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General Attorney

U.S. Department of Education
The Boston Regional Enforcement Office of the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights (OCR), located in Boston, MA, is collecting resumes for General Attorney positions at the GS-0905-11 and GS-0905-12 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 the nation’s schools and colleges, and certain other entities.

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. Current Step 1 salaries for GS-11, GS-12, and GS-13 positions are available at https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/pay-leave/salaries-wages/2022/general-schedule.

Applicants should submit a resumé to: OCRJobs@ed.gov, and cc: OCR.Boston@ed.gov.

The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, age, membership in an employee organization, or other non-merit factor. Please note, OCR accepts application materials from individuals who are eligible for consideration for noncompetitive hiring via: Schedule A Persons with Disabilities appointments (5 CFR 213.3102(u)); Veterans’ Recruitment Appointments; Excepted Hiring Authority for Attorneys; and former Peace Corps and Americorps appointees (22 USC 2506).

While this is not a vacancy announcement, openings may occur at any time, be posted with little or no advance notice, and be open for a very short period. For this reason, advance submission of a resumé is encouraged. OCR will keep your resumé on file for possible consideration for 365 days following the date of submission. Candidates are also encouraged to check www.usajobs.gov for positions within OCR as well.