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
Office of Professional Responsibility (OPR) Attorney Advisor District of Columbia August 11, 2020 See Posting
Office of Professional Responsibility (OPR) Law Student Volunteer, Spring and Summer 2021 District of Columbia August 10, 2020 See Posting
Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) Supervisory Attorney Advisor Kansas August 10, 2020 August 21, 2020
USAO Western District of Pennsylvania Assistant United States Attorney (AUSA) - Civil Pennsylvania August 10, 2020 August 22, 2020
USAO District of Nebraska Law Student Volunteer Nebraska August 10, 2020 February 5, 2021
USAO Southern District of West Virginia AUSA West Virginia August 10, 2020 August 21, 2020
Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) Regional Deputy Chief Immigration Judge Virginia August 10, 2020 September 8, 2020
USAO Western District of Arkansas Assistant United States Attorney Arkansas August 10, 2020 August 21, 2020
Environment and Natural Resources Division (ENRD) Volunteer Law Clerk Summer 2021 District of Columbia August 7, 2020 September 7, 2020
USAO Eastern District of Michigan Assistant United States Attorney Michigan August 7, 2020 August 21, 2020
Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) Attorney Advisor (Senior CLC Attorney) Maryland August 7, 2020 August 21, 2020
Criminal Division (CRM) Intermittent Legal Advisor, Brazil August 6, 2020 September 9, 2020
USAO Southern District of Georgia Assistant United States Attorney Georgia August 6, 2020 August 13, 2020
Criminal Division (CRM) Resident Legal Advisor, Guatemala August 6, 2020 September 14, 2020
Criminal Division (CRM) Resident Legal Advisor, Mexico August 6, 2020 September 14, 2020
Criminal Division (CRM) Resident Legal Advisor, Pakistan August 6, 2020 September 9, 2020
Criminal Division (CRM) Resident Legal Advisor, Kosovo August 5, 2020 August 19, 2020
USAO Western District of Tennessee Assistant United States Attorney AUSA Tennessee August 5, 2020 August 21, 2020
USAO Western District of Tennessee Assistant United States Attorney AUSA Tennessee August 5, 2020 August 19, 2020
USAO Northern District of California Uncompenstated SAUSA California August 5, 2020 August 14, 2020

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

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