Vacancy Announcement No. 14-MA-01
About the Office: This position is located in the Civil Division of the U.S. Attorney’s Office, District of Massachusetts. The Civil Division represents the United States and its departments, agencies, and employees at both the trial and appellate levels in civil actions filed in Massachusetts. There are approximately 18 Assistant United States Attorneys in the Civil Division, including one attorney in the U.S. Attorney’s office in Springfield, Massachusetts. The Civil Division handles four major types of cases: asset forfeiture; defensive litigation; affirmative civil enforcement; and debt collection. A short description of each is given below.
Responsibilities and Duties: Will serve as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Civil Division and work with the Affirmative Civil Enforcement Unit to investigate and prosecute fraud in residential mortgage-backed securities (RMBS).
Qualifications: Required qualifications: Applicants must possess a J.D. degree, be an active member of the bar (any jurisdiction), and have at least 5 years post-J.D. work experience.
Preferred qualifications: Applicants must have experience litigating fraud in residential mortgage-backed securities (RMBS) or experience litigating securities fraud in Federal Court.
Travel: The position may require occasional travel.
Type of Position: This is a temporary position not-to-exceed September 30, 2016. This position may be extended or made permanent without further competition.
Salary Information: Assistant United States Attorneys’ pay is administratively determined. The range of pay including locality pay for the Boston area is $56,194 to $157,000.
Location: The position is located in the U.S. Courthouse in Boston, Massachusetts.
Relocation Expenses: No relocation expenses are authorized for this position.
Application Process and Deadline Date: To apply, please complete the AUSA Job Application found at
John McNeil, Acting First Assistant U.S. Attorney U.S. Attorney’s Office John Joseph Moakley U.S. Courthouse
1 Courthouse Way, Suite 9200 Boston, MA 02210
No telephone calls please. Applications must be received by Friday, March 21, 2014.
Internet Sites: This and other attorney vacancy announcements can be found at: http://www.justice.gov/
Department Policies: Assistant United States Attorneys generally must reside in the district to which he or she is appointed. See 28 U.S.C. § 545 for district-specific information.