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Vacancy Announcement


131 East 4th Street, Suite #310

Davenport, IA 52801

United States

About the Office:

The United States Attorney's Office for the Southern District of Iowa employs 26 Assistant United States Attorneys. The District's headquarters office is located in Des Moines. The District has staffed branch offices in Davenport and Council Bluffs, which serve the District's eastern and western divisions.

This vacancy is for one position in the Davenport, Iowa, branch office, which is staffed by four AUSAs and one full-time Special AUSA assigned to narcotics prosecutions under the HIDTA program. The branch office is in the recently remodeled, state-of-the art Davenport federal courthouse.

Job Description:

Assistant United States Attorneys in the Southern District of Iowa handle a wide variety of complex cases, including drug trafficking and money laundering crimes, terrorism-related offenses, firearms and other violent crime offenses (including under the Department's Project Safe Neighborhoods and Project Safe Childhood initiatives), human trafficking, cyber-crimes, environmental crimes, and a variety of financial fraud and white-collar offenses. This vacancy is for one position in the Criminal Division in the Davenport office.


Required qualifications: Applicants must possess a J.D. degree, be an active member of the bar (any U.S. jurisdiction), and have at least one year post-J.D. legal or other relevant experience. At least three years of post-J.D. litigation experience is preferred.

Preferred qualifications: Applicants must demonstrate a quick analytical ability and the ability to accurately and precisely articulate the critical issues in a case. Applicants must demonstrate superior oral and writing skills as well as strong research and interpersonal skills, and good judgment. Applicants must possess excellent communication and courtroom skills and exhibit the ability to work in a supportive and professional manner with other attorneys, support staff, law enforcement, and client agencies. Applicants must have a demonstrated capacity to function, with minimal guidance, in a highly demanding environment.

Salary: Assistant United States Attorneys' pay is administratively determined based, in part, on the number of years of professional attorney experience. The range of basic pay for this position is $45,477 to $134,177, plus locality pay.


Travel: Occasional travel, both within and outside the District, may be required, including for training at the Department of Justice’s National Advocacy Center.


Application Process: Applicants should send a resume and Attorney Questionnaire.pdf to:


Please send entire application package as one PDF file.

If you are currently an attorney with a federal agency, please include a copy of your most recent SF 50-B, Notification of Personnel Action.

No telephone calls please.

Applications must be received by 4:00 p.m. CST on the closing date of date of July 8, 2015.

Application Deadline: Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Relocation Expenses: Relocation expenses will not be paid.

Number of Positions: One

Updated June 16, 2015