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 Attorney's Office is a great place to work. The Department of Justice ranked #5 out of 33 large Federal cabinet agencies and the Executive Office for United States Attorneys/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 Western District of Michigan includes the western half of the Lower Peninsula of Michigan and all of the Upper Peninsula.  The main office is located in Grand Rapids.  Grand Rapids is a mid-sized city that is a short distance from beaches, sand dunes, state parks, and quaint coastal towns.  The area is noted for its summer and winter sports as well as its cultural amenities such as concerts, museums, theater, and ethnic festivals.  A typical commute to work takes less than 20 minutes.

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

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If selected for this position, you will join a well-respected team that is responsible for providing legal support services for the Western District of Michigan, Criminal Division.  Typical work assignments will involve the following:

  • Reviewing investigative reports, testimonies, interviews files and documents for a variety of civil and or criminal cases to become familiar with the issues;
  • Establishing and maintaining an effective system of compiling, indexing and organizing information and its sources;
  • Preparing narrative summaries, charts, tables, graphs or other visual aids to be used at trial;
  • Preparing drafts on a variety of legal documents such as pleadings, memoranda of law, trial briefs, appellate briefs, summonses, complaints, indictments, answers, motion papers and stipulations;
  • Maintaining liaison with client agencies to keep them informed about the litigation and to seek their assistance to resolve particular legal or factual problems;
  • Proofreading and verifying citations and statutory references against original sources such as legal texts, reports, etc., to insure correctness and conformance with source materials.

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

Travel Required

  • Occasional Travel
  • Occasional Travel for training purposes.

Relocation Authorized

  • No