Job Announcement

Assistant U.S. Attorney
United States Attorney's Office, Fargo, ND

About the Office:

The United States Attorney's Office represents the United States in civil, criminal, and appellate litigation in the District of North Dakota. The main office is in Fargo, with a staffed branch office in Bismarck.

Job Description:

The United States Attorney's Office, North Dakota, is seeking an attorney with a strong background in criminal prosecution for its Criminal Division in its Main Office, located in Fargo, ND. The Assistant U. S. Attorney (AUSA) will be responsible for directing the investigation, prosecution and appeal of many different types of criminal cases. Criminal Division AUSAs who are assigned duties in Indian Country may be required to conduct outreach, liaison, and training work on the reservation.

Employment with the U.S. Attorney's Office offers a unique and challenging experience for the highly motivated attorney. Working in the Criminal Division, you will be part of a dedicated team helping to enforce Federal criminal laws that protect life, liberty and property.

The District is currently seeking one (1) attorney to serve as a Assistant United States Attorneys in the Criminal Division.


Required qualifications: Applicants must possess a J.D. degree, be duly licensed and authorized to practice as an attorney under the laws of a State, territory, or District of Columbia, and have at least one year of post-J.D. experience, with preferred applicants having 3 or more years. Applicants must be active members in good standing of the bar (any jurisdiction)

Salary: Assistant United States Attorneys' pay is administratively determined based, in part, on the number of years of professional attorney experience. The range of pay for this position is $51,811- $121,569 (plus 14.35% locality pay).

Travel: Occasional travel within and outside the district will be required.

Application Process:

U.S. Attorney Applications may be submitted via email (preferred method) to the following email address:

Applications submitted via email must be in "pdf' format. OR Applications may be mailed to:

US Attorney's Office, District of North Dakota
Attn: Brea Binstock, Human Resources
655 First Ave N, Suite 250
Fargo, ND 58102

Applications must be received by Monday, January 23, 2017, 4:30PM (Central Time Zone).

You must include current resume, bar membership information and three professional references in your application package to be considered.

Applicants must be U.S. citizens. No phone calls please.

This and other attorney vacancy announcements can be found at:

The home page for the U.S. Attorney's Office, District of North Dakota may be accessed at:

Application Deadline: Monday, January 23, 2017

Relocation Expenses: Relocation expenses will not be paid.

Number of Positions: 1

Department Policies

Equal Employment Opportunity: The U.S. Department of Justice is an Equal Opportunity/Reasonable Accommodation Employer. Except where otherwise provided by law, there will be no discrimination because of color, race, religion, national origin, political affiliation, marital status, disability (physical or mental), age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as a parent, membership or non-membership in an employee organization, on the basis of personal favoritism, or any other non-merit factor. The Department of Justice welcomes and encourages applications from persons with physical and mental disabilities. The Department is firmly committed to satisfying its affirmative obligations under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, to ensure that persons with disabilities have every opportunity to be hired and advanced on the basis of merit within the Department of Justice.

Reasonable Accommodations: This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the agency. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

Outreach and Recruitment for Qualified Applicants with Disabilities: The Department encourages qualified applicants with disabilities, including individuals with targeted/severe disabilities to apply in response to posted vacancy announcements. Qualified applicants with targeted/severe disabilities may be eligible for direct hire, non-competitive appointment under Schedule A (5 C.F.R. 213.3102(u)) hiring authority. Individuals with targeted/severe disabilities are encouraged to register for the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Shared List of People with Disabilities (the Bender Disability Employment Registry) by submitting their resume to Email links icon and referencing "Federal Career Opportunities" in the subject line. Additional information about the Bender Registry is available at [external link]. Individuals with disabilities may also contact one of the Department's Disability Points of Contact (DPOC). See list of DPOCs.

Suitability and Citizenship: It is the policy of the Department to achieve a drug-free workplace and persons selected for employment will be required to pass a drug test which screens for illegal drug use prior to final appointment. Employment is also contingent upon the completion and satisfactory adjudication of a background investigation. Only U.S. citizens are eligible for employment with the Executive Office for Immigration Review and the United States Attorneys' Offices. Unless otherwise indicated in a particular job advertisement, non-U.S. Citizens may apply for employment with other organizations, but should be advised that appointments of non-U.S. Citizens are extremely rare; such appointments would be possible only if necessary to accomplish the Department's mission and would be subject to strict security requirements. Applicants who hold dual citizenship in the U.S. and another country will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Veterans: There is no formal rating system for applying veterans' preference to attorney appointments in the excepted service; however, the Department of Justice considers veterans' preference eligibility as a positive factor in attorney hiring. Applicants eligible for veterans' preference must include that information in their cover letter or resume and attach supporting documentation (e.g., the DD 214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty and other supporting documentation) to their submissions. Although the "point" system is not used, per se, applicants eligible to claim 10-point preference must submit Standard Form (SF) 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference, and submit the supporting documentation required for the specific type of preference claimed (visit the OPM website, for a copy of SF 15, which lists the types of 10-point preferences and the required supporting document(s). Applicants should note that SF 15 requires supporting documentation associated with service- connected disabilities or receipt of nonservice-connected disability pensions to be dated 1991 or later except in the case of service members submitting official statements or retirement orders from a branch of the Armed Forces showing that his or her retirement was due to a permanent service-connected disability or that he/she was transferred to the permanent disability retired list (the statement or retirement orders must indicate that the disability is 10% or more).