Disability Hiring

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ or Department) is committed to ensuring that persons with disabilities have equal opportunity to be hired and advanced based on merit. To assist disability employment efforts, the Department coordinates numerous activities to provide all DOJ Components the opportunity to attract, develop, retain, and accommodate talented individuals. These activities reflect an understanding of the unique employment needs of persons with disabilities.

DOJ provides persons with disabilities a number of opportunities to be considered for employment. To start your job search, please review the jobs posted on USAJOBS, and for attorney and law student opportunities at DOJ, please review DOJ’s legal careers web page to search the listed vacancies. Potential candidates are encouraged to apply directly to advertised vacancies.

Individuals with disabilities can also reach out to a Selective Placement Coordinator (SPC) for competitive service hiring, or a Disability Point of Contact (DPOC) for attorney hiring, to express interest in being considered non-competitively through the Schedule A hiring process. To be considered for a Schedule A appointment, please submit your resume and proof of your disability. This proof may be in the form of documentation obtained from licensed medical professionals, state or private vocational rehabilitation specialists, or any Government agency that issues or provides disability benefits. You must submit valid documentation regardless of the date of determination of your disability. If you do not have access to email, contact the Selective Placement Program Coordinator to find out the best way to submit your documents.

In addition, the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) maintains a Shared List of People with Disabilities, a database of resumes currently being accessed by Federal agency representatives and available to hiring managers and human resource personnel Government-wide. OPM has retained Bender Consulting to recruit, screen and direct candidates with disabilities to Federal agencies for positions in such areas of law, accounting, budget analysis, contracts, finance, human resources, information technology, administrative support, and miscellaneous clerical positions. Persons with disabilities interested in Federal employment may also submit their resumes to Bender Consulting via email at resume@benderconsult.com or online and reference “Federal Career Opportunities” in the subject line.

Reasonable Accommodations

The Department of Justice provides reasonable accommodations, upon request, for persons with disabilities when necessary during the application, interview and hiring process (such as the need for forms in alternate formats or the use of a sign language interpreter during the interview). In addition, the Department provides reasonable accommodations to its employees who require additional assistance in carrying out their duties because of a disability. If you require a reasonable accommodation during the application or interview process, please notify the Human Resources Specialist listed on the vacancy announcement or contact the Human Resources Office at the location in which you are seeking employment.

Updated February 1, 2018

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