Overview

This position is located in the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights (OCR) located in New York, NY, Seattle, WA, Atlanta, GA and Cleveland, OH. The incumbent serves as a General Attorney in the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil rights (OCR). The position is responsible for participating on a civil rights compliance and enforcement team that supports the mission of the Department and OCR’s Strategic Plan.

This is an open continuous announcement with cutoff dates. Applications will be referred based on receipt of application and established cutoff dates as follows:

1st cutoff: March 24, 2020

2nd cutoff: April 24, 2020

3rd cutoff: May 24, 2020

4th cutoff: June 24, 2020

5th cutoff: July 24, 2020

6th cutoff: August 24, 2020

END DATE: September 24, 2020

We encourage you to read this entire vacancy announcement prior to submitting your application.

As a General Attorney, GS-0905-11/12, you will:
 Make civil rights determinations and ensure that complaints and proactive enforcement activities are processed in accordance with the Assistant Secretary’s directives, regulations, policies, case law and conform to established case-processing procedures.
 Conduct legal research and provides legal advice to team members on matters of routine complexity relating to the investigation, negotiation, resolution of complaints and compliance reviews and directed investigations and the acceptance and monitoring of corrective action agreements. Assist in the conduct of enforcement actions through judicial or administrative litigation.
 Provide technical assistance to stakeholders.
 Participate in complaint and proactive enforcement investigations including on-site investigations.

This position may be filled in the New York Office, Atlanta Office, Seattle Office, Cleveland Office or all.

Office Location (based on selection):

New York Office:

32 Old Slip, 26th Floor

New York, NY 10005-2500

Atlanta Office:

61 Forsyth St. S.W., Suite 19T10

Atlanta, GA 30303-8927

Seattle Office:

915 Second Avenue Room 3310

Seattle, WA 98174-1099

Cleveland Office:

1350 Euclid Ave

Cleveland, OH 44115

Minimum Qualifications Requirements.

A. Has obtained the first professional law degree or training which is permitted in some states in lieu of attendance at the law school AND

B. Is an active member in good standing in the Bar of a State, Territory of the United States, the District of Columbia, or Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.

AND

GS-11:

  1. One year of professional legal experience; OR
  2. Second professional law degree (LL.M.) which requires one full year of graduate study; OR
  3. The applicants record shows superior law student work or activities

GS-12:

Two Years professional legal experience at the level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to that of an attorney at the grade immediately below the one being filled.

Specialized Experience for the GS-11

One year of experience equivalent to the GS-9 performing all three (3) of the following duties or work assignments:
1. Knowledge of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, the Boy Scouts of America Equal Access Act.
2. Skills in oral and written communications
3. Skills to analyze and resolve legal problems.

Specialized Experience for the GS-12

One year of experience equivalent to the GS-11 performing all three (3) of the following duties or work assignments:
1. Knowledge of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, the Boy Scouts of America Equal Access Act.
2. Knowledge of investigative, analytical, negotiation, mediation and resolution techniques.
3. Skills in oral and written communications and ability to analyze and resolve legal problems.

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