The main office is located in Grand Rapids, a mid-sized and growing city that is a short distance from iconic sandy beaches, state parks, and quaint coastal towns. Grand Rapids has recently been rated: the #1 fastest growing economy (headlightdata.com ); the #2 best place to be a millennial (Trulia.com ); #3 among big cities with the healthiest housing markets (smartasset.com ); #3 among best places to live in the U.S. for quality of life (U.S. News and World Report ); #19 among best cites in the U.S. (USNews.com);#1 place to visit in the U.S. for 2015 (Groupon ). Grand Rapids is situated geographically along Interstate 96 just three hours from Chicago, two hours from the Detroit Metro Area, four hours from Indianapolis, and approximately five hours from each of Ohio's major metropolitan areas (Cleveland, Columbus and Cincinnati). Gerald R. Ford International Airport, also in Grand Rapids, serves 24 major market destinations with nonstop flights. The area is noted for its cultural amenities including the world famous ArtPrize, an international art competition held annually in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The district has approximately 42 Assistant U.S. Attorneys (AUSAs), most of whom are located in the Grand Rapids office. Three AUSAs are located in a branch office in Marquette, Michigan, in the Upper Peninsula. Court proceedings take place in Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo, Lansing and Marquette. The district includes 11 federally-recognized Indian tribes, which together comprise the largest Native American population in a district east of the Mississippi River. For more information about Grand Rapids, visit http://www.rightplace.org/ . For more about our office, visit http://www.justice.gov/usao-wdmi .
The district is soliciting applications for a Criminal Division Assistant U.S. Attorney (AUSA) position in the Grand Rapids, Michigan office. Criminal Division assignments in this district may cover the full range of federal offenses, forfeiture, collections and responses to collateral attacks and appeals. Criminal Division AUSAs are responsible for substantial legal research and writing, both at the trial and appellate levels.
Responsibilities will increase and assignments will become more complex as your training and experience progress.
Initial appointment is conditioned upon a satisfactory pre-employment adjudication. This includes fingerprint,credit and tax checks, and drug testing. In addition, continued employment is subject to a favorable adjudication of a background investigation.
Required Qualifications: Applicants must possess a J.D. degree, be an active member of the bar (any jurisdiction), and have at least one year of post-J.D legal or other relevant experience. United States citizenship is required.
Preferred Qualifications: Applicants should be able to demonstrate the following qualities.
--Intelligence and aptitude, measured by professional experience/growth potential, academic record, the writing sample and any interview performance.
--Commitment to excellence, strong work ethic and drive, as may be demonstrated through successful team work, leadership, obstacles overcome and personal, academic and professional achievement.
--Sound judgment and good character.
--Balance, both professionally and personally, in terms of interests and abilities.
--Desire to work as a criminal AUSA in the Western District of Michigan.
Apply online-- follow the instructions below.
Go to this link on USAjobs: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/537503400
- You must complete the Online USAJobs Questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section of the USAJobs announcement:
- To begin, click 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, including the required additonal Applicant Questionnaire (download here).
- 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.)
*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.
No telephone calls please.