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Special Assistant United States Attorney

Columbia, SC
Full Time
Practice Areas: Criminal Exp.: 1+ Years
About the Office:
The United States Attorney's Office District of South Carolina prosecutes federal criminal offenses, seeks recovery of government funds fraudulently obtained, litigates affirmative civil fraud and enforcement actions, and defends the U.S. Government's interest in civil cases. The United States Attorney's Office, District of South Carolina, has offices located in Columbia, Charleston, Greenville, and Florence.

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, LGBT individuals, and persons with disabilities.

Job Description:
The attorney filling the vacancy will be employed by the Richland County Sheriff’s Office and will be cross-designated as a Special Assistant United States Attorney through a partnership with the U.S. Attorney's Office. Salary and benefits will be paid by the Richland County Sheriff’s Office. The attorney will be assigned to the United States Attorney's Office in Columbia and will work with High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) initiatives located in Columbia, Greenville, Charleston, and Florence. This position will be assigned a variety of narcotics and money laundering related criminal cases. The position will be filled on a time-limited basis and is expected to last at least two years, but may be extended without further competition.

This is a non-federal position. The employer is Richland County Sheriff’s Office.

Required qualifications: Applicants must possess a J.D. degree from a law school approved by the American Bar Association, be an active member of the South Carolina bar, and have at least one year of post-J.D. experience. United States citizenship is required.

Preferred qualifications: Hiring preferences include federal or state criminal trial experience, although we consider applicants with a variety of litigation backgrounds that demonstrate analytical ability, judgment, and advocacy skills. Experience in gang and drug trafficking investigations and prosecutions as well as the use of Title III wiretaps is preferred. Candidates must possess a strong academic background, superior legal writing and research ability, and a commitment to professionalism, ethics, civility, and public service. Finally, preferred candidates must possess the ability to manage large, complex investigations and prosecutions.

The annual salary for this position will be based on experience and funding availability. Salary and benefits will be administered by the Richland County Sheriff’s Office.

The position will be assigned to Columbia, SC with travel to division courts and locations within the district. Additional travel may be required within and outside the District. Travel will be covered by the United States Attorney’s Office.

Closing Date: 8th December, 2020

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