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    This position is located with the U.S. Department of Energy, Office Economic Impact and Diversity, Office of Civil Rights and Diversity in the Office of Civil Rights.  A successful candidate in this position will serve as the Chief, Civil Rights Division, responsible for Civil Rights functions for the DOE Headquarters and serviced organizations and field sites nationwide. 

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    As an Attorney-Adviser (Civil Rights), you will:

    • Serve as the Chief for the Civil Rights Division and will be responsible for developing and administering department policies, practices, and procedures under Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and related statutes and Executive Orders that prohibit discrimination in the Federal Government and in programs and activities receiving Federal financial assistance. You will also oversee and administer the Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) complaints and supervise a group of attorneys and civil rights professionals.
    • Supervise the Civil Rights staff in the Civil Rights Division, including attorney advisors and counselors.  Ensure timely and efficient coordination and execution of the office mission, including budget management, administrative actions, time and attendance.  Evaluate employee performance and prepare appraisals; provide appropriate incentive awards; handles all types of disciplinary actions; resolves conflicts and attends to morale and organizational climate issues; monitors work status; diagnose and consult on problem areas relating to implementation and goal achievement; evaluate program work results and impacts; recommend training need, asses overall effectiveness, efficiency, and productivity; and assess the performance of the staff.
    • Serve as an expert advisor and make determinations on highly sensitive or complex questions and issues involving Civil Rights and Equal Opportunity law and related matters.  These interpretations and opinions are characterized by problems of a sensitive or novel nature for which the only available guides may be agency regulations, policies and fundamental principles of law and legal procedures.  The work is characterized as highly complex legal questions and decisions, which require for their resolution sophisticated research and evaluation of information, and the balancing of conflicting interests. 
    • Serve as the Civil Rights Division representative in conferring and negotiating with top officials within and outside of the Department of Energy, including private business, and state and local governments, on important legal and policy questions, often serving on intra-agency task forces. 
    • Coordinate with the Deputy Director, Personnel Officer, Budget Officer, and other relevant stakeholders to allocate program resources, and priorities, delegate authority, and review and evaluate program activities; make critical technical and program management decisions.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Travel required for approximately 20% of the time to attend meetings or conferences.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


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    0905 Attorney

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