Entry Level Attorneys (Trial Attorney, Judicial Law Clerk, Attorney-Advisor, Assist. U.S. Attorney)

Washington D.C.
Sep 05, 2018
Sep 05, 2018
Full Time

Occasional travel - Varies by Office

Relocation expenses reimbursed No

  • You must be a U.S. citizen, or
  • Qualifying non-citizen (see Other Information) and
  • Either admitted to or eligible for admission to a bar
  • (any U.S. jurisdiction) at time of entry on duty.
    All Department of Justice employees are subject to a residency requirement. See https://www.justice.gov/legal-careers/entry-level-and-experienced-attorneys-conditions-employment.
    TRAVEL - Varies by hiring office.
    Some clerkship and fellowship positions are time-limited (12 to 36 months)

    The Honors Program has specific eligibility requirements. For details visit https://www.justice.gov/legal-careers/honors-program-eligibility. Incoming hires must have a law degree (J.D. or equivalent) and be eligible for admission to the bar (any U.S. jurisdiction) at the time of entry on duty. Some hiring offices require applicants to be admitted to a bar or to have recently taken a bar exam with results pending as a condition of consideration. Certain U.S. Attorneys Offices may require incoming hires to become admitted to the bar of the state where the office is located. The Indian Country Fellowship may require admission to a tribal bar.

    Applications will be accepted from all groups of eligible and qualified individuals. For details, see:https://www.justice.gov/legal-careers/honors-program-eligibility.

    Incoming hires must have a law degree (J.D. or equivalent) and be eligible for admission to the bar (any U.S. jurisdiction) at the time of entry on duty.

    Applicants for some hiring offices (e.g., National Security Division, Federal Bureau of Investigation) must be eligible to obtain and retain a TOP SECRET security clearance at the time of the appointment.
    If hired by a U.S. Attorney's Office, following appointment, Assistant U.S. Attorneys generally must reside in the district to which they are appointed. See 28 U.S.C. § 545 for district- specific information.
    Entrance on duty is contingent upon completion of a pre-employment security investigation and suitability review. 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 that screens for illegal drug use prior to final appointment.
    U.S. citizens and qualifying non-U.S. citizens who meet immigration and appropriations law criteria may apply. See: https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/working-in-government/non-citizens/ The appointment of non-U.S. citizens is subject to strict security requirements and is extremely rare. Applicants who hold dual citizenship in the U.S. and another country will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Some positions are open only to U.S. citizens.

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    You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

    Each participating hiring office independently selects interview candidates based on many elements of a candidate's background including academic achievement, law review or moot court experience, legal aid and clinical experience, and summer or part-time legal employment. The Department also considers specialized academic studies (including undergraduate and post-graduate degrees), work experience, and extracurricular activities that directly relate to the work of the Department. In addition, each hiring office considers the applicants qualifications as they relate to its specific mission or legal practice areas. Documents supporting veterans' preference eligibility are required. See https://www.justice.gov/legal-careers/application-tips-and-checklist.

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