Assistant United States Attorney
USAO District of Puerto Rico
San Juan, PR
Announcement #: 15-PR-1406364-AUSA (TERM)
Application Deadline: May 22, 2015
The AUSAs will investigate and prosecute complex federal drug, financial or related cases cases under the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Forces (OCDETF) Program. The goal of the OCDETF Program is to identify, investigate, and prosecute the transnational, national, and regional criminal organizations most responsible for the illegal drug supply in the United States, the diversion of pharmaceutical drugs, and the violence associated with the drug trade. These organizations include the international sources of supply of illegal drugs, their international and domestic transportation organizations, their regional and local distribution networks, their money launderers and financial infrastructure, and their violent enforcers. These organizations typically engage in multiple forms of organized criminal activity in addition to drug trafficking, such as violence, terrorism, corruption, human smuggling, trafficking in persons, weapons trafficking, complex financial crimes, and other illegal activities that threaten the safety of our society and the security of our nation. That is why OCDETF brings to bear the different authorities and expertise of its multiple component agencies to disrupt and dismantle every component of these criminal networks in order to reduce the illegal drug supply in the United States and diminish the violence and other drug-related criminal activity associated with these transnational, national, and regional organizations.
AUSAs have the opportunity to represent the interests of the United States of America in the United States District Court for the District of Puerto Rico and the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit and, in performing this important public service, to exercise responsibility that is unparalleled in any other job that a litigator might undertake. AUSAs immediately undertake numerous cases, many high profile, in any of several units within each division.
Employment with the USAO offers a unique and challenging experience for the highly motivated attorney: an opportunity to work on some of the most significant, complex, and visible cases being litigated today. You will be part of a dedicated team helping to enforce Federal criminal and civil laws that protect life, liberty, and property of citizens.
All initial attorney appointments to the Department of Justice are made on a 14 month (temporary) basis pending favorable adjudication of a background investigation.