Assistant United States Attorney

Criminal Division
Attorney
111 S. 10th St
STE 20.333
St. Louis, MO 63102
United States
20-MOE-10804469-AUSA
About the Office: 

This position is located in the Thomas F. Eagleton courthouse in downtown St. Louis. St. Louis is the home   to two professional sports teams. Forest Park is one of the largest inner city parks and is home to the St. Louis Zoo, St. Louis Science Center, and the History Museum. St. Louis is also home to three performing arts centers, with the Fabulous Fox, Peabody Opera House, and the Muny.

This district office has public transportation stops within two blocks and participates in the mass transit
benefit program. This district is also easily accessible from four different highways with covered and uncovered parking within 3 blocks of the office.

The United States Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Missouri serves over half the population of Missouri. We have offices in St. Louis and Cape Girardeau with over 100 attorneys and support personnel.

For more information on the Department of Justice and the United States Attorney's Offices, visit
http://www.justice.gov/careers/careers.html.

As needed, additional positions may be filled using this   announcement
 

Our office places a high value on diversity of experiences and perspectives and encourages applications from all qualified individuals from all ethnic and racial backgrounds, veterans, LGBT individuals, and persons with disabilities.
Job Description: 

These vacancies are located in the Criminal Division. As a member of the Criminal Division, assignments may include the investigation and prosecution of violent offenses, drug trafficking, public corruption, terrorism, white collar, and organized  crime.
 

Qualifications: 

Required  Qualifications:
Applicants must possess a J.D. Degree, be an active member of the bar (any U.S. jurisdiction), and have at least 1* year post-J.D. legal or other relevant experience. Applicant must possess superior oral and written communication skills, as well as strong character and interpersonal skills; have demonstrated the capacity to function, with minimal guidance, in a highly demanding  
environment. United States citizenship is  required.

Preferred  Qualifications:

Outstanding academic record; complex litigation experience involving white collar and/or public corruption; exceptional research and writing ability; the ability to successfully represent the interest of the united States   in the federal court; the ability to handle and successfully manage a heavy case load involving complex  cases. You must meet all qualification requirements upon the closing date of this announcement.
 

Salary: 
64,949.00 to 152,390.00 - Salary listed includes 17.65% locality pay
Travel: 
One to two weeks per year
Application Process: 

Potential applicants must apply through USA Jobs at www.usajobs.gov. When searching for this position please search for announcement number 20-MOE-10804469-AUSA.

All questions concerning this vacancy announcement should be directed to Joseph Tober at 314-539-2200 or via email at  joseph.tober@usdoj.gov.

Applicants should familiarize themselves and comply with the relevant rules of professional conduct regarding any possible conflicts of interest in connection with their applications. In particular, please notify this Office if you currently represent clients or adjudicate matters in which this Office is involved and/or you have a family member who is representing clients or adjudicating matters in which this Office is involved so that we can evaluate any potential conflict of interest or disqualification issue that may need to be addressed under those circumstances.

Application Deadline: 
Friday, May 1, 2020
Relocation Expenses: 
Relocation will not be paid
Number of Positions: 
1
Updated April 27, 2020

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Department Policies

Equal Employment Opportunity:  The U.S. Department of Justice is an Equal Opportunity/Reasonable Accommodation Employer.  Except where otherwise provided by law, there will be no discrimination because of color, race, religion, national origin, political affiliation, marital status, disability (physical or mental), age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected genetic information, pregnancy, status as a parent, or any other nonmerit-based factor.  The Department of Justice welcomes and encourages applications from persons with physical and mental disabilities. The Department is firmly committed to satisfying its affirmative obligations under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, to ensure that persons with disabilities have every opportunity to be hired and advanced on the basis of merit within the Department of Justice. For more information, please review our full EEO Statement.

Reasonable Accommodations:  This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the agency.  Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

Outreach and Recruitment for Qualified Applicants with Disabilities:  The Department encourages qualified applicants with disabilities, including individuals with targeted/severe disabilities to apply in response to posted vacancy announcements.  Qualified applicants with targeted/severe disabilities may be eligible for direct hire, non-competitive appointment under Schedule A (5 C.F.R. § 213.3102(u)) hiring authority.  Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to contact one of the Department’s Disability Points of Contact (DPOC) to express an interest in being considered for a position. See list of DPOCs.   

Suitability and Citizenship:  It is the policy of the Department to achieve a drug-free workplace and persons selected for employment will be required to pass a drug test which screens for illegal drug use prior to final appointment.  Employment is also contingent upon the completion and satisfactory adjudication of a background investigation. Congress generally prohibits agencies from employing non-citizens within the United States, except for a few narrow exceptions as set forth in the annual Appropriations Act (see, https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/working-in-government/non-citizens/). Pursuant to DOJ component policies, only U.S. citizens are eligible for employment with the Executive Office for Immigration Review, U.S. Trustee’s Offices, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Unless otherwise indicated in a particular job advertisement, qualifying non-U.S. citizens meeting immigration and appropriations law criteria may apply for employment with other DOJ organizations. However, please be advised that the appointment of non-U.S. citizens is extremely rare; such appointments would be possible only if necessary to accomplish the Department's mission and would be subject to strict security requirements. Applicants who hold dual citizenship in the U.S. and another country will be considered on a case-by-case basis. All DOJ employees are subject to a residency requirement. Candidates must have lived in the United States for at least three of the past five years. The three-year period is cumulative, not necessarily consecutive. Federal or military employees, or dependents of federal or military employees serving overseas, are excepted from this requirement. This is a Department security requirement which is waived only for extreme circumstances and handled on a case-by-case basis.

Veterans:  There is no formal rating system for applying veterans' preference to attorney appointments in the excepted service; however, the Department of Justice considers veterans' preference eligibility as a positive factor in attorney hiring. Applicants eligible for veterans' preference must include that information in their cover letter or resume and attach supporting documentation (e.g., the DD 214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty and other supporting documentation) to their submissions. Although the "point" system is not used, per se, applicants eligible to claim 10-point preference must submit Standard Form (SF) 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference, and submit the supporting documentation required for the specific type of preference claimed (visit the OPM website, www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/SF15.pdf for a copy of SF 15, which lists the types of 10-point preferences and the required supporting document(s). Applicants should note that SF 15 requires supporting documentation associated with service- connected disabilities or receipt of nonservice-connected disability pensions to be dated 1991 or later except in the case of service members submitting official statements or retirement orders from a branch of the Armed Forces showing that his  or her retirement was due to a permanent service-connected disability or that he/she was transferred to the permanent disability retired list (the statement or retirement orders must indicate that the disability is 10% or more).

 

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