The incumbent serves as a Chief Attorney in the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights (OCR). OCR enforces Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of I 973, Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, the Boy Scouts of Arnerica Equal Access Act of 2001, and their respective implementing regulations.
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The Chief Attorney is responsible for providing legal advice, leadership and guidance for the civil rights compliance and enforcement program at a regional office for a geographic region composed of one or more states over which the regional office has jurisdiction in furtherance of the mission of the Department and OCR.
APPLICATION LIMIT: This vacancy announcement is limited to the first 200 applications received and will close at 11:59PM Eastern Time on the day that we receive the 200th application, or at 11:59PM Eastern Time on the listed closing date, whichever occurs first.
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As a Supervisory General Attorney (Chief Attorney), GS-0905-15, you will be responsible for the following duties:
• Under the direction of the Regional Office Director assist in the supervison of the regional office's enforcement program which ensures civil rights compliance by receipients of Federal funds through the conduct of complaint investigations, proactive compliance activities and technical assistance.
• Provides oversight over legal advice given and written work produced within the regional office to ensure high quality work products and sound legal analysis. Responsible for the use of correct case models and the correct application of pertinent laws, regulations and policy, so that the regional office's legal work is fully supported both legally and factually, consistent and accurate within the regional office.
• Possesses expert and on-going knowledge of current and emerging civil rights issues in the region over which the regional office has jurisdiction.
• Serves as a nationally recognized legal authority on civil rights laws, regulations and procedures. Possesses expert and on-going knowledge of current and emerging civil rights issues on a national level.
Occasional travel - less than 10%