Job Overview


About the Agency

The Criminal Division of the U.S. Department of Justice is seeking an experienced attorney for the Policy and Statutory Enforcement Unit, within the Office of Enforcement Operations. The Policy and Statutory Enforcement Unit reviews and prepares recommendations on a wide variety of requests by United States Attorney’s Offices and Department of Justice attorneys for authorization to use or consultation about certain investigative tools or prosecutorial actions. The investigative tools an prosecutorial actions reviewed by the Policy and Statutory Enforcement Unit include: requests to subpoena members of the news media in federal criminal case, national security, and civil cases; to close judicial proceedings to the public in federal criminal cases; to seek court-ordered use immunity for federal witnesses; to subpoena attorneys in federal criminal as well as civil proceedings for information relating to their representation of clients; to apply for search warrants for the premises or electronic storage devices of attorneys who are the subjects or targets of federal investigations; and to seek authorization to conduct a dual or successive federal prosecution of an individual under the Department’s Petite policy. The Unit also provides advice when Department of Justice employees have been subpoenaed to provide testimony or produce evidence in state or federal judicial proceedings.

The Office of Enforcement Operations has an alternative work schedule plan that provides considerable flexibility in scheduling official works hours and correspondingly in using leave.


The selected attorney will be assigned work in any or all of the areas described above. The selected attorney will prepare memoranda that accurately describe the facts of the matter, set forth relevant issues for determination, apply sound policy and legal principles and make appropriate recommendations to higher level Criminal Division or Department decision makers (including the Attorney General).The selected attorney will also be responsible for interacting with Assistant U.S. Attorneys, Department of Justice attorneys, federal law enforcement agents, and other Executive Branch officials, and, on occasion, representing the Unit with various agency partners.

Travel Required

  • Occasional Travel
  • Minimal travel will be required.

Relocation Authorized

  • No