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The Environment and Natural Resources Division, ENRD for short, within the U.S. Department of Justice, handles environmental and natural resources litigation on behalf of the United States. Our 2023 Accomplishments Report highlights some of the outstanding results we achieved recently for our nation. When you work for ENRD, you can be a part of these accomplishments and relish the advantages below.


Make a difference! The Division is the largest environmental law firm in the country, and we work on issues of nationwide importance every day. Our attorneys have cases in all 50 States and U.S. Territories.

Challenging Experiences from Day One

New attorneys are given responsibility for their own cases, and many will have an opportunity to make court appearances within a few months of their arrival.


Learn something new. ENRD offers professional development opportunities for attorneys, paralegals, and professional staff, including hands-on learning with excellent training opportunities in advocacy, federal practice, litigation, legal support, information technology, management, and leadership.

Great Coworkers

Our employees come from diverse backgrounds but have a common goal – working in a collegial environment to help promote a healthier and cleaner environment for our nation and preserve its abundant natural resources.

Service to America

Representing the United States in court is fulfilling and meaningful. The rewards of public service have led to uncommonly high job satisfaction in our Division.

Meaningful Benefits

Federal service offers many outstanding benefits.

ENRD Employment Opportunities

The Department of Justice is an Equal Opportunity/Reasonable Accommodation Employer. All candidates must pass a security background check and drug screening prior to appointment. For any questions, please contact the Office of Human Resources at (202) 616-3144 or email us at or write us at the U.S. Department of Justice, Environment and Natural Resources Division, Office of Human Resources, PO Box 7611, Washington, D.C. 20044.

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Updated June 6, 2024