Job Overview


About the Office:  The United States Attorney's Office prosecutes federal crimes and defends the U.S. government's interest in civil cases.  The United States Attorney's Office, Northern District of Ohio, includes offices located in Cleveland, Akron, Toledo, and Youngstown, Ohio.


More information about this District can be found on our website at

About the Agency:  Our mission is to enforce the law and defend the interests of the United States, provide Federal leadership in preventing and controlling crime, seek 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.

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.

This position is located in Cleveland, Ohio.

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.

Your resume will be retained for a period of 9 months.  In the event of future vacancies, you may be reconsidered assuming you meet the qualification requirements.

The application you submit will be considered for this vacancy announcement ONLY. If multiple vacancy announcements exist, i.e., an AUSA position in the Civil Division; Akron Branch Office; Toledo Branch Office or Youngstown Branch Office, etc., you MUST apply to each vacancy announcement separately in order to receive consideration.

All initial attorney positions to the Department of Justice are made on a 14-month (temporary) basis.

Initial appointment is conditioned upon a satisfactory preemployment 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.

To view the entire announcement, including instructions on how to apply, click on tabs above.


The United States Attorney's Office, Northern District of Ohio, is interviewing for one or more Assistant United States Attorneys (AUSAs) to be located in the Criminal Division of the Cleveland Office. 

The Criminal Division is organized into six sections:  Major and Organized Crime; Major Fraud and Corruption; National Security & Cyber Crimes; Civil Rights; Narcotics/Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF); and Appellate.

Criminal AUSAs prosecute federal criminal cases in the District.  Criminal AUSAs advise federal law enforcement agents on criminal investigations, present criminal cases to the grand jury, try criminal cases before the United States District Court, and represent the United States in criminal appeals before the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals.  Candidates should be capable of handling a variety of significant and complex criminal prosecutions.

Travel Required

  • Occasional Travel
  • Occassional travel may be required.

Relocation Authorized

  • No