Closing Date: 13th February, 2023


This is a public notice Flyer. Applications will not be accepted through USAJOBS.

If you are interested in applying please see the official announcement on the DOJs Legal Careers page by following the link below.

Assistant United States Trustee | LEGAL-CAREERS | Department of Justice

About the Office:
  • The United States Trustee Program (USTP) is a litigating component of the Department of Justice whose mission is to promote the integrity and efficiency of the bankruptcy system for the benefit of all stakeholders, debtors, creditors, and the public. As a national program with 21 regions consisting of 90 field offices, the USTP has broad administrative, regulatory, and enforcement authorities in bankruptcy cases, including chapter 7 and 13 consumer cases and complex chapter 11 corporate reorganizations. The USTP is the only participant in the bankruptcy process uniquely positioned to address multi-jurisdictional misconduct or other issues of national scope that give rise to systemic fraud and abuse, while also effectively combatting local matters affecting the integrity of the bankruptcy system.

The USTP ranks in the top 15 percent of federal agency subcomponents and ranked fifth out of 18 components within the DOJ in the 2021 Best Places to Work in the Federal Government rankings. The rankings are based on the U.S. Office of Personnel Management's annual Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey and measure how federal employees view their job and workplace. USTP exceeded the percentage of positive responses government-wide in more than 80 percent of the core survey questions, including questions related to achieving mission, overall satisfaction with the organization, and employee recognition.

We invite you to visit the USTP's website at,the Region 9 website , and the city of Columbus, OH.

Job Description:
The Program is seeking experienced attorney applicants for the position of Assistant United States Trustee to lead and manage the Columbus field office that oversees bankruptcy cases filed in the Eastern Division and the Western Division at Dayton of the Southern District of Ohio.

As the Assistant United States Trustee, the typical duties include the following:
  • Manage and oversee the administration of the field office, including all bankruptcy cases filed in the judicial district served by the office;
  • Advise and partner with the Executive Office and the United States Trustee on policy questions, legal issues of national importance arising in cases, and other significant matters to enhance the Program's mission locally, and help develop and implement policies and strategies designed to faithfully execute a uniform application of bankruptcy law;
  • Supervise and manage a staff of trial attorneys, auditors, paralegals, and support staff, including assigning and monitoring work at the office and regional level in accordance with principles of shared staffing and functional consolidation;
  • Oversee and assist in difficult, complex, or precedent-setting bankruptcy cases and in developing and implementing civil enforcement and litigation strategies to address fraud and abuse identified in bankruptcy cases;
  • Carry a caseload of civil enforcement, chapter 11, and trustee oversight matters;
  • Participate or provide oversight in all appellate matters before the Bankruptcy Court Appellate Panel (if applicable), the United States District Court, and the United States Courts of Appeal;
  • Appoint and supervise all private trustees who administer bankruptcy cases filed under chapter 7, 13, and 12 of the Bankruptcy Code;
  • Provide outreach to other interested constituents and those involved in the bankruptcy systems such as the bankruptcy court, the bar, other federal and state agencies, including public speaking and conducting training, as appropriate;
  • Work with the Program's federal and state law enforcement partners to report criminal activity identified through bankruptcy case oversight; and
  • Work on other national projects and priorities as assigned.

Conditions of Employment:
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or National
  • Must complete a Background Investigation to include drug testing
  • Selective Service Registration is required, as applicable
  • May require completion of one year probationary period
  • COVID vaccination status may be requested for the purposes of implementing workplace safety protocols.

Required Qualifications: Applicants must demonstrate excellent academic and professional credentials, superior oral and written communication skills, good judgment, and the ability to function with minimal guidance in a demanding legal environment. Further, an applicant must have a J.D. degree from an accredited law school; be an active member of the bar (any U.S. jurisdiction) in good standing; and, have at least five years post-J.D. professional legal or other relevant experience advocating on behalf of clients, interpreting, or applying provisions of the United States Bankruptcy Code, the Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure, and related laws, rules, and regulations that arise in bankruptcy cases.

Preferred Qualifications: In addition to the required qualifications listed above, the ideal candidate will have:
  • Three or more years' experience in management and personnel supervision;
  • A minimum of three years of chapter 11 experience;
  • A demonstrated record of analyzing complex legal problems, interpreting statutory provisions, developing litigation strategies, and superior trial practice skills;
  • Have outstanding organizational skills and the ability to address a broad array of issues arising in a large volume of cases;
  • The ability to accurately and precisely articulate the critical issues in a wide variety of cases and projects;
  • The ability to set, manage, and balance diverse, evolving, and challenging projects and priorities;
  • Demonstrated initiative and creativity;
  • Proficient information technology skills, including using databases and IT systems to manage work;
  • Outstanding presentation and public speaking skills;
  • Experience working with, or for, federal agencies; and
  • A commitment to the highest ethical and professional standards and to the promotion of diversity and inclusion in the legal profession.
  • Applicants must meet all required qualifications upon the closing date of this vacancy announcement.

If selected for this position, you will be required to provide official proof of J.D. Degree and Bar Membership (including certification of good standing) before a firm job offer is extended.

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