U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights (OCR) – General Attorney, D.C. Metro office (No. OCR-HQ-2019-0044) (posted 8/5/19 closes 8/14/19 or when receive 50 applications)
This position is located in the Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights (OCR). This position is located in Washington, DC. 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.
APPLICATION LIMIT: This vacancy announcement is limited to the first 50 applications received and will close at 11:59PM Eastern Time on the day that we receive the 50th application, or at 11:59PM Eastern Time on the listed closing date, whichever occurs first.
We encourage you to read this entire vacancy announcement prior to submitting your application.
As a General Attorney, GS-0905-11, you will:
Make civil rights compliance determinations and ensures 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. Ensures that appropriate remedies, including systemic remedies where necessary, are obtained.
Participate in most aspects of complaint and proactive enforcement investigations including on-site investigations.
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. Assists in the conduct of enforcement actions through judicial or administrative litigation.
In accordance with preliminary instructions, drafts technical assistance materials (i.e., responses to recipient inquiries) and reviews such materials to ensure conformity with established legal and policy standards. Provides technical assistance to stakeholders.
As a General Attorney, GS-0905-12:
You will be assigned the duties and responsibilities identical to those found at the GS-11 grade level. The incumbent is expected to perform those duties and responsibilities for complex and extremely complex cases, with independence.
Occasional travel – 10% or less