Attorney-Advisor for Earthjustice in Washington, DC

Tuesday, March 09, 2021 12:15 PM | Nakia Ruffin (Administrator)

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Job Title: Attorney-Advisor
Job Location: Washington, DC
Job Type: Full-time
Compensation: GS 14 - 15
Job Category Attorney
Job Description: Providing legal counsel to federal civil rights offices; investigating complaints of discrimination, including conducting site visits and interviews; conducting legal and factual research; developing legal arguments and drafting memoranda on substantive legal and policy issues; preparing requests for information; monitoring, and enforcing agreements to ensure compliance by responding parties; drafting and editing settlement proposals; participating in settlement negotiations and mediation on behalf of the Division; reviewing and recommending opportunities for amicus participation or intervention; reviewing and contributing to appellate memoranda; analyzing and preparing proposals and recommendations on a variety of legal, policy, regulatory, and legislative documents and guidance; responding to policy inquiries, letters, memoranda, testimony, and other written materials; participating in focused areas of litigation; making public appearances and conducting outreach to educate constituents and stakeholders about the laws that FCS enforces; training federal agency staff on investigations and legal principles, and providing technical assistance on aspects of compliance with those laws.
Job Requirements: Applicants must possess a J.D. from an American Bar Association accredited law school, be an active member of the bar in good standing (any jurisdiction), and possess a minimum of 2.5 or 4 years of post-professional law degree experience commensurate to the grade level of eligibility as shown below. Applicants also must have strong, demonstrated qualifications in the following areas: academic achievement; substantive knowledge and expertise in the laws, rules and regulations applicable to the work of the section or substantially similar laws, rules and regulations; outstanding written and oral communication skills; the ability to analyze complex issues; skill and experience working collaboratively and productively with others; organizational skills; professional judgment; initiative; and the ability to excel in a fast-paced, demanding environment. In addition, applicants must have outstanding professional references.
Further requirements: see posting
How to Apply Online applications only, see
Closing Date Mar 25, 2021

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