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Assistant United States Attorney (Criminal) at USAO District of the Virgin Islands

USAO District of the Virgin Islands


Mid Level

Charlotte Amalie, St Thomas 00802, USVI

$59.906 - $145.836

01 Nov → 01 Dec


Job Description

The United States Attorney’s Office for the District of the Virgin Islands is seeking applications from attorneys who have superb research and writing skills as well as a criminal law background to fill one Assistant United States Attorney (AUSA) vacancy in the Criminal Division on St. Croix.

The successful candidate will be responsible for handling the investigation and prosecution of federal crimes. These include prosecuting cases such as firearms offenses, drug crimes, immigration, child exploitation and other violent crimes, fraud, embezzlement, public corruption, and white-collar crimes in addition to Virgin Islands Territorial crimes such as murder, rape, firearms offenses, and other local offenses. The candidate will also assist in the prosecution of a wide variety of other criminal cases as needed to address the district's priorities. Assistant United States Attorneys develop their cases from inception through appeal, and thus, in addition to district court work, the successful candidate will be responsible for drafting appellate briefs and presenting appellate arguments.

The successful candidate must have the legal acumen and experience to successfully prosecute a complex white collar, organized crime, or drug trafficking organization case, or can prosecute such a case if given the appropriate training and experience. The candidate must also have a prosecutor's professional temperament and judgment. They must have the desire to seek justice, meaning to vigorously use the authority of the U.S. Attorney's Office to protect the public, but also to protect the rights of defendants. Finally, the successful candidate must be an inspiring colleague and leader, or capable of being such a colleague and leader as they develop. Such leadership can be overt but can also be exercised by example in day-to-day work. The successful candidate must be a dedicated team player, someone who believes in effective teamwork.

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

Due to COVID-19, if selected, you may be expected to telework for an undefined period under the Department’s evacuation authority, even if your home is located outside the local commuting area. Employees in this status may be notified of a requirement to report in person to the component workplace with an advance notice of not less than 30 days. Prior to a requirement to report to the workplace, employees may be eligible to request to continue to telework one or more days a pay period depending upon the terms of the component’s telework policy.

Preferred Qualifications:
Applicants should have excellent academic credentials and some litigation experience, preferably at least 5 years. Applicants also should be computer literate, possess superior oral and written communication skills, have strong character and excellent interpersonal skills, have the capacity to function with minimal guidance in a highly demanding environment, and have strong commitment to public service.

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 $59,906 to $145,836, plus 15.95% locality pay and 12.62% cost of living adjustment

Occasional travel may be required. Travel requirements typically entail no more than 1-5 days per month.

Application Process:
Submission Process and Deadline Date: Applicants should submit the following:

Cover letter that highlights interest in the position and addresses in detail how the applicant meets the qualifications;
Summary of litigation experience, including the number and types of cases handled and tried.
Writing sample; and

How to apply: Submit required application materials by applying to the announcement found on Announcement number TBD
[IMPORTANT: Include Vacancy Announcement Number in Subject Line]

21-VI CRIM DIV-11204567-DE

The position is open until filled. The initial cut-off date for receipt of applications is August 31, 2021

Applicants should familiarize themselves and comply with the relevant rules of professional conduct regarding any possible conflicts of interest in connection with their applications. In particular, please notify this Office if you currently represent clients or adjudicate matters in which this Office is involved and/or you have a family member who is representing clients or adjudicating matters in which this Office is involved so that we can evaluate any potential conflict of interest or disqualification issue that may need to be addressed under those circumstances.

Relocation Expenses:
Relocation incentive may or may not be authorized.

Requirements / Qualifications

  • Applicants must possess a J.D. Degree, bean active member of the bar (any U.S. jurisdiction) and have at least 3 years post-J.D. legal or other relevant experience.

  • United States citizenship is required.

How To Apply

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