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Assistant United States Attorneys

Assistant U.S. Attorneys (AUSA)have the responsibility and ability to effect positive change in Massachusetts and across the United States, whether through the prosecution of a drug dealer who terrorizes a local community, a civil suit against a company for failing to comply with the laws protecting disabled Americans, or the prosecution of a major pharmaceutical company for cheating in the sale of drugs and devices. Many lawyers look back on their days as an AUSA as among the most satisfying of their professional career.

With more than 100 AUSAs, the U.S. Attorney's Office - District of Massachusetts is one of the largest in the country. The District's primary office is in Boston, but there are branches in Springfield and Worcester as well.

The hiring process is very competitive: hundreds of applications apply each year for a handful of openings. Applicants are required to have at least three years of exceptional experience as an attorney and superior academic credentials. AUSAs are recruited from large law firms as well as from the public sector.

The U.S. Attorney's Office is committed to creating and maintaining a dedicated and diverse staff of AUSAs.

To apply, please complete the application below and submit it along with a resume and cover letter indicating your interest in a position. If applicable, expand on any defined interest within the office that you have.

The U.S. Department of Justice is an Equal Opportunity/Reasonable Accommodation Employer

To read the Department of Justice Diversity Management Policy Statement, visit the Diversity Policy page.

Except where otherwise provided by law, there will be no discrimination based on color, race, religion, national origin, politics, marital status, disability, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a parent, membership or non-membership in an employee organization, or personal favoritism.

For more information on diversity at DOJ, visit the Equal Employment Opportunity Staff page.

Thank you for your interest in a career with the U.S. Attorney's Office - District of Massachusetts.


Our office reserves the right to modify the conditions of job announcement[s], to withdraw the job announcement[s] without filling it, or to fill the position earlier than the closing date, if a closing date is shown, any of which actions may occur without any prior written notice. Please note as well that our hiring process is continuous and not every position for which we are seeking applicants is posted on this site.

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