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All Justice organizations advertise their vacancies for experienced attorneys on this website.  You may search the vacancies by hiring component, geographic locale, and/or practice area.

Typically, opportunities located outside the Washington, D.C. area are with one of the U.S. Attorneys’ Offices, the Executive Office for Immigration Review, or the U.S. Trustee Program.  The Federal Bureau of Prisons, Civil Division, Tax Division and Environment and Natural Resources Division may also have opportunities in their smaller regional offices.

If you are interested in a current attorney vacancy, please apply directly to the hiring organization and  follow the application instructions listed in the vacancy announcement.

If you are interested in working for an organization that does not currently have a vacancy, you may submit a resume and cover letter describing your interest and highlighting your relevant experience to that organization. Please consult the organization’s experienced attorney hiring contact person or the appropriate U.S. Attorney’s Office contact person for information on the respective office’s acceptance of unsolicited resumes.

If you are a veteran and wish to contact someone in the Department’s Veterans Employment Program Office, contact Cortez Puryear at (202) 514-0349.

For additional information about Justice’s experienced attorney hiring process, please call (202) 514-3397 (24-hour voice message) TDD number (202) 616-2113.


Current Department of Justice Attorney Vacancies

United States Attorney's Office Western District of Wisconsin Assistant United States Attorney (CRIMINAL) 14-WDWI-01 Opening and Closing Dates: April 23 - 28, 2014 Applications must be received by April 28, 2014.
Date posted: 04-23-2014
United States Department of Justice Civil Rights Division, Housing and Civil Enforcement Section Trial Attorney, GS-905-14/15 Announcement Number: 14-ATT-004 Applications are being accepted from Friday, April 18, 2014 to 11:59 PM (ETZ) on Monday, May 05, 2014.
Date posted: 04-22-2014
Assistant United States Attorney United States Attorney's Office Western District of Missouri Vacancy Announcement 2014-13 Applications must be received no later than April 28, 2014.
Date posted: 04-21-2014
U.S. Department of Justice Assistant United States Attorney United States Attorney's Office District of Utah 14-UT-05 Applications must be postmarked no later than April 25, 2014.
Date posted: 04-21-2014
U.S. Department of Justice Assistant United States Attorney United States Attorney's Office District of Utah 14-UT-04 Applications must be postmarked no later than April 25, 2014.
Date posted: 04-21-2014
U. S. Department of Justice Assistant United States Attorney United States Attorney's Office Southern District of Ohio Vacancy Announcement #14-OHS-1097349-AUSA The deadline to apply is May 9th, 2014.
Date posted: 04-18-2014
Vacancy Announcement Opportunity for Appointment as Assistant United States Attorney United States Attorney's Office Eastern District of Michigan Vacancy #FY 2014-EDMI-11-AUSA Applications must be received and/or postmarked by April 28, 2014.
Date posted: 04-17-2014
U.S. Department of Justice Criminal Assistant United States Attorney United States Attorney's Office Eastern District of Missouri St. Louis, Missouri Opening and Closing date: April 16 - 22, 2014 2 vacancies 14-EDMO-04A.
Date posted: 04-16-2014
U.S. Department of Justice Special Assistant United States Attorney (Hidta) United States Attorney's Office Eastern District of Missouri St. Louis, Missouri Opening and Closing Date: April 16 - 22, 2014.
Date posted: 04-16-2014
United States Department of Justice Civil Rights Division, Policy and Strategy Section Deputy Chief (Supervisory Attorney Adviser), GS-905-15 Announcement Number: 14-ATT-003 Applications are being accepted from Tuesday, April 08, 2014 to 11:59 PM (ETZ) on Tuesday, April 29, 2014.
Date posted: 04-16-2014
United States Department of Justice Civil Rights Division, Policy and Strategy Section Legislative and Policy Counsel (Attorney Adviser), GS-905-12/15 Announcement Number: 14-ATT-002 Applications are being accepted from Tuesday, April 08, 2014 to 11:59 PM (ETZ) on Tuesday, April 29, 2014.
Date posted: 04-16-2014
Special Assistant United States Attorney (Criminal) (Uncompensated) United States Attorney's Office Northern District of Oklahoma Position open until filled.
Date posted: 04-15-2014
U.S. Department of Justice Assistant United States Attorney United States Attorney's Office Northern District of Florida Closing Date: April 28, 2014 14-NFLAUSA-02A Applications must be received by COB (5:00pm Eastern/4:00pm Central) on April 28, 2014.
Date posted: 04-14-2014
U.S. Department of Justice Executive Office for U.S. Trustees Office of General Counsel Washington, D.C. (2) Experienced Trial Attorneys, Chapter 11 GS-905-14/15 - Detail NTE 1 Year Announcement Number 14-16-14001 Open: 04/14/2014 Close: 04/28/14 Résumés and application packages must be received by midnight of the closing date of the announcement April 28, 2014.
Date posted: 04-14-2014
Trial Attorneys (GS-905-14/15) U.S. Department Justice Antitrust Division Foreign Commerce Section Applications under this announcement will be accepted until May 12, 2014.
Date posted: 04-14-2014
Senior Attorney-Advisor Federal Bureau of Prisons Northeast Regional Office (Consolidated Legal Center) Philadelphia, Pennsylvania GS-905-12/13/14 This position is open until filled, but no later than April 25, 2014.
Date posted: 04-11-2014
United States Attorney's Office Eastern District of California Special Assistant United States Attorney (Uncompensated) Criminal Division, Misdemeanor Unit Fresno, California April 10, 2014 14-EDCA-12A Applications should be postmarked no later than Friday, May 2, 2014.
Date posted: 04-10-2014
U.S. Department of Justice Drug Enforcement Administration Office of Chief Counsel Supervisory Attorney/GS-15 Applications must be received by May 9, 2014.
Date posted: 4-09-2014
Attorney Advisor (GS-905-14/15) U.S. Department of Justice Antitrust Division Legal Policy Section Applications under this announcement will be accepted until April 23, 2014.
Date posted: 04-09-2014
U.S. Department of Justice Assistant United States Attorney United States Attorney's Office Southern District of Indiana Vacancy Announcement 14-SDIN-1089392-AUSA-PSC-04 The deadline to apply is Monday, April 21, 2014.
Date posted: 04-07-2014
Attorney Advisor GS-905-14/15 Executive Office for Immigration Review (Falls Church, Va) Vacancy Announcement Number: EOIR-14-0023 1 Position Applications must be received by mail on the closing date of the announcement in the Human Resources Office by 5 pm (EST) on April 25, 2014.
Date posted: 04-04-2014
U.S. Department of Justice Assistant United States Attorney United States Attorney's Office Special Assistant United States Attorney (Serves Without Compensation) United States Attorney's Office Southern District of Illinois Vacancy Announcement 14-SDIL-02 This vacancy announcement will remain open until two positions are filled, but no later than August 1, 2014.
Date posted: 04-04-2014
Experienced Attorney / GS-905-15 U.S. Department of Justice Criminal Division, Office of Overseas Prosecutorial Development, Assistance and Training (OPDAT) 14-CRM-OPD-056 Closing Date: May 1, 2014 The Application Package must be received by 11:59 PM, Eastern Time, on the closing date of this announcement.
Date posted: 04-02-2014
U.S. Department of Justice Assistant United States Attorney United States Attorney's Office Southern District of New York Open until filled 14-SDNY-AUSA-01 The position is open until filled.
Date posted: 04-01-2014
Trial Attorneys (GS-905-12/13) U.S. Department of Justice Antitrust Division Applications under this announcement will be accepted until April 28, 2014.
Date posted: 03-31-2014
Chief (GS-905-15) U.S. Department of Justice Antitrust Division Litigation III Section Applications must be received no later than April 21, 2014.
Date posted: 03-31-2014
Legal Advisor (TDY) / GS-905-15 U.S. Department of Justice Criminal Division, Office of Overseas Prosecutorial Development, Assistance and Training (OPDAT) 14-CRM-OPD-065 Closing Date: June 30, 2014 The Application Package must be received by 11:59 PM, Eastern Time, on the closing date of this announcement.
Date posted: 03-31-2014
U.S. Department of Justice Tax Division, Appellate Section Washington, D.C. The Application Package but must be received by 11:59 PM, Eastern Time, on April 28, 2014.
Date posted: 03-28-2014
U.S. Department of Justice Tax Division, Civil Trial Sections Washington, D.C. and Dallas, Texas The Application Package must be received by 11:59 PM, Eastern Time, on April 28, 2014. .
Date posted: 03-28-2014
U.S. Department of Justice Tax Division, Criminal Enforcement Sections Washington, D.C. The Application Package but must be received by 11:59 PM, Eastern Time, on April 28, 2014.
Date posted: 03-28-2014
U.S. Department of Justice The Departmental Ethics Office Supervisory Attorney-advisor GS-0905-15 (Salary Range: $124,995.00 to $157,100.00 / Per Year) Open Period: Thursday, March 27, 2014 to Monday, April 21, 2014.
Date posted: 03-26-2014
U.S. Department of Justice Drug Enforcement Administration Office of Chief Counsel / Civil Litigation Section Attorney / GS-12 to GS-15 The position will remain open until filled.
Date posted: 03-26-2014
United States Attorney's Office Eastern District of California Assistant United States Attorney Civil Division, Affirmative Unit Sacramento, California March 26, 2014 14-EDCA-11A This position will be open until filled but no later than March 25, 2015.
Date posted: 03-26-2014
Office of Legislative Affairs Attorney Advisor / GS-13 to GS-15 Announcement: OLA ATY 14-001 Announcement is open until filled but, no later than April 25, 2014.
Date posted: 03-25-2014
U.S. Department of Justice Assistant United States Attorney United States Attorney's Office Western District of Louisiana Opening Date: February 14, 2014 Open Until Filled Vacancy Announcement # 14-WDLA-AUSA-002 Position is open until filled.
Date posted: 03-24-2014
U.S. Department of Justice Assistant United States Attorney United States Attorney's Office Western District of Louisiana Opening Date: February 21, 2014 Will Remain Open Until Filled Vacancy Announcement # 14-WDLA-AUSA-001 Position is open until filled.
Date posted: 03-24-2014
U.S. Department of Justice Assistant United States Attorney United States Attorney's Office District of Columbia Washington, D.C. Announcement Number: 14-DC-AUSA-02 Position is open until filled, but no later than Wednesday, December 31, 2014.
Date posted: 03-24-2014
Resident Legal Advisor / GS-905-15 U.S. Department of Justice Criminal Division Office of Overseas Prosecutorial Development Assistance and Training (OPDAT) 14-CRM-OPD-061 Closing Date: April 21, 2014 The Application Package must be received by 11:59 PM, Eastern Time, on the closing date of this announcement.
Date posted: 03-19-2014
United States Department of Justice National Security Division Counterespionage Section Experienced Trial Attorneys, GS-905-13/14/15 Applications will be handled on a rolling basis until all available positions are filled.
Date posted: 03-10-2014
Assistant United States Attorney United States Attorney's Office Northern District of Illinois Vacancy Announcement Number: AUSA-NDIL-14-1 Position is opened until filled.
Date posted: 03-04-2014
U.S. Department of Justice Assistant United States Attorney United States Attorney's Office Middle District of Florida Open: March 4, 2014 Announcement Number: 14-MDFL-AUSA-01 This is an open continuous announcement to fill current and future vacancies.
Date posted: 03-04-2014
United States Attorney's office Eastern District of California Assistant United States Attorney Civil Division, Affirmative Unit Fresno, California February 28,2104 14-EDCA-08A This position is open until filled but no later than Friday, February 27, 2015.
Date posted: 02-28-2014
U.S. Department of Justice Assistant United States Attorney United States Attorney's Office District of Minnesota Vacancy Announcement 14-MN-05 The announcement is open until filled.
Date posted: 02-26-2014
Patent Attorney CLB-Intellectual Property Department of Justice Offices, Boards, and Divisions CLB-IP CLB-IP-2014-01 This position is open until filled.
Date posted: 02-25-2014
Assistant United States Attorney United States Attorney's Office Northern District of Georgia 14-GAN-AUSA-01 Permanent Positions The announcement is open until filled.
Date posted: 02-21-2014
Assistant United States Attorney United States Attorney's Office Northern District of Illinois Vacancy Announcement Number: AUSA-NDIL-14-2 Position is opened until filled.
Date posted: 02-21-2014
U.S. Department of Justice National Security Division Office of Intelligence Oversight Section Attorney Advisor(s) Washington, D.C. GS-13/14/15 Applications will be handled on a rolling basis until all available positions are filled.
Date posted: 02-20-2014
U.S. Department of Justice National Security Division Office of Intelligence (Litigation) Attorney Advisor(s) Washington, D.C. GS-13/14/15 Applications will be handled on a rolling basis until all available positions are filled.
Date posted: 02-20-2014
U.S. Department of Justice National Security Division Office of Intelligence Operations Section Attorney Advisor(s) Washington, D.C. GS-13/14/15 Please submit applications by May 23, 2014.
Date posted: 02-20-2014
U. S. Department of Justice Assistant United States Attorney United States Attorney's Office Western District of New York 14-WDNY-004 Position is open until filled, but no later than December 31, 2014.
Date posted: 02-20-2014
U. S. Department of Justice Assistant United States Attorney United States Attorney's Office Western District of New York 14-WDNY-002 Position is open until filled, but no later than December 31, 2014.
Date posted: 02-20-2014
Assistant United States Attorney United States Attorney's Office Western District of Washington Seattle, Washington Vacancy Announcement: 14-WDWA-AUSA-01 (Criminal - Seattle) This position will be open until filled; however, applications received by Wednesday, February 26, 2014, will be given first consideration.
Date posted: 02-12-2014
Assistant United States Attorney United States Attorney's Office Western District of Washington Seattle, Washington Vacancy Announcement: 14-WDWA-AUSA-02 (Criminal - Tacoma) This position will be open until filled; however, applications received by Wednesday, February 26, 2014, will be given first consideration.
Date posted: 02-12-2014
Assistant United States Attorney United States Attorney's Office Western District of Washington Seattle, Washington Vacancy Announcement: 14-WDWA-AUSA-03 (Civil) This position will be open until filled; however, applications received by Wednesday, February 26, 2014, will be given first consideration.
Date posted: 02-12-2014
Assistant United States Attorney United States Attorney's Office Northern District of Alabama 14-NDAL-01 This announcement is open until filled.
Date posted: 02-12-2014
U.S. Department of Justice Assistant United States Attorney United States Attorney's Office Central District of California 2014-1 Applications must be postmarked or received no later than December 31, 2014.
Date posted: 02-11-2014
Assistant United States Attorney United States Attorney's Office Northern District of New York Vacancy Announcement No. 14-NDNY02 Opens February 7, 2014 Positions are open until filled, but no later than February 6, 2015.
Date posted: 02-10-2014
Assistant United States Attorney United States Attorney's Office Southern District of Florida Announcement Number 14-SDFL-AUSA-01 Announcement is open until filled.
Date posted: 02-03-2014
Uncompensated Special Assistant U.S. Attorney (SAUSA) Vacancy Announcement U.S. Department of Justice United States Attorney's Office Northern District of Georgia 14-GAN-SAUSA-01 Position is open until filled, but applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.
Date posted: 01-28-2014
Special Assistant United States Attorney (Serves Without Compensation) United States Attorney's Office Middle District of Tennessee Vacancy Announcement Number 13-MDTN-01 Position is open until filled.
Date posted: 12-23-2013
U.S. Department of Justice Drug Enforcement Administration Office of Chief Counsel Diversion and Regulatory Litigation Section Experienced Attorney / GS 14 to 15 The positions will remain open until filled.
Date posted: 11-26-2013
Legal Fellows Program Opportunity for Appointment as Special Assistant United States Attorney (uncompensated positions) United States Attorney's Office Eastern District of Michigan Vacancy #FY 2014-EDMI-01-SAUSA Applications are being accepted under this announcement on an open continuous basis through September 30, 2014.
Date posted: 10-28-2013
United States Department of Justice National Security Division Office of Law and Policy Counsel, GS-905-13/14/15 Announcement will remain open until filled.
Date posted: 10-18-2013
Special Assistant United States Attorney (Uncompensated) United States Attorney's Office District of Maryland Northern (Baltimore) and Southern (Greenbelt) Divisions Announcement Number: 13-MD-02 Positions open until filled.
Date posted: 09-16-2013
Special Assistant United States Attorney (Uncompensated) United States Attorney's Office Northern District of Texas Dallas or Fort Worth, TX May 29, 2013 Vacancy Announcement #13-NDTX-SAUSA-D01 The position open until filled.
Date posted: 05-29-2013
Trial Attorney, GS-0905-14/15 U.S. Department of Justice Criminal Division Office of Overseas Prosecutorial Development, Assistance and Training Section Resident Legal Advisor, Pakistan 13-CRM-OPD-051 Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
Date posted: 05-02-2013
Trial Attorney, GS-0905-14/15 U.S. Department of Justice Criminal Division Office of Overseas Prosecutorial Development, Assistance and Training Section Intermittent Legal Advisor, Brazil 13-CRM-OPD-055 Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
Date posted: 04-25-2013
Trial Attorney, GS-0905-14/15 U.S. Department of Justice Criminal Division Office of Overseas Prosecutorial Development, Assistance and Training Section Resident Legal Advisor, El Salvador 13-CRM-OPD-053 Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
Date posted: 04-25-2013

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Equal Employment Opportunity: The U.S. Department of Justice is an Equal Opportunity/Reasonable AccommodationEmployer. Except where otherwise provided by law, there will be no discrimination because of color, race, religion, nationalorigin, political affiliation, marital status, disability (physical or mental), age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as a parent, membership or non-membership in an employee organization, on the basis of personal favoritism, or any other non-merit factor. The Department of Justice welcomes and encourages applications from persons with physical and mental disabilities. The Department is firmly committed to satisfying its affirmative obligations under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, to ensure that persons with disabilities have every opportunity to be hired and advanced on the basis of merit within the Department of Justice.

Reasonable Accommodations: This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities whereappropriate. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify theagency. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

Outreach and Recruitment for Qualified Applicants with Disabilities: The Department encourages qualified applicants with disabilities, including individuals with targeted/severe disabilities to apply in response to posted vacancy announcements. Qualified applicants with targeted/severe disabilities may be eligible for direct hire, non-competitive appointment under Schedule A (5 C.F.R. § 213.3102(u)) hiring authority. Individuals with targeted/severe disabilities are encouraged to register for the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Shared List of People with Disabilities (the Bender Disability Employment Registry) by submitting their resume to resume@benderconsult.com and referencing "Federal Career Opportunities" in the subject line. Additional information about the Bender Registry is available at www.benderconsult.com. Individuals with disabilities may also contact one of the Department's Disability Points of Contact (DPOC). See list of DPOCs at http://www.justice.gov/careers/legal/disability-poc.html.

Suitability and Citizenship: It is the policy of the Department to achieve a drug-free workplace and persons selected foremployment will be required to pass a drug test which screens for illegal drug use prior to final appointment. Employment isalso contingent upon the completion and satisfactory adjudication of a background investigation. Only U.S. citizens are eligiblefor employment with the Executive Office for Immigration Review and the United States Attorneys' Offices. Unless otherwiseindicated in a particular job advertisement, non U.S. Citizens may apply for employment with other organizations, but should be advised that appointments of non-U.S. Citizens are extremely rare; such appointments would be possible only if necessary toaccomplish the Department's mission and would be subject to strict security requirements. Applicants who hold dual citizenshipin the U.S. and another country will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Veterans: There is no formal rating system for applying veterans' preference to attorney appointments in the excepted service; however, the Department of Justice considers veterans' preference eligibility as a positive factor in attorney hiring. Applicantseligible for veterans' preference must include that information in their cover letter or resume and attach supportingdocumentation (e.g., the DD 214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty and other supporting documentation) totheir submissions. Although the "point" system is not used, per se, applicants eligible to claim 10-point preference must submitStandard Form (SF) 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference, and submit the supporting documentation required for thespecific type of preference claimed (visit the OPM website, www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/SF15.pdf for a copy of SF 15, whichlists the types of 10-point preferences and the required supporting document(s). Applicants should note that SF 15 requiressupporting documentation associated with service- connected disabilities or receipt of nonservice-connected disabilitypensions to be dated 1991 or later except in the case of service members submitting official statements or retirement ordersfrom a branch of the Armed Forces showing that his or her retirement was due to a permanent service-connected disability orthat he/she was transferred to the permanent disability retired list (the statement or retirement orders must indicate that thedisability is 10% or more).

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