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    United States Attorney Offices prosecute federal criminal offenses and represents the interests of the United States in civil and criminal cases. 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.

    In all matters, it is our mission to represent the people of the United States in a manner that will instill confidence in the fairness and integrity of our office and the judicial system, and to conduct our work with the highest integrity. We strive to perform our mission in the most efficient and effective manner.

    Visit us at: http://www.usdoj.gov/usao/tnw

    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 Memphis, Tennessee.

    The Western District of Tennessee serves 22 counties in West Tennessee spanning 11,331 square miles. The office employs over 70 individuals with 35 attorneys assigned to the Memphis office headquarters, five attorneys assigned to the Jackson, TN Branch office, and 37 support staff. Our office is large enough to enjoy a wide variety of case assignments and small enough to be collegial and collaborative.

    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 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.

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    The Western District of Tennessee, U.S. Attorney's Office has an opening for an attorney to enter as an Assistant United States Attorney (AUSA) in the Appellate Division. This attorney will represent the United States via written and oral advocacy in criminal cases before the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. The attorney will also handle district court post-conviction actions filed by federal prisoners under 28 U.S.C. § 2255 and similar statutes. Additionally, the AUSA will be required to provide support and advice to lawyers in the Criminal Division. Specific case assignments may vary depending on the particular needs of the office.

    Our Criminal Division investigates and prosecutes federal cases arising from a wide array of criminal activity.

    The Civil Division handles a wide variety of civil cases at the district court and appellate level.

    Responsibilities will increase and assignments will become more complex as your training and experience progress.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    All United States Citizens and Nationals

    Questions? This job is open to 1 group.

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    0905 Attorney

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