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ASSISTANT UNITED STATES ATTORNEY (CRIMINAL) – The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Minnesota

About the Office: 

The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Minnesota is accepting applications for Assistant United States Attorney (“AUSA”) openings in our Criminal Division. The Office’s team of federal prosecutors represents the United States’ interests in criminal and civil litigation in the Federal District of Minnesota. The U.S. Attorney’s Office places a high priority on assembling a diverse team of AUSAs with varied backgrounds, experiences, and skills. On a daily basis, Criminal Division AUSAs are required to make impactful strategic decisions in cases involving national security, violent crime, complex frauds, human trafficking, and many other matters in collaboration with their colleagues and their law enforcement partners. The U.S. Attorney’s office believes that its team of federal prosecutors make better, fairer, and more just decisions when their judgments are the product of a vigorous dialogue among a collaborative and diverse group of their peers.

As needed, additional positions may be filled using this announcement.Our office places a high value on diversity of experiences and perspectives and encourages applications from individuals from all ethnic and racial backgrounds, veterans, LGBT individuals, and persons with disabilities.Job Description: 

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

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.

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

Due to COVID-19, if selected, you may be expected to telework for an undefined period under the Department’s evacuation authority, even if your home is located outside the local commuting area. Employees in this status may be notified of a requirement to report in person to the component workplace with an advance notice of not less than 30 days. Prior to a requirement to report to the workplace, employees may be eligible to request to continue to telework one or more days a pay period depending upon the terms of the component’s telework policy.Qualifications: 

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.

Background Investigation, credit and tax checks, and drug test required.

You must be registered for Selective Service, if applicable.

All initial attorney appointments to the Department of Justice are made on a 14-month (temporary) basis pending favorable adjudication of a background investigation.Salary: Assistant United States Attorneys’ pay is administratively determined based, in part, on the number years of professional attorney experience. The range of pay is $71,508 to $167,781, which includes locality pay.Travel: Occasional travel – You may be expected to travel for this position.Application Process: 

Applications are being acctepted via USAJobs at:

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.Application Deadline: Wednesday, May 4, 2022Relocation Expenses: Relocation expenses will not be paid.Number of Positions: Two or more

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