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Government Positions Many opportunities exist to work in branches of the federal government, as well as in state and local offices, and all of their agencies. As with most positions, there are advantages and disadvantages to government work. Many people receive great satisfaction from working “for the people”. Government Attorneys tend to get early responsibility over a large part of their work, as compared to attorneys at large law firms, in part because of budgetary constraints placed on most government offices. Government lawyers also encounter a lower stress level. Government attorneys often cite the fact that they do not have to engage in business development or networking for potential clients as a good reason to work in government service. Most offices do not require billable hours. In general, the work hours are not as long as work in a firm. For a comparison of billing hours go here. -Government Practice, General sources- Government Practice. Government Law Practice includes: practice in any of the three federal branches of government and their agencies; any state or local governments and their agencies; and judicial clerkships. Government work provides many benefits that some believe out-weigh those of private practice-- work-life balance, service, and benefits, for example. Moreover, some students are unable to acquire a position with a firm immediately and start in government to learn the skills needed to move on. General Government Employment Sources: USA Jobs Hieros Gamos Worldwide Legal Directory The links herein are offered as a guide to individuals interested in working for federal, state, or local government agencies. This list, while extensive, only represents a starting point in one’s search for career, internship, externship, clerkship, or volunteer opportunities. Below are internal links to the site. Funding LRAP Scholarships Federal Positions OPM JAG PMF Federal Departments and Agencies 1 Agriculture Commerce Defense Education Energy Health and human Services Homeland Security Housing and Urban Development Interior Justice Labor State Transportation Treasury Veterans Affairs Click Here to Return to Top of Page U.S. Trade Representative Independent Departments Additional Information Summer Positions State Employment Additional Resources Local Government Cuyahoga County Cuyahoga County Community Services Abuse Adult Care Facilities Child Care & Early Intervention Consumer Help Clothing Disaster Education Health Homeless/Housing Legal Lesbian/Gay Substance Abuse Interpreting Transportation Utility Assistance Other Local Counties City of Cleveland Law Department Other Local Government Resources 2 -Funding- LRAP The benefits tend to be good in a government position, but the salaries are not as generous as firm practice. For this reason, many government offices, organizations, and law schools have established Loan Repayment Assistance Programs (LRAPs) to encourage graduates to work in government positions to help pay off their educational loans. INSERT LINK TO C-M LRAP PAGE HERE For general information on various LRAP’s please visit the American Bar Association’s LRAP page here. Scholarships Some scholarships and competitions are available as funding sources. You need to check your email for deadline announcements. Scholarship opportunities through the Federal Circuit Bar Association exist each year. The awards are for $10,000 each and only one application is needed for all the scholarships. Deadline is usually in April. Federal Circuit Bar Association Scholarships. Click Here to Return to Top of Page -Federal Positions- Federal opportunities are posted for each job on several websites. About 45% of federal government jobs exist in Washington, D.C., although other offices exist around the country. If you are interested in working in a particular office and you are willing to relocate for a year or so, you will have a better opportunity at securing the position. Three general websites falling outside the general framework for federal positions are discussed here. Office of Personnel Management The Office of Personnel Management (often referred to as USAJobs) is available at www.usajobs.com or www.usajobs.gov. Positions available for professionals or licensed practitioners (i.e., architects) can be found at www.usajobs.org. JAG Corps Representatives from the various JAG Corps come on campus to recruit, usually twice a year. They are interested in answering any questions students may have about service in their individual units. Visits are made to coincide with the dates of their beginning classes in the JAG Corps. U.S. Air Force JAG US Army JAG US Navy JAG US Marine Corps US Coast Guard Direct Commission Lawyer Program 3 Presidential Management Fellowship Program The Presidential Management Fellowship (PMF) Program is designed to create positions for professionals in various disciplines and with an interest in leadership in and management of public policies and programs. Only 3L’s may apply and applications are usually due in the Fall of each year. Information available here. -Federal Government Departments and Agencies- Department of Agriculture Home Page Agricultural Research Service (ARS) Economic Research Service Farm Service Agency Food Safety and Inspection Service Foreign Agricultural Service Forest Service National Resources Conservation Service Rural Development Department of Commerce Home Page Bureau of Industry and Security Economics and Statistics Administration Bureau of Census Bureau of Economic Analysis Economic Development Administration International Trade Administration Minority Business Development Agency National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration National Telecommunications and Information Administration Patent and Trademark Office National Institute of Standards and Technology National Technical Information Service Department of Defense Home Page Air Force Army Navy Marine Corps U.S. Coast Guard Base Realignment and Closure Joint Forces Command Missile Defense Agency Department of Education 4 Home Page National Center for Education Statistics Office for Civil Rights Department of Energy Home Page Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Office of Environmental management Health Safety and Security Department of Health and Human Services Home Page Administration for Children and Families (ACF) Administration on Aging (AOA) Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Centers for Scientific Review Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Indian Health Services (HIS) National Cancer Institute (NCI) National Human Genome Research Institute National Institute of Child Health and Human Development National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences National Institutes of Health (NIH) National Institute of Mental Health National Institute on Drug Abuse Office of Public Health and Science Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Department of Homeland Security Home Page Federal Emergency Management (FEMA) Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC) Transportation Security Administration (TSA) United States Customs and Border Protection (CBP) United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) United States Secret Service Department of Housing and Urban Development Home Page Department of the Interior Home Page 5 Bureau of Indian Affairs Bureau of Land Management Bureau of Reclamation Minerals Management Service National Park Service Office of Surface Mining U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Geological Survey Department of Justice Home Page Summer Law Intern Program The Attorney General's Honors Program Volunteer Legal Intern Recruitment Antitrust Division Asset Forfeiture Program Attorney General Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives Bureau of Justice Assistance (OJP) Bureau of Prisons Bureau of Justice Statistics (OJP) Civil Division Civil Rights Division Community Capacity Development Office (OJP) Community Oriented Policing Services Community Relations Service Criminal Division Department of Justice Statistics Diversion Control Program (DEA) Drug Enforcement Administration Environment and Natural Resources Division Equal Opportunity Employment Office Executive Office for Immigration Review Executive Office for U.S. Attorneys Executive Office for U.S. Trustees Federal Bureau of Investigation Foreign Claims Settlement Commission of the United States INTERPOL – U.S. National Central Bureau Justice Management Division National Criminal Justice Reference Service (OJP) National Drug Intelligence Center National Institute of Corrections (FBOP) National Institute of Justice (OJP) Office of the Associate Attorney General Office of the Attorney General Office of the Attorney Recruitment and Management 6 Office of the Chief Information Officer Office of Civil Rights Office of Communications Office of the Deputy Attorney General Office of Dispute Resolution Office of the Federal Detention Trustee Office of Information and Privacy Office of the Inspector General Office of the Intelligence Policy and Review Office of Intergovernmental and Public Liaison Office of Justice Programs Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJP) Office of Legal Counsel Office of Legal Policy Office of Legislative Affairs Office of the Pardon Attorney Office of Professional Responsibility Office of Public Affairs Office of the Solicitor General Office of Tribal Justice Office for Victims of Crime (OJP) Office on Violence against Women Privacy and Civil Liberties Office Professional Responsibility Advisory Office Tax Division U.S. Attorneys U.S. Marshals Service U.S. Parole Commission U.S. Trustee Program Victim Services Department of Labor Home Page Bureau of International Labor Affairs (ILAB) Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) Center for Faith-Based & Community Initiatives (CFBCI) Employment Standards Administration (ESA) Employment & Training Administration (ETA) Job Corps Mine Safety & Health Administration (MSHA) Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OHSA) Office of 21st Century Workforce (21CW) Office of Administrative Law Judges (OALJ) Office of Congressional & Intergovernmental Affairs (OCIA) Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) Office of Small Business Programs (OSBP) 7 Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program (EEOMBD) Veteran’s Employment & Training Services (VETS) Woman’s Bureau (WB) Department of State Home Page African Affairs Authentication Division Coordinator for counterterrorism Coordinator for Reconstruction and Stabilization Civil Rights Consular Affairs Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor Diplomatic Security East Asian and Pacific Affairs Economic, Energy and Business Affairs Educational and Cultural Affairs European and Eurasian Affairs Foreign Service Global AIDS Coordinator Intelligence and Research International Information Programs International Narcotics and law Enforcement Affairs International Organization Affairs International Security and Nonproliferation Near Eastern Affairs Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs Policy, Planning, & Resources for Public Diplomacy & Public Affairs Population, Refugees, and Migration South and Central Asian Affairs Verification, Compliance, and Implementation War Crimes Issues Western Hemisphere Affairs Women’s Issues Department of Transportation Home Page Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Maritime Administration (MARAD) National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration Research and Innovative Technology Administration (RITA) 8 Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation (SLSDC) Surface Transportation Board (STB) Department of the Treasury Home Page Alcohol, Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau Bureau of Engraving & Printing (BEP) Bureau of the Public Debt Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) Financial Management Service (FMS) Inspector General Inspector General for Tax Administration Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) Office of Thrift Supervision (OTS) U.S. Mint Department of Veterans Affairs Home Page Board of Veterans’ Appeals Veterans Benefits Administration State and Territory Veterans Affairs Offices Alaska Alabama American Samoa Arkansas Arizona California Colorado Connecticut Delaware District of Columbia Florida Georgia Guam Hawaii Idaho Illinois Indiana Iowa Kansas Kentucky Louisiana Maine Maryland Massachusetts 9 Michigan Minnesota Mississippi Missouri Montana Nebraska Nevada New Hampshire New Jersey New Mexico New York North Carolina North Dakota Ohio Oklahoma Oregon Pennsylvania Puerto Rico Rhode Island South Carolina South Dakota Tennessee Texas Utah Vermont Virgin Islands Virginia Washington West Virginia Wisconsin Wyoming—Wyoming does not maintain its own Veteran’s Affairs Office, this link goes to the US Dept of Veteran’s affairs Office of the U.S. Trade Representative Home Page USTR Trade Sectors USTR Focus on Agriculture USTR Focus on Environment USTR Focus on Government Procurement USTR Focus on Intellectual Property and Innovation USTR Focus on Investment USTR Focus on Labor USTR Focus on Manufacturing USTR Focus on Services USTR Focus on Small Business USTR Focus on Telecommunications and E-Commerce 10 USTR Focus on Textiles and Apparel Independent Departments U.S. Agency for International Development Bureaus of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms and Explosives (ATF) Central Intelligence Agency Environmental Protection Agency Federal Bureau of Investigation Federal Communications Commission International Trade Commission Nuclear Regulatory Commission Patent and Trademark Office Securities and Exchange Commission Trade and Development Agency Summer Positions in the Federal Government DOJ summer Program CIA Department of Commerce Environmental Protection Agency Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Honor Program Additional Sources of Information for Federal Positions Government Honors & Internship Handbook -This is a password protected site. Please email email@example.com for the password to this resource. Job Search Website Handbook has additional employment sites. OCP Externship Handbook - Externships with the federal offices include those with the U.S. Attorney General’s office, the Medicare Court, and the Immigration Court. Other Job Sites Advocacyinc.org Student Jobs with the US Government Peace Corps Partnership for Public Service The Politix Group Legislature Information House Committee Lists Senate Committee List Congressional Research Service Federal Legal Employment Opportunities Guide Link to Public Interest Page Link to Judicial Clerkship Page 11 -State Employment- States all have their own systems of hiring. Below are some of the major websites for state employment. Click on State abbreviation to go to that State. AL – AK – AZ – AR – CA – CO – CT – DE – FL – GA – HI – ID – IL – IN – IA – KS KY – LA – ME – MD – MA – MI – MN – MS – MO – MT – NE – NV – NH – NJ NM – NY – NC – ND – OH – OK – OR – PA – RI – SC – SD – TN – TX UT – VT – VA – WA – WV – WI - WY Additional State Resources State Government Websites Alabama State Website Alabama State Jobs Alaska State Website Alaska Job Center Network Alaska Division of Personnel Arizona—Arizona Jobing.com Arizona—Phoenix Jobing.com Arizona State Website Arizona Government Jobs Arkansas Government Jobs Arkansas Career Watch California State Webpage California Employment Development Department Colorado State Webpage Colorado Department of Personnel and Administration Colorado’s Job Bank Connecticut State Webpage Connecticut’s Job Bank Connecticut State Jobs Delaware State Website Delaware Employment Listings Florida State Website Florida Government Employment Opportunities Florida Courts Home Page Georgia—Atlanta Attorney Jobs.com Georgia State Website Georgia Career Opportunities Georgia State Personnel Hawaii State Website Hawaii Employment Opportunities Hawaii’s Job Bank 12 Idaho State Website Idaho Job Search Idaho State Government Job Postings Illinois—Asian American Bar Association Chicago Illinois State Website Illinois Career Resource Network Illinois Based Employment Site - Skills Match Indiana State Website Indiana Work One Employment Center Indiana State Jobs Click Here to Return to Beginning of State Employment List Indiana - Applying for State Jobs Online Iowa State Website Iowa Job Bank Iowa Smart Career Move Iowa State Job Listings Iowa Workforce Development Kansas State Website Kansas Job Link Kansas State Government Job Listings Kansas Department of Labor Kentucky State Website Kentucky Employment Louisiana State Website Louisiana Works Job Search Louisiana Department of Civil Service Maine State Website Maine Job Opportunities Maine Bureau of Human Resources Maryland State Website Maryland Employment Maryland Department of Human Services Massachusetts Office of the Attorney General Massachusetts Bar Association Massachusetts—Boston Bar Association Massachusetts—BostonWorks.com Massachusetts Committee for Public Counsel Services Massachusetts—Essex County District Attorney’s Office Massachusetts Human Resources Division Click Here to Return to Beginning of State Employment List Massachusetts State Website Massachusetts State Jobs Massachusetts Civil Service Michigan State Website Michigan Department of Civil Service 13 Minnesota State Website Minnesota Careers Minnesota Employment Resources Minnesota Department of Employee Relations Mississippi State Website Mississippi’s Job Bank Mississippi Governor’s Job Fair Mississippi State Personnel Board Missouri State Website Missouri State Personnel Division Missouri Division of Personnel’s Electronic Application System Missouri State Employment Opportunities Missouri’s Workforce Resource Montana State Website Montana Employment Opportunities Montana Employment Resources Nebraska State Bar Association Career Center Nebraska State Website Nebraska Job Link Nebraska Department of Personnel Nevada State Website Nevada Employment Opportunities New Hampshire State Website New Hampshire Employment Resources New Hampshire Division of Personnel Click Here to Return to Beginning of State Employment List New Jersey State Website New Jersey Job Services New Jersey State Personnel New Mexico State Website New Mexico Department of Labor New Mexico State Personnel New York City Law Department New York State Website New York State Career/Employment Resources New York State Job Bank New York Department of Civil Service North Carolina State Website North Carolina Employment Security Commission North Carolina Job Bank North Carolina State Government Jobs North Carolina State Personnel Page North Dakota State Website North Dakota Employment Resources North Dakota Job Seekers North Dakota State Government Human Resource Management Home Page 14 Ohio State Website Ohio State Employment Opportunities Ohio SCOTI Employment Resource Ohio Legal Services Ohio State Government Jobs Oklahoma State Website Oklahoma Employment Resources Oklahoma Office Personnel Management Oregon State Website Oregon Employment Department Job Listings Click Here to Return to Beginning of State Employment List Oregon State Jobs Pennsylvania State Website Pennsylvania Bureau of State Employment Pennsylvania Employment Opportunities Pennsylvania State Civil Service Commission Rhode Island State Website Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training Rhode Island Job Bank Rhode Island Office of the Public Defender Rhode Island State Employment Opportunities South Carolina State Website South Carolina Employment Resources South Carolina State Jobs South Carolina Employment Security Commission South Carolina Job Bank South Carolina Bureau of Personnel South Dakota State Website South Dakota State Jobs South Dakota Jobs South Dakota Department of Labor Tennessee State Website Tennessee Employment Resources Tennessee Department of Personnel Texas State Website Texas Employment Resources Texas Job Search Texas - Work in Texas Utah State Website Utah State Government Resources Click Here to Return to Beginning of State Employment List Utah’s Career Connection Utah State Department of Workforce Services Vermont State Website Vermont Job Link 15 Vermont State Government Jobs Vermont Department of Personnel Virginia State Website Virginia Employment Resources Virginia Employment Commission Virginia State Job Openings Washington State Website Washington Employment Resources Washington Jobs Washington State and Government Jobs Washington Department of Personnel West Virginia State Website West Virginia Employment Resources West Virginia Division of Personnel Wisconsin State Website Wisconsin Employment Resources Wisconsin Department of Employee Relations Wyoming State Website Wyoming State Jobs Wyoming Department of Employment Additional State Government Resources National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) Jobs Clearinghouse National Legal Aid & Defender Association Click Here to Return to Beginning of State Employment List -Local Government Positions- Cuyahoga County Home Page Court of Appeals Clerk of Courts Common Pleas Court Domestic Relations Foreclosure Sales Justice Affairs Juvenile Court Mental Health Court Probate Court Prosecutor’s Office Public Defender Cuyahoga County Community Services (Follow internal links to specific list) Abuse Adult Care Facilities Child Care & Early Intervention Consumer Help 16 Clothing Disaster Education Employment Health Homeless/Housing Legal Lesbian/Gay Substance Abuse Interpreting Transportation Utility Assistance Other Local Counties City of Cleveland Law Department Other Local Government Resources Click Here to Return to Beginning of Local Government Positions List Abuse Bellflower Center for the Prevention of Child Abuse Children Who Witness Domestic Violence Program Cleveland Rape Crisis Center Cuyahoga County Department of Children & Family Services Cuyahoga County Department of Senior and Adult Services Cuyahoga County Witness/Victim Services Center Domestic Violence Shelter Jewish Family Service Association of Cleveland Adult Care Facilities Eliza Jennings Group Judson Retirement Community Long Term Care Ombudsman Manorcare Child Care & Early Intervention Center for Families & Children Help Me Grow Collaborative of Cuyahoga County Lutheran Children’s Aid & Family Services Starting Point for Child Care and Early Education Click Here to Return to Beginning of Local Government Positions List Consumer Help Better Business Bureau Citizens of Cuyahoga County Ombudsman Consumer Credit Counseling Service Federal Trade Commission Ohio Attorney General – Consumer Protection Section Ohio Consumers’ Council 17 Ohio Environmental Protection Agency State of Ohio Department of Insurance, Consumer Services Clothing Goodwill Industries United Way’s 2-1-1/ First Call for Help Disaster American Red Cross Education Cleveland Reads Cuyahoga Special Education Service Center Project Learn Ohio Department of Education Cleveland Metro School District Employment Catholic Social Services of Cuyahoga County Cleveland Job Corps Center Cleveland-Marshall College of Law: Fair Employment Practices Clinic Ohio Job Net Online Click Here to Return to Beginning of Local Government Positions List Health Academy of Medicine of Cleveland Free Medical Clinic Healthy Start (Neighborhood Centers Association) Metro Health Systems Needymeds Northeast Ohio Neighborhood Health Services Planned Parenthood The City Mission Homeless/Housing Care Alliance Cleveland Tenants Organization Northeast Ohio Coalition for the Homeless United Way’s 2-1-1/First Call for Help Legal ACLU of Ohio Foundation The Legal Aid Society of Cleveland Pro-Seniors Legal Hotline Cleveland-Marshall College of Law Fair Employment Practices Clinic Lesbian/Gay 18 Lesbian/Gay Community Service Center Substance Abuse Al-Anon/Alateen Alcoholics Anonymous American Lung (smoking cessation) Cocaine Anonymous Families Anonymous Marijuana Anonymous Narcotics Anonymous Recovery Resources United Way’s 2-1-1/First Call for Help Click Here to Return to Beginning of Local Government Positions List Interpreting Cleveland Hearing & Speech Center Transportation Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority (RTA) Utility Assistance Cleveland Public Power (CPP) The Illuminating Company – First Energy Columbia Gas of Ohio Dominion East Ohio Council for Economic Opportunities of Greater Cleveland Ohio Department of Development Cleveland Division of Water Other Local Counties Ashtabula Geauga Lake Lorain Medina City of Cleveland Law Department Home Page Click Here to Return to Beginning of Local Government Positions List Other Local Government Resources National Legal Aid and Defender Association (NLADA) Washington DC Attorney General Miami-Dade New York County District Attorney’s Office Click Here to Return to Beginning of Local Government Positions List 19 20