Assistant United States Attorney

Attorney
517 East Wisconsin Avenue Suite 530
Milwaukee, WI 53202
United States
15-EDWI-1442623-AUSA
About the Office: 

The United States Attorney's Office (USAO) for the Eastern District of Wisconsin handles a wide variety of Civil and Criminal cases and has responsibility for the region covering 28 counties in roughly the eastern one-third of the state. The USA has its main office in Milwaukee and a branch office in Green Bay.

Job Description: 

The United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Wisconsin is currently seeking qualified applicants for a position as Assistant United States Attorney (AUSA) in the Criminal Division for our Milwaukee, WI location.

AUSAs in the Criminal Division supervise the investigation of and prosecute federal offenses involving, among other things, financial fraud, health care fraud, program fraud, identity theft, hate crimes, counterfeiting, immigration violations, drug trafficking, violent crimes, domestic terrorism, human trafficking, child exploitation, and public corruption. The USAO currently has vacancies in the White Collar, Public Corruption and General Crimes Section and the Narcotics, Violent Crime, and National Security Section.

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 one year post-J.D. legal experience.

United States citizenship is required.

Preferred qualifications: Applicants should have a demonstrated capacity to function, with minimal guidance, in a highly demanding office and courtroom environment; must be willing and able to try jury cases in federal court and demonstrate the motivation and professionalism to become an accomplished trial attorney; should possess analytical ability to quickly identify and to clearly and accurately articulate critical issues in criminal investigations or pending prosecutions; should be able to demonstrate superior oral and writing skills as well as strong legal research skills; should exhibit strong interpersonal skills, good judgment, the ability to work in a supportive and professional manner with the court, other attorneys, support staff, and client agencies; should also possess computer literacy skills to include experience in automated research, electronic court filing, electronic e-mail, and word processing systems. Previous jury trial experience is strongly preferred. Experience or proven interest in financial fraud, healthcare fraud, cybercrime, or complex narcotics cases also preferred.

Salary: 
AD -21 - AD 29: $45,477 to $134,177.00 plus locality.
Travel: 
Occasional travel within and outside of the District will be required.
Application Process: 

Please be sure to follow all instructions in the announcement. Incomplete or late applications will not be accepted and will not receive consideration. The closing date of this announcement is July 27, 2015. Applications submitted to directly to the District will not be accepted and will be returned. Interested applicants must apply online at: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/PrintPreview/408114900 Additional vacancies may be filled under this announcement as needed.

Application Deadline: 
Monday, July 27, 2015
Relocation Expenses: 
None
Number of Positions: 
Up to 3
Updated April 7, 2016

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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, genetic information, status as a parent, membership or non-membership in an employee organization, on the basis of personal favoritism, or any other non-merit 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.

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 targeted/severe disabilities are encouraged to register for the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Shared List of People with Disabilities (the Bender Disability Employment Registry) by submitting their resume to resume@benderconsult.com and referencing "Federal Career Opportunities" in the subject line.  Additional information about the Bender Registry is available at www.benderconsult.com.  Individuals with disabilities may also contact one of the Department’s Disability Points of Contact (DPOC).  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 who have lived outside the United States for two or more of the past five years will likely have difficulty being approved for appointments by the Department Security Staff. The two-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.

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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