Supervisory General Attorney (Civil Rights)

Washington, D.C
Jan 19, 2022
Jan 21, 2022
Full Time

  • Assigns responsibility for and reviews the activities of attorneys representing the Commission in defensive litigation and administrative hearings in matters which impact on the Commission's internal procedures and operations.
  • Works in collaboration with assigned U.S. Attorney offices to defend the Commission in federal district court matters.
  • Assigns responsibility for and reviews the activities of attorneys representing the Commission on matters submitted for arbitration with the Union and investigations undertaken by the Office of Special Counsel.
  • Works in collaboration with the Office of the Chief Human Capital Officer on unfair labor complaints and other employee-labor issues.
  • Plans and implements the unit?s long-range and short-term litigation activities, to conform with the annual objectives of the Office of the General Counsel.
  • Meets with high level officials of the Commission, including the Chair and Chief Operating Officer; other Federal agencies; congressional staff; and notable members of the private bar, regarding complex or sensitive legal matters.
  • Furnishes legal advice regarding the application of restrictions and limitations contained in authorization and appropriation acts, and related legislation as they affect the Division.
  • Assigns responsibility for preparation of, and reviews legal memoranda, and correspondence on major legal issues for use by the Commissioners, members of the Congress, and members of the public.
  • Regularly interacts with high level Agency officials, managers and supervisors to build effective lines of communication.
  • Provides advice and guidance on federal personnel law issues to ensure that Agency policies are being properly and uniformly applied.


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 trial period.
  • Must have a current Bar License in Good Standing.
  • This position is in the Excepted Service.
  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination. See Additional Information.


GS-15: 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 4 years of professional legal experience with at least one year being equivalent to the GS-14 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.

You must meet all qualification and eligibility requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

Experience refers to paid and unpaid 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.


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

Additional information

Relocation expenses will not be paid.

As required by Executive Order 14043 , Federal employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 regardless of the employee's duty location or work arrangement (e.g., telework, remote work, etc.), subject to such exceptions as required by law. If selected, you will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and submit documentation of proof of vaccination by November 22, 2021 or before appointment or onboarding with the agency, if after November 22, 2021. We will provide additional information regarding which forms of documentation will be accepted to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination and how you can request a legally required accommodation from this requirement.

Due to COVID-19, EEOC is currently in an expanded telework posture. If selected, you may be expected to temporarily telework, even if your home is located outside the local commuting area. Once employees are permitted to return to the office, 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 contact the HR Specialist listed in this vacancy.

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: )

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.