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Job opening: General Attorney

Salary: $117 962 - 181 216 per year
Published at: Mar 26 2024
Employment Type: Full-time
This position is part of the Department of Energy, Office of Energy Justice and Equity, External Civil Rights Compliance and Enforcement Division. As a General Attorney in the External Civil Rights Compliance and Enforcement Division, you will be a subject-matter expert conducting legal research and analysis to difficult and complex questions involving Title VI and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, and related laws and regulations.

Duties

As a General Attorney, you will: Utilize expertise of Civil Rights laws, Executive Orders, directives, regulations, and decisions and rulings of the court, in furnishing substantive advice to the Chief, Civil Rights Division, Deputy Director, Office of Civil Rights and EEO, and Director (i.e., policies, procedures, regulations, and complex questions of substantive and procedural law) concerning the Department's Federal financial assistance and the EEO complaint process. Serve as a subject-matter expert conducting legal research and analysis to difficult and complex questions or issues involving Title VI and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, and related statutes, laws, and regulations. Conduct oversight and perform compliance and enforcement reviews (i.e., pre award, post award, on-site investigations, and audits) for recipients of Federal financial assistance to ensure that applicants for Federal financial assistance are in compliance with applicable civil rights laws and regulations. Collaborate with the Office of Civil Rights and Diversity leadership in drafting proposed regulations related to civil rights matters for publications in the Federal Register. Perform legal research and provide recommendations based on the legal principles involved. Provide analyses, interpretations, and opinions to assigned Department of Energy (DOE) offices on a variety of civil rights matters that include legal and policy positions that will broaden or restrict DOE activities, or have an important impact on recipients of federal financial assistance. Develop and provide guidance, technical assistance, and develop and conduct training to team members, field EEO/Diversity and procurement staff on issues of civil rights, law, statutory, and regulatory requirements, new policy decisions, and case development issues.

Requirements

  • You must be a United States Citizen.
  • This employer participates in the e-Verify program.
  • Males must abide by Selective Service registration requirements.
  • A preliminary background check must be completed before a new employee can begin work. Current Federal employees or other individuals with an existing completed background investigation may not be required to undergo another background check.
  • May be required to successfully complete a trial period.
  • You are required to submit a Financial Disclosure Statement, OGE-450, Executive Branch Personnel Confidential Financial Disclosure Report within 30 days of entering the position and annually.
  • If selected, you must self-identify if you are or were (within the last 5 years) a Schedule A, Schedule C, or non-career SES political appointee as OPM approval is required prior to finalizing your selection.
  • Proof of current active member in good standing in the bar of a State, District of Columbia, territory of the United States, or Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.
  • Employees must maintain active bar membership while employed as an attorney with Department of Energy.
  • This position is NOT included in a Bargaining Agreement.
  • This position works remotely, but the employee must live within a realistic commuting distance from the DOE Worksite. If selected, it is required to sign a remote work agreement detailing remote working conditions and expectations for position.
  • Hiring incentives may be authorized for a highly qualified candidate based on budget availability and in accordance with federal regulations.
  • Must be a graduate of a law school accredited by the American Bar Association with a Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree or a Bachelor of Law (LL.B.) degree.

Qualifications

You must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements by the closing date of this announcement. Basic Requirements: All applicants MUST: Meet the minimum education requirements of successful completion of a full course of study in a school of law accredited by the American Bar Association (ABA) with a professional law degree (LL.B. or J.D.); AND Must be a current, active member in good standing of the bar of a state, territory of the United States, District of Columbia, or Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: GS-13 Qualifications: One year of professional (attorney) legal experience and active membership in a state or District of Columbia bar and advanced educational attainments that clearly indicate the ability to independently perform complex legal work.; AND One additional year of professional (attorney) experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to that of an attorney at a level of difficulty comparable to the GS-12 level in the Federal service. GS-14 Qualifications: Three years of professional (attorney) legal experience and active membership in a state or District of Columbia bar and advanced educational attainments that clearly indicate the ability to independently perform complex legal work.; AND One additional year of professional (attorney) experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to that of an attorney at a level of difficulty comparable to the GS-13 level in the Federal service. Must submit transcripts. "Experience" refers to paid and unpaid experience. Examples of qualifying unpaid experience may include: volunteer work done through National Service programs (such as Peace Corps and AmeriCorps); as well as work for other community-based philanthropic and social organizations. Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills; and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

Education

Attorney positions do have an education requirement.

ALL Candidates must be a graduate of a law school accredited by the American Bar Association with a:

  1. Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree; OR
  2. Bachelor of Law (LL.B.) degree.

For positions with an education requirement, you MUST submit:

  1. A copy of your transcripts or equivalent. An official transcript will be required if you are selected.; AND
  2. You must provide proof of bar or your bar number.

FOREIGN EDUCATION: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html

Education must be obtained from an accredited institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Contacts

  • Address Office of Energy Justice and Equity P.O. Box 5088 Oak Ridge, TN 37831 US
  • Name: Lorraine Liebes
  • Phone: 202-527-3586
  • Email: [email protected]

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