Talent Acquisition, EEO and Training Officer

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441 4th St. NW
Washington, DC 20001
United States
Organization information
Organization name: 
Office of the Attorney General for the District of Columbia
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Position Description: 

More information about this vacancy can be found at: https://oag.dc.gov/sites/default/files/dc/sites/oag/release_content/atta...

The Office of the Attorney General (OAG) seeks a highly motivated individual to lead its talent acquisition, equal employment opportunity (EEO), and professional development programs. The successful candidate will develop strategies to attract and retain valuable applicants, oversee the process for investigating and resolving complaints of all forms of discrimination, and plan training programs for all OAG employees. MAJOR DUTIES:

Talent Acquisition
* Leads the recruitment process for all job vacancies and works closely with OAG’s division heads to understand their staffing needs, draft vacancy announcements, and identify exceptional candidates.
* Uses a variety of methods to attract high-caliber candidates, including targeted job postings, developing advertising regarding the office, and OAG participation at job fairs and community networking events.
* Directly supervises OAG’s Intern Coordinator and oversees OAG’s year-round college and law school internship program. Assists in the administration of OAG’s prestigious Ruff Fellowship program for recent law school graduates.

Professional Development
* Will lead process to develop a comprehensive strategy for substantive new hire trainings to match best-in-class standards for law offices.
* Oversees and provides thought leadership on OAG’s professional development program. Develops other trainings training programs for OAG attorneys, paralegals, and support staff as needed.
* Directly supervises OAG’s Training Coordinator.

Equal Employment Opportunity
* Serves as OAG’s EEO Officer, overseeing the office’s formal and informal processes for investigating and resolving complaints of all forms of discrimination.
* Assesses the effectiveness of the EEO program. Reviews relevant laws and court decisions, and evaluates their effect on agency EEO policies.


QUALIFICATIONS: A JD degree is preferred but not required. Requirements are a bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university in a relevant field plus a minimum of five years of work-related experience. The applicant may substitute equivalent education and/or experience to exhibit the ability to perform satisfactorily in the position. Applicants must demonstrate the following:

Factor 1: Knowledge of how to manage talent acquisition, EEO, and professional training programs. Experience with recruitment in a legal services organization is preferred, but not required.

Factor 2: The ability to ensure the application of Equal Employment Opportunity requirements.

Factor 3: Basic knowledge of a wide range of relevant laws, such as Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the District of Columbia and Federal Family and Medical Leave Acts, the District of Columbia Human Rights Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act, and the District of Columbia Comprehensive Merit Personnel Act.

Factor 4: Skill in project management, problem solving, and negotiation.

Factor 5: Excellent oral and written communication skills.

To apply: 

HOW TO APPLY: Candidates should e-mail one PDF file to Mrs. L. Dodson, HR Specialist at
(202-724-6632) by 11:59 p.m. EST on October 24, 2017. The file should include a cover letter (must include the announcement number), resume, DC-2000 Employment application, list of three references, and writing sample in e-mail to [email protected].

Equal Opportunity Employer
Submission deadline: 
Wednesday, October 4, 2017