Department: Department Of Justice
Agency: Offices, Boards and Divisions
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The Department of Justice (DOJ) mission to enforce the law, and to defend the interests of the United
States and its citizens in accordance with the law, is carried out by approximately 104,000 talented and
diverse men and women, working in 40 separate component organizations and in numerous and varied
law enforcement, legal, and administrative mission-critical occupations. DOJ leads the Nation in ensuring
the protection of all Americans while preserving their constitutional freedoms. With such an important
mission to achieve, it is critical for DOJ to recruit a highly-skilled workforce. Become a member of our
team, where you can achieve your career goals and apply your skills and talents to our important
Consider joining the DOJ Criminal Division. One of seven litigating Divisions in the Department, the
Criminal Division investigates and prosecutes complex criminal matters and assists the 93 United States
Attorney Offices in investigations, trials, and appeals. In addition to its direct litigation responsibilities,
the Division formulates and implements criminal enforcement policy and provides advice and assistance
in sensitive areas of law enforcement; advises the Attorney General, Congress, the Office of Management
and Budget and the White House on matters of criminal law; provides legal advice and assistance to
federal prosecutors and investigative agencies; and provides leadership for coordinating international as
well as federal, state, and local law enforcement matters.
The Appellate Section defends the integrity and constitutionality of the Departments investigations and prosecutions. To accomplish its mission, the Appellate Section prepares draft briefs and certiorari petitions for the Solicitor General for filing in the U.S. Supreme Court; makes recommendations to the Solicitor General as to whether further review is warranted on adverse decisions in the district courts and courts of appeals; prepares briefs and argues cases in the courts of appeals; and briefs and argues motions in district courts in cases of national importance. Section attorneys also assist U.S. Attorneys in preparing briefs for the courts of appeals and provide advice on a variety of legal issues.
- You must be a U.S. citizen to qualfiy for this position.