About the Office: 

As the principal litigator for the United States of America in the District of Massachusetts, the United States Attorney prosecutes all criminal and civil cases brought by the Federal government and defends the United States when it is a party in a civil case. The District of Massachusetts is committed to developing and maintaining strategic partnerships among federal, state and local law enforcement agencies to ensure the effective deployment of resources to positively impact the quality of life for all Massachusetts residents.

Job Description:

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, whether that is through the prosecution of a drug dealer who terrorizes a local community, a civil suit against a company for failing to comply with the laws protecting disabled Americans, the prosecution of a major pharmaceutical company for cheating in the sale of drugs and devices, or combating intellectual property crime. Effecting such positive changes is deeply satisfying; many lawyers look back on their days as an Assistant U.S. Attorney as among the most satisfying of their professional career.


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 3 years post-J.D. legal or other relevant experience.

Preferred qualifications: Applicants with experience in prosecuting complex narcotics conspiracies and related money laundering crimes are encouraged to apply.

United States citizenship is required.

Assistant United States Attorneys’ pay is administratively determined based, in part, on the number years of professional attorney experience. The range of pay for Boston is $56,755 to $150,215.
Travel within the district and outside of the district may be required.
Application Process:

To apply, please complete the AUSA Job Application found at http://www.usdoj.gov/usao/ma/employment/USAapplication.pdf and forward with a resume and a cover letter to:

John T. McNeil
First Assistant U.S. Attorney
U.S. Attorneys Office
John Joseph Moakley Courthouse
1 Courthouse Way, Suite 9200
Boston, MA 02210

Application Deadline:
Friday, May 29, 2015
Relocation Expenses:
Relocation expenses will not be authorized.

Other attorney vacancy announcements can be found at: http://www.justice.gov/careers/legal/attvacancies.html.