The United States Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Washington employs approximately 70 employees. Positions include Assistant United States Attorneys, paralegal specialists, legal assistants, victim-witness specialists, administrative employees and student employees. Employment for all positions is contingent on proof of U.S. citizenship and the satisfactory completion of a background investigation. The investigation process includes a urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use, a fingerprint check and a thorough review of the applicant's background.
The Department of Justice, United States Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Washington, is an equal opportunity employer. Well-qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability, or any other non-merit factors.
Applications are accepted for attorney positions advertised through the the U.S. Department of Justice Attorney Vacancies (OARM) website.
Applications for support positions are accepted as vacancies open. All vacancy announcements are advertised through the the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (USAJobs) website. Requirements and experience vary depending on the advertised position, and those requirements will be specified in the vacancy announcement.
This program offers temporary employment opportunities to students who are enrolled at least part-time in an accredited college or university, graduate or professional or technical school. Announcements for these vacancies are posted with local universities and/or technical schools.
The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Washington partnerships with Gonzaga University, School of Law, in a two-year legal internship program. Students are given challenging research and writing problems, and may also be included in meetings, hearings, participate in depositions, in other non-research case litigation, and in-court litigation appearances. The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Washington also has student law extern positions (unpaid) on a limited basis.