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    If you are looking for an exciting and challenging career, this is the position for you! With a diverse and talented workforce of over 100,000 men and women, Justice leads the Nation in ensuring the protection of all Americans while preserving their constitutional freedoms. You can be part of a dedicated team helping to enforce Federal criminal and civil laws that protect life, liberty, and the property of citizens.

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    This position is located in Fairview Heights, IL. Frequent travel to the branch office in Benton, Illinois may be required.

    This position is temporary, not-to-exceed 1 year. It may be extended without further competition.

    The United States Attorney's Office (USAO), Southern District of Illinois (SDIL), is a fast-paced, collegial, and energetic office which seeks to maintain the highest standards of excellence in the enforcement of federal laws and the representation of the United States. Our headquarters is located in Fairview Heights, Illinois, a suburb of St. Louis, MO. Our branch offices are located in Benton, IL and East St. Louis, IL, in or near the federal courthouse. The office presently employs 35 attorneys and 31 support staff.

    The Southern District of Illinois is comprised of the lower 38 counties of the State of Illinois and has a population of approximately 1.2 million. Our most populous counties, Madison and St. Clair, are adjacent to the Mississippi River and are within the St. Louis, Missouri, metropolitan area.

    The home page for the USAO-SDIL may be accessed at: http://www.justice.gov/usao/ils/

    United States Attorneys conduct most of the trial work in which the United States is a party. The United States Attorneys have three statutory responsibilities: The prosecution of criminal cases brought by the Federal government, the prosecution and defense of civil cases in which the United States is a party, and the collection of debts owed the Federal government which are administratively uncollectible.

    Our mission is to enforce the law and defend the interests of the United States, provide Federal leadership in preventing and controlling crime, seek just punishment for those guilty of unlawful behavior, and to administer and enforce the Nation's laws to ensure fair and impartial administration of justice for all Americans.

    An appointment with the U.S. Attorney's Office offers unique and challenging experiences for the highly motivated attorney. Working in the Criminal Division of the Southern District of Illinois, the Special Assistant United States Attorney (SAUSA) will be part of a dedicated team helping to enforce Federal criminal laws. The SAUSA will be primarily responsible for assisting with legal writing. The SAUSA may also have an opportunity to work on a variety of criminal cases. When possible, the SAUSA may be given the opportunity tot participate in training related to investigating and prosecuting federal crimes.

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

    As needed, additional positions may be filled using this announcement.

    Initial appointment is conditioned upon a satisfactory pre-employment adjudication. This includes fingerprint, credit and tax checks, and drug testing. In addition, continued employment is subject to a favorable adjudication of a background investigation.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Occasional travel for training, as well as travel to the USAO's Benton, Illinois office and the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals located in Chicago may be required.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


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    0905 Attorney

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/539951500. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.