Assistant United States Attorney (Criminal)

Attorney
111 South 10th Street, 20.333
St. Louis, MO 63102
United States
15-MOE-1295308
About the Office: 

The United States Attorney's Office (USAO), has jurisdiction and responsibility in a broad range of areas, all of which involve representing the legal interests of the Federal Government in a court of law in the eastern half of the state of Missouri. The Eastern District of Missouri has offices in both St. Louis, Missouri and Cape Girardeau, Missouri.

Job Description: 

The United States Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Missouri is seeking experienced attorneys to serve as Assistant U.S. Attorney's in the St. Louis, Missouri office in the Criminal Division.

In the Criminal Division, you will be part of a dedicated team helping to enforce Federal criminal laws that protect life, liberty and property of citizens. Criminal Division assignments include investigation and prosecution of violent offenses, drug trafficking, public corruption, terrorism, white collar, and organized crime.

Employment with the United States Attorney's Office offers a unique and challenging experience for the highly motivated attorney; an opportunity to work on some of the most significant, complex and visible cases being litigated today.

Qualifications: 

Required Qualifications:

Applicants must also possess a J.D. degree, be an active member of the bar (any jurisdiction); 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. Additionally, the successful candidate must have at least 4 years of post J.D. experience.

Preferred Qualification:

Ten or more jury trials.

Salary: 
Assistant United States Attorneys' pay is administratively determined based, in part, on the number years of professional attorney experience. The range of basic pay is $51,917 to $125,000 which includes 14.16% locality.
Travel: 
Occasional Travel within and outside the District will be required.
Application Process: 

Applications for this position must be submitted through USA Jobs. The USA Job Announcement number is 15-MOE-1374652. Please provide all requested documentation listed within the USA Jobs announcement.

POC for this announcement is Joseph Tober
E-mial: joseph.tober@usdoj.gov
Phone: 314-539-3893

Application Deadline: 
Thursday, April 23, 2015
Relocation Expenses: 
Relocation will not be authorized.
Number of Positions: 
One Criminal AUSA
Updated April 7, 2016

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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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