The task of the Office of the Solicitor General is to supervise and conduct government litigation in the United States Supreme Court. Virtually all such litigation is channeled through the Office of the Solicitor General and is actively conducted by the Office. The United States is involved in approximately two-thirds of all the cases the U.S. Supreme Court decides on the merits each year. The incumbent will serve as one of three Deputy Solicitors General within the Office.

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As Deputy Solicitor General, the incumbent serves as a principal advisor to the Solicitor General on policies and procedures governing the work of the office;

Personally prepares and argues cases before the Supreme Court of great importance and complexity;

Supervises attorneys in the handling of a variety of appellate matters that may include criminal, civil, environmental, labor, commerce, tax, and immigration areas of law;

Performs the final review of appellate matters prior to action by the Solicitor General to include appeal and certiorari recommendations, and drafts of briefs and petitions submitted by outside agencies and divisions internal to the Department; and,

Counsels the Solicitor General on matters other than those falling within his/her direct supervisory responsibilities.

Travel Required

Occasional travel – You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


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