The Civil Rights Division (Division) of the Department of Justice, created by the enactment of the Civil Rights Act of 1957, works to uphold the civil and constitutional rights of all Americans, particularly some of the most vulnerable members of our society. The Division is primarily responsible for enforcing federal statutes and executive orders that prohibit, among other things, unlawful discrimination in education, employment, housing, police service, public accommodations and facilities, voting, and federally funded and conducted programs. The Division also has jurisdiction to enforce constitutional prohibitions on certain conduct by law enforcement agencies and public residential institutions, such as health care and correctional facilities.
The Complaint Adjudication Office (Office) renders final decisions for the Department of Justice on complaints of employment discrimination filed by Department employees and applicants to the Department for employment, pursuant to federal equal employment opportunity (EEO) statutes and implementing rules and regulations.
The incumbent for this position will review Records of Investigation generated from EEO complaints filed by Department of Justice (DOJ) employees and applicants for employment with DOJ who believe that they have been discriminated against in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Age Discrimination in Employment Act, Rehabilitation Act, Americans with Disabilities Act, Equal Pay Act, Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA), and Executive Orders prohibiting employment discrimination in federal employment. Based on the review, the incumbent will write a comprehensive final agency decision which sets forth the facts in the record, and applies the facts to relevant law in an analysis which concludes with a decision either finding or not finding discrimination.
Applicants must possess a J.D. degree from an American Bar Association accredited law school, be an active member of the bar in good standing (any jurisdiction), and possess the minimum years of post law degree experience commensurate to the grade level of eligibility, as shown below.
At least 1 year - GS-12 ($76,378 to $99,296 per annum)
At least 1.5 years - GS-13 ($90,823 to $118,069 per annum)
Excellent written communication skills, including legal writing experience, especially writing briefs or legal memoranda explaining or advocating point of law, and demonstrated experience analyzing and applying federal EEO statutes.
The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. (Eastern Time Zone) on Friday, February 20, 2015.
To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package, which includes:
1. Cover Letter
3. A complete Occupational Questionnaire
4. Writing sample of no more than ten pages (a brief or comparable analytic legal exposition that is your work product)
5. Veterans' Preference Documentation, if applicable
6. Sch A documentation, if applicable
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