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Supervisory AUSA

Supervisory AUSA Notice

U.S. Department of Justice
Supervisory Assistant United States Attorneys
United States Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of Missouri
Vacancy No. 12-EDMO-07SA

About the Positions:

On a regular and recurring basis, this office fills the Supervisory Assistant United States Attorney (AUSA) positions which it has been allotted. These temporary, at will positions, make up the management team of the office, under the control, supervision and direction of the United States Attorney. AUSAs selected for one of these supervisory positions will be responsible for exercising dynamic leadership and efficiently and effectively managing the employees in their respective sections to accomplish the mission of the Department and the specific goals of this office, as set forth by the United States Attorney.

Responsibilities and Opportunity Offered:

The supervisory positions that will be available on an occasional basis include, Executive Assistant, Criminal Chief, Civil Chief, Appellate Chief, Branch Chief, Senior Litigation Counsel and unit supervisors. The reporting structure for these positions will be as shown on the office’s organization chart. The specific duties will be clarified by the United States Attorney or First Assistant United States Attorney. Each supervisor will be the leader and manager of the respective sections.

Qualifications -- Required qualifications:

Applicants must have at least three years experience as an AUSA or comparable legal experience. Interested AUSAs must have at least a fully successful performance rating for the last evaluation year. All applicants must be an active member of the bar (any jurisdiction) and not have received any disciplinary action within the past year from the date of the application.

Qualifications -- Preferred qualifications:

Applicants should be able to demonstrate by experience, knowledge or training, that they have an understanding of basic leadership and managerial skills.


Those AUSAs selected for a supervisory position for the first time will be required to attend the Justice Leadership Institute or a Legal Issues for Manager’s Seminar.

Type of Position:

All Supervisory AUSA appointments are temporary, at-will positions.

Salary Information:

Assistant United States Attorneys’ pay is administratively determined based, in part, on the number of years of professional attorney experience. Similarly, the pay for Supervisory AUSA is determined based on the same administratively determined pay scale and on the specific supervisory position for which an AUSA is selected.


All Supervisory AUSAs are in St. Louis, Missouri, with the exception of the Branch Chief in Cape Girardeau, Missouri.

Relocation Expenses:

Relocation expenses will not be paid.

Application Process:

Individuals interested in a supervisory position should give notice or submit materials which summarize their qualifications for the position. Materials may include a cover letter, resume and writing sample. Written notice and/or materials should be filed with the First Assistant United States Attorney (FAUSA), who will maintain the supervisory interest list, which will be reviewed as vacancies arise. Materials may be updated as needed. AUSAs who no longer wish to be considered for future supervisory positions should notify the FAUSA in writing.

Security Requirements:

Depending on the position, a Supervisory AUSA position may require access to a Top Secret Clearance.

Department Policies:

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 non-merit factor. The Department of Justice welcomes and encourages applications from AUSAs 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. 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. Determination on requests for reasonable Accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

Updated October 27, 2017