Job Overview


Our mission is to enforce the law and defend the interests of the United States, provide Federal leadership in preventing and controlling crime, seek just punishment for those guilty of unlawful behavior, and to administer and enforce the Nation's laws to ensure fair and impartial administration of justice for all Americans.  We strive to build a stronger office through recruitment efforts and maintain the high standards of the office by promoting professional development.  We seek to build a legacy of excellence. 

In all matters, it is our mission to represent the people of the United States in a manner that will instill confidence in the fairness and integrity of our office and the judicial system, and to conduct our work with the highest integrity. We strive to perform our mission in the most efficient and effective manner.

Type of Position:

This position is temporary, not-to-exceed 1 year.  It may be extended without further competition. 

This position is part time, 16 hours per week.

This position is located in Columbus, Ohio.

If you are looking for an exciting and challenging career, this is the position for you!  With a diverse and talented workforce of over 100,000 men and women, Justice leads the Nation in ensuring the protection of all Americans while preserving their constitutional freedoms.  You can be part of a dedicated team helping to enforce Federal criminal and civil laws that protect life, liberty, and the property of citizens.

About the Office: 

The United States Attorney's Office prosecutes federal offenses, defends the U.S. government's interest and affirmatively pursues claims on behalf of the government in all civil cases.   The United States Attorney's Office, Southern District of Ohio is a large district that includes 48 counties located in the southern half of the state.   Offices are located in Columbus, Cincinnati and Dayton.  

For more information on the Department of Justice and the United States Attorney's Offices, visit

As needed, additional positions may be filled using this announcement.

Initial appointment is conditioned upon a satisfactory pre-employment adjudication.  This includes fingerprint, credit and tax checks, and drug testing.  In addition, continued employment is subject to a favorable adjudication of a background investigation.


Employees of the Department of Justice, including Special Assistant United States Attorneys, may not engage in the compensated practice of law outside the office. Attorneys are not eligible to serve as Special Assistant United States Attorneys if they have had an employment offer deferred by a law firm and received a payment for the period of their deferral with the expectation of future employment with the law firm, or if they will receive any payment from a law firm during their unpaid employment with the Department of Justice. In addition, contractors, including employees of contractors who do business with the Department of Justice, and who also are attorneys, are not eligible to serve as Special Assistant United States Attorneys.

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Responsibilities and Opportunity Offered: 

The U.S. Attorney’s Office seeks an experienced attorney to serve in the Appellate Division of its Columbus office. The incumbent will be responsible for drafting appellate briefs and conducting oral arguments before the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, as well as reviewing others’ draft briefs and providing consultation to trial lawyers regarding legal issues. 

Supervisory Status


Promotion Potential


Travel Required

  • Occasional Travel
  • Occasional Travel within the District

Relocation Authorized

  • No

Who May Apply

This job is open to…

United States Citizens

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