The NOAA Office of the General Counsel is a team of professionals advancing the mission and objectives of NOAA by delivering legal services of the highest quality. We are committed to providing sound judgment, thoughtful analysis, and constructive advice through effective communication. In an environment fostering innovation and professional development, we apply the rule of law with integrity, respect for people, and commitment to excellence and the public trust.


Integrity, Innovation, Teamwork, Professional Excellence, Effective Communication, Public Service, Organizational Diversity, Inclusion


The NOAA Office of General Counsel's Honors Attorney Program is designed to recruit highly-qualified law school students, judicial law clerks and legal fellows for entry-level attorney positions. The Program is currently recruiting for entry level attorney positions in our Fall 2022 Attorney Honors Program.  For employment beginning in Fall 2022, the application period opened August 20, 2021, and will close on September 20, 2021. Interested individuals may learn more about the position and apply to the Honors Program through USA Jobs via this link: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/611618100.  Additional information on the Honors Attorney Program and the current recruitment process is also available on the NOAA Honors Attorney page.


The NOAA Office of General Counsel is committed to fostering an inclusive environment in which the organization leverages diversity to achieve mission goals and business objectives and maximizes the potential of individuals and the organization. The Office of General Counsel is working to ensure that the organization’s management practices and organizational culture reflect this commitment and create opportunities for all employees to fully contribute to the Agency’s mission and serve the Nation.


NOAA General Counsel job announcements are made available through the USAJobs website or NOAA's NOAA Careers employment information website. At NOAA General Counsel we welcome applicants of all races, cultures, ages, abilities, national origins, sexual orientations, and gender identities.