Job Overview


Are you interested in a rewarding and challenging career as an Attorney with the Civil Division, U.S. Department of Justice? Join us in serving the United States with honor and integrity!!

The Civil Division, with more than 1,000 Attorneys and 14 litigating components, represents the United States, its departments and agencies, Members of Congress, Cabinet and other Federal employees. 

The Appellate Staff is seeking experienced attorneys to represent the United States in a broad range of civil appellate litigation.  More than one position may be filled from this announcement.  Information about the Appellate Staff can be found at http://www/


The Appellate Staff of the Civil Division is seeking attorneys.  Appellate represents the United States, its agencies, and its officers in civil cases in the federal courts of appeals.  The Appellate Staff's portfolio includes many of the most difficult and controversial cases in which the Federal Government is involved.  Typical cases include defending against constitutional challenges to Acts of Congress, Executive decisions, and national security programs; administrative challenges to agency programs, rules and adjudications; tort and commercial claims against the United States; employment discrimination claims against the government; and claims against federal officers in their individual capacities for the alleged violation of a person's constitutional rights.  In addition, the Appellate Staff represents the United States in certain types of affirmative litigation, such as consumer protection cases and False Claims Act suits to recover money fraudulently obtained from the U.S. treasury.  The staff handles appeals involving all of the subject-matter areas litigated by the Civil Division, including appeals arising out of the civil cases handled by the United States Attorneys nationwide.  The Appellate Staff also works with the Solicitor General to prepare Supreme Court filings. 

Travel Required

  • Occasional Travel
  • Position requires some travel for short periods to present oral arguments.

Relocation Authorized

  • No