Job Overview


The United States Attorney's Office (USAO) is a great place to work.  The Department of Justice ranked #11 out of 33 large Federal cabinet agencies and the Executive United States Attorney's Office/United States Attorney's Offices ranked #17 out of 240 agency subcomponents in a study, "The Best Places to Work in the Federal Government, 2011 Rankings" published by the Partnership for Public Service.  See

This position is located in the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Virginia, in Norfolk.  If selected, 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.

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 is an excepted service appointment under the Pathways Intern Program. This appointment may be extended until the selectee's educational program requirements have been completed.  After successful completion of the program requirements, the individual may at agency discretion, be converted to a TERM or permanent appointment. For more information on the Pathways Program, please visit

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If selected for this position, you will provide general office clerical/word processing and data entry support to one or more professional and/or support staff members in the USAO, Norfolk, VA. Typical work assignments will include:

  • Operating office machines, such as a telephone, copy machine, scanner, fax machine, and desktop computer;
  • Answering telephones and referring callers to USAO staff members or taking messages as appropriate;
  • Performing messenger functions;
  • Preparing basic legal documents and other written materials using a wide range of office software applications;
  • Maintaining an office filing system and locating filed materials based on a knowledge of the office’s filing systems; and
  • Collating, stapling, and mailing materials.

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

Travel Required

  • Occasional Travel
  • Local only.

Relocation Authorized

  • No