Career Opportunities

The positions listed are currently available in the Middle District of Florida. If you are interested in applying for any of these positions, please forward a cover letter and resume to the contact listed below. Please reference the announcement number and be sure you respond by the specified deadline.


Contact Information:

Human Resource Director
U.S. District Court - Middle District of Florida
401 West Central Boulevard
Suite 2100
Orlando, FL 32801-0210


  • Benefits Summary
  • Vacancy Announcements
  • Law Clerk Information
  • Judiciary Recruitment Videos


Employees of the United States District Court ARE NOT included in the Government's Civil Service classification. They are, however, entitled to the same benefits as other federal government employees. Some of the benefits are:

  • Thirteen (13) days of paid vacation per year for the first three years of employment. Up to 26 days per year thereafter.
  • Participation in a retirement program.
  • Participation in the federal health insurance program of your choice.
  • Participation in a group life insurance program.
  • Participation in a group longterm disability insurance program.
  • Participation in long-term care insurance program.
  • Participation in a flexible spending account for medical and/or dependent care expenses on a pre-tax basis.
  • Eligibility for the Federal Employees Dental and Vision Program
  • A minimum of ten (10) paid holidays per year.
  • Prescribed salary progression through classification level with acceptable performance.
  • Time inservice for employees of other federal agencies, as well as time for those with prior Military service, will be taken into consideration when computing leave accrual and retirement benefits.


Relocation expenses are not reimbursed. Applicants selected for interviews must travel at their own expense.


The Federal Judiciary has a comprehensive site aimed towards helping those interested in becoming a law clerk for a federal judge. Positions available with this District as well as throughout the country are listed in that site. However, the judges in this District have been known to choose law clerks from the numerous unsolicited resumes they receive every year without advertising for a position. If you are interested in working with a specific judge, please forward your resume directly to chambers. If you would like to review the information offered through the Federal Judiciary, please click on the link below.

NOTE - The following judges will have no law clerk vacancies until the time indicated:


Hon. William J. Castagna:     Indefinitely
Hon. Donald P. Dietrich:     Indefinitely
Hon. Richard A. Lazzara:     Indefinitely


Go to the Online System for Clerkship Application and Review (OSCAR)

ALD - Law Recruit Program

ALD Law Recruit Information


The Administrative Office of the United States Courts has created several informational videos regarding employment with the federal judiciary.