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The United States Attorney’s Office 14 Month Term Assistantship

Application Deadline: Monday, November 29, 2021

The United States Attorney’s Office prosecutes all federal criminal cases and represents the interests of the United States in civil cases in Maryland. The United States Attorney has two offices – the Northern Division located in Baltimore and the Southern Division located in Greenbelt.

The Criminal Division prosecutes cases including violent crimes, narcotics conspiracies, white collar fraud, public corruption, child exploitation, civil rights violations, environmental crimes, and national security matters. The Civil Division defends the interests of the United States in civil litigation, pursues affirmative civil enforcement in a variety of fraud matters.Our office places a high value on diversity of experiences and perspectives and encourages applications from all qualified individuals from all ethnic and racial backgrounds, veterans, LGBTQ individuals, and persons with disabilities.Job Description: 

The United States Attorney is seeking applicants for the position of Assistant United States Attorney, to serve as a civil litigator in the Baltimore office.

This 14 month term position may be extended and/or made permanent without further competition.

Due to COVID-19, if selected, you may be expected to telework for an undefined period under the Department’s evacuation authority, even if your home is located outside the local commuting area. Employees in this status may be notified of a requirement to report in person to the component workplace with an advance notice of not less than 30 days. Prior to a requirement to report to the workplace, employees may be eligible to request to continue to telework one or more days a pay period depending upon the terms of the component’s telework policy.Qualifications: 

Applicants must demonstrate excellent academic and professional credentials, superior oral and written communication skills, good judgment, and the ability to function with minimal guidance in a demanding environment. An applicant is required to possess a J.D. degree, be an active member in good standing of at least one bar, and have at least 3 years of post-J.D. legal experience.Salary: Assistant United States Attorneys’ pay is based in part on the number of years of professional attorney experience. The range of basic pay is $72,750 to $172,400, including locality pay.Travel: Occasional travel within and outside the office will be required.Application Process: 

Any interested applicant should submit a cover letter, resume, a writing sample (at least 5 pages but less than 20 pages), and law school transcript via e-mail no later than November 29, 2021. Your cover letter should be addressed to Erek L. Barron, United States Attorney,and reference the Announcement Number above. No telephone calls please. We will contact you if webelieve an interview is appropriate or if further information is required. This announcement will close on November 29, 2021; therefore, cover letter, resume, writing sample, and transcript must be e-mailed or received by the closing date. Application materials can forwarded to the following e-mail address:

Applicants should familiarize themselves and comply with the relevant rules of professional conduct regarding any possible conflicts of interest in connection with their applications. In particular, please notify this Office if you currently represent clients or adjudicate matters in which this Office is involved and/or you have a family member who is representing clients or adjudicating matters in which this Office is involved so that we can evaluate any potential conflict of interest or disqualification issue that may need to be addressed under those circumstances.Application Deadline: Monday, November 29, 2021Relocation Expenses: Relocation expenses will not be authorized.Number of Positions: One or more vacancies may be filled using this announcement.

Official Website: The United States Attorney’s Office 14 Month Term Assistantship



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