Job Overview

Summary

The United States Attorney's Office (USAO) for the District of Puerto Rico has jurisdiction and responsibility in a broad range of areas, all of which involve representing the legal interests of the Federal government in the United States District Courts.  The office employs over 100 persons, including Assistant United States Attorneys (AUSAs), paralegals, legal assistants, and administrative support staff.  We are currently seeking to hire experienced attorneys who will be assigned to the Criminal, Civil, or Appellate Divisions, located in San Juan, PR.

The Criminal Division prosecutes a wide range of federal cases involving organized crime, terrorism, complex securities and fraud cases, narcotics, health care fraud, public corruption, and violent crimes.  In addition, the work of the Civil Division mirrors the varied activities of the Federal Government and offers perhaps the most challenging and diverse caseload of any law office, public or private, in the country.  AUSAs also represent the United States before the U.S. Court of Appeals.

 

If you are looking for an exciting and challenging career, this is the position for you!  With a diverse and talented workforce of over 100,000 men and women, Justice leads the Nation in ensuring the protection of all Americans while preserving their constitutional freedoms.  You can be part of a dedicated team helping to enforce Federal criminal and civil laws that protect life, liberty, and the property of citizens.

This position is located in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

The United States Attorney's Office (USAO) for the District of Puerto Rico has jurisdiction and responsibility

in a broad range of areas, all of which involve representing the legal interests of the Federal government in the

United States District Courts.  The office employs over 100 persons, including Assistant United States

Attorneys (AUSAs), paralegals, legal assistants, and administrative support staff.  We are currently seeking

to hire experienced attorneys who will be assigned to the Criminal, Civil, or Appellate Divisions, located in

San Juan, PR.

The Criminal Division prosecutes a wide range of federal cases involving organized crime, terrorism, complex securities and fraud cases, narcotics, health care fraud, public corruption, and violent crimes.  In addition, the work of the Civil Division mirrors the varied activities of the Federal Government and offers perhaps the most challenging and diverse caseload of any law office, public or private, in the country.  AUSAs also represent the United States before the U.S. Court of Appeals.

For more information on the Department of Justice and the United States Attorney's Offices, visit http://www.justice.gov/careers/careers.html.

As needed, additional positions may be filled using this announcement.

All initial attorney positions to the Department of Justice are made on a 14-month (temporary) basis.

Initial appointment is conditioned upon a satisfactory preemployment 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.

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Duties

AUSAs have the opportunity to represent the interests of the United States of America in the United States District Court for the District of Puerto Rico and the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit and, in performing this important public service, to exercise responsibility that is unparalleled in any other job that a litigator might undertake. AUSAs immediately undertake numerous cases, many high profile, in any of several units within each division.

Employment with the USAO offers a unique and challenging experience for the highly motivated attorney: an opportunity to work on some of the most significant, complex, and visible cases being litigated today. You will be part of a dedicated team helping to enforce Federal criminal and civil laws that protect life, liberty, and property of citizens.

Travel Required

  • Occasional Travel
  • Occasional travel may be required.

Relocation Authorized

  • No