Positions in the U.S. Attorney's Office 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 Western District of Kentucky, 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.
Assistant United States Attorney Vacancies & Volunteer Legal Internship Opportunities
Applications are accepted for attorney positions and volunteer intern opportunities for law students advertised through the U.S. Department of Justice Legal Careers website (OARM) website.
Support Staff Positions
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.