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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 Office. Assistant U.S. Attorneys in our Civil Division 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, and IRS summons enforcement. The successful candidate may also handle other civil matters, including affirmative civil litigation 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:

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

Applicants must handle matters in court persuasively and justly on behalf of the United States of America and be devoted to excellence.  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; exhibit the ability to work collaboratively in a supportive and professional manner with other attorneys, support staff, and law enforcement agencies.

Assistant United States Attorneys pay is administratively determined based, in part, on the number of years of professional experience.  The range of basic pay is $56,983 to $149,044,       plus a locality payment of 16.20%.  Relocation expenses will not be authorized. All initial attorney appointments to the Department of Justice are made on a 14-month (temporary) basis pending favorable adjudication of a background investigation.

Provide cover letter, resume, writing sample (not to exceed 20 pages), and list of three professional references with contact information.  All documents should be submitted electronically in one continuous .pdf attachment and include the announcement number (22-SD-CIVIL-003) in the subject line of your email.  Email address to submit application package:

Applications must be received by close of business, 5 p.m. (CST) Monday, October 17, 2022.

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