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.

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Hiring Organization Job Title Statesort ascending Posted/Updated
Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) General Attorney Virginia March 15, 2017
USAO Eastern District of Pennsylvania Assistant United States Attorney Pennsylvania September 19, 2016
USAO Eastern District of Pennsylvania Assistant United States Attorney Pennsylvania September 21, 2016
United States Attorney's Office (USAO) Special Assistant United States Attorney - Uncompensated - Civil and Criminal Oklahoma September 30, 2016
USAO Southern District of New York Assistant United States Attorney New York April 7, 2016
USAO District of New Jersey Assistant US Attorney New Jersey December 16, 2016
USAO Eastern District of Michigan Assistant U.S. Attorney (AUSA) Michigan November 18, 2016
USAO District of Maryland Assistant United States Attorney Maryland April 19, 2017
USAO District of Maryland Assistant United States Attorney Maryland April 19, 2017
USAO District of Maryland Uncompensated Special Assistant United States Attorney Maryland October 17, 2016
USAO District of Massachusetts Assistant United States Attorney Massachusetts October 5, 2016
USAO Eastern District of Louisiana Uncompensated SAUSA Louisiana June 13, 2016
USAO Central District of Illinois AUSA Illinois April 21, 2017
USAO Southern District of Florida Assistant United States Attorney (AUSA) Florida May 25, 2016
United States Attorney's Office (USAO) Assistant United States Attorney (Cyber Crimes) Florida November 14, 2016
USAO District of Delaware Assistant United States Attorney (AUSA) Delaware April 21, 2017
Office of Professional Responsibility (OPR) Attorney Advisor District of Columbia July 11, 2016
Criminal Division (CRM) Deputy Director District of Columbia March 29, 2017
USAO District of Columbia Assistant United States Attorney District of Columbia January 3, 2017
Criminal Division (CRM) Deputy Chief District of Columbia April 6, 2017
Criminal Division (CRM) Trial Attorney District of Columbia April 3, 2017
Civil Division (CIV) Trial Attorney District of Columbia April 12, 2017
National Security Division (NSD) Attorney Advisor, Office of Intelligence, Litigation Section District of Columbia August 2, 2016
Criminal Division (CRM) Supervisory Trial Attorney / Deputy Chief District of Columbia April 14, 2017
Professional Responsibility Advisory Office (PRAO) Attorney Advisor District of Columbia January 31, 2017


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Suitability and Citizenship: It is the policy of the Department to achieve a drug-free workplace and persons selected foremployment will be required to pass a drug test which screens for illegal drug use prior to final appointment. Employment isalso contingent upon the completion and satisfactory adjudication of a background investigation. Only U.S. citizens are eligiblefor employment with the Executive Office for Immigration Review and the United States Attorneys' Offices. Unless otherwiseindicated in a particular job advertisement, non U.S. Citizens may apply for employment with other organizations, but should be advised that appointments of non-U.S. Citizens are extremely rare; such appointments would be possible only if necessary toaccomplish the Department's mission and would be subject to strict security requirements. Applicants who hold dual citizenshipin the U.S. and another country will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

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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