Indian Country Assistant United States Attorney

US Attorneys Office   Madison, WI   Full-time     Legal
Posted on May 25, 2023
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The United States Attorney's Office for the Western District of Wisconsin is looking for a highly qualified, experienced attorney to fill a full-time position as an Assistant United States Attorney (AUSA) in its Criminal Division.

This position is located in Madison, WI

Duties

The AUSA's duties will include prosecution in federal court of cases that affect Indian Country and serving as a liaison between the tribes and the USAO. Cases that affect Indian Country include federal gun, drug, child exploitation, human trafficking, and fraud crimes affecting the tribes, as well as federal violations specific to Indian Country involving embezzlement and public corruption, as well as other substantive areas. The AUSA hired for this position will fulfill other duties as assigned, including appellate and post-conviction litigation.

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.

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a United States Citizen or National.
  • Initial appointment is conditioned upon a satisfactory preemployment adjudication. This includes fingerprint, credit and tax checks, and drug testing. Continued employment is subject to a favorable adjudication of a background investigation.
  • You must be registered for Selective Service, if applicable.
  • J.D. degree and active member of the bar (any U.S. jurisdiction) required.
  • Must reside in the district to which appointed or within 25 miles thereof. See 28 U.S.C. 545 for district specific information.

Qualifications

Required Qualifications: Applicants must possess a J.D. degree, be an active member of the bar (any U.S. jurisdiction),and have at least one year post-J.D. legal experience, which may include a judicial law clerkship.

Applicants must have strong analytical skills, including strong research and computer skills. Applicants must also possess excellent oral and written communication skills, interpersonal skills, good judgment, and the ability to work in a supportive, professional manner with other attorneys, support staff, investigators, and client agencies. Applicants must have a demonstrated capacity to function, with minimal guidance, in a highly demanding environment.

United States citizenship is required.

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

Education

Applicants must possess a J.D. Degree

Salary

Salary Information: Assistant United States Attorney's pay is administratively determined based, in part, on the number of years of professional attorney experience. The range of basic pay is $69,106 to $180,756 which includes 16.50% locality pay.