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    The U.S. Attorney's Office seeks to hire 1 or more

    AUSAs

    for the Office's Criminal Division. These positions may be assigned to the following four sections within the Criminal Division: Violent Crimes Section, Economic Crimes and Public Corruption Section, Major Crimes Section, or the Organized Crime and Narcotics Section.

    This position is located in Minneapolis, Minnesota. For more information on the United States Attorney's Office, MN: www.justice.gov/usao-mn

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    Responsibilities

    AUSAs in the Office's Criminal Division serve the goal of doing justice by fairly enforcing the criminal laws of the United States. Criminal AUSAs must exercise reasoned judgment in making criminal charging decisions, coordinating federal criminal investigations together with the Office's law-enforcement partners, and litigating and trying complex cases in federal court.

    Candidates must be capable of handling significant and complex criminal prosecutions. This responsibility regularly entails working with voluminous discovery and mastering challenging legal concepts. Candidates should demonstrate strong analytical ability, high quality legal writing and research, effective communication and advocacy skills, and a commitment to public service.

    This position may be assigned to one of the following four sections within the Criminal Division. Candidates may, but are not required to identify one of these sections as a preference in the cover letter. However, individuals hired as AUSAs will be assigned to a section within the Criminal Division at the discretion of the U.S. Attorney.

    Violent Crime Section: Prosecutors assigned to the Violent Crimes Section investigate and prosecute those who commit firearms offenses and other violent crimes.

    Economic Crimes and Public Corruption Section: The Office's Economic Crimes Section investigates and prosecutes complex economic crimes, such as mail wire and bank frauds, tax crimes, embezzlement, securities fraud, healthcare fraud, environmental crimes, and financial cybercrimes.

    Major Crimes Section: The Office's Major Crimes Section investigates and prosecutes human trafficking, child exploitation, and child pornography offenses, as well as crimes where United States' government agencies are the victim. The Major Crimes Section also houses the office's robust Indian Country division, which prosecutes crimes on both the Red Lake and White Earth Native American Reservations.

    Organized Crime and Narcotics Section: The prosecutors assigned to this section primarily investigate and prosecute and Violent Crimes drug-trafficking, racketeering, and money laundering offenses.

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

    Security Requirements: Initial appointment is conditioned upon a satisfactory preemployment 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.

    Residency Requirements: Assistant United States Attorneys generally must reside in the district to which he or she is appointed or within 25 miles thereof. See 28 U.S.C. 545 for district-specific information.

    Selective Service: If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law. See www.sss.gov.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position. AUSAs are occasionally required to travel within and outside the States of Minnesota. AUSAs must often make court appearances in Minneapolis, St. Paul, Duluth, Fergus Falls, and Bemidji, Minnesota, regardless of their office location. Travel outside of the District of Minnesota and outside the United States is also occasionally required.

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    None

  • Job family (Series)

    0905 Attorney

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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/585236200. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.