Website U.S. Department of Education
The mission of the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) is to ensure equal access to education and promote educational excellence throughout the nation through vigorous enforcement of civil rights. OCR is responsible for enforcing civil rights laws that prohibit discrimination on the bases of race, color and national origin, sex, disability, and age by recipients of federal financial assistance.
The Enforcement Director provides expert policy and legal advice on the agency’s civil rights enforcement program to the Assistant Secretary and Deputy Assistant Secretary and provides direction to Regional Office Directors to ensure that enforcement and compliance efforts are consistent with Department policy and support the mission of the Department. The OCR operates under the jurisdiction of Title VI of the Civil
Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, and the Boy Scouts of America Equal Access Act and their implementing regulations.
The candidate for the position also provides advice to the Assistant Secretary and Deputy Assistant Secretary in the planning of priority issue activities. The incumbent will work directly with the Assistant Secretary and Deputy Assistant Secretary to develop OCR’s Strategic Enforcement
Plan which supports the mission of the agency by setting long and short-term goals and objectives for effective civil rights enforcement and will provide legal direction to the regional offices in the formulation of strategies and plans to accomplish those activities.
The Enforcement Director provides leadership and legal guidance in the enforcement of civil rights in education programs that receive Federal financial assistance, as well as public educational entities regardless of whether they receive Federal financial assistance, including the investigation and resolution of the agency’s annual case load, and proactive compliance activities such as compliance reviews policy/educational outreach and technical assistance activities.
One year probationary period, unless excepted by regulation.
Must be able to obtain and maintain a Public Trust security clearance.
Relocation expenses will NOT be paid.
Financial disclosure statement, OGE-278.
Qualification & Experience:
- This experience should be sufficiently broad in scope and at a major management level in a large or complex organization. The ideal candidate will have experience supervising a large number of employees through subordinate supervisors and have experience hiring, developing, and, evaluating employees. Typically, experience of this nature will have been gained at or above the GS-15 grade level in the Federal service, or its equivalent with state or local government, the private sector, or non-governmental organization
Company: U.S. Department of Education
Vacancy Type: Full Time
Job Location: Atlanta, GA, US
Application Deadline: N/A