Job Overview


The Criminal Division of the U.S. Department of Justice is seeking an experienced attorneys for the Electronic Surveillance Unit. The position is based in Washington, D.C. The Electronic Surveillance Unit is responsible for reviewing all federal electronic surveillance requests and requests to apply for court orders permitting the use of video surveillance; providing legal advice to federal, state, and local enforcement agencies on the use of federal electronic surveillance statutes; and assisting in developing Departmental policy on emerging technology and telecommunications issues.

This position will be filled on either a permanent basis or as one year term with the possibility of extension based on the availability of funding.


The individuals who fill these positions will:        

  • Evaluate requests from United States Attorneys' Offices throughout the country for Criminal Division approval to conduct electronic surveillance investigations as required by Title III;         
  • Advise on each request and make recommendations as to the approval or denial of each application;         
  • Advise Assistant United States Attorneys and investigators on the procedural and operational requirements for conducting electronic surveillance; and         
  • Travel to conduct wiretap training to ensure compliance with all legal requirements and Department policy.

Travel Required

  • Occasional Travel
  • Minimal travel may be required.

Relocation Authorized

  • No