Employment Opportunities

Employment Opportunities with the U.S. Trustee Program are posted at USAJobs.gov.

You can also visit the Justice Department’s Office of Attorney Recruitment and Management Web site* for information about positions with the U.S. Trustee Program through the:

Attorney General’s Honors Program
Student Volunteer Legal Intern Program

* All attorney positions are posted on the OARM Web site as well.

Salary Information

The Executive Office for United States Trustees Program uses several pay scales in establishing salaries of government employees, including the General Schedule, the Administratively Determined Pay Plan, and Senior Executive Service.

General Schedule (GS)

For positions which use the General Schedule for salary assignment, updated scales are available on the Office of Personnel Management website.

Administratively Determined (AD) Pay Plan

The Administratively Determined (AD) Pay Plan is a component-specific compensation system for Assistant United States Trustees and United States Trustees established under authority of 28 U.S.C. Code 587 and 5 U.S.C. Code 301, Salaries, and approved by the Attorney General. Pay for performance is a key component of the AD pay plan.

General Information

  • United States Trustee Positions will have a fixed administratively determined salary at Level IV of the Executive Schedule minus $2500.
  • Assistant United States Trustees will be administratively determined based on the General Schedule pay scale equal to percentage adjustments in base salaries and applicable locality pay, up to Level IV of the Executive Schedule minus $2600.
  • Initial Salary for Assistant U.S. Trustees may be set between the minimum and maximum rate based on pay setting practices.
U.S. Trustee
Fixed Salary: $164,000
Assistant U.S. Trustee
Minimum: $106,595
Maximum: $163,900

Senior Executive Service (SES)

Certain positions are classified as Senior Executive Service, and those salaries are assigned differently. Learn more about SES on the Office of Personnel Management website.

Employment Opportunities as Panel and Standing Trustees

(Note:  These are not government positions.)

Updated April 18, 2019

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