Job Overview


Are you interested in a rewarding and challenging opportunity? Join the U.S. Department of Justice!

The Civil Rights Division (Division) of the Department of Justice, created by the enactment of the Civil Rights Act of 1957, works to uphold the civil and constitutional rights of all Americans, particularly some of the most vulnerable members of our society. The Division is primarily responsible for enforcing federal statutes and executive orders that prohibit, among other things, unlawful discrimination in education, employment, housing, police service, public accommodations and facilities, voting, and federally funded and conducted programs. The Division also has jurisdiction to enforce constitutional prohibitions on certain conduct by law enforcement agencies and public residential institutions, such as health care and correctional facilities. The Federal Coordination and Compliance Section (FCS or Section) ensures that all federal agencies consistently and effectively enforce civil rights statutes and Executive Orders that prohibit discrimination in federally conducted and assisted programs and activities.


The Attorney Adviser will be responsible for conducting administrative investigations, technical assistance projects, policy and regulatory reviews, and addressing all other aspects of FCS' enforcement duties including advising or participating as co-counsel with other Division attorneys and U.S. Attorney's Offices in statements of interest, amicus briefs, or litigation. FCS attorneys are responsible for the administrative enforcement and oversight of other federal agencies that enforce Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended; Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, as amended; and similarly-worded federal statutes that prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, and religion in federally assisted programs. In addition, Attorney Advisers will conduct outreach to public interest and non-governmental civil rights organizations, develop and draft technical assistance materials and guidance, and organize and conduct training programs for governmental and non-governmental stakeholders.

Travel Required

  • 25% or Greater
  • Weekend travel may be required.

Relocation Authorized

  • No