Job Overview


About the Agency

Apply for this exciting position to support the CG missions of safeguarding our Nation's maritime interests in the heartland, in the ports, at sea, and around the globe.

For over two centuries the The U.S. Coast Guard has protected the maritime economy and the environment, we defend our maritime borders, and we save those in peril. This history has forged our character and purpose as America's Maritime Guardian - Always Ready for all hazards and all threats.  

This position is located in the Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Coast Guard, Judge Advocate General Office in Washington, DC.


The incumbent will serve as a Law Clerk, responsible for performing a variety of paraprofessional legal and quasi-legal duties, such as: researching and compiling information regarding recent legislative developments and administrative and judicial decisions, opinions, determinations, and rulings on agency program and conducting research for the preparation of legal opinions on matters of interest to the agency. 

Being a CG civilian makes you a valuable member of the CG team. Typical work assignments include: 

•Independently performing legal research of substantial variety and complexity

•Selecting, assembling, summarizing, and compiling substantive information by use of statutes, regulations, department orders, digests, commentaries, legal instruments and other legal reference materials

•Preparing legal memoranda based on the analysis of questions presented, court decisions, Congressional actions and other legal research

•Preparing analytical reports, memoranda and other types of written responses involving legal analysis, legal arguments, briefs, or other analytical documents

•In response to inquiries, locating, organizing, summarizing, and interpreting legal information and other pre-existing legal materials, on difficult or misunderstood policy issues through research

Travel Required

  • Not Required

Relocation Authorized

  • No