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Administrative Division

The Administrative Division of the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Puerto Rico provides a broad variety of management-based programs in support of the mission of this office, which is to prosecute federal crimes, defend the government against law suits and to collect assets that are owed to the government.  These programs include human resources, financial management, information technology, facilities and contract management, property management, security, mail, supplies and reception.  These programs are managed by the Administrative Division staff to ensure our office is managed effectively and efficiently.  In one of the busiest districts in the nation it is our goal to provide this office outstanding support in all areas so that we can meet the mission of this office in an effort to make a difference in our community and to improve the quality of life in in Puerto Rico.


Employment opportunities include varied legal and administrative jobs. Currently, the District of Puerto Rico has over 100 positions.  These positions include a range of duties similar to those found in a Law Office.  More information on specific job postings is available by searching the Office of Personnel Management’s job search database for “Puerto Rico” jobs at USAJobs.  For information on legal careers and summer law internships, please visit the Department of Justice Careers page.

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, political affiliation, marital status, disability (physical or mental), age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as a parent, membership or non-membership in an employee organization, on the basis of personal favoritism, or any non-merit factor. 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.

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 Executive Office for Immigration Review and the United States Attorneys’ Offices. Unless otherwise indicated in a particular job advertisement, non-U.S. Citizens may apply for employment with other organizations, but should be advised that appointments of non-U.S. Citizens are extremely rare; such appointments  would be possible only if necessary to accomplish the Department's mission and would be subject to strict security requirements. Applicants who hold dual citizenship in the U.S. and another country will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Updated April 20, 2015

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