Attorney-Advisor (Civil Rights) at EEOC

EEOC

Full-Time

Melbourne, IA 50162, USA

Not defined

11 Nov → 11 Dec

Job Description

Summary

As an Attorney-Advisor (Civil Rights) at the GS-0905-14, you will be part of the Office of Field Programs, Office of the Director, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. The incumbent will serve as the Office of Field Programs (OFP) expert and coordinator of the agency's National Federal Sector Hearings Program, providing overall management, development, implementation and support for all aspects of these programs.

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This job is open to
• The public U.S. Citizens, Nationals or those who owe allegiance to the U.S.
Duties
• Serves as the expert and legal advisor to the Director of OFP, Program Directors and District management teams, providing guidance on a broad range of complex program, policy, procedural and management matters affecting Federal Sector Hearings.
• Develops comprehensive operational procedures to ensure the uniformity, efficiency and consistency of the Hearings Program throughout the field offices.
• Exercises independent decision-making on a variety of areas, such as program policy and procedures, budget, financial and personnel matters, and technical assistance.
• Advises the Director of OFP and other senior Agency officials on Federal Sector Hearings Program issues affecting office operations and advises on the positions OFP or the Agency should take on policy, procedural, administrative, and fiscal matters.
• Provides guidance to other managers and staff in the formulation of policy, strategy and instructions to assure that EEOC accomplishes its mission and ensures that these reflect the views of the Commission and of the OFP Director.
Requirements Conditions of Employment
• Must be a U.S. Citizen or National
• Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service
• Suitable for Federal employment, determined by a background investigation
• May be required to successfully complete a probationary period
• Must have an Active Bar Membership in Good Standing. If selected, must maintain active bar membership in good standing while employed as an attorney with EEOC
• This position is in the Excepted Service

Qualifications

For the GS-14:You must have earned a professional law degree (J.D. or LL.B.) from a law school accredited by the American Bar Association, be an active member of the BAR, and have 3 years of professional legal experience with at least one year being equivalent to the GS-13 level.

Professional legal education above the first professional law degree may be substituted for experience required as follows:(a) The second professional law degree (LL.M) may be substituted for one year of experience (b) The third law degree (J.S.D) may be substituted for one year of experience beyond the LL.M.

Applicants must meet all eligibility requirements (e.g., time-in-grade and qualification requirements) within 30 days of the closing date specified in the vacancy announcement.

Experience refers to paid and unpaid legal experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

Education

This position has a basic education requirement listed under the Qualifications section of this announcement.

Additional Information

Relocation expenses will not be paid.

To ensure compliance with an applicable preliminary nationwide injunction, which may be supplemented, modified, or vacated, depending on the course of ongoing litigation, the Federal Government will take no action to implement or enforce the COVID-19 vaccination requirement pursuant to Executive Order 14043 on Requiring Coronavirus Disease 2019 Vaccination for Federal Employees.

You will be expected to report to the duty station listed on this announcement.

This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional similar vacancies across EEOC.

If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document that you do not have in electronic form, please refer to the agency contact information.

Attorneys appointed in the excepted service are required to maintain active membership in a bar within U.S. jurisdiction for the duration of their employment. Attorneys must provide documentation supporting active membership and good standing status (or equivalent) on at least an annual basis.

Veterans' Preference: There is no formal rating system for applying veterans' preference to attorney appointments in the excepted service; however, the EEOC considers veterans' preference eligibility as a positive factor in attorney hiring. Applicants eligible for veterans' preference must include that information in their cover letter or resume and attach supporting documentation (e.g., the DD 214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty and other supporting documentation) to their application submission documentation.

Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see: https://www.sss.gov/Home/Registration )

All employees of the Federal government are subject to the conflict of interest statutes and regulations including the Standards of Ethical Conduct that govern activities with outside organizations and reporting financial holdings. This position may require the incumbent to complete a confidential financial disclosure report within 30 days of appointment.

The United States Government does not discriminate in employment based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, age, membership in an employee organization, or other non-merit factor.

A career with the U.S. government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Opens in a new window Learn more about federal benefits .

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Job Responsibilities

  • Serves as the expert and legal advisor to the Director of OFP, Program Directors and District management teams, providing guidance on a broad range of complex program, policy, procedural and management matters affecting Federal Sector Hearings
  • Develops comprehensive operational procedures to ensure the uniformity, efficiency and consistency of the Hearings Program throughout the field offices
  • Exercises independent decision-making on a variety of areas, such as program policy and procedures, budget, financial and personnel matters, and technical assistance
  • Advises the Director of OFP and other senior Agency officials on Federal Sector Hearings Program issues affecting office operations and advises on the positions OFP or the Agency should take on policy, procedural, administrative, and fiscal matters
  • Provides guidance to other managers and staff in the formulation of policy, strategy and instructions to assure that EEOC accomplishes its mission and ensures that these reflect the views of the Commission and of the OFP Director

Requirements / Qualifications

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or National

  • Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service

  • Suitable for Federal employment, determined by a background investigation

  • May be required to successfully complete a probationary period

  • If selected, must maintain active bar membership in good standing while employed as an attorney with EEOC

  • For the GS-14:You must have earned a professional law degree (J.D. or LL.B.) from a law school accredited by the American Bar Association, be an active member of the BAR, and have 3 years of professional legal experience with at least one year being equivalent to the GS-13 level

  • Professional legal education above the first professional law degree may be substituted for experience required as follows:(a) The second professional law degree (LL.M) may be substituted for one year of experience (b) The third law degree (J.S.D) may be substituted for one year of experience beyond the LL.M

  • Applicants must meet all eligibility requirements (e.g., time-in-grade and qualification requirements) within 30 days of the closing date specified in the vacancy announcement

  • Experience refers to paid and unpaid legal experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social)

  • Attorneys must provide documentation supporting active membership and good standing status (or equivalent) on at least an annual basis

  • Applicants eligible for veterans' preference must include that information in their cover letter or resume and attach supporting documentation (e.g., the DD 214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty and other supporting documentation) to their application submission documentation

Benefits/What We offer

  • A career with the U.S. government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package

  • As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding

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