Closing Date: 7th July, 2022


The incumbent serves as a Supervisory General Attorney (Civil Rights) in the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights (OCR). The position leads and participates on a compliance and enforcement team that supports the mission of the Department and OCR's Strategic Plan. The position is located in a regional OCR office whose objectives are achieved by conducting complaint investigations, compliance reviews, and by providing technical assistance.

APPLICATION LIMIT: This vacancy announcement is limited to the first 75 applications received and will close at 11:59PM Eastern Time on the day that we receive the 75th 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 Supervisory General Attorney, GS-0905-14, you will be responsible for:
  • Ensuring that the team's complaint investigations, compliance reviews, and proactive enforcement activities are factually accurate and legally sound. Advises the team on the interpretation of the statutes and regulations enforced by OCR as well as OCR's case- processing procedures.
  • Supervising and participating in the activities of the case resolution team, coordinates with other OCR teams, plans and assigns work, assures that quality and quantity requirements are met, evaluates performance, deals with officials of their units in the organization, advises management officials at higher levels, effects disciplinary actions, recommends personnel actions, and promotes team building.
  • Providing legal guidance to the team on the analysis of evidence, investigative reports, resolution letters, and negotiated settlements. Conducts legal research on statues and regulations.
  • Compiling interview reports, conducts statistical analyses, organizes, evaluation and presents all relevant case information, drafts investigative reports, and complaint resolution letters.
  • Reviewing the allegations, identifies, analyzes and interprets considerable pertinent data, interviews witness, develops legal theories and investigative plans.

Conditions of Employment:
  • Must be a US Citizen
  • You may be subject to serve a one-year supervisory probationary period.
  • You may be subject to serve a one-year trial period.
  • Relocation will not be paid.
  • Males 18 and over must be registered with the Selective Service.
  • 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. 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.


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

Four 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-14:
One year of experience in either federal or non-federal service that is equivalent to at least a GS-13 performing two (2) out of three (3) of the following duties or work assignments:
  • 1.Experienced serving as an authority on civil rights issues.
  • 2.Experienced giving advice and instructions to less experienced staff.
  • 3.Experienced coordinating the work of other specialists in conducting complex and sensitive complaint investigations.

Substitution for specialized experience:
  • Education cannot be substituted for experience for this position and grade level.

Foreign Education:
Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet education requirements if you can show that the foreign education is comparable to that received in an accredited educational institution in the United States. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying. If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must submit a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education. For further information, please click Foreign Education.

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