Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Regional Attorney (CR) in Houston, Texas

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
1 vacancy in the following location:
  • Houston, TX
Work Schedule is Full-Time - Permanent

Opened Wednesday 10/5/2016 (15 day(s) ago)

** Closes Friday 11/4/2016 (15 day(s) away)

Job Overview

About the Agency

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!

Serve as Regional Attorney for a District managing employment discrimination litigation under the Equal Pay Act (EPA), Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA).


INTRODUCTION: The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is responsible for enforcing the provisions of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 as amended, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act in Employment Act (ADEA), the Equal Pay Act (EPA), the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA). These statutes mandate the Commission to end discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex or national origin in hiring, promotion, termination, wages, testing, training, apprenticeship, and all other terms and conditions of employment.

This position is located in the Legal Division of a full service district office. The Legal Division has overall responsibility to recommend and conduct all litigation with respect to the matters investigated by the District Office's Enforcement Units, where conciliation has failed, and to advise the District Director and the staffs of such units during the investigation and conciliation of charges assigned to such units.

Serve as the Regional Attorney in a District Office established to implement the Commission's programs, policies and procedures, thereby, making the agency more responsive to its mandate of creating equal employment opportunity.

Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Serve as the Regional Attorney with the responsibility of managing, directing and supervising the district office Legal Division, and is a key member of the district office top management committee.
  • Aide and consult with the District Director and Deputy District Director on all enforcement aspects of case processing.
  • Serve as the agency's legal representative in dealings with representatives of employers, labor unions, state and local governments and employment agencies throughout the district's geographic area.
  • Plan direct, and control all the District Office litigation activities including the preparation and presentation of difficult and complex civil cases before the Federal District Courts.
  • Resolve legal questions involving subject matter jurisdiction, adequacy and admissibility of evidence, proper application of judicial precedent and rules of civil procedure.
  • Ensure policies and procedures are followed by subordinate supervisors and their staff in order to fulfill the responsibilities of the litigation program.
Travel Required
  • Occasional Travel
  • You may be expected to travel for this position.
Relocation Authorized
  • No
Job Requirements
Key Requirements
  • Must be a US Citizen
  • Resume and supporting documents (See How To Apply)
  • Earned LL.B and J.D Degree
  • This position is in the Excepted Service
  • Proof of Bar membership
  1. All candidates must have earned their first professional law degree (LL.B. or J.D.).

  2. Must be an active member and in good standing of the Bar of a court of general jurisdiction of a state, territory or possession of the U.S., District of Columbia, or Puerto Rico.

  3. In addition, applicants must have:

A. You must have four (4) years of professional legal experience (at least one year equivalent to the GS-14 level) 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.

B. Professional legal education above the first professional law degree may be substituted for experience required as follows:

(1) An advanced degree such as LL.M. or JSD may be substituted for one year of the required professional legal experience.

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

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

Security Clearance

Public Trust - Background Investigation

Additional Information
What To Expect Next

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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Other Information
  • This is a Non-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.

  • You will be required to serve a trial period of one or two years.

  • Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see https://www.sss.gov/RegVer/wfRegistration.aspx).

It is the policy of the Government not to deny employment simply because an individual has been unemployed or has had financial difficulties that have arisen through no fault of the individual. Information about an individual's employment experience will be used only to determine the person's qualifications and to assess his or her relative level of knowledge, skills and abilities. Although an individual's personal conduct may be relevant in any employment decision, including conduct during periods of unemployment or evidence or dishonesty handling financial matters, financial difficulty that has arisen through no fault of the individual will generally not itself be the basis of an unfavorable suitability or fitness determination.

Salary Range: $132,526.00 to $160,300.00 / Per Year

Series & Grade: GS-0905-15/15

Promotion Potential: 15

Supervisory Status: Yes

Who May Apply: United States Citizens

Control Number: 452690000

Job Announcement Number: D16-OGCHOU-10001854-085-TMD