Office for Civil Rights Supervisory General Attorney (Civil Rights)(Team Leader) in District of Columbia, District Of Columbia

Office for Civil Rights
1 vacancy in the following location:
  • District of Columbia, DC
Work Schedule is Full time - Permanent

Opened Monday 10/17/2016 (7 day(s) ago)

** Closes Friday 10/28/2016 (4 day(s) away)

Job Overview

About the Agency

This announcement may result in a 365-day register that may be used to fill like vacancies for up to 365 days after the closing date of the announcement.

This position is located in the Office for the Office for Civil Rights (OCR), Washington, DC Region. The incumbent serves as a Supervisor in the regional office and is responsible for providing leadership and guidance in support of the civil rights compliance and enforcement program and has responsibility to enforce 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, and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, the Boy Scouts of America Equal Access Act of 2001, and their implementing regulations.


As the Supervisory General Attorney (Civil Rights) (Team Lead), you will provide team and program leadership in the planning and conducting of complaint investigations, compliance reviews, proactive enforcement activities, and the provision of technical assistance; supervise and participate on the case resolution team, coordinate with other OCR teams, plan and assign work, assure quality and quantity requirements are met, evaluate performance, advise management officials at higher levels on group complaints, effect disciplinary actions, recommend personnel action and promote team building. Other typical duties of the position include providing guidance to team members, state and institutional officials in conducting, extending and improving civil rights complaint investigation, compliance review, proactive enforcement and technical assistance activities, plans and conducts complete on-site investigations, compiles interview reports, conducts statistical analyses, organizes evaluation and presents all relevant case information, drafts Investigative Reports and Complaint Resolution Letters; conducts in-depth compliance reviews of the broad policies and practices of selected recipient institutions with respect to the requirements of appropriate statutes; functions as a coach or mentor to subordinate team members.

Travel Required
  • Occasional Travel
  • Less than 20%
Relocation Authorized
  • No
Job Requirements
Key Requirements
  • You may be subject to serve a one-year supervisory probationary period.
  • Relocation expenses will not be paid.
  • Some overnight travel is required.
  • Males 18 and over must be registered with the Selective Service.

An applicant must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-13 level in the Federal service. This experience includes: Experience performing a broad array of duties relative to legal issues of significant complexity, where factual situations are often complicated and clear precedents are not readily available or apparent; being responsible for the analysis of the legal issues in question, developing strategy to handle legal issues, and the delivery of the finalized analysis of legal issues; providing legal advice to senior level partners, managers or agency officials; independently completing assignments without preliminary instruction; and/or performing as the lead attorney on a major case or the advisor to a major State or Federal agency program.

You must be a current member in good standing of the Bar of a State, Territory of the United States, the District of Columbia, or Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. Providing a copy of a bar membership card is not required at the time of application, but will be required upon receiving a tentative job offer.

Security Clearance

Public Trust - Background Investigation

Additional Information
What To Expect Next

We will inform you via email of the status of your application at four stages: (1) Upon receipt of your application; (2) Upon minimum qualification determinations; (3) Upon issuing the highly qualified candidates to the hiring official; and finally (4) once a selection is made. It is essential that you have a current e-mail address on file with USAJOBS. You will be notified of your application status by the servicing Human Resources Specialist via email.



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Other Information

Additional selections may be made within 365 days after the announcement closing date should vacancies occur. Relocation expenses WILL NOT be paid. EEO Statement The U.S. Department of Education does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor. Reasonable Accommodations Selective Service Male applicants born after 12/31/59 who are required to register with the Selective Service under section 3 of the Military Selective Service Act must be registered (or must have registered at the time that they were required to do so) in order to be eligible for appointment under this program. To learn more about this law, visit the Selective Service web page, Who Must Register. Current or Former Political Appointees: The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) must authorize employment offers made to current or former political appointees. If you are currently, or have been within the last 5 years, a political Schedule A, Schedule C or Non-Career SES employee in the Executive Branch, you must disclose this information to the HR Office. Failure to disclose this information could result in disciplinary action including removal from Federal Service. Applicants will be considered "basically qualified" if they will meet all of the requirements within thirty (30) calendar days after the closing date of the vacancy announcement. Applicants may not be permanently placed in the position until requirements are met.

The Department of Education is an empowering agency engaging in a culture of diversity and inclusiveness, inspiring all employees to work together for the benefit of students, stakeholders, educators and communities throughout the United States.

Salary Range: $108,887.00 to $141,555.00 / Per Year

Series & Grade: GS-0905-14/14

Promotion Potential: 14

Supervisory Status: Yes

Who May Apply: One or more vacancies may be filled through this announcement. This announcement is open to All US citizens. This is an Excepted Service position. The job will be filled by alternative hiring process and is not in the competitive civil service. Applicants selected for an excepted service position are subject to a one-year trial period.

Control Number: 453556800

Job Announcement Number: OCR-HQ-2017-0001