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To be eligible for this announcement you must be eligible to be hired under the Schedule A for people with disabilites or 30% or more disabled veteran. For questions about eligibility please follow the below links or contact HR.

This announcement is not for a specific job. The goal of the announcement is to create a pool of applicants available for non-competitive hire for several upcoming vacancies. If you have any questions, please contact HR.

The Department of Justice (DOJ) mission to enforce the law, and to defend the interests of the United States and its citizens in accordance with the law, is carried out by approximately 104,000 talented and diverse men and women, working in 40 separate component organizations and in numerous and varied law enforcement, legal, and administrative mission-critical occupations. DOJ leads the Nation in ensuring the protection of all Americans while preserving their constitutional freedoms. With such an important mission to achieve, it is critical for DOJ to recruit a highly-skilled workforce. Become a member of our team, where you can achieve your career goals and apply your skills and talents to our important mission.

Consider joining the DOJ Criminal Division. One of seven litigating Divisions in the Department, the Criminal Division investigates and prosecutes complex criminal matters and assists the 93 United States Attorney Offices in investigations, trials, and appeals. In addition to its direct litigation responsibilites, the Division formulates and implements criminal enforcement policy and provides advice and assistance in sensitive areas of law enforcement; advises the Attorney General, Congress, the Office of Management and Budget and the White House on matters of criminal law; provides legal advice and assistance to federal prosecutors and investigative agencies; and provides leadership for coordinating international as well as federal, state, and local law enforcement matters.


This vacancy covers multiple Sections within the Criminal Division and the duties may vary depending on Section.

As a Trial Attorney, your duties may include:

  • Partnering with US Attorneys and attorneys in other federal law enforcement agencies in the development and management of criminal prosecutions.
  • Advises and renders assistance in the preparation, critical examination and review of pleadings and in preparation of trial briefs.
  • Represents the United States in direct negotiations and discussions with State, county, and city officials throughout the country, lawyers, and high level officials in some of the largest corporations in the United States.
  • Participates in discussions with opposing counsel for defendants and in the formulation of settlements often having far-reaching legal consequences.

Travel Required

  • Occasional Travel
  • Section Specific

Relocation Authorized

  • No