The Department of Justice offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation; sick leave; holidays; telework; life insurance; health benefits; and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System. This link provides an overview of the benefits currently offered to Federal employees http://www.usajobs.gov/ResourceCenter/Index/Interactive/Benefits#icc.
If you use public transportation, part of your transportation costs may be subsidized. Our human resources office can provide additional information on how this program is run.
All Federal employees are required by PL 104-134 to have federal payments made by Direct Deposit.
If selected, you will be required to complete a trial period.
Telephonic or facsimile inquiries or updates or other electronic submissions will not be considered unless specifically authorized.
There is no formal rating system for applying veterans preference to attorney appointments in the excepted service; however, the Department of Justice considers veterans preference eligibility as a positive factor in attorney hiring. Applicants eligible for veterans preference are encouraged to include that information in their cover letter or résumé and attach supporting documentation (e.g., the DD-214 or other substantiating documents) to their submissions.
The U.S. Department of Justice is an Equal Opportunity/Reasonable Accommodation Employer. Except where otherwise provided by law, there will be no discrimination because of color, race, religion, national origin, political affiliation, marital status, disability (physical or mental), age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as a parent, membership or non-membership in an employee organization, on the basis of personal favoritism, or any non-merit factor.
The U.S. Department of Justice welcomes and encourages applications from persons with physical and mental disabilities. The Department is firmly committed to satisfying its affirmative obligations under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, to ensure that persons with disabilities have every opportunity to be hired and advanced on the basis of merit within the Department of Justice. This agency provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the hiring servicing personnel office. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.
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 which screens for illegal drug use prior to final appointment. Employment is also contingent upon the completion and satisfactory adjudication of a background investigation.
All DOJ applicants, both U.S. citizens and non-U.S. citizens, whose job location is within the U.S., must meet residency requirement. For a total of three (3) years (not necessarily consecutive years) of the five (5) years immediately prior to applying for a position, the applicant must have: 1) resided in the U.S.; 2) worked for the U.S. overseas in a Federal or military capacity; or, 3) been a dependent of a Federal or military employee serving overseas.
Relocation expenses will not be paid.
If selected, you will be required to serve a probationary period of one (1) year.
You must file a financial disclosure statement in accordance with the Ethics in Government Act of 1978.