Job Title:
Assistant United States Attorney
Department of Justice – US Attorney’s Officer
Worcester, MA
Position Details
Position Description:
Assistant United States Attorneys prosecute all criminal and civil cases brought by the Federal government and defend the United States in civil cases. AUSAs in this district strive to improve the quality of life for all Massachusetts residents by prosecuting terrorism, violent crime, narcotics trafficking, fraud, political corruption, and other crimes; by enforcing the federal civil rights laws; and by safeguarding federal programs such as Medicare and Medicaid through civil actions.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
The position being advertised is for an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Worcester Branch Office, which is responsible for prosecuting federal crimes occurring in or significantly impacting Worcester County. The Assistant U.S. Attorney will represent the United States in criminal cases and will work closely with our federal and state law enforcement partners in Central Massachusetts to investigate and prosecute individuals and organizations involved in drug trafficking, firearm offenses, sophisticated money laundering, and human trafficking. Other areas of prosecution include public corruption, child exploitation, bank fraud, tax fraud, and other fraudulent activity.
Minimum Qualifications and Skills:
Required qualifications: Applicants must possess a J.D. degree, be an active member of the bar in good standing (in any jurisdiction), and have at least three years post-J.D. legal experience as an attorney.

Preferred qualifications: Five years of exceptional experience as a practicing litigation attorney, as well as superior academic credentials. Candidates with experience in working with members of federal, state and local law enforcement agencies to target high impact violent criminals are encouraged to apply. In addition, candidates with experience working with community groups and local governments on issues of crime prevention and re-entry are also encouraged to apply.

United States citizenship is required.

All initial attorney appointments to the Department of Justice are made on a 14 month (temporary) basis pending favorable adjudication of a background investigation.

Application Deadline
Application Requirements
  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • Other
To apply, please complete the AUSA Job Application found at: and forward it with a resume, writing sample and cover letter sends e-mail)
Who should be contacted for further information on this opportunity?
Lizzette Ospina-Yemo
Contact Info
Lizzette Ospina-Ymeo
Human Resources Officer