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Employment Opportunities for: Attorneys | Support Staff | Law Students


The United States Attorney for the NorthernDistrict of Texas periodically recruits for Assistant United States Attorneys (AUSAs) as vacancies occur. In addition, the U.S. Department of Justice maintains a current list of attorney vacancies at the following web site: Office of Attorney and Recruitment and Management.

Applicants must possess a J.D. Degree; be an active member of the bar (any jurisdiction); possess superior oral and written communication skills, as well as strong interpersonal skills; and have a demonstrated capacity to function, with minimal guidance, in a highly demanding environment. Additionally, it is desired that the successful candidate have at least three years of post J.D. experience.


Support position vacancies are listed on The Office of Personnel Management USAJOBS website.


Information about Law Student opportunities is maintained centrally by the U.S. Department of Justice


The Attorney General’s Honors Program is the Department of Justice’s premier entry-level attorney recruitment program.  The program is generally available to graduating law students and recent law school graduates who have entered judicial clerkships, graduate law programs, or qualifying legal fellowships within nine months of law school graduation.  Several Main Justice components, including the Criminal, Civil, and Antitrust Divisions, participate in the program.  Additionally, several U.S. Attorney’s Offices around the country routinely use the Honors Program to hire entry-level AUSAs. 

Since 2020, the United States Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Texas has hired AUSAs via the Honors Program.  The Northern District of Texas Office is currently the only U.S. Attorney’s Office in Texas to participate in the Honors Program. 

Honors Program AUSAs in the Northern District of Texas begin in a two-year term position with the Office, typically in the Dallas Division.  During this two-year term, the Honors Program AUSA is assigned to the Office’s Appellate, Civil, or Criminal Division depending on the Office’s needs at the time of hiring.  If the Honors Program AUSA successfully completes the two-year term, he or she may be invited to continue as a permanent AUSA in the Office.


It is the policy of the Department to achieve a drug-free workplace and persons selected for employment will be required to pass a drug test which screens for illegal drug use prior to final appointment. Employment is also contingent upon the completion and satisfactory adjudication of a background investigation. Only U.S. citizens are eligible for employment with the U.S. Attorney's Office.

The Attorney General statement on Diversity is contained in the following document: Attorney General Diversity Statement.

The U.S. Department of Justice is an Equal Opportunity/Reasonable Accommodation Employer. Except where otherwise provided by law, there will be no discrimination because of color, race, religion, national origin, politics, marital status, disability, age, sex, sexual orientation, membership or non membership in an employee organization, or on the basis of personal favoritism.

For more information on diversity at Department of Justice, please go to: The Department of Justice - Equal Employment Opportunity Website.

The Department of Justice welcomes and encourages applications from persons with physical and mental disabilities. The Department is firmly committed to satisfying its affirmative obligations under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, to ensure that persons with disabilities have every opportunity to be hired and advanced on the basis of merit within the Department of Justice. This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the agency. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case by case basis.

The Northern District of Texas (TXN) furthers the Attorney General's commitment to further promote diversity in workforce in the district's Diversity Management Plan.

Updated March 6, 2023