U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of South Dakota


Pierre, SD

Job Details

The U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of South Dakota is seeking an experienced legal administrative specialist to work in the Criminal Division located in our Pierre Office. Legal Administrative Specialists provide a variety of legal assistance and office support services. If selected, you will receive formal and/or on-the-job training as needed. Duties include: Using technology and automated software to draft routine correspondence, examining, preparing, and processing a variety of technical legal documents, including complaints, briefs, motions, orders, answers, pleadings, and subpoenas. Providing assistance to attorneys in trial and grand jury preparation; assembling exhibits, affidavits, discovery, and other legal documents.  Assembling and organizing files and documents for federal records retention; maintaining calendar of assigned active cases including case tracking, hearing, and trial dates, and scheduling conferences and interviews.  Prepare travel authorizations, itinerary, and securing transportation and hotel reservations. Producing a variety of written documents and materials using a wide range of office software applications and electronically file legal pleadings. Proofread, format and cite-check legal briefs, memoranda, and other legal documents for grammatical and spelling errors, as well as content and citation checks.  Manage, organize, review and summarize incoming and outgoing discovery in electronic or other format in compliance with the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure.  Operates a variety of computer software and computer equipment, printers, scanners, and audio-visual devices to create special exhibits that can be effectively used as exhibits in hearing or trial, including charts, spreadsheets, diagrams, photographs, and models.

Responsibilities will increase and assignments will become more complex as your training and experience progress.


$46,696 -$74,250 per year 

Pay scale& grade

GS 7/9

Open& closing dates

03/10/2023 to03/23/2023

Application Information

This full vacancy announcement and how to apply can be found at:


More information about the U.S. Attorney’s Office, South Dakota can be found at:  http://www.justice.gov/usao/sd/

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