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Suitability & Background Investigation

OARM reviews the suitability of every attorney and law student who is offered a position at the Department. This suitability determination is based on an applicant's completed security forms, fingerprint and credit checks, as well as a full field FBI background investigation and tax and bar checks for attorney applicants. The background investigation covers a period of seven to ten years depending on the nature of the position. In making a determination regarding suitability for employment, OARM considers a number of factors, including a candidate's tax filing and payment history, credit history, candor, and any history of usage of controlled substances.

Interns Conditions of Employment
Entry Level and Experienced Attorneys Conditions of Employment

Updated: April 2012
Legal Careers at Justice
General Information Office of Attorney Recruitment and Management
Louis DeFalaise
Office of Attorney Recruitment and Management
(202) 514-3397
Telephone Device for the Deaf (TTY)
(202) 616-2113
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