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Deadlines and Key Dates

  • July 31, 2014 – Application Opens
  • Tuesday after Labor Day, 11:59 p.m. Eastern      Time – Application Deadline
  • Late September / Early October – Interview Candidates Selected
  • Mid. Oct – early Nov. – Interviews
  • Late Nov. – February – Offers Extended

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Honors Program Participating Components

Participating components for 2014 will be posted in May/June 2014.

The components listed below have indicated their intent to participate in the 2013-2014 Attorney General's Honors Program. Actual hiring is subject to availability of funds and the number of positions listed is tentative. Applicants must meet Honors Program eligibility requirements for all positions listed below. Offers for Honors Program positions willspecify whether the position is permanent or time-limited (for example, not to exceed 24 or 36 months). Time-limited positions may lead to permanent positions without the need to further compete. Some offices (e.g., U.S. Attorney's Offices) mayimpose additional eligibility criteria (e.g., bar admission or judicial clerkship requirements). Applicants must meet any additional eligibility criteria specified by a hiring component by the application deadline.

Name of Component Number of Hires

Antitrust Division

The Antitrust Division offers permanent positions in Washington, D.C.

4

Civil Division

    The Civil Division is offering permanent positions.

  • Commercial Litigation Branch (1)
  • Consumer Protection Branch (1)
  • Appellate Staff (1)
  • Federal Programs (1)

4

Civil Rights Division

The Civil Rights Division offers a permanent position in the Voting Section.

1

Criminal Division

  • Regular Trial Attorney (5)
  • Positions may be permanent or time-limited (not to exceed 24 or 36 months). Time-limited positions may lead to permanent positions
  • Asset Forfeiture Fellowship Program (1). This is a three-year fellowship.
6

Drug Enforcement Administration
(Administrative Law Judges) The DEA hires for 1 year judicial clerkships: appointments do not exceed 14 months. These are not prosecutorial positions. Individuals hired as law clerks may reapply to the Honors Program in a subsequent year for permanent positions in other components provided they meet eligibility criteria.

4

Environment & Natural Resources Division

ENRD offers permanent positions.

4

Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR)

  • Office of the Chief Immigration Judge (70)
    (Immigration Courts Nationwide)
  • Office of General Counsel (1)
    (Washington, DC)
  • Board of Immigration Appeals (4)
    (Washington, DC)
  • Office of the Chief Administrative Hearing Officer (2)
    (Washington, DC)

EOIR Honors Program hires serve 1-2 year judicial clerkships and term appointments. Individuals hired through the Honors Program may reapply to the Honors Program in a subsequent year for permanent positions in other components provided they meet eligibility criteria.

77

National Security Division

The National Security Division offers permanent positions.

2

Tax Division

Tax Division offers permanent positions. Both the Civil and Criminal Branches will be hiring. Applicants may designate their interest in specific branches on the application.

3

Other Department components participate informally in the Honors Program. They may not follow the regular Honors Program timeline and may contact a candidate at any time during or after the review and selection process. Some informal participants request to be listed on the online application. Applicants are then able to check a box to indicate their interest in being considered by that office. This does not count as one of an applicant's three employment preferences.  
   

Informal Participants

Other Department components participate informally in the Honors Program, subject to availability of funds. They may not follow the regular Honors Program timeline and may contact a candidate at any time during or after the review and selection process. Some informal participants request to be listed on the online application. Applicants are then able to check a box to indicate their interest in being considered by that office. This does not count as one of an applicant's three employment preferences.

  • Federal Bureau of Prisons
  • U.S. Attorney 's Offices
    USAOs may participate informally subject to availability of funds. Participating offices may request referral lists from the Office of Attorney Recruitment and Management that reflect their specific hiring requirements (e.g., bar admission or judicial clerkship). Applicants who wish to be considered by U.S. Attorney's Offices for Assistant U.S. Attorney positions may indicate their interest by checking a box on the application. AUSA positions may be permanent or time limited, depending on the needs of the hiring District. It is possible that time limited positions may lead to permanent positions. Candidates receiving an offer of employment should address these issues with the hiring District.
  • Office of Information Policy
  • Office of Privacy and Civil Liberties
  • Office on Violence Against Women (OVW)
    Provides federal leadership in developing the nation's capacity to reduce violence against women and administer justice for and strengthen services to victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking.