Department of Justice Legal Outreach/Recruitment
July 03, 2012 at 12:37 PM
The application period for the Department of Justice is open! Applicants with disabilities who are interested in experienced attorney positions with the federal government, including within the Department of Justice, are encouraged to use the Bender Consulting Services Registry.
The Department of Justice (“Justice”) is committed to providing persons with disabilities every opportunity to be hired and advanced on the basis of merit. Justice is committed to using all available hiring authorities—including 5 C.F.R. § 213.3102(u) (commonly known as “Schedule A”)—to hire qualified persons with targeted disabilities. In addition, Justice has identified resources that will aid it in its ability to attract qualified candidates with targeted disabilities who have a specific interest in working for the federal government.
One such resource is Bender Consulting Services (Bender). Bender is a company that has been retained by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) to recruit, screen, and direct candidates with disabilities to federal agencies for a variety of positions, including attorney jobs. Bender maintains an electronic registry of potential candidates who have targeted disabilities and have been certified as job-ready. When filling an attorney vacancy, every office within Justice is now required to consult the Bender Registry to identify qualified attorney candidates.
Potential attorney candidates with disabilities interested in getting on the Bender Registry should submit their resume to email@example.com. Information about Bender and the Bender Registry is accessible at www.benderconsult.com. If you have any questions about the Bender Registry please contact the Bender Consulting Services directly.
If you have any questions about the Department of Justice’s outreach initiatives designed to attract qualified individuals with targeted disabilities, please contact our Special Counsel for Disability Resources Allison Nichol at (202) 307-6387 or at Allison.Nichol@usdoj.gov.