The mission of the Central District of Illinois is to serve and protect the citizens of the Central District of Illinois through vigorous, ethical and impartial enforcement of the laws of the United States.
To accomplish this mission, assigned personnel work cooperatively with other Federal, state and local law enforcement and community agencies to improve the safety and quality of life; protect the public funds and other assets of the United States; maintain a courteous and professional working environment; and, with skill and integrity, seek to achieve justice in every civil and criminal matter.
The District is divided into four divisions: Criminal, Civil, Appellate, and Administrative.
The United States Attorney for the Central District of Illinois is currently seeking qualified applicants for a position as Assistant United States Attorney (AUSA) in the Criminal Division for our Rock Island, IL location, which is one of four branch offices in the district. AUSAs in the Criminal Division supervise the investigation of and prosecute federal offenses involving among other things, financial fraud, hate crimes, identity theft, economic crimes, firearms trafficking, counterfeiting, program fraud, immigration violations, drug trafficking, violent crimes, domestic terrorism, bank robbery, human trafficking, child exploitation, transportation of stolen goods, and public corruption.
Responsibilities will increase and assignments will become more complex as your training and experience progress.
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.
United States citizenship is required.
Preferred Qualifications: Applicants must demonstrate analytical ability, good judgment, and excellent communication and courtroom skills. Applicants must demonstrate superior oral and writing skills as well as strong research and interpersonal skills. Applicants should be proficient in the use of a computer. Applicants must exhibit the ability to work in a supportive and highly professional manner with other attorneys, professional support staff, client agency representatives, law enforcement officers / investigators, opposing counsel, and court staff.
You must meet all qualification requirements upon the closing date of this announcement.
This job is posted on the USAJOBS Website at https://www.usajobs.gov/; search under Department of Justice agency, select Executive Office of the US Attorneys, then search for attorney positions, then select Apply Online to create a USAJOBS account or log in to your existing account.
This announcement is open from May 6, 2015 and the complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Tuesday, May 19, 2015 to receive consideration.
You must provide a complete Application Package which includes:
- Required - Your responses to the Occupational Questionnaire (online or 1203-FX).
- Required - Your resume showing relevant experience and dates of employment (include day/month/year). (cover letter optional).
- Required - A writing sample which demonstrates your legal writing ability. The writing sample should be at least 5 pages but no more than 20 pages and must clearly address at least one substantive legal issue.
- Required - Unofficial transcripts for your undergraduate degree and law degree.
- Required - Copy of current State Bar membership license/card or a cerificate of good standing with state bar.
- Required, if applicable - A recent copy of an SF-50 (Notification of Personnel Action), showing title, series, grade, and current salary; and a copy of your most recent performance appraisal.
- Required, if applicable - To get Veterans' Preference, you must indicate your preference in response to the appropriate question in your assessment questionnaire and you must submit the appropriate supporting documentation. See the "How you will be Evaluated" section under the "Qualifications and Evaluations" Tab above for details regarding what is appropriate Veterans' Preference documentation. It is also recommended that you include veterans' preference information in your cover letter or resume. Include a copy of SF 15 and any supporting documents.
- Optional - Cover Letter.
The point of contact for this vacancy announcement is Jack Pascoe who can be reached at 217-492-4488 or firstname.lastname@example.org