Job Title:
Assistant United States Attorney
Department of Justice – United States Attorney’s Office
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 of an Assistant U.S. Attorney provides one with the responsibility and the authority to effect positive changes in the lives of Americans who live in Massachusetts and across the United States.

The position being advertised is an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Criminal Division’s Health Care Fraud Unit. The Health Care Fraud Unit investigates and prosecutes complex cases involving fraud and other crimes committed within our health care system by corporations and individuals. Such cases include crimes committed by pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers, medical service providers, doctors, pharmacists, and other health care professionals.

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 white collar criminal experience, including work on health care-related cases, and/or internal corporate investigations, as well as superior academic credentials.

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-Yemo
Human Resources Officer