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DOJ Opportunity: Civil Rights Housing
The following is an attorney vacancy announcement for the U.S. Department of Justice. We are hoping you can assist our outreach efforts by sharing this vacancy announcement with interested colleagues, associates and law school alumni. Additionally, we would like to continue sending attorney vacancy announcements to you periodically. I appreciate your assistance in our recruitment outreach efforts.
Kirsten Gettys Downs
Special Counsel, Lateral Attorney Recruitment Program
Office of Attorney Personnel Management
U.S. Department of Justice
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
CIVIL RIGHTS DIVISION / HOUSING AND CIVIL ENFORCEMENT
TRIAL ATTORNEYS / GS-12 to GS-15
The Civil Rights Division, U.S. Department of Justice is seeking several experienced attorneys to serve in the Housing and Civil Enforcement Section, located in Washington, D.C.
The Housing Section enforces the federal statutes prohibiting discrimination in housing, credit, and public accommodations, including the Fair Housing Amendments Act of 1988 and the Equal Credit Opportunity Act. The Section has sought to create an enforcement presence in all areas of the country and has pursued discrimination cases against a wide variety of defendants. In recent years, the Section has embarked on an ambitious program of the investigation of and litigation against lending institutions for violations of the Fair Housing Act and the Equal Credit Opportunity Act through racial discrimination in mortgage, consumer and business lending. The Section has also implemented a nationwide fair housing testing program aimed at uncovering discrimination which has resulted in numerous federal court cases.
Applicants must possess a J.D. degree, be an active member of the bar (any jurisdiction), and have at least one year of post-J.D. experience. Federal court litigation experience and a demonstrated interest in civil rights are desirable. Applicants must submit a resume, writing sample, and cover letter highlighting relevant experience to:
U.S. Department of Justice
Housing and Civil Enforcement Section
Civil Rights Division
P.O. Box 65998
Washington, D.C. 20035-5998
Attention: Trial Attorney Vacancies, GS-12/15
No telephone calls please. These positions are open until filled, but applications must be submitted by February 29, 2000. Current salary and years of experience will determine the appropriate salary level from the GS-12 to GS-15 ($51,204 to $110,02 range.
The U.S. Department of Justice is an Equal Opportunity/Reasonable Accommodation Employer. It is the policy of the U.S. Department of Justice to achieve a drug-free workplace and the person selected for this position will be required to pass a drug test to screen for illegal drug use prior to final appointment. Employment is also contingent upon the satisfactory completion of a background investigation adjudicated by the Department of Justice.
The Department of Justice welcomes and encourages applications from persons with physical and mental disabilities and will reasonably accommodate the needs of those persons. The Department is firmly committed to satisfying its affirmative obligations under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, to ensure that persons with disabilities have every opportunity to be hired and advanced.
This and other selected legal position announcements can also be found on the Internet at: http://www.usdoj.gov/careers/oapm.
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