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Assistant United States Attorney - Sioux Falls or Rapid City

Assistant United States Attorney - Sioux Falls or Rapid City


District of South Dakota

Sioux Falls, SD OR Rapid City, SD


The U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of South Dakota is seeking an experienced attorney to work in the Civil Division located in our Sioux Falls or Rapid City office with an emphasis in handling Civil Rights litigation. The United States Attorneys’ offices have historically worked in partnership with the Civil Rights Division to advance civil rights through a variety of affirmative civil enforcement practice areas, such as housing and fair lending, ADA enforcement, allegations relating to the Civil Rights of Institutionalized Persons Act, voting rights, service members’ rights, pattern and practice policing investigations, and employment discrimination. Assistant U.S. Attorneys in our Civil Division also handle civil matters on behalf of the United States, including defensive torts, medical malpractice cases, constitutional claims, employment discrimination, appeals under the Administrative Procedures Act, bankruptcy, prisoner litigation, federal debt collection, foreclosures, FOIA and Privacy Act litigation, IRS summons enforcement, and civil appeals.

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 Juris Doctorate (J.D.) degree and be an active member of the bar (in any U.S. jurisdiction) and have at least one year of post-J.D. legal or other relevant experience. Applicants must be a U.S. citizen or National. In addition, applicants must also be a member, or be eligible to become a member, of the South Dakota federal district court bar. If the successful candidate is not a member of the South Dakota State Bar Association, he or she must become a member of the South Dakota Bar within twelve months of onboarding with the office.

Preferred Qualifications:  Applicants must persuasively and justly represent the United States of America in federal district court. Applicants must demonstrate superior analytical ability; strong research, writing, and courtroom skills; exercise fair and sound judgment; follow all Department of Justice and United States Attorney’s Office policies; and exhibit the ability to work collaboratively in a supportive and professional manner with other attorneys, support staff, the court staff, and law enforcement agencies.

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


Assistant United States Attorneys’ pay is administratively determined based, in part, on the number of years of professional experience.  The range of pay, inclusive of 16.5% locality pay, is $69,107 to $180,756.

Application Process:

Provide cover letter, resumé, writing sample (not to exceed 20 pages), and list of three professional references including contact information.  All documents are to be submitted electronically in one single PDF attachment and include the announcement number (23-SD-CIVIL-002) in the subject line of your e-mail.  The e-mail address for the application package is:

Application Deadline:  
Applications must be received by close of business, 5:00 p.m. (CST) Friday, September 8, 2023.

Additional Info

Job Type : Full-Time

Education Level : Doctoral

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