Assistant United States Attorney (Appellate)
Location: To be Determined.
Closing Date: 05/03/2022
If you have questions, contact Assistant U.S. Attorney Yvette Rhodes at email@example.com or (813) 274-6271.
The United States Attorney's Office, Middle District of Florida (MDFL), is seeking an experienced attorney interested in working in our Appellate Division responsible for handling criminal and civil appeals. The MDFL is headquartered in Tampa and has branch offices in Orlando, Jacksonville, Fort Myers and Ocala. This position can be filled in any of our 5 offices. Please be sure to state your location preference in your cover letter.
The candidate selected for this vacancy will be responsible for handling criminal appeals and civil appeals on behalf of the United States and its agencies, almost exclusively in the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. Appellate AUSAs draft briefs, motions, and responses and present oral argument before the Eleventh Circuit; these responsibilities require appellate AUSA to evaluate district-court proceedings, to analyze opposing briefs, to conduct legal research, and to develop compelling legal arguments, both orally and in writing. Appellate AUSAs also advise other AUSAs in the office on legal issues and strategies.
Applicants should have excellent academic credentials and some litigation experience, preferably at least three years. Applicants also should be computer literate, possess superior oral and written communication skills, have strong character and excellent interpersonal skills, have the capacity to function with minimal guidance in a highly demanding environment, and have a strong commitment to public service.