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Special Assistant United States Attorney (SAUSA)

(Assistant State Prosecutor)


Posting Date:  July 1, 2024                           Closing Date:  Open Until Filled

Job Title:  Special Assistant United States Attorney/Assistant State Prosecutor

Position Type:  Contractual                           Location:  USAO Baltimore/Greenbelt

Salary Range:  $89,913 – $126,458, depending on qualifications and experience

Overview:  The Maryland Office of the State Prosecutor is seeking multiple applicants to serve as Assistant State Prosecutors cross-designated to work full-time as Special Assistant United States Attorneys (SAUSAs) in the Office of the United States Attorney (USAO) for the District of Maryland, in either the USAO Baltimore or Greenbelt Office.  The SAUSAs will work closely with local, state and federal law enforcement agencies and task forces to identify, investigate and prosecute individuals and organizations responsible for committing acts of violence and crimes involving guns, gangs, and narcotics throughout the State of Maryland.  The positions are contractual and funded through the Governor’s Office of Crime Prevention and Policy.

Specifically, SAUSAs will be expected to participate in both the investigation and prosecution (including extensive grand jury, pretrial, and trial practice) of a variety of firearms, narcotics, and violent crimes in federal court, including, but not limited to: (1) racketeering and gang related offenses, (2) use of firearms in furtherance of violent and drug trafficking crimes, (3) illegal firearms possession and firearms trafficking offenses, and (4) acts of violence including robberies and homicides. In addition, the attorneys will work closely with the USAO’s designated Project Safe Neighborhoods Coordinator and working groups to serve as a legal advisor as cases are identified for prosecution in federal and/or state jurisdictions.

Qualifications: The ideal candidate will have a J. D. degree, be admitted to the Maryland bar, and have at least one full year of litigation experience. Preference will be given to candidates with a background in criminal investigations and prosecutions. Strong abilities to build and maintain relationships with victims, witnesses, and law enforcement are essential, along with excellent legal research, writing, and oral advocacy skills.

Submission: Interested persons should submit a cover letter, resume and writing sample via email to the Office of the State Prosecutor at Applicants who are invited for an interview may also be asked for references.  Any questions regarding the position may be directed to the same OSP email address.

Employment Benefits: Contractual full-time employees are eligible for subsidized health benefits coverage for themselves and their dependents. As a contractual employee, you will be responsible for paying 25% of the premiums for your medical and prescription coverage, including any eligible dependents you have enrolled. The State of Maryland will subsidize the remaining 75% of the cost for these benefits. You may also elect to enroll in dental coverage, accidental death and dismemberment insurance, and life insurance, but will be responsible to pay the full premium for these benefits. Leave may be granted to a contractual employee who has worked 120 days in a 12-month period. This leave accrues at a rate of one hour for every 30 hours worked, not to exceed 40 hours per calendar year.  Employees may also earn Compensatory Time Off in lieu of pay for any overtime worked.

Equal Opportunity Employer: The Office of the State Prosecutor is an equal opportunity employer that encourages all interested persons to apply regardless of race, color, religion or belief, ancestry, national origin, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, disability, pregnancy, family or parental status, veteran status, genetic information, or any protected category prohibited by local, state or federal laws.