Job Overview


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

The Civil Division, with more than 1,000 attorneys and 14 litigating components, represents the United States, its departments and agencies, Members of Congress, Cabinet officers and other Federal employees. 

The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), Records, and E-Discovery Office of the Civil Division is an innovative team charged with implementing legally and procedurally strategic approaches to FOIA, records, and e-discovery.  The President and Department of Justice leadership have prioritized the modernization of FOIA, records, and e-discovery processes.  To further these initiatives, the Civil Division established the FOIA, Records, and E-Discovery Office to develop and support innovative and efficient approaches to FOIA, records, and e-discovery.  Among its responsibilities, the FOIA and Privacy Act staff receives, reviews, and processes all FOIA and Privacy Act information requests received by the Division, prepares annual reports, supports litigation when the Division is sued under the FOIA, and serves as a liaison with other divisions and agencies on FOIA and Privacy Act matters. 

The Civil Division represents the legal interests of the United States across the whole spectrum of civil law.  The Division's program records come from diverse and significant litigation involving commercial interests, frauds, foreign litigation, the defense and assertion of federal programs, torts claims of any kind, immigration enforcement, and consumer product protection.  The documentation involved typically includes court pleadings, correspondence, reports, evidentiary documentation, expert testimony, and financial accounting records. 


The incumbent will work closely with FOIA and other Division staff to respond to information requests from the public.  The FOIA Counsel will be responsible for receiving, assessing, and making recommendations to the Director and Senior Attorney regarding the appropriate release of information in response to FOIA and Privacy Act requests.  The FOIA Counsel will provide legal guidance on the application of these statutes during the administration processing of information requests and support the Division in FOIA litigation involving Civil Division records. 

Travel Required

  • Occasional Travel
  • This position may require travel.

Relocation Authorized

  • No