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Assistant United States Attorney

Posted 6 months ago
DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

Executive Office for U.S. Attorneys and the Office of the U.S. Attorneys

United States Attorney’s Office, District of Minnesota

https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/585236200

https://www.justice.gov/legal-careers/job/assistant-united-states-attorney-1192

Location

1 vacancy in the following location:

Relocation expenses reimbursed

No

Telework eligible

Yes as determined by agency policy

Summary

The U.S. Attorney’s Office seeks to hire 1 or more

AUSAsfor the Office’s Criminal Division. These positions may be assigned to the following four sections within the Criminal Division: Violent Crimes Section, Economic Crimes and Public Corruption Section, Major Crimes Section, or the Organized Crime and Narcotics Section.

This position is located in Minneapolis, Minnesota. For more information on the United States Attorney’s Office, MN: www.justice.gov/usao-mnLearn more about this agency

Responsibilities

AUSAs in the Office’s Criminal Division serve the goal of doing justice by fairly enforcing the criminal laws of the United States. Criminal AUSAs must exercise reasoned judgment in making criminal charging decisions, coordinating federal criminal investigations together with the Office’s law-enforcement partners, and litigating and trying complex cases in federal court.

Candidates must be capable of handling significant and complex criminal prosecutions. This responsibility regularly entails working with voluminous discovery and mastering challenging legal concepts. Candidates should demonstrate strong analytical ability, high quality legal writing and research, effective communication and advocacy skills, and a commitment to public service.

This position may be assigned to one of the following four sections within the Criminal Division. Candidates may, but are not required to identify one of these sections as a preference in the cover letter. However, individuals hired as AUSAs will be assigned to a section within the Criminal Division at the discretion of the U.S. Attorney.

Violent Crime Section: Prosecutors assigned to the Violent Crimes Section investigate and prosecute those who commit firearms offenses and other violent crimes.

Economic Crimes and Public Corruption Section: The Office’s Economic Crimes Section investigates and prosecutes complex economic crimes, such as mail wire and bank frauds, tax crimes, embezzlement, securities fraud, healthcare fraud, environmental crimes, and financial cybercrimes.

Major Crimes Section: The Office’s Major Crimes Section investigates and prosecutes human trafficking, child exploitation, and child pornography offenses, as well as crimes where United States’ government agencies are the victim. The Major Crimes Section also houses the office’s robust Indian Country division, which prosecutes crimes on both the Red Lake and White Earth Native American Reservations.

Organized Crime and Narcotics Section: The prosecutors assigned to this section primarily investigate and prosecute and Violent Crimes drug-trafficking, racketeering, and money laundering offenses.

Responsibilities will increase and assignments will become more complex as your training and experience progress.

Security Requirements: Initial appointment is conditioned upon a satisfactory preemployment 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.

Residency Requirements: Assistant United States Attorneys generally must reside in the district to which he or she is appointed or within 25 miles thereof. See 28 U.S.C. 545 for district-specific information.

Selective Service: If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law. See www.sss.gov.

Travel Required

Occasional travel – You may be expected to travel for this position. AUSAs are occasionally required to travel within and outside the States of Minnesota. AUSAs must often make court appearances in Minneapolis, St. Paul, Duluth, Fergus Falls, and Bemidji, Minnesota, regardless of their office location. Travel outside of the District of Minnesota and outside the United States is also occasionally required.

Supervisory status

No

Promotion Potential

None

No

Telework eligible

Yes as determined by agency policy Help

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Announcement number

21-MNCR-10968649-AUSA

Control number

585236200

  • Duties HelpDutiesSummaryThe U.S. Attorney’s Office seeks to hire 1 or moreAUSAsfor the Office’s Criminal Division. These positions may be assigned to the following four sections within the Criminal Division: Violent Crimes Section, Economic Crimes and Public Corruption Section, Major Crimes Section, or the Organized Crime and Narcotics Section.

    This position is located in Minneapolis, Minnesota. For more information on the United States Attorney’s Office, MN: www.justice.gov/usao-mnLearn more about this agencyResponsibilitiesAUSAs in the Office’s Criminal Division serve the goal of doing justice by fairly enforcing the criminal laws of the United States. Criminal AUSAs must exercise reasoned judgment in making criminal charging decisions, coordinating federal criminal investigations together with the Office’s law-enforcement partners, and litigating and trying complex cases in federal court.

    Candidates must be capable of handling significant and complex criminal prosecutions. This responsibility regularly entails working with voluminous discovery and mastering challenging legal concepts. Candidates should demonstrate strong analytical ability, high quality legal writing and research, effective communication and advocacy skills, and a commitment to public service.

    This position may be assigned to one of the following four sections within the Criminal Division. Candidates may, but are not required to identify one of these sections as a preference in the cover letter. However, individuals hired as AUSAs will be assigned to a section within the Criminal Division at the discretion of the U.S. Attorney.

    Violent Crime Section: Prosecutors assigned to the Violent Crimes Section investigate and prosecute those who commit firearms offenses and other violent crimes.

    Economic Crimes and Public Corruption Section: The Office’s Economic Crimes Section investigates and prosecutes complex economic crimes, such as mail wire and bank frauds, tax crimes, embezzlement, securities fraud, healthcare fraud, environmental crimes, and financial cybercrimes.

    Major Crimes Section: The Office’s Major Crimes Section investigates and prosecutes human trafficking, child exploitation, and child pornography offenses, as well as crimes where United States’ government agencies are the victim. The Major Crimes Section also houses the office’s robust Indian Country division, which prosecutes crimes on both the Red Lake and White Earth Native American Reservations.

    Organized Crime and Narcotics Section: The prosecutors assigned to this section primarily investigate and prosecute and Violent Crimes drug-trafficking, racketeering, and money laundering offenses.

    Responsibilities will increase and assignments will become more complex as your training and experience progress.

    Security Requirements: Initial appointment is conditioned upon a satisfactory preemployment 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.

    Residency Requirements: Assistant United States Attorneys generally must reside in the district to which he or she is appointed or within 25 miles thereof. See 28 U.S.C. 545 for district-specific information.

    Selective Service: If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law. See www.sss.gov.Travel RequiredOccasional travel – You may be expected to travel for this position. AUSAs are occasionally required to travel within and outside the States of Minnesota. AUSAs must often make court appearances in Minneapolis, St. Paul, Duluth, Fergus Falls, and Bemidji, Minnesota, regardless of their office location. Travel outside of the District of Minnesota and outside the United States is also occasionally required.Supervisory statusNoPromotion PotentialNone
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  • Requirements HelpRequirementsConditions of Employment
    • You must be a United States Citizen or National.
    • Background Investigation, credit and tax checks, and drug test required.
    • You must be registered for Selective Service, if applicable.
    • J.D. degree and active member of the bar (any U.S. jurisdiction) required.
    QualificationsRequired 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

    You must meet all qualification requirements upon the closing date of this announcement.


    EducationApplicants must possess a J.D. DegreeAdditional informationSalary Information: Assistant United States Attorney’s pay is administratively determined based, in part, on the number of years of professional attorney experience. The range of basic pay is $68,817.00 – 171,700.00 which includes 24% locality pay.

    Other Benefits: The Department of Justice offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation; sick leave; holidays; telework; life insurance; health benefits; and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System. The Benefits link provides an overview of the benefits currently offered to Federal Employees.

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    This and other vacancy announcements can be found under Attorney Vacancies and Volunteer Legal Internships. The Department of Justice cannot control further dissemination and/or posting of information contained in this vacancy announcement. Such posting and/or dissemination is not an endorsement by the Department of the organization or group disseminating and/or posting the information.

    Travel: You may be expected to travel for this position. AUSAs are occasionally required to travel within and outside the States of Minnesota. AUSAs must often make court appearances in Minneapolis, St. Paul, Duluth, Fergus Falls, and Bemidji, Minnesota, regardless of their office location. Travel outside of the District of Minnesota and outside the United States is also occasionally required.

    Type of Position: All initial attorney appointments to the Department of Justice are made on a 14 month (temporary) basis pending favorable adjudication of a background investigation.

    Applicants should familiarize themselves and comply with the relevant rules of professional conduct regarding any possible conflicts of interest in connection with their applications. In particular, please notify this Office if you currently represent clients or adjudicate matters in which this Office is involved and/or you have a family member who is representing clients or adjudicating matters in which this Office is involved so that we can evaluate any potential conflict of interest or disqualification issue that may need to be addressed under those circumstances.

    Security Requirements: Initial appointment is conditioned upon a satisfactory preemployment 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

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