Assistant United States Attorney

Criminal Division
Attorney
555 Independence St.
Cape Girardeau, MO 63703
United States
18-MOE-18JUNCR039
About the Office: 

This position is located in the Rush Hudson Limbaugh courthouse in Cape Girardeau, Mo.  Cape Girardeau is a regional destination for healthcare, education, entertainment, shopping and employment, Cape Girardeau’s population swells to 100,000 daily. Two state-of-the-art hospitals sit within city limits. Together, the hospitals serve more than one million people from five states. Southeast Missouri State University welcomes more than 10,000 students from the region and across the world every day. Multiple private and parochial schools and more than 50 churches call Cape Girardeau home. Entertainment options include the area’s largest shopping mall and a Golf Week Top 100 course, Dalhousie. Cape Girardeau has a thriving arts and performance community offering something for every taste. Local artists host a monthly art walk inviting connoisseurs and tourists alike to view their latest work. Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus offers concerts, performing arts and other events. From state fairs to ballet, Cape Girardeau is the place for quality entertainment. 

We have offices in St. Louis and Cape Girardeau with over 90 attorneys and support personnel. This position is located in Cape Girardeau, MO.

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

Job Description: 

This vacancy is located in the Criminal Division.  As a member of the Criminal Division assignments will include the investigation and prosecution of violent offenses, including car-jackings, robberies, felons in possession of firearms, drug trafficking conspiracies, and the use of a firearm in connection with drug trafficking or a violent offense.

Responsibilities will increase and assignments will become more complex as your training and experience progress.

Qualifications: 

Required Qualifications:

Applicants must also possess a J.D. degree, be an active member of the bar (any jurisdiction); and have at least four (4) years post J.D. legal or 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; 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;  five or more jury trials.

You must meet all qualification requirements upon the closing date of this announcement.

 

Salary: 
$66,402 - $145,009 Salary includes 16.47% locality pay
Travel: 
One to two weeks a year
Application Process: 

Applications must be received by or post marked no later than Friday, June 29, 2018. 

Applications must be maild to:

United States Attorney’s Office

Attn:  Joseph D. Tober

111 S. 10th Street

STE 20.333

ST. Louis, Mo 63102

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

Application Deadline: 
Friday, June 29, 2018
Relocation Expenses: 
Relocation Expenses are not authorized
Number of Positions: 
1
Updated June 22, 2018

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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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