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

The U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of Illinois is seeking experienced, highly qualified attorneys for litigation and trial advocacy, with the intellect and proven ability to handle federal criminal prosecutions as an Assistant United States Attorney (AUSA) in their 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 electronic mail and word processing systems.

AUSAs may be rotated through the various units, to include the Civil Division, depending upon the district's staffing needs.

Applicants must be United States citizens, have a J.D. degree, beactive member of the bar (any U.S. jurisdiction), and have at least one year post-J.D. legal or other relevant experience.

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 December 4, 2020.

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

Posted on November 25, 2020 by Rhys Saunders

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