Thursday, February 12, 2015

Legal Job Announcement

*Attorney Vacancies:  The United States Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Missouri.  Applications must be received no later than February 12, 2015.
Job Description: The Western District of Missouri is currently accepting applications for one or more Criminal Assistant U.S. Attorneys and one or more Civil Assistant U.S. Attorneys to be assigned to the to the Kansas City Office.  All initial attorney appointments to the Department of Justice are made on a time-limited (temporary) basis. Temporary appointments may be extended or made permanent without further competition.

About the Office: The Western District of Missouri is considered a large district, with 57 Assistant United States Attorneys and numerous Special Assistant United States Attorneys. The district comprises 66 of Missouri's 114 counties, contains 40,251 square miles and has a population of approximately 3.1 million people based upon the 2010 Census information. Included in the district are the metropolitan areas of Kansas City, St. Joseph, Columbia, Jefferson City, Springfield and Joplin. The office has three staffed offices: Kansas City, Springfield and Jefferson City. The United States Attorney's Office prosecutes federal criminal offenses and represents the U.S. government's interest in civil cases both affirmatively and defensively. The Criminal Division investigates and prosecutes federal cases arising from a wide array of criminal activity. The Springfield Criminal attorneys work several types of cases including Fraud and Corruption; Computer Crimes & Child Exploitation; Violent Crime; Narcotics; Terrorism and National Security; and Monetary Penalties. The Civil Division affirmatively litigates cases involving the False Claims Act and other statutes, defends the United States and its agencies and employees in a wide range of civil actions. More information about the office is available at

Qualifications: Required qualifications: Applicants must possess a J.D. degree, be an active member of the bar (any jurisdiction), and have at least 3 years of post-J.D. legal or other relevant experience.Preferred qualifications: Applicants must have excellent academic credentials, significant litigation experience, strong oral advocacy and legal writing skills, sound judgment, and a demonstrated commitment to public service.  United States citizenship is required.

Salary: Assistant United States Attorneys' pay is administratively determined based, in part, on the number of years of professional attorney experience. The range of basic pay is $45,477 to $134,177 plus locality pay.

Travel: Occasional travel may be required.

Application Process: Interested applicants should send a cover letter which includes reference to type of litigation experience, i.e., civil or criminal, resume, transcript, and writing sample to the following email address:  
No telephone calls please.
Justice seeks to attract, retain, and promote individuals of exceptional ability and talent from all walks of life. The work environment and atmosphere is open, diverse, collegial, and inclusive. There are active affinity groups for African-American; Asian-American; Hispanic; lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT); and Native American employees, which are open to all DOJ employees regardless of background. Justice fosters a work environment where people of all backgrounds and experiences may reach their full potential.
This and other attorney vacancy announcements can be found at:
*Special Counsel seeks a Director of Research Services
Littler Mendelson is working exclusively with Special Counsel to fill a Director of Research Services position for its Kansas City office.  
·         JD required
·         5 years of experience in Labor & Employment
·         7 years in library management in a law firm
For immediate consideration, please send resumes to

Shakea L. Lue, Esq.
Business Development Director
Kansas City-St. Louis-Omaha 
Special Counsel, Inc.

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