Supervisory Attorney Advisor (Chief, Office of Equal Employment Opportunity)

Office of the Director
Washington, DC 20226
United States
About the Office: 

This position is located in the Office of the Director, Office of Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) in Washington, D.C.

The Chief EEO is responsible for managing the EEO functions of the complaint’s processing, counseling program, and investigation.  The Chief also ensures actions comply with Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and other relevant anti-discrimination laws and regulations. 


Our office places a high value on diversity of experiences and perspectives and encourages applications from all qualified men and women from all ethnic and racial backgrounds, veterans, LGBT individuals, and persons with disabilities.
Job Description: 

This position is located in the Office of the Director, Office of Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) in Washington, D.C.

The Chief EEO is responsible for managing the EEO functions of the complaint’s processing, counseling program, and investigation.  The Chief also ensures actions comply with Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and other relevant anti-discrimination laws and regulations. 




Conditions of Employment

  • Top Secret Clearance is required.
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen
  • May be required to serve a one year prohationary period
  • Must pass drug screening and subject to random drug test
  • Must provide a writing sample (no more than 15 pages)


Applicants must meet all qualifications requirements by the closing date.

Applicants must be an active member of the bar of any State or the District of Columbia, in accordance with Department of Justice policy.

Must provide a writing sample.

MOBILITY PLAN:  New employees hired pursuant to this vacancy announcement must sign a mobility agreement.  The purpose of ATF’s mobility policy is to enhance career development and progression, and achieve mission and business effectiveness.  To accomplish these objectives, the mobility plan will facilitate the movement of employees through special short-term assignments or permanent reassignments throughout the Bureau. Applicants who decline to sign a mobility agreement, as required, will be removed from the hiring process.


Specialized Experience is experience which is in or directly related to the line of work of this position and which has equipped the applicant with particular knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position.   

GS: 15: Applicants must have six years’ experience as a practicing attorney commensurate with the duties and responsibilities of the position. Qualified attorneys will also need to have specialized experience related to this position. 

Specialized experience for this position includes:

  • Ability to demonstrate a broad knowledge of employment discrimination law; ADR laws, rules and procedures; rules and regulations of the EEOC, DOJ, and bureau in order to advise senior management, executive staff, attorneys and others regarding the merits of discrimination complaints.
  • Direct subordinate supervisor(s) and staff and have a thorough knowledge of investigative techniques, procedures and employment discrimination law including Federal statutes, court decisions, administrative rulings, regulations and to analyze the effect upon the Bureau.
  • Serve as legal advisor on difficult and substantive legal problems affecting differing components of multiple related programs.
  • Communicate orally and in writing with officials at the highest levels within their organization and/or company.
$134,789 to $164,200 per year
May be required
Application Process: 

How You Will Be EvaluatedOnce the announcement closes, your resume and supporting documentation will be reviewed to determine if you are qualified for this position.

Required Documents:

 Resume (showing relevant experience and dates (month/year) of employment and work schedule for each (e.g., full-time or part-time XX hours per week)

  •  Copy of your most recent SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, showing title, series, grade, and full performance level (FPL).
  • Copy of your most recent performance appraisal.
  • Writing sample (no more than 15 pages)


How to Apply:  E-mail the above documents to KENNISHA.MILLER@ATF.GOV



Kennisha Miller, HR Specialist

Office of Human Resources and Professional Development

Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives

99 New York Ave NE, Washington, DC 20226

(202) 648-7189 (office)

(202) 648-9643 (fax)

Application Deadline: 
Wednesday, April 24, 2019
Relocation Expenses: 
Relocation and travel assistance will not be provided.
Number of Positions: 
Updated April 12, 2019

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Department Policies

Equal Employment Opportunity:  The U.S. Department of Justice is an Equal Opportunity/Reasonable Accommodation Employer.  Except where otherwise provided by law, there will be no discrimination because of color, race, religion, national origin, political affiliation, marital status, disability (physical or mental), age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as a parent, membership or non-membership in an employee organization, on the basis of personal favoritism, or any other non-merit factor.  The Department of Justice welcomes and encourages applications from persons with physical and mental disabilities. The Department is firmly committed to satisfying its affirmative obligations under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, to ensure that persons with disabilities have every opportunity to be hired and advanced on the basis of merit within the Department of Justice.

Reasonable Accommodations:  This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the agency.  Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

Outreach and Recruitment for Qualified Applicants with Disabilities:  The Department encourages qualified applicants with disabilities, including individuals with targeted/severe disabilities to apply in response to posted vacancy announcements.  Qualified applicants with targeted/severe disabilities may be eligible for direct hire, non-competitive appointment under Schedule A (5 C.F.R. § 213.3102(u)) hiring authority.  Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to contact one of the Department’s Disability Points of Contact (DPOC) to express an interest in being considered for a position. See list of DPOCs.   

Suitability and Citizenship:  It is the policy of the Department to achieve a drug-free workplace and persons selected for employment will be required to pass a drug test which screens for illegal drug use prior to final appointment.  Employment is also contingent upon the completion and satisfactory adjudication of a background investigation. Congress generally prohibits agencies from employing non-citizens within the United States, except for a few narrow exceptions as set forth in the annual Appropriations Act (see, Pursuant to DOJ component policies, only U.S. citizens are eligible for employment with the Executive Office for Immigration Review, U.S. Trustee’s Offices, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Unless otherwise indicated in a particular job advertisement, qualifying non-U.S. citizens meeting immigration and appropriations law criteria may apply for employment with other DOJ organizations. However, please be advised that the appointment of non-U.S. citizens is extremely rare; such appointments would be possible only if necessary to accomplish the Department's mission and would be subject to strict security requirements. Applicants who hold dual citizenship in the U.S. and another country will be considered on a case-by-case basis. All DOJ employees are subject to a residency requirement. Candidates must have lived in the United States for at least three of the past five years. The three-year period is cumulative, not necessarily consecutive. Federal or military employees, or dependents of federal or military employees serving overseas, are excepted from this requirement. This is a Department security requirement which is waived only for extreme circumstances and handled on a case-by-case basis.

Veterans:  There is no formal rating system for applying veterans' preference to attorney appointments in the excepted service; however, the Department of Justice 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 submissions. Although the "point" system is not used, per se, applicants eligible to claim 10-point preference must submit Standard Form (SF) 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference, and submit the supporting documentation required for the specific type of preference claimed (visit the OPM website, for a copy of SF 15, which lists the types of 10-point preferences and the required supporting document(s). Applicants should note that SF 15 requires supporting documentation associated with service- connected disabilities or receipt of nonservice-connected disability pensions to be dated 1991 or later except in the case of service members submitting official statements or retirement orders from a branch of the Armed Forces showing that his  or her retirement was due to a permanent service-connected disability or that he/she was transferred to the permanent disability retired list (the statement or retirement orders must indicate that the disability is 10% or more).


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