U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
About the organization
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is the federal agency responsible for enforcing federal laws prohibiting employment discrimination. Working for the EEOC allows you to directly contribute to the agency's mission of advancing civil rights in the American workplace.
As a Paralegal, you will be part of the Legal Unit in the EEOC's Chicago District Office. The Chicago District Office handles litigation in a six-state region in the Midwest, and this Paralegal position may be located in Chicago, Milwaukee, or Minneapolis.
The EEOC's Legal Units are responsible for enforcing the nation's equal employment opportunity laws in federal court. Paralegals support this key function of the EEOC's mission by providing litigation and administrative support to EEOC attorneys.
The paralegal's duties are wide-ranging. They involve interacting with witnesses and aggrieved individuals, including conducting interviews to obtain information relevant to litigation. Paralegals also make logistical arrangements for depositions and trials, and actively participate in trials as a member of the trial team.
Paralegals make heavy use of computer software, for word processing and generation of spreadsheets; utilizing litigation support software such as CaseMap, Relativity, etc., for organizing evidence, analyzing discovery materials, and creating deposition or trial exhibits; and utilizing computer search tools to locate witnesses and aggrieved individuals. Paralegals may also assist with calculating back pay or other damages, utilizing math skills and computer software. You may also be responsible for communicating with vendors, working with process servers, messengers, and copy service businesses, and the filing of court documents.
You must have one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-7 level in the Federal service. Specialized experience is defined as experience which has equipped you with the ability to support a legal team in the pursuit of court litigation though logistical support, analysis and organization of documents and evidence, and legal research and writing skills.
Paralegal certification or graduate education at the master's or equivalent graduate degree or at least 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.B. or J.D., if related to the field of law.
Equivalent combination of education and experience as described above.
You must meet all qualification and eligibility requirements by the closing date of this announcement.
Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
Please see the USAJOBS posting for a complete statement of requirements.
$59,258 - $93,211 (Chicago/Milwaukee); $57,447 - $90,362 (Minneapolis)
Application link above is for certain special categories of applicants, including Peace Corps alumni.
Other members of the public may also apply under a separate posting: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/597428400
Note that in addition to this position, which will be located in Chicago, Milwaukee, or Minneapolis, EEOC Paralegal jobs are also available at a number of other locations around the country. See USAJOBS. Pay varies by location.
Equal Opportunity Employment
The posting employer has certified that this announcement complies with Peace Corps’ Equal Opportunity Employment policy:
The Peace Corps is committed to providing equal opportunity to all employees, Volunteers, and applicants for employment and volunteer service. Peace Corps policy prohibits discrimination and harassment because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age (40 or over), disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, parental status, political affiliation, union membership, genetic information, or history of participation in the Equal Employment Opportunity process, grievance procedure, or any authorized complaint procedure.
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