General Attorney, Gs-0905-11/12 (Civil Rights)

Department Of Education San Francisco , CA 94118

Posted 2 months ago

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This position is located in the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights (OCR) located in Washington, DC, San Francisco, CA, Chicago, IL and Dallas, TX. 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.

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This is an open continuous announcement with cutoff dates. Applications will be referred based on receipt of application and established cutoff dates as follows:

1st cutoff: March 11, 2020

2nd cutoff: April 9, 2020

3rd cutoff: May 11, 2020

4th cutoff: June 11, 2020

5th cutoff: July 9, 2020

6th cutoff: August 10, 2020

END DATE: September 10, 2020

We encourage you to read this entire vacancy announcement prior to submitting your application.

As a General Attorney, GS-0905-11/12, you will:

  • Make civil rights determinations and ensure 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.

  • 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. Assist in the conduct of enforcement actions through judicial or administrative litigation.

  • Provide technical assistance to stakeholders.

  • Participate in complaint and proactive enforcement investigations including on-site investigations.

This position may be filled in the Washington, DC Office, San Francisco Office, Chicago Office, Dallas Office or all.

Office Location (based on selection):

Washington, DC Office:

Lyndon Baines Johnson Building

400 Maryland Avenue, SW

Washington, DC 20202

San Francisco Office:

50 United Nations Plaza

San Francisco, CA 94102

Chicago Office:

230 South Dearborn Street

37th Floor

Chicago, IL 60604

Dallas Office:

1999 Bryan Street

Dallas, TX 75201

Travel Required

Occasional travel - 10% or less

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


  • Job family (Series)

0905 Attorney

  • Requirements



Conditions of Employment

  • Must be a US Citizen

  • Males 18 and over must be registered with the Selective Service.

  • You may be subject to serve a one-year trial period.

  • Relocation will not be paid.

You must meet all qualification requirements within 30 days of the closing date of this vacancy 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. We will consider all qualifying experience, including any volunteer experience.


Minimum Qualifications Requirements.

A. Has obtained the first professional law degree or training which is permitted in some states in lieu of attendance at the law school AND

B. Is an active member in good standing in the Bar of a State, Territory of the United States, the District of Columbia, or Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.



  • One year of professional legal experience; OR
  • Second professional law degree (LL.M.) which requires one full year of graduate study; OR
  • The applicant's record shows superior law student work or activities


Two Years professional legal experience at the level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to that of an attorney at the grade immediately below the one being filled.

Specialized Experience for the GS-11

One year of experience equivalent to the GS-9 performing all three (3) of the following duties or work assignments:

1.Knowledge of 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, Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, the Boy Scouts of America Equal Access Act.

2.Skills in oral and written communications

3.Skills to analyze and resolve legal problems.

Specialized Experience for the GS-12

One year of experience equivalent to the GS-11 performing all three (3) of the following duties or work assignments:

1.Knowledge of 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, Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, the Boy Scouts of America Equal Access Act.

2.Knowledge of investigative, analytical, negotiation, mediation and resolution techniques.

3.Skills in oral and written communications and ability to analyze and resolve legal problems.


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General Attorney, Gs-0905-11/12 (Civil Rights)

Department Of Education