Employment opportunities include varied legal and administrative jobs. Currently, the Northern District of Florida has 67 positions serving in three offices in Tallahassee, Pensacola, and Gainesville. In the Criminal, Civil, and Appellate Divisions, these positions are made up of Assistant United States Attorneys, Paralegal Specialists, Administrative Litigation Specialists, Legal Assistants, Victim Witness Coordinators, and Debt Collection Agents.
In direct support of the United States Attorney and the Legal Division staff are positions such as Administrative Officer, Administrative Services Specialist, Budget Officer / Analysts, Contracting Specialists, Human Resources Officer / Specialists, and Information Technology Specialists focusing on litigation support and computer network management. More information on specific job postings is available by searching Office of Personnel Management’s job search database for “Florida" and the name of the particular office at www.usajobs.gov.
All employment for the U.S. Attorney's Office is administered through the U.S. Federal government jobs website - http://www.usajobs.gov
All employment for Assistant U.S. Attorney positions are administered through the Department of Justice, Office of Attorney Recruitment and Management jobs website.
Current Job Announcements
Civil Legal Assistant, GS-0986-07, vacancy on USAJobs. The announcement closes on 7/05/2022.
The Public announcement can be found at the following link: https://www.usajobs.gov/job/659401200
The Merit Staffing announcement can be found at the following link: https://www.usajobs.gov/job/659402700
Human Resources Specialist, GS-0201-09 - 11, vacancy on USAJobs. The announcement closes on 7/07/2022.
The announcement can be found at the following link: https://www.usajobs.gov/job/659830000.
Human Resources Officer, GS-0201-12, vacancy on USAJobs. The announcement closes on 7/06/2022.
The announcement can be found at the following link: https://www.usajobs.gov/job/659804700
Volunteer Legal Interns
Internship opportunities are available to law students in the Fall and Spring academic semesters as well as a Summer session. The number of internships are limited and may be staffed in the Tallahassee, Pensacola, or Gainesville offices.
Application Materials: (1) Resume, (2) writing sample, (3) transcript, (4) three references (names, contact information, and relationship to applicant), and (5) cover letter indicating: (A) city in which student is interested; (b) dates when available, and (c) telephone number(s) where the student can be reached both during the day and in the evening. Please send your application materials to us via electronic mail at USAFLN-Legal.Intern@usdoj.gov
Qualifications: Students should have successfully completed courses in Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law, Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, Evidence, Legal Research and Writing, and Torts. (Typically, this will encompass rising 2L and certainly 3L students).
Students must be a U.S. citizen and will be subject to a background investigation due to the sensitive nature of the work performed by the U.S. Attorney’s Office.
Application Deadline: Applications may be submitted throughout the year, but students should submit their application approximately four months prior to the requested internship period to allow sufficient time for review, acceptance, and completion of the background investigation.
Minimum Hours Requirement: Students seeking academic credit will be required to work the necessary number of hours to meet course requirements (e.g. 182 hours for 3 credit hours). Internship schedules are tailored around the student’s coursework and federal holidays.
Salary: Volunteer (without compensation) or work-study credit.
Assignments: Legal Interns can expect to research and write motions and memoranda in pending cases; to research legal issues for indictments and investigations; to participate in debriefings of criminal defendants; to observe hearings and trials of cases on which they are working or in which they are interested.