Agency: Office of the Inspector General, USPS
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Chicago, IL United StatesView Map
The United States Postal Service Office of Inspector General's (USPS OIG) mission is to provide reports to Postal Service Executives, the Board of Governors, and Congress to help the Postal Service maximize revenues (over $65 billion a year), minimize costs, and prevent and detect fraud, waste, abuse and mismanagement.
The USPS OIG is seeking a highly qualified applicant to fill our Special Assistant United States Attorney position in the Northern District of Illinois (Chicago). Applicants should have experience in litigation of Postal Service matters. Previous criminal experience is desired, but not required.
NOTE: This is a TERM appointment (not-to-exceed 3 years). Term appointments are non-status, nonpermanent appointments of limited duration. For this position, the successful candidate will receive life insurance, health insurance, retirement benefits and will earn leave; He or she will be subject to the provisions of the Federal Employee's Compensation Act (FECA). Term appointments may be extended without further competition, but is not guaranteed.
The successful candidate will report to the OIG Office of General Counsel and the U.S. Attorney's Office (USAO). He or she will primarily prosecute Postal employees that have engaged in theft of mail, embezzlement of funds and public corruption. This individual will prosecute other cases as needed, for training or otherwise, as directed by the USAO. Further, this individual will engage in grand jury investigations and appear on behalf of the United States in Federal Court for various hearings and trails, including: arraignments, preliminary hearings, plea hearings, sentencing hearings and other matters that require court appearances. This position also involves writing various motions, motion responses, search warrants, complaints, and charging instruments.
Candidates will be evaluated on the skills that they possess that are directly related to the duties of the position and/or the experience, education and training that indicate the applicant's ability to acquire the particular knowledge and skills needed to perform the duties of the position. Only those candidates who meet all qualification and eligibility requirements and who submit a complete application package by 11:59 PM EST on Friday, February 01, 2013 will be considered.
The USPS OIG uses a Pay Banding system, which is equivalent to the Federal GS scale. Grade and salary determinations will be made based upon a candidate's education and professional experience.
This position is being advertised at the Journey Band/Attorney level, equivalent to a GS-9 to GS-14. The salary range for this position is $51,995 - $137,740. The salary figures include locality pay. Career ladder to a GS-14 equivalent at management's discretion.
Relocation expenses may be paid for current Postal Service employees.
May be required to successfully complete a 12-month probationary period
- Must be a US Citizen
- Must be able to pass a physical examination
- Must be able to pass a drug screening
- Must be able to pass a background investigation
- Must be able to obtain/maintain a government-issued credit card
- May be required to take a writing assessment