The Central District of Illinois covers the 46 centrally located counties of Illinois. The Headquarters office is located in Springfield, Illinois with staffed branch offices in Peoria, Rock Island and Urbana. The district currently has 28 attorneys, and approximately 35 additional support staff. 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.
In all matters, it is our mission to represent the people of the United States in a manner that will instill confidence in the fairness and integrity of our office and the judicial system, and to conduct our work with the highest integrity. We strive to perform our mission in the most efficient and effective manner.
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 Urbana, IL location, which is one of our 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.
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.
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.
You must meet all qualification requirements upon the closing date of this announcement.
All applications must be submitted through USAJOBS. This position opens on May 22, 2015. The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on June 2, 2015 to receive consideration.
1. To begin, go to https://www.usajobs.gov/, search under the 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. Follow the prompts to select your USAJOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire.
2. Click the Submit My Answers button to submit your application package. (It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation are submitted prior to the closing date.)
3. To verify your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account, https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login, select the Application Status link and then select the more information link for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process. To return to an incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete.
The point of contact for this vacancy announcement is Jack Pascoe, who can be reached at 217-492-4488 or email@example.com