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    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 Disability Rights Section (Section or DRS) enforces civil rights laws designed to protect persons with disabilities from illegal discrimination in employment, public services, and public accommodations and services operated by private entities. The Section conducts investigations, brings lawsuits, and monitors compliance with court orders and settlements. The Section also promulgates regulations to interpret and implement the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and sub-regulatory guidance explaining the requirements of the ADA. The Section provides technical assistance to the general public, to State and local governments, to private entities covered by Title III, and to persons with disabilities, and operates the ADA Information Line, the ADA Mediation Program, and the ADA website, ADA.gov.

    Division offices are near metro transportation systems or other public transportation, and are conveniently accessible to restaurants, museums and other D.C. area attractions. Most jobs in the Division offer alternative work schedules and other family friendly opportunities are available. Most employees who commute by public transportation are provided transit subsidy benefits.

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    Responsibilities

    The incumbent selected for this position will be responsible for writing technically authoritative technical assistance documents to explain the Department's ADA regulations to a wide variety of nationwide audiences; writing technical assistance content suitable for dissemination using various technologies, including the web, mobile devices, and social media; writes speeches, talking points, and briefing/background materials for Section managers, the Office of the Assistant Attorney General, and other Department officials; and representing the Department at meetings or conferences to deliver speeches and/or training workshops to explain the Department's interpretation of the ADA.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    13

    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    Merit Promotion, VEOA and Non-Competitive Eligibles

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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/443942800. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.