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Entry Level Attorney

Entry Level Attorney

Notification of Entry Level Attorney Vacancies:

The U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) is currently soliciting resumes to fill various entry-level Attorney vacancies.

OCR accepts resumes from eligible individuals who may be considered for a noncompetitive appointment to an Attorney position via the following excepted hiring authorities: 1) Schedule A Persons with Disabilities appointments (5 C.F.R. § 213.3102(u)); 2) Veterans’ Recruitment Appointments; 3) Excepted Hiring Authority for Attorneys (5 C.F.R. § 213.3102(d)); and 4) Former Peace Corps and AmeriCorps Appointees (22 U.S.C. § 2506), respectively.

OCR’s current entry-level attorney openings are for General Attorney, GS-0905-11 (Full Promotion Potential GS-905-13) Remote-Eligible positions within the regional enforcement offices. OCR’s regional enforcement offices that are currently seeking to fill entry-level General Attorney vacancies are located in Boston, MA; New York, NY; Philadelphia, PA; Atlanta, GA; Chicago, IL; Cleveland, OH; Dallas, TX; Kansas City, MO; Denver, CO, San Francisco, CA, Seattle, WA; and Washington, DC. The General Attorneys make civil rights compliance determinations and ensure that complaints and proactive enforcement activities are processed in accordance with regulations, policies, and case law and conform to established case-processing procedures.

The grade level qualifications for OCR attorney positions are outlined in the attachment. Interested and qualified applicants should submit their resume and optional cover letter to for this position by June 21st, 2024 Selected candidates will have a report no later than September 23, 2024. New employees to the federal government will only be considered for the GS-905-11/Step 1.

Interested persons should indicate the position and OCR regional enforcement office from among the regional office locations listed above for which they want to be considered, and their veteran’s status, if applicable, within the optional cover letter or body of the email.


OCR will keep resumes on file for 365 days following the date of receipt. Applicants will be contacted to confirm their continued interest as vacancies occur. If contacted for an interview, a writing sample, official transcript, and a list of references will be required during later stages in the selection process.

Attorney vacancies are also announced via, the Federal government’s official employment site. Candidates are encouraged to routinely check USAJobs for current OCR vacancy announcements. Please share this announcement with other organizations and individuals who may be interested in employment with OCR.

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Job Type : Full-Time

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