Please note that a federal government-wide hiring freeze is in effect as of January 22, 2017. The following information describes our normal recruitment and application procedures. If you are interested in applying to a specific vacancy announcement, you are welcome to submit your resume and other application materials for possible future consideration. Please be advised, however, that most positions cannot be filled until the freeze is lifted.
The Department of Justice offers a broad range of opportunities for experienced attorneys to work on many significant and complex issues that face our nation. Our lawyers work in virtually every area of legal practice.
The effectiveness of the Department's law enforcement and other legal responsibilities depends upon the continued recruitment and hiring of excellent and diverse legal talent. We recognize the need for attorneys of varied backgrounds and skills, and offer an inclusive environment that relies on diverse perspectives to ensure that we effectively serve the American people.
As a general rule, an attorney who is an active member of the bar of any U.S. jurisdiction and has at least one year post-J.D. legal or other relevant experience is eligible for an experienced attorney position. Nevertheless, some attorney positions require greater experience and additional eligibility criteria.
We maintain a current listing of all attorney vacancies at Justice. These employment opportunities are searchable by hiring component, geographic locale, and practice area.