Nightingale, Noel Noel.Nightingale at ed.gov
Tue Mar 27 19:28:43 UTC 2012

Closes this Friday.
From: The Disability Discussion Docket (3D) - Official e-mail list of the Commission on Disability Right [mailto:3D at MAIL.AMERICANBAR.ORG] On Behalf Of Phelan, William
Sent: Tuesday, March 20, 2012 4:43 AM

Two attorney positions at DOJ in DC.

William J. Phelan, IV, Esq.
Special Projects and Technology Coordinator
  Commission on Disability Rights
American Bar Association

william.phelan at americanbar.org<mailto:william.phelan at americanbar.org>

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From: Parker, Richard L. (JMD) [mailto:Richard.L.Parker2 at usdoj.gov]
Sent: Friday, March 16, 2012 10:32 AM
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Cc: Nichol, Allison (CRT); Ruisanchez, Alberto (CRT); Turner, Diane (CRT)

As Special Counsel on Diversity Recruitment and Outreach for the United States Department of Justice, I would like to share with you and ask you to disseminate the following vacancy announcement for the position of trial attorney for Olmstead enforcement in our Civil Rights Division's Disability Rights Section located in Washington, D.C..
Justice seeks to attract, retain, and promote individuals of exceptional ability and talent from all walks of life. The work environment and atmosphere is open, diverse, collegial, and inclusive. There are active affinity groups for African-American; Asian-American; Hispanic; lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT); and Native American employees, which are open to all DOJ employees regardless of background. Justice fosters a work environment where people of all backgrounds and experiences may reach their full potential.
Thank you for your help in disseminating this vacancy announcement.  This and other attorney vacancy announcements can be found at: http://www.justice.gov/careers/legal/attvacancies.html.


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About the Office: The U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division<http://www.justice.gov/crt/index.php> is seeking experienced attorneys for the position of Trial Attorney for Olmstead enforcement in the Disability Rights Section<http://www.justice.gov/crt/about/drs/> located in Washington, D.C. The Division is primarily responsible for enforcing federal statutes, regulations and executive orders that prohibit, among other things, unlawful discrimination in voting, education, employment, housing, police services, public accommodations and facilities, and federally funded and conducted programs. The Section enforces statutes that prohibit discrimination on the basis of disability. These statutes include the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the ADA Amendments Act, the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Genetic Information Non-Discrimination Act, and portions of the Help America Vote Act, the Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act, and Executive Order 12250. The Section has enforcement, certification, regulatory, coordination, and technical assistance responsibilities.
Who May Apply: Applications are being accepted from all qualified candidates.
Number of Opportunities: 2
Application Period: Applications are being accepted from March 9, 2012 through 11:59 PM, March 30, 2012.
Responsibilities and Opportunity Offered: Trial Attorneys in the Section enjoy a diverse practice throughout the country and are responsible for conducting complex pattern and practice investigations (negotiations and occasionally litigation of civil claims) under these statutes. The work primarily involves practice before federal district courts. Trial Attorneys are responsible for screening and developing new matters, and conducting investigations and litigation addressing all aspects of the Section's enforcement duties. Specifically, the core duties and responsibilities are to gather facts through a variety of sources, develop investigations, interview witnesses, conduct case law research, analyze data and evidence with major responsibility for electronic discovery, draft written recommendations for investigation and/or other specific enforcement action, litigate (including all pre-trial and litigation motions practice and discovery actions, including electronic discovery), and negotiate and monitor settlement agreements and consent decrees. As Trial Attorneys for Olmstead enforcement, the incumbents will be responsible for litigating to enforce civil rights for persons with disabilities residing in, or at risk of placement into, nursing homes, health care facilities, and large institutions under the ADA and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. Duties include, but are not limited to: (1) conducting investigations, litigation, and negotiations regarding the Division's active Olmstead enforcement program; (2) working with senior managers to develop and establish policies, strategies and priorities for Olmstead enforcement; (3) working with team members to coordinate with other federal agencies to develop strategies for effective and efficient data sharing and case referrals; and (4) conducting selected outreach and training presentations.
Required Qualifications: Applicants must possess a J.D. degree, be an active member of the bar in good standing (any jurisdiction), and have a minimum of two and one-half years of post-J.D. experience. Applicants must possess outstanding writing, editing, oral advocacy and organizational skills, solid research skills, and the ability to work cooperatively on a litigation team. Applicants must also be able to excel in a fast-paced, highly demanding environment. In addition, applicants must have knowledge and professional experience related to the ADA, the Rehabilitation Act, the Medicaid Act, and implementing regulations for those statutes.
Preferred Qualifications: Given the nature and volume of this work, the following qualifications are preferred: (1) knowledge of state or local government systems for administering the Medicaid Act; (2) demonstrated commitment to public service and/or civil rights; (3) demonstrated skill in negotiation; and (4) significant litigation experience, including with complex electronic discovery.
Salary Information: Current salary and years of specialized experience will determine the appropriate salary level within the GS-14 ($105,211 through $136,771.00 per annum). Final selection for these positions will be subject to budgetary funding constraints.
Location: Washington, D.C.
Relocation Expenses: Relocation expenses are not authorized.
Travel: The position requires extended hours and may require some travel.
Submission Process and Deadline Date: To apply, please submit a resume, cover letter and a writing sample (a brief or comparable analytic legal exposition that is your work product) by one of the two following means:
Diane Turner
Email: crd.attyvacancies at usdoj.gov<mailto:crd.attyvacancies at usdoj.gov> or Fax: 202-514-6603
No telephone calls please.
Internet Sites: This and other attorney vacancy announcements can be found at http://www.justice.gov/careers/legal/attvacancies.html.
For more information about the Civil Rights Division, visit the Civil Rights Division's<http://www.justice.gov/crt/index.php> web page.
Department Policies: The U.S. Department of Justice is an Equal Opportunity/Reasonable Accommodation Employer. Except where otherwise provided by law, there will be no discrimination because of color, race, religion, national origin, political affiliation, marital status, disability (physical or mental), age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as a parent, membership or non-membership in an employee organization, on the basis of personal favoritism, or any non merit factor. The Department of Justice welcomes and encourages applications from persons with physical and mental disabilities. 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 on the basis of merit within the Department of Justice. This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the agency. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.
It is the policy of the Department to achieve a drug-free workplace and persons selected for employment will be required to pass a drug test which screens for illegal drug use prior to final appointment. Employment is also contingent upon the completion and satisfactory adjudication of a background investigation. Only U.S. citizens are eligible for employment with the Executive Office for Immigration Review and the United States Attorneys' Offices. Unless otherwise indicated in a particular job advertisement, non-U.S. citizens may apply for employment with other organizations, but should be advised that appointments of non-U.S. citizens are extremely rare; such appointments would be possible only if necessary to accomplish the Department's mission and would be subject to strict security requirements. Applicants who hold dual citizenship in the U.S. and another country will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
There is no formal rating system for applying veterans' preference to attorney appointments in the excepted service; however, the Department of Justice considers veterans' preference eligibility as a positive factor in attorney hiring. Applicants eligible for veterans' preference must include that information in their cover letter or resume and attach supporting documentation (e.g., the DD 214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty and other supporting documentation) to their submissions. Although the "point" system is not used, per se, applicants eligible to claim 10-point preference must submit Standard Form (SF) 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference, and submit the supporting documentation required for the specific type of preference claimed (visit the OPM website, www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/SF15.pdf<http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/SF15.pdf> for a copy of SF 15, which lists the types of 10-point preferences and the required supporting documents). Applicants should note that SF 15 requires supporting documentation associated with service-connected disabilities or receipt of nonservice-connected disability pensions to be dated 1991 or later except in the case of service members submitting official statements or retirement orders from a branch of the Armed Forces showing that his or her retirement was due to a permanent service-connected disability or that he/she was transferred to the permanent disability retired list (the statement or retirement orders must indicate that the disability is 10% or more).
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The Department of Justice cannot control further dissemination and/or posting of information contained in this vacancy announcement. Such posting and/or dissemination are not an endorsement by the Department of the organization or group disseminating and/or posting the information.

Richard L. Parker
Special Counsel on
Diversity Recruitment and Outreach
United States Department of Justice
450 Fifth Street, NW, Suite 10200
Washington, DC  20530
Phone:  (202) 514-8912
Fax: (202) 514-0713
Email:  Richard.L.Parker2 at usdoj.gov<mailto:Richard.L.Parker2 at usdoj.gov>

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