Job Overview

Summary

The United States Attorney’s Office prosecutes federal offenses and defends the U.S. Government’s interest in civil cases.  The United States Attorney’s Office, District of Maine, includes a main office located in Portland and a branch office located in Bangor.  Our mission is to enforce the law and defend the interests of the United States, provide Federal leadership in preventing and controlling crime, seek just punishment for those guilty of unlawful behavior, and to administer and enforce the Nation's laws to ensure fair and impartial administration of justice for all Americans.  We strive to build a stronger office through recruitment efforts and maintain the high standards of the office by promoting professional development.  We seek to build a legacy of excellence.

http://www.justice.gov/usao/me/

The United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Maine has a position available for an experienced trial attorney in the Portland office.  The position is for an Assistant United States Attorney for the prosecution of criminal cases and other matters as assigned.  The attorney will be assigned their own caseload and work with agents and other attorneys on investigations and prosecutions.  Applicants must possess a J.D. degree and be an active member in good standing of the bar (any jurisdiction).  Admission to the Maine bar is not required but is preferred.  Applicants must have a minimum of 3 years of post-J.D. experience and demonstrated excellence in criminal trials.  Applicants must demonstrate analytical ability, good judgment, and excellent communication and courtroom skills.  Applicants must exhibit the ability to work in a supportive and professional manner with other attorneys, support staff and client agencies.  The successful applicant must relocate within the District and reside within a reasonable distance of the Portland office.

Duties

The position is for an Assistant United States Attorney for the prosecution of criminal cases and other matters as assigned. The attorney will be assigned their own caseload and work with agents and other attorneys on investigations and prosecutions.  The attorney will be responsible for prosecuting a variety of violations of federal laws such as drugs, firearms, public corruption and health care fraud.  Responsibilities will increase and assignments will become more complex as your training and experience progress.

Travel Required

  • Occasional Travel
  • Occasional travel may be required

Relocation Authorized

  • No