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Careers at NLRB

Careers at NLRB
We are currently hiring to fill multiple vacancies. Click here to see all open positions at USAJOBS.

Career Opportunities at the NLRB

Acquiring the right talent that aligns with NLRB’s mission is key to the Agency's continued success in assuring fair labor practices and workplace democracy nationwide.

The NLRB is an independent federal agency created in 1935 to administer and enforce the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA), the primary federal statute governing labor-management relations in the private sector. The NLRA protects the right of employees to choose for themselves, without interference by employers or unions, whether to form, join, assist, or collectively bargain through a labor organization, and to otherwise join together for their mutual aid or protection, or to refrain from all such activity. The NLRB enforces these statutory rights to remedy the known inequality of bargaining power between employees and their employers, to promote the full freedom of association of workers, and to strengthen the Nation’s economy by promoting the peaceful resolution of disputes that might otherwise cause disruptions to commerce.

Positions at the NLRB

The NLRB seeks dedicated professionals in a variety of disciplines to carry out its mission nationwide. Explore the information on the NLRB careers page to find out how you can be part of our team.


Attorneys at the NLRB are involved with investigating charges of unfair labor practices, resolving or litigating cases and conducting elections to determine union representation preference.

Field Examiners

NLRB field examiners often provide the public its first exposure to the National Labor Relations Board. Working in our regional offices, field examiners administer and enforce the primary labor laws of the United States. Field examiners work directly with employees, unions, and employers who have filed charges alleging unfair labor practices.

Additional Career Paths

NLRB offers a variety of specialized career paths to include Administrative, EEO, Financial, IT Professionals, and more. Take a look at some of the key roles that are essential to accomplishing our mission along with a list of our current community partnerships.

Honors, Pathways and Student Volunteers

The NLRB Honors, Pathways and Student Volunteer Program is a nationwide training program for students and non-student participants.

For additional information on each program, please click on the links below:

To Veterans representing all branches of the U.S. Armed Forces: Thank you for your dedicated service.

The National Labor Relations Board is committed to hiring veterans. Our mission is to protect workplace democracy across the U.S. We encourage you to explore an exciting career at our agency.

The National Labor Relations Board is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for appointment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sex orientation), age, disability, genetic information, political affiliations, or any other non-merit factor.

Applicants with disabilities who need reasonable accommodations for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the Agency's Selective Placement Coordinator by email here. NLRB offers a wide array of reasonable accommodations and programs for individuals with disabilities. (Note for additional information for job seekers with disabilities, please click on the following website here.

NLRB Talent Network

The NLRB has a Talent Network for job seekers to stay up to date on job opportunities

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Career Development

Training and career development is a top priority at the NLRB where you will have access to a wide range of learning opportunities, including conferences, seminars, workshops and individual training.

Employee Benefits

We take pride in offering our employees a highly competitive compensation and generous benefits program package.

How to Apply

To apply for positions, you must provide a complete Application Package on USAJOBS , which includes 1) Your responses to the Occupational Questionnaire, 2) Your resume and 3) Any other documents needed to verify your qualifications or eligibility (see the required documents section of the vacancy announcement).

Job Opportunities

Interested in joining the NLRB team? You can find our open positions and application instructions at

Attorney-Adviser (Labor)

Washington, District of Columbia

Attorney-Adviser (Labor)

Washington, District of Columbia

Support Services Specialist

Washington, District of Columbia

Regional Director

Oakland, California

Student Volunteer

Washington, District of Columbia

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