The U.S. Attorney’s Office for Birmingham, Alabama is seeking to hire an Assistant United States Attorney to work in the Office’s Criminal Division.

About the U.S. Attorney’s Office

United States Attorney’s Office (USAO) serves as the principal litigator representing the United States of America within the district. The United States Attorney has the responsibility and authority to prosecute violations of federal criminal statutes, defend the government in civil actions, seek the enforcement of a variety of civil enforcement statutes, and institute proceedings for the collection of fines and penalties, among other things.

About the Opportunity

The U.S. Attorney’s Office for Birmingham, Alabama is seeking to hire an Assistant United States Attorney to work in the Office’s Criminal Division and be responsible for representing the United States in the investigation and prosecution of Federal civil rights crimes.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Review and analyze allegations of criminal civil rights violations
  • Develop strategies for investigation and coordinate with federal law enforcement agencies to ensure that cases are investigated thoroughly and effectively
  • Develop testimonial and documentary evidence relevant to cases
  • Present evidence to federal grand juries, identify relevant legal issues in cases and investigations, recommend for or against federal prosecution
  • Meet and confer with officials from the Department of Justice, other federal, state, and local government agencies, and interested non-governmental organizations
  • Establish good working relationships with partners and federal investigative agencies nationwide
  • Prepare and present cases for prosecution, to include preparing grand jury authorization requests, prosecution summaries, and indictment recommendations
  • Preparing indictments, motions, pleadings, and briefs; conducting pretrial discovery and motions practice
  • Developing testimonial and documentary evidence for trial
  • Conducting every aspect of trial preparation and trial presentation in federal criminal trials in jurisdictions across the United States
  • Handle non-litigation matters concerning the Division’s mission of investigating and prosecuting criminal civil rights and cases
  • Participating in strategy and coordination meetings
  • Conducting legal trainings, public presentations, and other forms of outreach
  • Meeting with interested persons regarding prosecutorial decisions; and other non-litigation duties

Required Qualifications

  • Applicants must possess a J.D. Degree, be an active member of the bar (any U.S. jurisdiction), and have at least 3 years post-J.D. legal or other relevant experience.
  • United States citizenship is required.

Preferred Qualifications

  • The ideal applicant will have several years of experience prosecuting criminal cases, with a preference for experience with criminal civil rights cases.
  • You must meet all qualification requirements upon the closing date of this announcement.

Number of Positions



$74,883 – $183,400 per year.


Birmingham, Alabama

Deadline of Application

May 29, 2023

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