Closing Date: 12th April, 2024


This position is telework eligible consistent with the Agency's telework and remote work program policy.

This position is in Seattle, WA, but duty location may be one of Office for Civil Rights (OCR) regional offices (listed under Other Information). The Program Manager is responsible for providing leadership, and guidance for the civil rights and compliance and enforcement program that supports the missions of the Department and OCR.

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 Supervisory General Attorney, GS-0905-15, you will be responsible for:
  • Ensuring civil rights compliance through complaint investigations, proactive compliance activities, and technical assistance.
  • Monitors agreements and ensures work products are high quality and legally sound.
  • Supervising and providing expert advice to case resolution teams/staff.
  • Possess expert and on-going knowledge of current and emerging civil rights issues.
  • Supervising an office of diverse staff consisting of Team Leaders, Attorneys, Equal Opportunity Specialists, and support staff.
  • Establishing and maintaining relationships with OCR principal offices, other program managers, the Department, government agencies, private organizations, elected officials, public, congress, and the media.

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

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.

Conditions of Employment:
Telework Eligibility:
  • You may be eligible for occasional telework in which you are required to report to the office on a regular basis. Participation must be requested and approved by the supervisor and there must be a signed telework agreement. The number of telework days approved is determined by the agency policy, emergency situations, the approval of your immediate supervisor. You must have access to high speed internet and cell phone service meeting current Agency policy from the approved work location.

Minimum Qualification Requirements:
  • You must be a graduate from a law school accredited by the American Bar Association,
  • And
  • Proof of admission to the Bar of the highest court of a state, territory, the District of Columbia, or the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico; and current membership in such Bar as would permit the practice of law. You must be a member in good standing of a state, territory of the United States, District of Columbia, or Commonwealth of Puerto Rico bar,
  • And
  • Has five years professional legal experience, at least one of the five years MUST be at the level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to that of an attorney at the grade immediately below the one being filled,


Has four years professional legal experience, at least one of the four years MUST be at the level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to that of an attorney at the grade immediately below the one being filled, PLUS a second professional law degree (LL.M.) which requires one full year of graduate study


Has four years professional legal experience, at least one of the four years MUST be at the level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to that of an attorney at the grade immediately below the one being filled, PLUS record shows superior law schoolwork or activities as demonstrated by one of the following:
  • Academic standing in the upper third of the law school graduating class.
  • Work or achievement of significance on his/her law school's official law review.
  • Special high-level honors for academic excellence in law school, such as election to the Order of the Coif.
  • Winning of a moot court competition or membership on the moot court team that represents the law school in competition with other law schools.
  • Full-time or continuous participation, for one year or two semesters of law school, in a legal aid program (as opposed to one-time, intermittent, or casual participation).
  • Significant summer law office clerk experience after beginning law school.
  • Other equivalent evidence of clearly superior achievement.

Specialized Experience for the GS-15
One year of experience in either federal or non-federal service that is equivalent to at least a GS-14 performing two (2) out of three (3) of the following duties or work assignments:
  • Experience applying civil rights laws, regulations, theories, principles and practices; policy and legal issues related to enforcing civil rights statues and the roles of federal and local government as applied to federally funded educational programs.
  • Experience supervising attorneys and investigators in investigating and resolving complaints using sound investigative techniques.
  • Experience implementing organizational management principles and techniques as applied to administrative, budget and personnel matters.

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.