Administrative Law Judge

Rewarding Options for Your Legal Career

  • Public service motivation
  • Meaningful work with social value
  • “Qualified” decisional independence
  • Agencies hire ALJs nationwide
  • Salary structure/benefits/security
  • ALJs appointed solely on merit
  • Work/life balance

OPM posts vacancy announcements as needed to address all agencies’ needs. The time to prepare is now. OPM announced they would soon post a job opportunity announcement to accept applications to take the Administrative Law Judge examination in order to replenish the existing ALJ Register. The process of placing ALJs on the ALJ register is through a uniform, government-wide examination process.