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U.S. Department of Education Seeks General Attorney
February 18, 2020 | Alison Pagan

The U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights (OCR), Seattle Office is collecting application materials for General Attorney positions at the GS-0905-11/12 grade levels, promotion to a GS-13.  OCR is an agency within the U.S. Department of Education that is responsible for enforcing civil rights laws prohibiting discrimination on the bases of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, and age in educational institutions that are recipients of federal financial assistance from the Department and, with respect to disability, in certain public entities such as public school districts.

Applicants must be a graduate from a law school accredited by the American Bar Association and must be a member in good standing of the bar of a state, territory of the United States, District of Columbia, or Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. Applicants should be able to demonstrate knowledge of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, Title II or the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, The Boy Scouts of America Equal Access Act, the Freedom of Information Act and the Privacy Act. Applicants should be able to demonstrate skill in oral and written communication and the ability to analyze and resolve legal problems which have an absence of readily available precedent. Other relevant experience includes knowledge of investigative, analytical, negotiation, mediation and resolution techniques.

Applicants should submit a cover letter and resumé via email to:  and Interested candidates can also check for official vacancy announcements for these positions and apply through that portal as well, but it’s not required in order to have an application considered.  Until the positions are formally announced on USAJobs, there is not a set closing date, but I would encourage interested candidates to email their resume and cover letter by Friday, February 21st.