Department: Department Of Justice
Agency: Offices, Boards and Divisions
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Are you interested in a rewarding and challenging career opportunity? Join the U.S. Department of Justice!
The Civil Rights Division (Division) of the Department of Justice, created in 1957 by the enactment of the Civil Rights Act of 1957, works to uphold the civil and constitutional rights of all Americans, particularly some of the most vulnerable members of our society. The Division enforces federal statutes prohibiting discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, disability, religion, familial status and national origin.
The Appellate Section (APP or Section) is seeking an experienced attorney for the position of Deputy Chief in Washington, D.C. The Section has primary responsibility for handling civil rights cases in the courts of appeals and, in cooperation with the Solicitor General, in the Supreme Court. The Section also provides legal counsel to other components of the Department of Justice regarding civil rights law and appellate litigation. The work of the Section also includes appeals from district court judgments in cases originally handled by trial sections within the Division and work involving participation as amicus curiae (friend of the court) in cases that have the potential for affecting Division enforcement responsibilities.
- Occasional Travel
- Position requires extended hours but relatively little travel
- You must be a U.S. Citizen or National.
- You must complete a background investigation.
- Selective Service registration is required, as applicable.
- You must possess a J.D. degree.
- You must be an active member of the bar in good standing.