The United States Attorneys' offices and the Executive Office for United States Attorneys offer many rewarding and challenging career opportunities for attorneys. Visit the Office of Attorney Recruitment & Management's website to locate current job openings in the Department of Justice. Narrow your search by selecting "United States Attorney's Office" under the Hiring Component drop-down box.
United States Attorneys
The United States Attorneys are the chief federal law enforcement officers in their districts, responsible for federal criminal prosecutions and civil cases involving the United States Government. The Executive Office for United States Attorneys provides support and oversight for the 94 offices across the country.
More information can be found on the United States Attorneys' homepage.
Assistant United States Attorneys
Assistant United States Attorneys (AUSAs) are responsible for representing the Federal Government in virtually all litigation involving the United States. 28 U.S.C. § 545, requires that all AUSAs reside in the district for which he or she is appointed or within 25 miles thereof. Most United States Attorneys’ Offices are divided into the following sections:
- Criminal Division
- Civil Division
- Appellate Division
- Financial Litigation Unit
Attorney General's Honors Program
Each year, several of the United States Attorneys’ offices hire entry-level attorneys through the Attorney General’s Honors Program. Visit the Office of Attorney Recruitment and Management’s site for more information.