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Legal Assistant

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is hiring for the position of Legal Assistant.



  • Duties may include but are not limited to: Provide legal technical assistance to staff attorneys.
  • Track case files, maintain litigation filing systems and monitor the litigation calendar.
  • Responsible for all logistics for staff attorneys with regard to litigation activities.
  • Assist with the preparation of discovery responses and pleadings, and provide critical support functions for preparation for hearings and trials.


  • Requirements
    Conditions of Employment
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or National
  • Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service
  • Suitable for Federal employment, determined by a background investigation
  • May be required to successfully complete a probationary period
  • Must be able to type 40 words per minute.


For the GS-6: You must have at least one (1) year of specialized experience comparable to the GS-5 grade level in the federal service. Specialized experience includes performing administrative and legal support functions, such as maintaining case files, documents and correspondence and providing routine guidance and information to staff, complainants, and/or their representatives on cases.

Applicants must meet all eligibility requirements within 30 days of the closing date specified in the vacancy 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.


This job does not have an education qualification requirement.


Additional information
Relocation expenses will not be paid.

This is a bargaining unit position: National Council of EEOC Locals, No. 216 Representing BUS code 1125

To ensure compliance with an applicable preliminary nationwide injunction, which may be supplemented, modified, or vacated, depending on the course of ongoing litigation, the Federal Government will take no action to implement or enforce the COVID-19 vaccination requirement pursuant to Executive Order 14043 on Requiring Coronavirus Disease 2019 Vaccination for Federal Employees.

You will be expected to report to the duty station listed on this announcement.

This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional similar vacancies across EEOC.

If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document that you do not have in electronic form, please refer to the agency contact information.

If you are a veteran and you are claiming 5-point veterans’ preference, you must submit a copy of your DD-214 or other proof of eligibility.
If you are a veteran and you are claiming 10-point veterans’ preference, you must also submit an SF-15, “Application for 10-Point Veterans’ Preference” plus the proof required by that form. For more information on veterans’ preference (see

Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see:

All employees of the Federal government are subject to the conflict of interest statutes and regulations including the Standards of Ethical Conduct that govern activities with outside organizations and reporting financial holdings. This position may require the incumbent to complete a confidential financial disclosure report within 30 days of appointment.

The United States Government does not discriminate in employment based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, age, membership in an employee organization, or other non-merit factor.

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