Legal

Occupational areas and positions include attorney, contact representative, paralegal, passport/visa examining and claims examining/assistance.

Legal Hiring Projections

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PROFESSIONAL FIELD
Key Occupational Area/Position
# of Employees
as of 9/30/08
Total Hires
FY 2007-08
Projected Hires
FY 2010-12
Department of Commerce
Attorney 830 107 95
Department of Education
Attorney 343 84 22
Department of Homeland Security
Attorney 1,715 495 745
Contact Representative 61 48 90
Department of Housing and Urban Development
Attorney 396 246 80
Paralegal 70 12 10
Department of Justice
Attorney 8,510 1,796 2,700
Legal Assistance 2,637 671 986
Paralegal 2,027 299 870
Department of Labor
Attorney 427 70 94
Claims Assistance and Examining 1,291 286 360
Department of State
Attorney 183 49 15
Passport and Visa Examining 1,615 889 877
Department of Transportation
Attorney 725 93 293
Department of Treasury
Attorney 2,115 167 339
Contact Representative 13,979 5,068 6,282
Department of Veterans Affairs
Veterans Claims Examining 8,839 3,392 4,277
Environmental Protection Agency
Attorney 972 173 169
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
Administrative Law Judge 101 2 6
Attorney 208 28 45
Federal Communications Commission
Attorney 479 47 69
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
Attorney 238 55 389
Federal Trade Commission
Attorney 573 89 201
Government Accountability Office
Attorney 150 16 15
National Labor Relations Board
Attorney 683 18 54
Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Attorney 100 17 18
Office of Personnel Management
Contact Representative 182 16 21
Retirement Claims Specialist 305 5 33
Securities and Exchange Commission
Attorney 1,476 257 441
Social Security Administration
Administrative Law Judge 1,189 107 No data available.
Attorney 1,716 266 No data available.
Claims Assistance and Examining 1,791 53 No data available.
Contact Representative 11,525 3,498 4,000
General Legal 3,504 877 No data available.
Legal Assistance 3,063 549 No data available.
Paralegal 1,402 6 No data available.
PROFESSIONAL FIELD
Key Occupational Area/Position
Total Left
FY 2007-08
Average
Age
Retirement
Eligibility
2009
Retirement
Eligibility
FY 2012
Department of Commerce
Attorney 86 43 63 126
Department of Education
Attorney 41 47 46 73
Department of Homeland Security
Attorney 200 43 141 228
Contact Representative 10 46 3 4
Department of Housing and Urban Development
Attorney 57 47 113 175
Paralegal 15 50 23 41
Department of Justice
Attorney 1,202 46 1,092 1,790
Legal Assistance 457 45 265 477
Paralegal 275 45 244 454
Department of Labor
Attorney 59 48 99 138
Claims Assistance and Examining 217 49 206 345
Department of State
Attorney 43 48 47 58
Passport and Visa Examining 161 42 115 233
Department of Transportation
Attorney 86 47 92 103
Department of Treasury
Attorney No data available. 49 540 825
Contact Representative No data available. 48 2,532 4,401
Department of Veterans Affairs
Veterans Claims Examining 1,127 42 756 981
Environmental Protection Agency
Attorney 106 48 141 233
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
Administrative Law Judge 19 52 20 41
Attorney 41 45 16 28
Federal Communications Commission
Attorney 41 47 104 109
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
Attorney 16 55 80 132
Federal Trade Commission
Attorney 81 44 76 102
Government Accountability Office
Attorney 8 45 25 46
National Labor Relations Board
Attorney 98 48 7 37
Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Attorney 15 47 28 41
Office of Personnel Management
Contact Representative 14 49 27 56
Retirement Claims Specialist 41 49 70 123
Securities and Exchange Commission
Attorney 211 43 75 119
Social Security Administration
Administrative Law Judge 119 61 716 886
Attorney 160 47 258 412
Claims Assistance and Examining 287 53 793 1,022
Contact Representative 1,701 43 1,490 2,366
General Legal 457 42 585 844
Legal Assistance 377 48 523 851
Paralegal 213 52 582 790
  • Hiring projections for the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Federal Communications Commission, and the Department of Housing and Urban Development are Partnership for Public Service projections based on historical hiring data.
  • The Social Security Administration expects to hire between 3,000 and 5,000 mission-critical employees each year. THe Partnership for Public Service projects that during FY 2010-2012, SSA will hire approximately 4,000 contact representatives.
  • FDIC operates on a Calendar Year basis rather than Fiscal Year. CY 2009 hiring data includes the last quarter 2009 and excludes all non-permanent hires.
  • The Intelligence Community will also be hiring for Legal positions but is unable to provide data.

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Current Mission-Critical Legal Positions by Agency

Agency Legal Positions
Social Security Administration 24,190
Department of Treasury 16,094
Department of Justice 13,174
Department of Veterans Affairs 8,839
Department of State 1,798
Department of Homeland Security 1,776
Department of Labor 1,718
Securities and Exchange Commission 1,476
Environmental Protection Agency 972
Department of Commerce 830
Department of Transportation 725
National Labor Relations Board 683
Federal Trade Commission 573
Office of Personnel Management 487
Federal Communications Commission 479
Department of Housing and Urban Development 466
Department of Education 343
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission 309
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation 238
Government Accountability Office 150
Nuclear Regulatory Commission 100

Percentage of Legal Positions by Region

Source: Fedscope 09/08

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