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ASSISTANT UNITED STATES ATTORNEY: District of South Dakota Sioux Falls, SD – Civil Division

ASSISTANT UNITED STATES ATTORNEY: District of South Dakota Sioux Falls, SD – Civil Division


Sioux Falls, SD – Civil Division

The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of South Dakota is currently hiring an Assistant U.S. Attorney to work in the Civil Division and specialize in financial litigation, with an emphasis on recovering assets to pay restitution to victims of crime and commencing civil actions to recover debts owed to federal agencies. In some cases, the AUSA may identify and freeze proceeds of crimes and other criminal assets both domestically and internationally. The AUSA may represent the interest of federal agencies in foreclosure and bankruptcy matters. The AUSA will be responsible for handling a large and active caseload, working in close cooperation with the Financial Litigation staff, AUSAs in the Criminal Division, and agency clients. The AUSA will appear in both U.S. District Court and U.S. Bankruptcy Court. Other civil matters may also be assigned as the Civil Division has a wide variety of affirmative and defensive cases including torts, employment discrimination, civil rights, and prisoner litigation.

Working as a Financial Litigation AUSA in this district improves the quality of life for victims of crime by ensuring that victims receive court ordered restitution. Serving as an AUSA provides attorneys with the opportunity to work among mission-driven colleagues who are dedicated to the cause of justice in the District of South Dakota. AUSAs engage in regular collaboration with AUSAs in the district, as well as subject matter experts within the Department of Justice. With respect to professional development, AUSAs have access to a broad range of training, both onsite and at the National Advocacy Center in Columbia, South Carolina, at no cost to the AUSA.  

This full vacancy announcement and other attorney vacancy announcements can be found at:

More information about the U.S. Attorney’s Office, South Dakota can be found at:

Required qualifications: Applicants must possess a J.D. degree, be an active member in good standing of the South Dakota State Bar Association, or become a member within one year of hiring, and have at least one-year post-J.D. legal experience. United States citizenship is required.

Preferred qualifications: The USAO seeks to hire lawyers with a wide range of exceptional skills and experience, unified by keen intelligence and a sincere commitment to public service. Financial litigation experience, superior academic record, excellent writing skills, impeccable character, demonstrated interest in public service, courtroom presence, and the ability to work with and relate to a wide variety of people are all considered.


Assistant United States Attorneys pay is administratively determined based, in part, on the number of years of professional experience. The range of starting pay including a 16.50% locality payment is $69,107 to $180,756.

To apply, please submit a cover letter; a detailed resume; at least three references; and one writing sample that does not exceed 15 pages which is sufficiently complex to highlight your analytical skills. The sample should be primarily your own writing and editing, and it should be as recent as possible. All documents are to be submitted electronically in one single PDF attachment and include the announcement number (23-SD-CIVIL-001) in the subject line of your

Email address for application package:

Applications must be received by 5 p.m. CST, Friday, June 9, 2023

Additional Info

Job Type : Full-Time

Education Level : Doctoral

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