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Assistant United States Attorney - Des Moines Office

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), 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 Des Moines office.

Required qualifications: Applicants must possess a J.D. degree, be an active member of the bar (any 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. United States citizenship is required.

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 $45,027 to $132,849, 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.

No telephone calls please. Applications must be received by 4:00 p.m. CST on the closing date of October 17, 2014.

Application Deadline: Friday, October 17, 2014

Relocation Expenses: Relocation expenses will not be paid.

Number of Positions: One





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