Job Overview


This vacancy has been amended to add vacancies available in New York.

If you are interested in a challenging and rewarding career with access to a generous benefits package, consider the U.S. Trustee Program (USTP or Program) as your employer of choice.

The USTP is a litigating component of the Department of Justice with responsibility for overseeing nearly all bankruptcy cases filed in the United States – from chapters 7, 12, and 13 consumer cases to major chapter 11 business reorganizations.  The Program’s mission is to promote the integrity and efficiency of the bankruptcy system for the benefit of all stakeholders – debtors, creditors, and the public.  USTP employees headquartered in Washington, DC, and in 93 field office locations across the country handle a wide range of administrative, regulatory, and enforcement matters.  Of particular importance are the Program’s efforts to address fraud and abuse by debtors, creditors, and others in the bankruptcy system by taking both formal and informal civil enforcement actions and making criminal referrals to U.S. Attorneys as appropriate.  
The USTP places a high value on diversity of experience and cultural perspectives and encourages applications from all interested eligible candidates, including candidates from all ethnic and racial backgrounds, women, LGBT individuals, veterans, and individuals with disabilities.



If selected for this position, you will serve as a Paralegal Specialist (Bankruptcy) in a field/regional office within the United States Trustee Program (USTP). 

You will be responsible for performing a variety of duties that require the application of legal knowledge and financial analytical skills to review and process cases filed under the Bankruptcy Code in direct support of the mission of the United States Trustee.  These duties include reviewing and analyzing petitions, schedules and pleadings filed under chapters 7, 11, and 13 for substantive and procedural compliance with the Bankruptcy Code, making recommendations and drafting memoranda and pleadings regarding civil and criminal enforcement efforts.  As necessary, performs legal research.  Reviews trustee final reports to ensure bankruptcy estates are properly administered and assists in the supervision of trustees appointed by the United States Trustee.

Travel Required

  • Occasional Travel
  • May be required

Relocation Authorized

  • No
  • Additional Duty Location Info

    Few vacancies in the following locations

    • Los Angeles, CA
    • Denver, CO
    • Wilmington, DE
    • Minneapolis, MN
    • Newark, NJ
    • New York, NY