Attorney Vacancies

Attorney Vacancies

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.  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.

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Hiring Organization Job Title Statesort descending Date Posted
USAO Southern District of Florida Assistant United States Attorneys FL 11/05/2014
USAO Southern District of Florida Assistant United States Attorney FL 11/18/2014
USAO Northern District of Florida Assistant United States Attorney (Civil) FL 03/26/2015
USAO Southern District of Florida Assistant United States Attorney FL 07/07/2014
USAO Northern District of Illinois Assistant United States Attorney IL 05/12/2014
USAO Northern District of Illinois Assistant United States Attorney IL 03/03/2015
USAO Southern District of Indiana Assistant United States Attorney IN 03/16/2015
USAO Eastern District of Louisiana Uncompensated SAUSA LA 09/19/2014
USAO District of Massachusetts Trial Attorney MA 05/12/2014
USAO District of Massachusetts Trial Attorney MA 05/12/2014
USAO District of Maryland Assistant United States Attorney MD 03/25/2015
USAO Eastern District of Michigan Assistant United States Attorney MI 10/08/2014
USAO Eastern District of Michigan Special Assistant U.S. Attorney - Legal Fellows Program MI 10/09/2014
USAO Eastern District of North Carolina Assistant United States Attorney (Criminal Division) NC 03/26/2015
Executive Office for United States Attorneys (EOUSA) Assistant United States Attorney NJ 12/08/2014
USAO District of New Jersey Assistant United States Attorney NJ 01/06/2015
USAO District of New Mexico Uncompensated Special Assistant United States Attorney NM 03/25/2015
USAO Southern District of New York Assistant United States Attorney NY 05/12/2014
USAO Southern District of New York Assistant United States Attorney NY 05/12/2014
USAO Northern District of New York Assistant United States Attorney NY 02/18/2015
USAO Eastern District of New York Assistant United States Attorney Office NY 05/12/2014
USAO Northern District of Oklahoma Special Assistant United States Attorney OK 05/12/2014
USAO Middle District of Pennsylvania Assistant United States Attorney PA 01/06/2015
USAO District of South Dakota Assistant United States Attorney SD 03/30/2015
USAO Western District of Texas Assistant United States Attorney TX 03/27/2015


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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, 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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