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U.S. Attorney’s Office Seeks Assistant U.S. Attorney

The U.S. Attorney's Office Southern District of Illinois is accepting applications for an assistant United States attorney opening in its Criminal Division in the Fairview Heights Office.

Applicants must demonstrate a quick analytical ability, good judgment, and superior communication and courtroom skills. Applicants must be team players who exhibit the ability to work in a supportive and professional manner with other attorneys, support staff, and client agencies. Applicants must have demonstrated capacity to function, with minimal guidance, in a highly demanding environment.

Applicants will be expected to do their own legal research and writing and will be substantially self-sufficient in preparing day-to-day correspondence and pleadings. Applicants must also demonstrate excellent computer literacy skills to include experience with automated research on the Internet, electronic court filing, and e-mail and word-processing systems.

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

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 experience. U.S. citizenship is required.

Admission to the Illinois bar is not required but is preferred. Three years of post-J.D. litigation experience is preferred.

The salary range for the position is $64,948.00 to $152,390.00 which includes 17.65% locality pay. The application deadline is June 3, 2020.

For additional details, view the job posting on the U.S. Department of Justice website.

Posted on May 14, 2020 by Rhys Saunders

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