Offices of the United States Attorneys
This position is a part-time permanent position (48 hours per pay period); salary, vacation, and other benefits will be prorated based on the number of hours worked per pay period.
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 will be part of a dedicated team helping to enforce Federal criminal and civil laws that protect life, liberty and the property of citizens.
The United States Attorney's Office (USAO)/Executive Office for United States Attorneys (EOUSA) is a great place to work. The Department of Justice ranked #6 out of 18 large agencies and EOUSA/United States Attorneys' Offices ranked #59 out of 305 agency subcomponents in a study, The Best Places to Work in the Federal Government, 2016 Ratings published by the Partnership for Public Service. See
This position is located in the Thomas F. Eagleton courthouse in downtown St. Louis. St. Louis is the home to two professional sports teams. Forest Park is one of the largest inner city parks and is home to the St. Louis Zoo, St. Louis Science Center, and the History Museum. St. Louis is also home to three performing arts centers, with the Fabulous Fox, Peabody Opera House, and the Muny.
This district office has public transportation stops within two blocks and participates in the mass transit benefit program. This district is also easily accessible from four different highways with covered and uncovered parking within 3 blocks of the office.
The United States Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Missouri serves over half the population of Missouri. We have offices in St. Louis and Cape Girardeau with over 90 attorneys and support personnel.
For more information on the Department of Justice and the United States Attorneys' Offices, visit
Develop and maintain professional contacts with federal and state law enforcement and probation offices to best accomplish the goals of the Department of Justice and the District. Designs, plans, and directs, the dissemination of information and resources pertinent to various criminal laws and law enforcement programs designed to effectively enforce them; in particular, violent crime. Provides issue analysis, recommendations, and advice to the U.S. Attorney on LEC matters. Ensures regular and effective functioning of the District-level LEC program to promote overall litigative effectiveness.
If selected for this position, you will join a well-respected team that is responsible for Law Enforcement Coordinator.Typical work assignments will include:
Formulates, establishes, or facilitates operational task forces to address specific law enforcement issues: e.g., violent crime, opioid addiction, covert drug enforcement, terrorist threats, border security, environmental crimes, financial crimes, and child pornography.
Identifies and facilitates the resolution of interagency law enforcement problems.
Speaks to a variety of law enforcement audiences, public, civic, industry and special interest groups about LEC issues to publicize federal efforts to develop and improve law enforcement programs requiring a concerted and coordinated effort by multiple agencies and community organizations
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.
Who May Apply
This job is open to…
All U.S. Citizens and Nationals
Questions? This job is open to 1 group.
Job family (Series)
0301 Miscellaneous Administration And Program
Conditions of Employment
You must be a United States Citizen or National.
Background investigation, credit check, and drug test required.
You must be registered for Selective Service, if applicable.
If selected, you may be required to complete a one year probationary period.
You must meet all qualification requirements upon the closing date of this announcement.
Applicants mus have at least one full year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS 11 level in Federal service. My qualifying experience involved performing the following types of duties: analyzing law enforcement organization informational needs to develop and administer a comprehensive Law Enforcement Coordination program; providing legal support to attorneys in acquiring and organizing information from law enforcement agencies, including information related to crime analysis and trends; engaging in internal and external liaison activities to reach diverse communities, such as community groups, non-profit organizations, and government agencies; collecting and maintaining extensive contacts with numerous law enforcement organizations and the community; and conducting workshops or seminars with law enforcement subject-matter specialists and federal, state and local officials.
Selective Placement Factor(s):
A selective placement factor is determined to be essential for successful performance in this position. Those candidates who do not meet the following selective placement factor will be rated not qualified for the position.
Selective Placement Factor(s)
Commanding units investigating both federal and state violent crimes such as murder, car-jacking, gang related activity and drug crimes;
Experience working with DEA, FBI, ATF, United States Marshals, and probation offices;
Prioritizing effective violent crime strategies and investigations; monitoring high risk offenders and high crime areas;
Experience training law enforcement in investigation techniques, testifying, officer safety, handling of mentally ill offenders; experience in dealing with law enforcement related Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD);
Certified instructor in Peace Officer Standards Training (POST)
Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP)-
The ICTAP provides eligible displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. If your agency has notified you in writing that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if: 1) this vacancy is within your ICTAP eligibility; 2) you apply under the instructions in the announcement; and 3) you are found well-qualified for this vacancy. To be well-qualified, you must satisfy all qualification requirements for the vacant position and receive a score of 85 or better on established ranking criteria. You must provide proof of eligibility to receive selection priority. Such proof may include a copy of your written notification of ICTAP eligibility or a copy of your separation personnel action form. Additional information about ICTAP eligibility is at:
Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP)-
The CTAP provides eligible surplus and displaced competitive service employees in the Department of Justice with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. If your Department of Justice component has notified you in writing that you are a surplus or displaced employee eligible for CTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if: 1) this vacancy is within your CTAP eligibility, 2) you apply under the instructions in this announcement, and 3) you are found well-qualified for this vacancy. To be well qualified, you must satisfy all qualification requirements for the vacant position and receive a score of 85 or better on established ranking criteria. You must provide a copy of your written notification of CTAP eligibility with your application. Additional information about CTAP eligibility is at:
Payment of relocation expenses will not be authorized.
The Department of Justice offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation; sick leave; holidays; telework; life insurance; health benefits; and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System.
- If you are entitled to Veterans' Preference, you must indicate the type of preference you are claiming by checking the appropriate box in the assessment questionnaire to indicate your preference and submit the required veterans' preference documentation as specified in the, Required Documents section of this vacancy announcement.
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
Reasonable Accommodation Statement:
Federal Agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities, where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.
The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, status as a parent, genetic information, disability, age, membership or nonmembership in an employee organization, or on the basis of personal favoritism.
How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
Your application will be evaluated and rated under DOJ's Category Rating and Selection Procedures. Your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine whether you meet the job qualifications listed on this announcement. If you are basically qualified for this job, your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses on the Occupational Questionnaire. If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your application materials, your responses may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this job. If it is determined you meet minimum qualification requirements, your application will then be placed in one of three categories:
Best Qualified, Highly Qualified, or Qualified
. Within these categories, applicants eligible for Veterans' Preference will receive selection priority over non-veteran preference eligibles. In addition, qualified veterans with a compensable service-connected disability of 10% or more are placed at the top of the highest quality category (i.e., Best Qualified).
You will be rated on the following Competencies (see
The Delegated Examining Operations Handbook, Appendix F
Attention to Detail
Legal, Government, and Jurisprudence
The Occupational Questionnaire will take you approximately 20 minutes to complete.
Background checks and security clearance
Public Trust - Background Investigation
You must provide a complete Application Package which includes:
Your responses to the Occupational Questionnaire.
Your resume showing relevant experience and dates (for full consideration you must include day/month/year) of employment and work schedule for each (e.g., part-time XX hours per week or full-time) (cover letter optional).).
Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
-Required, if applicable: CTAP/ICTAP documentation
(a copy of a separation notice or other proof of eligibility for priority selection; a copy of an SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, showing current position, grade, promotion potential, and duty location; AND a copy of your most recent performance appraisal.)
- Required, if applicable: Veterans' Preference documentation.
See Required Veterans' Preference Documentation below. Please note, if you are entitled to Veterans' Preference, you must indicate the type of preference you are claiming in your application, check the appropriate box in the assessment questionnaire to indicate your preference, and submit the required documentation as specified below.
Required Veterans' Preference Documentation:
-In order to verify your Veterans' Preference entitlement, you must submit a copy of the Member Copy 4 of your DD-214 (Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty); or if you are a current Active Duty member you must submit a certification on appropriate military branch letterhead that indicates: 1) your service dates, 2) expected discharge or release date from active duty with a release/discharge date no later than 120 days from the closing date of this announcement, and 3) the character of service (e.g., Honorable); or other official documentation (e.g., documentation of receipt of a campaign badge or expeditionary medal) that shows your military service was performed under honorable conditions.
if you are a disabled veteran, a Purple Heart recipient, or widow/widower if a veteran, the spouse of a disabled veteran or the parent of a disabled or deceased veteran, you must submit a Standard Form (SF) 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference dated October 2013 and all the required documentation identified on the reverse side of the SF-15 to support your preference claim.
If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:
Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from
schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education
Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.
A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding.
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Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.
Offices of the United States Attorneys
Website : http://www.justice.gov/
The Judiciary Act of 1789, ch. 20, sec. 35, 1 Stat. 73, 92-93 (1789) created the Office of the Attorney General. Originally a one-person part-time position, the Attorney General was to be "learned in the law" with the duty "to prosecute and conduct all suits in the Supreme Court in which the United States shall be concerned, and to give his advice and opinion upon questions of law when required by the President of the United States, or when requested by the heads of any of the departments, touching any matters that may concern their departments." The workload quickly became too much for one person, necessitating the hiring of several assistants for the Attorney General. With an increasing amount of work to be done, private attorneys were retained to work on cases. In 1870, after the post-Civil War increase in the amount of litigation involving the United States necessitated the very expensive retention of a large number of private attorneys to handle the workload, a concerned Congress passed the Act to Establish the Department of Justice, ch. 150, 16 Stat. 162 (1870) setting it up as "an executive department of the government of the United States" with the Attorney General as its head. Officially coming into existence on July 1, 1870, the Department of Justice, pursuant to the 1870 Act, was to handle the legal business of the United States. The Act gave the Department control over all criminal prosecutions and civil suits in which the United States had an interest. In addition, the Act gave the Attorney General and the Department control over federal law enforcement. To assist the Attorney General, the 1870 Act created the Office of the Solicitor General.