Job Overview


If you are looking for an exciting and challenging career, this is the position for you! With a diverse and talented workforce of over 100,000 men and women, Justice leads the Nation in ensuring the protection of all Americans while preserving their constitutional freedoms. You will be part of a dedicated team helping to enforce Federal criminal and civil laws that protect life, liberty and the property of citizens.

The United States Attorneys Office is a great place to work. The Department of Justice ranked #11 out of 33 large Federal cabinet agencies and the Executive United States Attorneys Office/United States Attorneys Offices ranked #17 out of 240 agency subcomponents in a study, "The Best Places to Work in the Federal Government, 2011 Rankings" published by the Partnership for Public Service. See

About the Office:  The U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Colorado comprises 69 attorneys in Denver, Durango and Grand Junction.  More information about the office may be accessed at:

Position Location:  Denver, Colorado

Travel:  Occasional travel within and outside the District may be required.

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Responsibilities and Opportunities Offered:  The office is interviewing for a Special Assistant United States Attorney (SAUSA) in the Appellate Division.  This is an uncompensated one-year position.  The SAUSA will represent the United States in criminal and civil cases before the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit.  He or she also may handle some district court actions as follows: (1) actions filed by federal prisoners under 28 U.S.C., Section 2255; and (2) other civil actions, under the supervision of a lawyer in the USAO's Civil Division.  Additionally, the SAUSA may be required to provide advice and support to lawyers in the Criminal and Civil Divisions.  The SAUSA will receive substantial training.

Travel Required

  • Occasional Travel
  • Potential training or case related travel.

Relocation Authorized

  • No