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Job opening: Assistant U.S. Attorney for Rock Island Branch

The United States Attorney for the Central District of Illinois is currently seeking qualified applicants for a position as Assistant United States Attorney (AUSA) in the Criminal Division for our Rock Island, IL location, which is one of four branch offices in the district. AUSAs in the Criminal Division supervise the investigation of and prosecute federal offenses involving among other things, financial fraud, hate crimes, identity theft, economic crimes, firearms trafficking, counterfeiting, program fraud, immigration violations, drug trafficking, violent crimes, domestic terrorism, bank robbery, human trafficking, child exploitation, transportation of stolen goods, and public corruption.

Responsibilities will increase and assignments will become more complex as your 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 1 year post-J.D. legal or other relevant experience.

United States citizenship is required.

Preferred Qualifications: Applicants must demonstrate analytical ability, good judgment, and excellent communication and courtroom skills. Applicants must demonstrate superior oral and writing skills as well as strong research and interpersonal skills. Applicants should be proficient in the use of a computer. Applicants must exhibit the ability to work in a supportive and highly professional manner with other attorneys, professional support staff, client agency representatives, law enforcement officers / investigators, opposing counsel, and court staff.

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

Salary: The range of basic pay is $51,917 to $153,176 which includes 14.16% locality pay.

Travel: Occasional travel of up to 1 to 5 nights per month may be required. Initial training may require up to two weeks of travel.

Application Process: This job is posted on the USAJOBS Website at; then select Apply Online to create a USAJOBS account or log in to your existing account.

This announcement is open from May 6, 2015 and the complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Tuesday, May 19, 2015 to receive consideration.

Posted on May 6, 2015 by Chris Bonjean