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 #5 out of 33 large Federal cabinet agencies and the Executive United States Attorneys Office/United States Attorneys Offices ranked #55 out of 240 agency subcomponents in a study, "The Best Places to Work in the Federal Government, 2013 Ratings" published by the Partnership for Public Service. See

For more information on the Department of Justice and the United States Attorneys Offices, visit

As needed, additional positions may be filled using this announcement.

This position is also being announced to applicants eligible to apply through Merit Staffing procedures under 14-OHS-1068718-MS.

Salary: Cincinnati ranges from $32,844 to $52,891

Salary: Columbus ranges from $32,459 to $52,271

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At the full performance level, you will support Assistant United States Attorneys (AUSAs) by providing a variety of legal assistance and office support services located in the Criminal Division or Civil Division of the Columbus or Cincinnati, OH offices based on knowledge and/or qualifications.  If selected, you will receive formal and/or on-the-job training as needed. Duties include:

  • examining, preparing and processing a variety of technical legal documents, e.g., complaints, motions, orders, answers, pleadings, subpoenas, and libels;
  • providing assistance to attorneys in trial preparation;
  • assembling exhibits, affidavits, and other legal documents;
  • assembling and organizing files and records material for disposition or transfer to records depository;
  • maintaining calendar of assigned active cases; 
  • tracking filing, hearing, and trials dates, and scheduling conference and interviews; 
  • arranging travel by preparing itinerary and securing transportation and hotel reservations; and 
  • producing a variety of written documents and materials using a wide range of office software applications

Responsibilities will increase and assignments will become more complex as your training and experience progress.

Travel Required

  • Not Required

Relocation Authorized

  • No