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USAO Central District of Illinois Seeks Assistant U.S. Attorney

The U.S. Attorneys Office Central District of Illinois seeks a criminal assistant U.S. attorney (AUSA) in Urbana to prosecute federal criminal cases in the district. Criminal AUSAs advise federal law enforcement agents on criminal investigations, present criminal cases to the grand jury, try criminal cases before the United States District Court, and may represent the United States in criminal appeals before the Circuit Court of Appeals. Candidates should be capable of handling a variety of significant and complex criminal prosecutions.  Responsibilities will increase and assignments will become more complex as training and experience progress.

Required Qualifications:

Applicants must possess a J.D. degree, be an active member of the bar (any U.S. jurisdiction), and have at least 3 years post-J.D. legal or other relevant experience.

United States citizenship is required.

Preferred Qualifications:

At least five years post J.D. legal or other relevant experience. Strong advocacy skills, academic credentials, superior legal research and writing skills, quick analytical ability to accurately and precisely articulate critical case-related issues, criminal prosecutorial courtroom experience, good interpersonal skills, the ability to work in a supportive and professional team environment with client agencies, support staff, and other attorneys, and a demonstrated instances of sound legal and ethical judgment.

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


The range of basic pay is $61,218 to $160,122 which includes 15.37% locality pay.

Applications packages must be submitted by 11:59 PM ET on Jan. 31 to be considered.

Additional details for this position and application instructions are available on the Department of Justice website. 

Posted on January 8, 2018 by Sara Anderson