General Attorney (Civil Rights)

Washington D.C.
Jul 17, 2017
Aug 01, 2017
Full Time

About the Agency

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is composed of a highly motivated and diverse team dedicated to the agency's mission - to eradicate employment discrimination. Come join us and make a difference!

If you are motivated by helping people and enjoy challenging and satisfying work, this position is for you. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ("EEOC") is charged with the enforcement of federal laws against employment discrimination including, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (as amended), the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), the Equal Pay Act (EPA), and the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA). As a General Attorney in Internal Litigation Services, you will provide the primary legal assistance and legal representation to the Commission and its officials in litigation brought by Commission employees and administrative matters to be adjudicated under the procedures of various administrative forums.

  • 25% or Greater
  • You may be expected to travel for this position.

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  • Must be a US Citizen
  • Resume and Supporting Documents (See How To Apply)
  • Earned L.L.B or J.D. Degree
  • This position is in the Excepted Service
  • Bar License must be current and in good standing
  • Travel is required for this position
  • In addition to the basic requirements described above, you must have at least three years of professional legal experience as demonstrated by engaging in the practice of federal personnel law or in a substantive area of the Agency's enforcement, related civil rights litigation, or general litigation in federal and/or state courts.

    NOTE: An advanced law degree such as LL.M. or a J.S.D. may substitute for one year of the required professional legal experience identified above for either grade level.

    Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs and other organizations. 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. All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement.

    All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement.

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    As a General Attorney (Civil Rights), you will have the full range of responsibilities for preparing and litigating employment discrimination cases under all of the federal statutes enforced by the EEOC. Your responsibilities will include:

    • preparing briefs and presenting oral arguments in administrative forums and in federal court;
    • conducting legal research and analysis of factual and legal issues presented;
    • developing legal arguments and strategies on the merits;
    • participating in all necessary judicial conferences;
    • preparing documents necessary to the litigation matter, including motions, memoranda and petitions;
    • reviewing proposed Commission regulations, policies, guidelines, and directives on internal procedures; and
    • providing formal and informal legal advice and memoranda to agency management.

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