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

The main office is located in Boise, with a small staffed branch office in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho and a branch office in Pocatello, Idaho.  The District handles a wide variety of criminal and civil cases.  This vacancy is located in the Coeur d'Alene branch office.

Coeur d’Alene is a great place to live and work.  With a population of 45,500, it offers plenty of opportunities for outside activities – walking trails, backpacking, sailing, fishing, and skiing.  Coeur d’Alene is the home of the beautiful Lake Coeur d’Alene where you will see spectacular North Idaho sunsets.

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This announcement will close on the day the 50th application is received or on the closing date, whichever occurs first.


At the full performance level, you will support Assistant United States Attorneys (AUSA) by providing a variety of legal assistance and office support services.  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.

If selected for this position, you will support the Assistant United States Attorneys (AUSAs) in the Criminal Division by providing a variety of legal assistance.

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

Travel Required

  • Occasional Travel
  • Intermittent

Relocation Authorized

  • No