Job Overview


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 will be part of a dedicated team helping to enforce Federal criminal and civil laws that protect life, liberty and the property of citizens.

The United States Attorneys Office is a great place to work. The Department of Justice ranked #5 out of 33 large Federal cabinet agencies and the Executive United States Attorneys Office/United States Attorneys Offices ranked #55 out of 240 agency subcomponents in a study, "The Best Places to Work in the Federal Government, 2013 Ratings" published by the Partnership for Public Service. See

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 which 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 Attorneys Offices, visit

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


Responsibilities and Opportunity Offered:

The U.S. Attorney's Office seeks an experienced attorney to serve in the Criminal Division. The incumbent will be responsible for investigating and prosecuting a variety of complex criminal cases.   Cases include financial crimes, civil rights, child exploitation, violent crime, narcotics and firearms offenses, identity theft and immigration offenses.

Type of Position:      

All initial attorney appointments to the Department of Justice are made on a 14 month (temporary) basis pending favorable adjudication of a background investigation.  Temporary appointments may be extended or made permanent without further competition.

Travel Required

  • Occasional Travel
  • Intermittent Travel

Relocation Authorized

  • No