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If you are looking for an exciting and challenging career, this is the organization for you!  With a diverse and talented workforce of over 100,000 men and women, Justice leads the Nation in ensuring the protection of all Americans while preserving their constitutional freedoms.  You will be part of a dedicated team helping to enforce Federal criminal and civil laws that protect life, liberty, and the property of citizens.

The United States Attorney’s Office is a great place to work.  The Department of Justice ranked #9 out of 31 large Federal cabinet agencies and the Executive United States Attorney’s Office/United States Attorney’s Offices ranked #8 out of 224 agency subcomponents in a study, "The Best Places to Work in the Federal Government, 2010 Ratings" published by the Partnership for Public Service. See

Attorney Hiring Information

Assistant U. S. Attorneys (AUSAs)

AUSAs in the Criminal Division prosecute federal criminal cases in the District. AUSAs in the Criminal Division advise federal law enforcement agents on criminal investigations, present criminal cases to the grand jury, try criminal cases before the United States District Court, and represent the United States in criminal appeals before the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals. Candidates should be capable of handling a variety of significant and complex criminal prosecutions.

AUSAs in the Civil Division investigate and litigate cases involving fraud committed against the United States, including many health care, procurement, and other fraud cases filed under the False Claims Act. The Civil Division also defends an array of civil cases brought against the United States and its agencies and employees, including cases brought under the Federal Tort Claims Act, the anti-discrimination statutes, and for alleged violations of constitutional rights by federal employees. The Civil Division also handles cases involving forfeiture of assets, collections of debts owed the government and bankruptcy matters.  Candidates should be capable of handling a variety of significant and complex affirmative civil litigation matters as well as civil defensive cases.

Special Assistant U. S. Attorneys (SAUSAs)

The Office of the United States Attorney for the Western District of Virginia periodically seeks applications from attorneys who are willing to accept an unpaid temporary position that offers a valuable opportunity to gain exposure to the office while also obtaining litigation experience and conducting trials. Successful applicants will serve as Special Assistant U.S. Attorneys (SAUSAs) with responsibilities that include researching legal issues, drafting briefs, conducting hearings and trials, and attending judicial proceedings.

SAUSAs will not be hired by this office as Assistant U.S. Attorneys at the conclusion of their SAUSA terms. However, they may apply for future AUSA positions in the office after completing their service as SAUSAs. Only applicants with outstanding academic records and superior legal research and writing skills will be considered. One year of post-J.D. professional experience is required.  Any applicant invited for an interview will be required to submit a writing sample.

Visit the United States Department of Justice Office of Attorney Recruitment and Management:
Attorney Hiring Information.

Support Staff Hiring Information

The Office accepts applications for employment in non-attorney positions as posted by specific job vacancy announcements. The most common non-attorney positions are Legal Assistants and Paralegal Specialists.  Occasionally other administrative and technical positions become available as well.

Applicant files are not maintained for support positions. Applications will only be accepted during the period of the time listed in the posted vacancy announcement and applications must be completed online or postmarked by the closing date.

There are no positions available at this time.

Visit the USAJOBS website to find Government Positions: Support Staff Hiring Information.

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Updated April 10, 2015