Equal Employment Opportunity Commission General Attorney (Civil Rights) in Washington, District Of Columbia

Job Overview

Job Overview

About the Agency

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is composed of a highly motivated and diverse team dedicated to the agency's mission - to eradicate employment discrimination. Come join us and make a difference!

If you are motivated by helping people and enjoy challenging and satisfying work, this position is for you. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ("EEOC") is charged with the enforcement of federal laws against employment discrimination including, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (as amended), the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), the Equal Pay Act (EPA), and the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA). As a General Attorney in Internal Litigation Services, you will provide the primary legal assistance and legal representation to the Commission and its officials in litigation brought by Commission employees and administrative matters to be adjudicated under the procedures of various administrative forums.


As a General Attorney (Civil Rights), you will have the full range of responsibilities for preparing and litigating employment discrimination cases under all of the federal statutes enforced by the EEOC. Your responsibilities will include:

  • preparing briefs and presenting oral arguments in administrative forums and in federal court;
  • conducting legal research and analysis of factual and legal issues presented;
  • developing legal arguments and strategies on the merits;
  • participating in all necessary judicial conferences;
  • preparing documents necessary to the litigation matter, including motions, memoranda and petitions;
  • reviewing proposed Commission regulations, policies, guidelines, and directives on internal procedures; and
  • providing formal and informal legal advice and memoranda to agency management.
Supervisory Status


Promotion Potential


Travel Required
  • 25% or Greater
  • You may be expected to travel for this position.
Relocation Authorized
  • No
Who May Apply
This job is open to…

United States Citizens

Questions? This job is open to 1 group.

Job Requirements

Job Requirements
Key Requirements
  • Must be a US Citizen
  • Resume and Supporting Documents (See How To Apply)
  • Earned L.L.B or J.D. Degree
  • This position is in the Excepted Service
  • Bar License must be current and in good standing
  • Travel is required for this position

In addition to the basic requirements described above, you must have at least three years of professional legal experience as demonstrated by engaging in the practice of federal personnel law or in a substantive area of the Agency's enforcement, related civil rights litigation, or general litigation in federal and/or state courts.

NOTE: An advanced law degree such as LL.M. or a J.S.D. may substitute for one year of the required professional legal experience identified above for either grade level.

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs and other 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. All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement.

All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement.

Security Clearance

Public Trust - Background Investigation

Additional Information

Additional Information
What To Expect Next

Once the online questionnaire is received, you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful. After a review of your complete application is made, you will be notified of your referral to the hiring official. If further evaluation or interviews are required you will be contacted.


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Other Information
  • This is a Non-Bargaining Unit position.

  • EEOC will not pay relocation expenses.

  • The candidate selected may be required to apply for a government travel charge card.

  • A background investigation is required and continued employment is contingent on completion of that process to determine suitability for federal employment.

  • You will be required to serve a trial period of one or two years.

  • Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see https://www.sss.gov/RegVer/wfRegistration.aspx).

It is the policy of the Government not to deny employment simply because an individual has been unemployed or has had financial difficulties that have arisen through no fault of the individual. Information about an individual's employment experience will be used only to determine the person's qualifications and to assess his or her relative level of knowledge, skills and abilities. Although an individual's personal conduct may be relevant in any employment decision, including conduct during periods of unemployment or evidence or dishonesty handling financial matters, financial difficulty that has arisen through no fault of the individual will generally not itself be the basis of an unfavorable suitability or fitness determination.

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/474572300. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.

Open & closing dates: 2017-07-17 to 2017-07-31

Salary: $112,021 to $145,629 / per year

Pay scale & grade: GS 14

Series: 0905 Attorney

Appointment type: Permanent

Work schedule: Full-Time

Job announcement number: OGC-17-10027569-040-SJP

Control number: 474572300