Job Overview


Are you interested in a rewarding and challenging opportunity? Join the U.S. Department of Justice!

The Civil Rights Division (Division) is primarily responsible for enforcing federal statutes and executive orders that prohibit, among other things, unlawful discrimination in education, employment, housing, police services, public accommodations and facilities, voting, and federally funded and conducted programs. The laws that the Division enforces also prohibit conduct by law enforcement agencies, as well as conditions in public residential institutions, such as health care and correctional facilities, that violate the constitution.

The Employment Litigation Section (ELS) enforces federal statutes that prohibit employment discrimination. These statutes include Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, 42 U.S.C. 2000e, et seq. (Title VII), which the ELS enforces as to state and local government employers, and the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act of 1994, 38 U.S.C. 4301, et seq., which the ELS enforces as to private, state and local government employers. ELS also defends federal agencies in lawsuits that challenge the constitutionality of the federal government's disadvantaged business enterprise ("DBE") contracting programs, and has responsibility for litigation enforcing Executive Order 11246, which prohibits discrimination by federal contractors and subcontractors. ELS attorneys enjoy a diverse practice before federal district courts throughout the country, often with complex trials and negotiated settlements.


The Division is seeking experienced attorneys for uncompensated Special Attorney employment in the Employment Litigation Section. The core duties include developing investigations and litigation addressing all aspects of the ELS' enforcement duties.