The U.S. Department of Justice is an Equal Opportunity/Reasonable Accommodation
Employer. Except where otherwise provided by law, there will be no discrimination
because of color, race, religion, national origin, politics, marital status, disability,
age, sex, sexual orientation, membership or nonmembership in an employee organization,
or on the basis of personal favoritism. The Department of Justice welcomes and
encourages applications from persons with physical and mental disabilities. The
Department is firmly committed to satisfying its affirmative obligations under
the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, to ensure that persons with disabilities have
every opportunity to be hired and advanced on the basis of merit within the Department
of Justice. This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities
where appropriate. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the
application and hiring process, please notify the agency. Determinations on requests
for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.
the policy of the Department to achieve a drug-free workplace and persons selected
for employment will be required to pass a drug test which screens for illegal
drug use prior to final appointment. Employment is also contingent upon the completion
and satisfactory adjudication of a background investigation. Only U.S. citizens
are eligible for employment with the Executive Office for Immigration Review.
Unless otherwise indicated in a particular job advertisement, non-U.S. Citizens
may apply for employment with other organizations, but should be advised that
appointments of non-U.S. Citizens are extremely rare; such appointments would
be possible only if necessary to accomplish the Department's mission and would
be subject to strict security requirements. Dual citizens of the U.S. and another
country will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
There is no formal
rating system for applying veterans' preference to attorney appointments in the
excepted service; however, the Department of Justice considers veterans' preference
eligibility as a positive factor in attorney hiring. Applicants eligible for veterans'
preference are encouraged to include that information in their cover letter or
resume and attach supporting documentation (e.g., the DD 214 or other substantiating
documents) to their submissions. Not all veterans are eligible for veterans' preference.
To find out whether you qualify, visit the Veterans' Preference Advisor, operated
by the Department of Labor "elaws" at www.dol.gov/elaws/vets/vetpref/vetspref.htm.
For additional information on eligibility, visit www.opm.gov/veterans and review
the "Vets Info Guide" and the "Vets Guide." Please note that
military retirees at the rank of major, lieutenant commander, or higher, are not
eligible for veterans' preference unless they are disabled veterans.