The United States Attorney's Office (USAO), Southern District of Illinois (SDIL), is a fast-paced, collegial, and energetic office which seeks to maintain the highest standards of excellence in the enforcement of federal laws and the representation of the United States. Our headquarters are located in Fairview Heights, Illinois, a suburb of St. Louis, MO. Our branch offices are located in Benton and East St. Louis, in or near the federal courthouse. The office presently employs 32 attorneys and 30 support staff.
The Southern District of Illinois is comprised of the lower 38 counties of the State of Illinois and has a population of approximately 1.2 million. Our most populous counties, Madison and St. Clair, are adjacent to the Mississippi River and are within the St. Louis, Missouri, metropolitan area.
This AUSA will serve as Prevention and Reentry Coordinator, in support of the Attorney General's Smart on Crime Initiative. This newly-created position does not involve traditional prosecution and case handling functions, but rather involves community problem-solving. The AUSA will be a motivated self-starter who builds collaborative, multi-disciplinary relationships with the court, probation, service providers, community organizations, law enforcement offices, and public defenders throughout the District with the goal of devising sustainable programs to deter crime and reduce recidivism. Together with the USAO's Law Enforcement Coordination staff, the Prevention and Reentry Coordinator will serve as a speaker and presenter to inmate populations, law enforcement, and civic and community groups to support evidence-based crime prevention and reentry initiatives. The Prevention and Reentry Coordinator will design and participate in intervention programs, to include pre-entry programs at correctional institutions and offender call-in programs. Case-related work will focus on diversionary and reentry programs, specialty courts, civil commitments, and post-sentence litigation, with particular focus on federal offenders who have completed incarceration but who are serving terms of supervised release. Case work also involves responding to post-conviction challenges filed by inmates at the district court and appellate level, to include petitions for habeas relief and applications for retroactive guideline adjustments.
Required qualifications: Applicants must possess a J.D. degree from an accredited law school, be an active member in good standing of the bar of any jurisdiction, and have at least 3 years post-J.D. legal or relevant experience. United States citizenship is required.
Preferred qualifications: A master's degree in criminology, criminal justice, or social work is preferred. A diversity of employment experience is preferred, such as prior employment as a police officer, probation or parole officer, correctional officer, mental health counselor, social worker, or addiction specialist.
Applicants must also demonstrate excellent computer literacy skills to include experience with automated research on the Internet, electronic court filing, and electronic e-mail, word processing and visual presentation software systems.
Cover letter, resume, and writing sample may be submitted by e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org
or by mail to: Lindsey Lester-Brutscher, Administrative Officer, United States Attorney's Office, 9 Executive Drive, Fairview Heights, IL 62208.
No telephone calls please. This vacancy announcement will remain open from May 22, 2015 to June 18, 2015.