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.

Attorney Vacancies & Volunteer Legal Internships

Hiring Organization Job Title State Posted/ Updatedsort ascending Application Deadline
Environment and Natural Resources Division (ENRD) Trial Attorney District of Columbia July 27, 2021 August 2, 2021
Criminal Division (CRM) Supervisory Trial Attorney (Assistant Deputy Chief, Litigation) District of Columbia July 27, 2021 August 2, 2021
United States Trustee Program (USTP) TRIAL ATTORNEY (ETHICS COUNSEL) District of Columbia July 27, 2021 August 26, 2021
Office of the Inspector General (OIG) Attorney Advisor District of Columbia July 26, 2021 August 9, 2021
Antitrust Division (ATR) Trial Attorney District of Columbia July 26, 2021 August 27, 2021
USAO Southern District of Texas Assistant U. S. Attorney Texas July 26, 2021 August 6, 2021
Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) Law Student Volunteer - Spring 2022 Virginia July 23, 2021 October 17, 2021
Criminal Division (CRM) Trial Attorney (Special Matters Unit) District of Columbia July 23, 2021 August 6, 2021
Office of the Pardon Attorney (Pardon) Law Student Volunteer District of Columbia July 23, 2021 See Posting
Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Deputy General Counsel (ES) - Litigation Branch District of Columbia July 22, 2021 August 4, 2021
USAO District of Utah AUSA Utah July 22, 2021 August 5, 2021
Criminal Division (CRM) Attorney Advisor (Policy Unit) District of Columbia July 22, 2021 August 12, 2021
National Security Division (NSD) Law Student Volunteer, Spring 2022/Summer 2022 /Fall 2022, Office of Law and Policy District of Columbia July 22, 2021 See Posting
USAO Northern District of California United States Assistant Attorney California July 21, 2021 August 11, 2021
USAO Eastern District of Virginia Assistant United States Attorney Virginia July 20, 2021 August 3, 2021
Office of Legal Policy (OLP) ATTORNEY DETAIL District of Columbia July 20, 2021 July 30, 2021
Office of the Solicitor General (OSG) Trial Attorney District of Columbia July 20, 2021 August 9, 2021
USAO Northern District of Florida Assistant United States Attorney Florida July 19, 2021 August 19, 2021
Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) GENERAL ATTORNEY/ Civil Litigation Units (CLUs) District of Columbia July 19, 2021 See Posting
Criminal Division (CRM) Resident Legal Advisor, Colombia July 19, 2021 August 23, 2021

Department Policies

Equal Employment Opportunity:  The U.S. Department of Justice is an Equal Opportunity/Reasonable Accommodation Employer.  Except where otherwise provided by law, there will be no discrimination because of color, race, religion, national origin, political affiliation, marital status, disability (physical or mental), age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected genetic information, pregnancy, status as a parent, or any other nonmerit-based factor.  The Department of Justice welcomes and encourages applications from persons with physical and mental disabilities. The Department is firmly committed to satisfying its affirmative obligations under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, to ensure that persons with disabilities have every opportunity to be hired and advanced on the basis of merit within the Department of Justice. For more information, please review our full EEO Statement.

Reasonable Accommodations: This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the agency. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

Outreach and Recruitment for Qualified Applicants with Disabilities: The Department encourages qualified applicants with disabilities, including individuals with targeted/severe disabilities to apply in response to posted vacancy announcements.  Qualified applicants with targeted/severe disabilities may be eligible for direct hire, non-competitive appointment under Schedule A (5 C.F.R. § 213.3102(u)) hiring authority.  Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to contact one of the Department’s Disability Points of Contact (DPOC) to express an interest in being considered for a position. See list of DPOCs.

Suitability and Citizenship: It is the policy of the Department to achieve a drug-free workplace and persons selected for employment will be required to pass a drug test which screens for illegal drug use prior to final appointment. Employment is also contingent upon the completion and satisfactory adjudication of a background investigation. Congress generally prohibits agencies from employing non-citizens within the United States, except for a few narrow exceptions as set forth in the annual Appropriations Act (see, https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/working-in-government/non-citizens/. Pursuant to DOJ component policies, only U.S. citizens are eligible for employment with the Executive Office for Immigration Review, U.S. Trustee’s Offices, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Unless otherwise indicated in a particular job advertisement, qualifying non-U.S. citizens meeting immigration and appropriations law criteria may apply for employment with other DOJ organizations. However, please be advised that the appointment of non-U.S. citizens is extremely rare; such appointments would be possible only if necessary to accomplish the Department's mission and would be subject to strict security requirements. Applicants who hold dual citizenship in the U.S. and another country will be considered on a case-by-case basis. All DOJ employees are subject to a residency requirement. Candidates who have lived outside the United States for two or more of the past five years will likely have difficulty being approved for appointments by the Department Security Staff. The two-year period is cumulative, not necessarily consecutive. Federal or military employees, or dependents of federal or military employees serving overseas, are excepted from this requirement.

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. Applicants eligible for veterans' preference must include that information in their cover letter or resume and attach supporting documentation (e.g., the DD 214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty and other supporting documentation) to their submissions. Although the "point" system is not used, per se, applicants eligible to claim 10-point preference must submit Standard Form (SF) 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference, and submit the supporting documentation required for the specific type of preference claimed (visit the OPM website, www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/SF15.pdf for a copy of SF 15, which lists the types of 10-point preferences and the required supporting document(s). Applicants should note that SF 15 requires supporting documentation associated with service-connected disabilities or receipt of nonservice-connected disability pensions to be dated 1991 or later except in the case of service members submitting official statements or retirement orders from a branch of the Armed Forces showing that his  or her retirement was due to a permanent service-connected disability or that he/she was transferred to the permanent disability retired list (the statement or retirement orders must indicate that the disability is 10% or more).

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