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Job Title:  Trial Attorney (Civil Rights)
Agency:  Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
Job Announcement Number:  D14-OGCLD-1053225-016-LAH

This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
$60,877.00 to $94,108.00 / Per Year
Friday, February 14, 2014 to Tuesday, February 25, 2014
Full Time - Permanent
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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 Nondiscrimiation Act (GINA).


  • Occasional Travel
  • Amount of travel varies


  • No


  • U.S. Citizenship Required
  • Current BAR Membership
  • Earned J.D. or LL.B Degree
  • This position is in the Excepted Service
  • Proof of BAR membership in good standing


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As a Trial Attorney, you will have the full range of responsibilities for preparing and litigating employment discrimination cases under all of the federal statues enforced by the EEOC.   

You will perform the following duties: 

  • reviewing charge files and recommending the initiation of litigation; 
  • filing petitions for compliance with administrative subpoenas; 
  • seeking temporary injunction relief; 
  • filing motions to obtain compliance with court orders, decrees, and pre-suit settlement agreements;
  • prosecuting cases to ensure consistency with EEOC ligitation policies and judicial precedents;
  • conducting discovery for litigation in federal court;
  • preparing and presenting motions, responses and oral arguments to the courts;
  • preparing pretrial and post-trial briefs and materials;
  • conducting all facets of trials in federal courts; and 
  • providing formal and informal legal advice and memoranda to agency personnel. 


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    1.  All candidates must have earned their first professional law degree (LL.B. or J.D.) and must be a member of the BAR.  


    2.  In addition, applicants must have:


    For the GS-12:

    You must have earned a professional law degree (LL.B. or J.D.), be a member of the Bar, and have one year of professional legal experience as demonstrated by engaging in the practice of law in a substantive area of the Agency's enforcement, related civil rights litigation, or general litigation in federal and/or state courts.

      For GS-13:

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


      NOTE:  An advance law degree such as LLM or a JSD may substitute for one year of the required professional legal experience identified above for either grade level.   


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

      Review and Evaluation


      You will be evaluated on the extent and quality of submitted application materials. 


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      -- This is a 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.



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      Recommended Method for Submitting Your Materials:


      To apply for this position, you must complete and submit the documentation specified in Required Documents.

      You must submit a complete application package by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Standard/Daylight Savings Time on the closing date of the announcement. Failure to provide all required documents will result in you not being considered for employment.

      ·         To begin, click Apply Online to create a USAJOBS account or log in to your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USAJOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire.

      ·         Click the Submit My Answers button to submit your application package.

      ·         It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation is submitted prior to the closing date.

      ·         To verify your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account,, select the Application Status link and then select the more information link for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.

      ·         To return to an incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete.

      Faxing Applications or Supporting Documents:

      You are encouraged to apply online. Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application.

      If you submitted the application online and are unable to upload supporting document(s) please follow the steps below:

      1.     To fax your documents, you must use the following cover page and provide the required information. The Vacancy ID is [GK1053225].

      2.     Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.

      If you cannot complete the Application Package online, you may fax all of your materials. The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on the closing date of the announcement to receive consideration. Keep a copy of your fax confirmation in the event verification is needed.

      Resumes/Applications and supporting documentation will NOT be accepted by mail. Should you need assistance please contact the individual identified in this announcement at least 2 days prior to the closing date.

      Additional Information:


      You can apply for a non-competitive appointment if meet the basic eligibility requirements and you are eligible for special appointment such as those authorized for the severely disabled Schedule A eligible (Note: for additional information for those with disabilities, see the website,  You must provide supporting documents in order to receive consideration. If you are interested in being considered under this special authority, please fax your complete application package to the EEOC at (202) 663-4324, Attn: Disabilities Program Manager.


      The EEOC provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the EEOC’s Disability Program Manager by e-mail at or by telephone at (202) 663-4339.  The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis. 


      Special Employment Consideration:


      Persons with disabilities, disabled veterans who have a compensable service-connected disability of 30% or more, certain other veterans, and returning Peace Corps volunteer are examples of individuals who are potentially eligible for a non-competitive appointment. For further information click here If you are eligible and would like to be considered for one of these noncompetitive appointments, please indicate the type of appointment you are seeking on your application and follow all other instructions for applying shown above.


      Veteran's Preference in Hiring:


      There is no formal rating system for applying veteran's preference to attorney appointments in the excepted service; however, the EEOC considers veterans' preference eligibility as a positive factor in attorney hiring.  Applicants eligible for veteran's 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.




      Required Documents:


      The following documents are required:


      • Resume or OF-612, Optional Application for Federal Employment and any applicable supporting documentation 
      • Current Federal employees must submit a copy of your SF-50 and most recent performance appraisal or a statement explaining why they cannot submit the appraisal
      • A writing sample


      CTAP/ICTAP:  Career Transition Assistance Program/Interagency Career Transition Program.  Eligible federal employees who were displaced from their positions may be eligible for selection priority for this vacancy.  In order to qualify, 1) you must be found well-qualified; 2) you must meet the minimum qualifications for this position; 3) submit copy of RIF separation notice and/or SF-50 that documents the RIF separation action; and 4) submit proof of your most recent performance rating of at least "fully successful" (Level III) or its equivalent.


      Information about CTAP/ICTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources Website at


      Linette Hankins
      Phone: (202)663-4317
      Agency Information:
      Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
      131 M Street NE
      Washington, DC


      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 rating and/or referral to the hiring official.  If further evaluation or interviews are required you will be contacted.


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