the United States in civil cases, and prosecutes criminal offenses. The United States Attorney's Office for the Western District of Wisconsin is located in Madison, Wisconsin.Job Description: The United States Attorneys Office is seeking candidates to fill a vacant Assistant Unites States Attorney (AUSA) position in its Civil Division. This position will supervise the Civil Division while carrying an active caseload. The position offers the opportunity to perform public service, and to investigate and litigate a broad range of complex and challenging affirmative and defensive cases. While this is a permanent AUSA position in the Civil Divisionsubject to successfully passing a background and probationary period if applicablethe supervisory component of this position is temporary and at-will, and may be returned to a non-supervisory AUSA position at the discretion of the United States Attorney.This AUSA will supervise the work of Civil AUSAs and support staff in both defensive (e.g., employment discrimination, torts, challenges to agency determinations, and more) and affirmative civil litigation (e.g., health care fraud, civil rights, government fraud, and more). In addition, this person will supervise active practices in bankruptcy, collections, medical subrogation, Social Security, Freedom of Information Act requests to the United States, and more.This AUSA will also carry an active civil caseload. Assignments will include all aspects of civil litigation, including researching legal issues; drafting and responding to discovery requests; conducting document review and organization; taking or defending depositions; preparing dispositive and procedural motions; and handling trials and appeals.This AUSA will also participate in managing the office with the US Attorney, First Assistant US Attorney, other Division Supervisors, and the Senior Litigation Counsel. This AUSA may be assigned additional duties at the discretion of the United States Attorney. Such case assignments may include, but are not limited to, habeas corpus cases, actions brought under the Freedom of Information Act, actions seeking federal court review of the administrative actions of federal agencies, actions to defend and/or enforce subpoenas, and the collection of debts owed to the government, including foreclosure, subrogation, and student loan cases.Security Requirements: Initial appointment is conditioned upon a satisfactory pre-employment adjudication. This includes fingerprint, credit and tax checks, and drug testing. In addition, continued employment is subject to a favorable adjudication of a background investigation. All initial attorney appointments to the Department of Justice are made on a 14 month (temporary) basis pending favorable adjudication of a background investigation.Qualifications: Required qualifications:Applicants must have at least three years of experience as either: an AUSA, a manager of civil attorneys assigned to complex civil litigation, or comparable legal experience. Current AUSAs seeking the position must have at least a Successful performance rating for the last evaluation year. All applicants must have a J.D. degree, be U.S. citizens, be active members of the bar (any jurisdiction), and not have received any disciplinary action within the past five years from the date of the application.Applicants must be devoted to justice, excellence, and public service; have a very strong ability to research and analyze complex legal and factual issues; write clearly and persuasively; communicate effectively; possess a strong work ethic; exhibit good organizational skills; exercise fair and sound judgment; pay careful attention to facts and details; possess computer and electronic discovery knowledge; work well both independently and on a team; be willing to volunteer to help other attorneys; be able to negotiate effectively with opposing counsel; and be capable of trial work and appellate advocacy.Preferred Qualifications:Applicants should be able to demonstrate by experience, knowledge, or training that they have an understanding of basic leadership and managerial skills. Preferred AUSA applicants would have an overall rating of Outstanding for the last evaluation year.Because the AUSA will represent and supervise AUSAs who represent the United States interests in state court proceedings, preferred qualifications will include candidates who are members of the Wisconsin Bar or who are eligible for immediate Admission on Proof of Practice into the Wisconsin Bar.Training: A person selected for a supervisory position for the first time will be required to attend the Justice Leadership Institute, or a Legal Issues for Managers Seminar.Salary: Assistant United States Attorneys' pay is administratively determined, in part, on the number of years of professional attorney experience. Similarly, the pay for a Supervisory AUSA is based on the same pay scale and on the specific supervisory position.Travel: Occasional travel, both within and outside the District, may be required.Application Process: Interested persons should address a cover letter and resume, both in pdf format, to the attention of United States Attorney Scott C. Blader. Applicants should email their application to the contact below:" class="mailto" style="box-sizing: border-box; background-color: transparent; color: rgb(140, 110, 32); text-decoration-line: none;"> 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, September 25, 2020US Attorneys Office Associated topics: attorney, attorney corporate, compliance, compliance department, corporate, corporate attorney, courtroom, internal, lawyer, legal affairs

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