By Career Services staff

We’re hearing that the federal government is poised to open up new legal positions in various government agencies as soon as the federal budget bill is passed, which may be as soon as this month. We know, for example, that the Department of Justice's Civil Rights Division will be hiring. The Civil Rights Division just released this description of their process for hiring new attorneys.

While we haven't confirmed that other DOJ units will expand their attorney ranks, any new DOJ jobs will be posted at or USAJobs is another place to look for new postings from other federal agencies, as well.

And keep in mind that the federal government has regional offices for many of its agencies. To find out whether a federal agency has regional offices, look at the U.S. Government Manual.