SummaryDOJ offers a range of opportunities for experienced attorneys to work on significant and complex issues facing our nation. The effectiveness of the Department’s law enforcement and legal responsibilities depends upon the continued recruitment and hiring of excellent and diverse legal talent. We recognize the need for attorneys of varied backgrounds and skills, and offer an inclusive environment that relies on diverse perspectives to ensure that we effectively serve the American people. Learn more about this agency ResponsibilitiesExperienced attorney hiring is decentralized and each office, including the United States Attorneys’ Offices, conducts its own recruitment for experienced attorneys. Attorney applicants must apply separately to specific vacancy announcements listed on the Department’s web page at For more information about working at the Department and about a particular organization within the Department, please consult the Legal Careers web page at The Department of Justice is firmly committed to satisfying its affirmative obligations under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, to ensure that persons with disabilities have equal opportunity to be hired and advanced on the basis of merit.If you are applying for a position within Justice and meet the eligibility requirements for persons with targeted disabilities under 5 C.F.R. 213.3102(u), commonly referred to as Schedule A, you may apply to an advertised position through the normal channels, or you may also contact the Disability Point of Contact (DPOC) for component or office in which you have an interest for additional assistance.Travel Required Not requiredSupervisory status No Promotion Potential 15 Job family (Series) 0905 Attorney Similar jobs Attorneys Help Requirements Conditions of Employment SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:Please review the information listed in each vacancy announcement. The list of attorney vacancies is available at, Given the scope of Justice’s legal practice (see component practice areas at ) the needs of each organization and section are defined by its respective mission, areas of practice, and the specific skills needed at the time of the vacancy. Generally, as the “Nation’s Litigator,” Justice seeks attorneys with some litigation experience; however, opportunities also exist for attorneys with other types of experience, such as legislative review, policy formulation, and legal advising.To review the specific requirements, please review the vacancy announcements listed on the Department’s web page, QUALIFICATIONS:Any attorney who is an active member of the bar of any U.S. jurisdiction and has at least one year post-J.D. legal or other relevant experience is eligible to apply for any experienced attorney position.Please review the information listed in each vacancy announcement. The list of attorney vacancies is available at, [ EDUCATION:Any attorney who is an active member of the bar of any U.S. jurisdiction and has at least one year post-J.D. legal or other relevant experience is eligible to apply for any experienced attorney position.Additional informationThe Department of Justice places a high value on diversity of experiences and perspectives and encourages applications from all qualified individuals from all ethnic and racial backgrounds, veterans, LGBT individuals, and persons with disabilities.Some attorney positions, including, Assistant U.S. Attorneys, use the AD pay plan. Salary range above does not include locality pay. Read more How You Will Be EvaluatedYou will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above. Please review the information listed in each vacancy announcement. The list of attorney vacancies is available at, Read more Background checks and security clearanceSecurity clearance Not Required Drug test required Yes Help Required DocumentsPlease review the information listed in each vacancy announcement. The list of attorney vacancies is available at, If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements: Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating. Help BenefitsA career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Opens in a new windowLearn more about federal benefits. Please see the Department’s web page at Review our benefits Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.