The Human Rights and Special Prosecutions Section (HRSP) investigates and prosecutes international crime cases involving human rights violators, human smuggling organizations and extraterritorial violent crime over which the U.S. has jurisdiction. HRSP attorneys work with virtually all federal law enforcement agencies, and cases are brought in partnership with U.S. Attorney’s Offices around the country or by the section alone.

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HRSP is seeking experienced federal criminal prosecutors to serve as Deputy Chiefs. Working closely with the other managers, the incumbent will supervise litigation of the office and participate in policy work. The incumbent’s principal duties will include:

  • Serving as the direct supervisor for some of the Section’s litigating Trial Attorneys;
  • Supervising the investigation and prosecution of ongoing cases;
  • Coordinating with United States Attorney’s Offices and federal law enforcement agencies in the development and management of national and international investigations and prosecutions; and
  • Developing policy and legislative proposals related to the Section’s jurisdiction, preparing recommendations, reports and memoranda for the Chief, the Assistant Attorney General of the Criminal Division, and other senior officials within the Department.

Travel Required

Occasional travel – Occasional travel will be required for work throughout the United States. Some overseas travel will also be required.

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential