The JMD EEO Staff places a high value on diversity of experiences and perspectives, and encourages qualified individuals from all ethnic and racial backgrounds, veterans, LGBT individuals, and persons with disabilities. In addition, the EEO Staff maintains the integrity of DOJ Component EEO programs by monitoring and evaluating effectiveness and compliance with established Departmental policies and procedures.Responsibilities:
- This position serves as an Attorney Advisor (EEO) on the JMD EEO Staff's Complaints Management Team and reports to the Assistant Director for Complaints Management. Major position responsibilities include:
- Processes EEO complaints from initial counseling through election of a hearing before an U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) Administrative Judge, or a Final Agency Decision from DOJ's Complaint Adjudication Office, within regulatory time frames. Responsible for development of investigative record and conducting legal sufficiency reviews of Reports of Investigation.
- Provides legal research, interpretation, and advice on EEO-related laws, regulations, cases, and EEOC-issued guidance and identifies their policy and regulatory impact, especially when the matters involve unusual, unique, complex, or potentially controversial issues.
- Evaluates and reports on EEO policies, procedures, data, and systems to develop and implement more efficient and effective approaches towards resolving EEO complaints.
- Develops and presents information and training for employees and supervisors/managers on the EEO process, laws, and application.
- Conducts informal resolution though facilitated discussion during informal and formal processing of EEO complaints and is (or becomes) certified to mediate EEO disputes through DOJ's alternative dispute resolution program in order to serve as a mediator for DOJ-wide mediations of EEO complaints.
- Reviews responses to allegations of settlement breaches and dismissal decisions crafted by DOJ Components for factual and legal accuracy, making appropriate recommendations prior to their issuance.
- Receives, investigates, and drafts decisions on allegations of settlement breaches or spin-off complaints within DOJ OBDs.
- Enters data into the Department's EEO complaint information technology (IT) tracking application for informal and formal complaints.
- Conducts relevant data collection, analysis and report preparation for quarterly and/or annual Notification and Federal Employee Antidiscrimination and Retaliation (No FEAR Act) reports for DOJ.
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.Requirements:Conditions of Employment:
- Must be a U.S. Citizen or National
- Must complete a Background Investigation to include drug testing
- Selective Service Registration is required, as applicable
- May require completion of a two-year trial period.
- Required Qualifications: Applicants must possess a J.D. degree, be an active member of the bar in good standing in any State, territory of the United States, or the District of Columbia, and have at least 3 years post J.D. legal or other relevant experience.
: The preferred candidate will have in-depth knowledge of employment discrimination laws, and Federal EEO statutes and EEOC regulations at 29 C.F.R. § 1614, the Federal EEO complaint process, and alternative dispute resolution policies and practices. The preferred candidate will also demonstrate sound judgment, excellent oral and written communication skills, experience conducting mediation and/or engaging in conflict resolution, experience conducting training in front of audiences, experience working with EEO complaint tracking IT applications, experience with quarterly and/or annual No FEAR Act reporting requirements, familiarity with electronic case processing and records management, including a working knowledge of ADOBE ACROBAT and EXCEL, and a strong work ethic. Also preferred is a candidate with data analytics, data visualization, or statistics experience. Familiarity with the DOJ mission, organizations, statutory obligations, functions, procedures, practices, and priorities are also desirable.Education:
All applicants must possess a J.D. degree. Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited toward qualifications.
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