• Full Time
  • New York, USA
  • Commensurate with Experience USD / Year

USAO - Southern District of NY

Hiring Organization

USAO Southern District of New York

Hiring Office: SDNY

Job ID: 01-SDNY-24


86 Chambers StreetNew York, NY 10007 – United States

About the Office

The United States Attorney’s Office (USAO), Southern District of New York (SDNY), is seeking experienced attorneys for Assistant United States Attorney (AUSA) positions. The SDNY has jurisdiction over the New York City boroughs of Manhattan and the Bronx, as well as Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Sullivan, and Westchester counties. AUSAs in its Criminal Division prosecute a wide range of federal cases involving, among other things, terrorism, white collar and cybercrime, mortgage fraud, public corruption, gang violence, organized crime, international narcotics trafficking, and criminal civil rights violations. AUSAs in its Civil Division handle a challenging caseload of affirmative and defensive cases in a broad array of subject matters, including civil rights enforcement, environmental protection, health care and financial fraud, national security issues, tax and bankruptcy cases, challenges to administrative or regulatory actions, constitutional claims, immigration matters, and all varieties of tort and employment discrimination claims against the federal government. AUSAs are assigned to either the Criminal Division or Civil Division. The USAO’s main office is located in Manhattan, and its branch office is located in White Plains, NY.

As the federal agency whose mission is to ensure the fair and impartial administration of justice for all Americans, the Department of Justice is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive work environment. To build and retain a workforce that reflects the diverse experiences and perspectives of the American people, we welcome applicants from the many communities, identities, races, ethnicities, backgrounds, abilities, religions, and cultures of the United States who share our commitment to public service.

Job Description

Assistant United States Attorneys have the opportunity to represent the interests of the United States of America in the United District Court for the Southern District of New York and the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. In performing this important public service, AUSAs exercise a level of responsibility for the matters they handle that is unparalleled in any other litigation job.


Applicants must possess a J.D. degree, be an active member of the bar (any jurisdiction) and have at least one to two years of post J.D. experience; possess superior oral and written communication skills, as well as strong character and interpersonal skills; and have demonstrated the capacity to function, with minimal guidance, in a very demanding environment.  U.S. Citizenship is required.

Application Process

Applications packages are available at the following site: https://www.justice.gov/usao-sdny/assistant-usa-employment

Please send your completed application package to:

Ms. Terry Williams


26 Federal Plaza, Floor 38

New York, NY 10278

(No telephone calls please)


Assistant United States Attorneys’ pay is administratively determined based, in part, on the number years of professional attorney experience.

Number of Positions

This is an open-continuous job posting to fill AUSA vacancies as needed throughout the year.


To apply for this job please visit www.justice.gov.