Job Overview


About the Agency

Are you interested in a rewarding and challenging career? Join the U.S. Trustee Program!!

The U.S. Trusee Program (USTP) is a litigating component of the Department of Justice and has the legal authority in every bankruptcy case filed in the United States, from Title 28 Chapter 7 liquidations to major Chapter 11 business reorganizations.  As a result, USTP employees headquartered in Washington, D.C., and in our 93 field office locations throughout the country handle a wide range or challenging and significant matters as we strive to promote the integrity of the bankruptcy system by enforcing bankruptcy laws.  Of particular importance is this Program's effort to address fraud and abuse by debtors, attorneys, and others in the bankruptcy system by taking formal and informal actions in a civil context and making criminal referrals to and working with the U.S. Attorneys.  We place a high value on diversity of experience and cultural perspective and encourage applications from all interested eligible candidates, including attorneys from all ethnic and racial backgrounds, women, LGBT individuals, veterans, and individuals with disabilities.  If you are interested in a challenging and rewarding career and accesss to a generous benefits package, consider the USTP as your employer of choice!


The United States Trustee Program (USTP) is seeking one experienced attorney in each listed location to serve as an Assistant United States Trustee (AUST).  The incumbents are responsible for the administrative and legal management of the United States Trustee's office's, including the supervision of personnel assigned to the office; the implementation of enforcement strategies to combat fraud and abuse in the bankruptcy system; the administration of cases filed under chapters 7, 11,12, and 13 of the Bankruptcy Code; representing the United States Trustee in bankruptcy court; maintaining and supervising a panel of private trustees; and ensuring that violations of law are referred to the United States Attorney and federal law enforcement officials. 

Travel Required

  • 25% or Greater
  • Occasional Travel Required

Relocation Authorized

  • No
  • Additional Duty Location Info

    9 vacancies in the following locations

    • Fresno, CA
    • Wichita, KS
    • Louisville, KY
    • Grand Rapids, MI
    • Las Vegas, NV
    • Chattanooga, TN
    • Roanoke, VA
    • Seattle, WA
    • Madison, WI