ACB Job Connection

Updated 4-16-2018

 
Welcome to the Job Connection of the American Council of the Blind. Nationwide job announcements received are listed here under a variety of categories. When available, a link is provided which will take you directly to an employer's web site.  Please note that ACB cannot always guarantee that a position will still be open at the time you contact the employer. We wish all job seekers the best of luck and hope this service will be of use.
 
Job announcements will remain posted up to 30 days.
 

Job Title: Law Student Volunteer, Fall 2018

Job Location: York, PA
 
About the Office: 
The jurisdiction of the United States Immigration Courts includes all matters brought before the Court by the Department of Homeland Security. The immigration judges preside over formal immigration hearings to determine whether aliens are deportable, excludable, inadmissible, or removable from the United States. In addition, the judges have jurisdiction to consider applications for various forms of discretionary and mandatory relief, including various waivers, adjustment of status, cancellation of removal, asylum, withholding of removal, and protection under the U.N. Convention Against Torture. For further information about the York Immigration Court, please visit https://www.justice.gov/eoir/york-immigration-court.
 
Job Description: 
The internship position will entail in-depth research and analysis of legal issues, as well as, preparation of legal memoranda and draft decisions that will be taken under advisement by an immigration judge. The intern can expect to complete assignments that may later be used as writing samples. In addition, the intern will be able to observe all matters brought before the Court. Although the internship is unpaid, academic credit may be obtained with the permission of the intern's law school. For paid internships, post-law school employment jobs, and clerkship opportunities, please visit www.usdoj.gov/oarm.
 
Qualifications: 
Applicants should demonstrate a strong background and/or interest in immigration law. Applicants should also exhibit strong legal writing and reasoning skills. Applicants must have completed their first year of law school and are required to be United States citizens. Selected candidates must pass a background security check conducted by the Department of Justice.
 
Salary: 
Uncompensated (volunteer). Interns may be able to receive course credit through their law school, depending on the school's requirements.
 
Application Process: 
Fall 2018 internship applications are due by April 27, 2018 and will be considered on a rolling basis. Interested students should submit a cover letter, resume, unofficial transcript, and a 5- to 10-page writing sample in a single PDF to Brooke McGee, Judicial Law Clerk at Brooke.K.McGee@usdoj.gov.
 
Number of Positions: 
1-2
 

Job Title: Law Student Volunteer, Academic Year

Job Location: Nashville, TN
USAO Middle District of Tennessee
Law Student Volunteer, Academic Year
110 9th Avenue South, Suite A-961
Nashville, TN 37203
 
About the Office:
The United States Attorney's Office for the Middle District of Tennessee is charged with the primary responsibility for prosecuting all federal crimes from acts of terrorism to public corruption, white-collar crime, organized crime and gang activities, internet-related crimes, online child exploitation, and many other criminal acts. Through its Civil Division, the Office is charged with defending agencies of the United States, enforcing regulatory agencies' authority, and recovering funds from violators of U.S. criminal, regulatory, and civil laws.
 
Job Description:
Legal interns will be responsible for researching legal issues and writing responses in pending cases, jury instructions, and appellate briefs. Interns also will work with attorneys in responding to discovery, interviewing witnesses, assembling exhibits for trial, and negotiating settlements. Legal Interns are not assigned to a specific unit but rather receive assignments from throughout the office. Legal interns will be paired with an attorney mentor and participate in numerous optional field trips and roundtable discussions. All interns are encouraged to observe court proceedings as time permits.  Please see https://www.justice.gov/usao-mdtn/legal-intern-program for more information.
 
Internship Location:  Nashville, TN
Minimum Weeks Required:  10 weeks during summer
12 hours/week for minimum of 14 weeks during the semester
Web Site:  http://www.justice.gov/usao/tnm/
 
Qualifications:
Second- and third-year law students, who currently are enrolled in law school. Must be a U.S. citizen. A background check is required due to the sensitive nature of the work performed by the United States Attorney's Office.
 
Salary:
Uncompensated. School credit as determined by the student’s law school.
 
Travel:
Not Applicable
 
Application Process:
Cover letter, resume, transcript, legal writing sample, and an e-mail address and telephone number where a student may be reached during the day.  For more specific details of how to submit your application and deadlines, please visit https://www.justice.gov/usao-mdtn/legal-intern-program.
U.S. Attorney's Office
Middle District of Tennessee
110 Ninth Avenue South, Suite A961
Nashville, TN 37203
ATTN:  Internship Coordinator
Telephone: (615) 736-5151
Email: Carrie.Daughtrey@usdoj.gov
 
Application Deadlines: 
https://www.justice.gov/usao-mdtn/legal-intern-program for specific/updated deadlines
    Mid-January for Summer Program (May - August)
    May 1st for Fall Program (August - December)
    October 1st for Spring Program (January - May)
 
Number of Positions:
Summer/Semester: maximum of 8
 

Job Title: Ethics Attorney

Job Location: Washington, DC
Justice Management Division (JMD)
Departmental Ethics Office
Attorney
2 Consitution Square
145 N Street, NE
Washington, DC 20530
 
About the Office:
The incumbent serves in the Departmental Ethics Office (DEO) in the Justice Management Division (JMD). DEO administers the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) ethics program for the Assistant Attorney General for Administration, who serves as the Department's Designated Agency Ethics Official (DAEO). Among other responsibilities, the DEO staff members provide advice and guidance to Department leadership, career employees, and managers on the interpretation and application of the ethics rules and Standards of Conduct governing Federal employees. DEO also provides oversight of the ethics, financial disclosure, and Standards of Conduct training programs at DOJ's components, including the FBI, Bureau of Prisons, the U.S. Attorneys’ Offices, and the U.S. Marshals Service.
 
Job Description:
This is a GS-14 or GS-15 position that offers an opportunity to take on a leadership role in managing a Cabinet-level agency's ethics program. The incumbent serves as an Ethics Attorney in DEO, and advises senior leadership, managers, and staff in the Justice Management Division, on the application of ethics laws and regulations. The position requires in-depth knowledge of Federal ethics laws and regulations. The incumbent assists Deputy DAEOs in the Department's components on matters relating to the Federal ethics program. The incumbent reviews public financial disclosure reports using OGE's Integrity system, advises filers and prospective Presidential nominees on conflicts of interest, and assists them in completing their reports in compliance with all requirements. The incumbent participates in management reviews of the component ethics programs, identifies areas for improvement, and recommends corrective action to meet internal and external program requirements. The incumbent supports efforts to improve tracking and records management of ethics advice and financial disclosure in accordance with Federal standards. The incumbent develops and delivers training on the practical application of the laws, regulations, and policies that govern the conduct of Government employees. The incumbent communicates with ethics officials in the U.S. Office of Government Ethics (OGE), U.S. Office of Special Counsel, and other Executive Branch departments and agencies to address issues related to Department’s ethics program.
 
Qualifications:
Applicants must possess a J.D. or LL.B. degree and be an active member of the bar in good standing (any jurisdiction) and must have at least two or more years of post J.D./LL.B. experience as an ethics attorney in an Executive Branch office responsible for an agency or component ethics program. While job duties need not have been exclusively related to ethics, at least 50% of work time must have been dedicated to ethics program duties. Ethics experience must have included advising on Federal ethics statutes and regulations, administering financial disclosure requirements, and conducting ethics training for agency or component employees.
 
To qualify at the GS-14 level, applicants must have two (2) or more years of post-J.D. Federal executive branch ethics experience, one of which was equivalent to the GS-13 grade level.
 
To qualify at the GS-15 level, applicants must have three (3) or more years of post-J.D. Federal executive branch ethics experience, two of which were equivalent to the GS-14 grade level.
 
Federal executive branch ethics experience includes: independently performing legal analysis and composing memoranda or other documents on Federal ethics issues; providing legal advice to senior officials, managers, and employees on Federal ethics statutes and regulations; experience in administering Federal financial disclosure requirements; training Federal employees on the Standards of Conduct, ethics requirements, or related issues.
 
Salary:
GS-14 ($114,590-$148,967); GS-15 ($134,789-$164,200).
 
Travel:
Infrequent domestic travel may be required.
 
Application Process:
To apply for this position, applicants must provide a complete application package, which includes the questionnaire and the required documents indicated below. The application package must be received by 11:59 p.m.  Eastern time, on May 4, 2018. Email the complete application to: joseph.w.tirrell@usdoj.gov – Subject line should read “Application for Ethics Attorney Vacancy with Departmental Ethics Office.”
 
A complete application package must include:
1. Cover Letter – Applicants should highlight their background and interest in the Department.
2. Résumé - Applicants are encouraged to ensure work experiences clearly shows the possession of knowledge of the subject matter pertinent to the position and the technical skills to successfully perform the duties of the position. Resume must also support the responses provided to the questionnaire.
3.  Questionnaire - Six questions are listed at the end of the announcement. Please copy the questions along with your answers and any elaborating information. Make sure that your resume supports all of your questionnaire responses. Provide this information as a separate attachment to your resume, and include your name on every page.
4.  Current Performance Appraisal (or similar review of performance).
 
QUESTIONNAIRE
All answers to the following questions must be supported by the experience and specific examples listed in your resume.
 
1.  What is your experience level working in a position responsible for an executive branch agency ethics program? [Experience must include the personal input and/or drafting of ethics opinions, developing or utilizing ethics tracking or correspondence databases, participating in creating ethics training programs, or involvement with the nomination of political appointees and other matters. Experience must have been greater than 50% of work-time focused on ethics program issues, for those offices where attorneys may handle ethics in addition to procurement, employment, or other related programs.]

  1. I have served as an attorney with an ethics function that reports to the office responsible for the ethics program for less than 2 years.
  2. I have served as an attorney with an ethics function that reports to the office responsible for the ethics program for between 2 and 3 years.
  3. I have served as an attorney with an ethics functions that reports to the office responsible for the ethics program for more than 3 years.

 
3.  Select the responses that reflect written products you have prepared. List all the answers that apply.

  1. Research reports, with citations, on legal, regulatory or policy issues relating to ethics.
  2. Counseling memoranda, recusals, and waivers to document compliance with ethics requirements.
  3. Draft opinions on ethical conduct issues.
  4. Fact sheets, fliers, Frequently Asked Questions and Answers or other informational documents for employees regarding ethics, standards of conduct, or other related issues.
  5. Correspondence or memoranda providing general information on ethics requirements.
  6. Correspondence or memoranda explaining ethics laws and policies applicable to specific situations.
  7. Statistical reports and analyses of ethics program requirements.
  8. None of the above.

 
4.  What is your experience level as an attorney reviewing and requiring corrective action on OGE- 278 public financial disclosure reports using the Integrity e-filing system administered by the Office of Government Ethics (OGE)?

  1. I have no experience as an attorney reviewing and requiring corrective action concerning required public financial disclosure reports using the Integrity e-filing system.
  2. I have at least 1 filing cycle's experience as an attorney personally reviewing and suggesting corrective action on public financial disclosure reports using the Integrity e-filing system.
  3. I have at least 2 filing cycles' experience as an attorney personally reviewing and suggesting corrective action on public financial disclosure reports using the Integrity e-filing system.
  4. I have at least 2 filing cycles' experience as an attorney personally reviewing and suggesting corrective action on public financial disclosure reports using the Integrity e-filing system, and I have been the program manager or lead responsible for supervising or tracking my agencies or offices reports during at least 1 filing cycle.

 
5.  Select the responses that reflect your experience developing state-of-the-art training products on ethics laws. List all the answers that apply.

  1. I have assisted in identifying training topics and needs.
  2. I have identified effective ways of presenting needed training.
  3. I have developed training materials for live and web-based courses including scripts, photographs, artwork, and other supporting materials.
  4. I have developed or assisted in developing complete ethics briefing presentations for employees using state-of-the-art technologies.
  5. None of the above.

 
6.  What level is your experience presenting in-person training sessions? [This experience would include as a solo presenter or as part of a group or panel.]

  1. I have no experience as an attorney creating or delivering in-person or interactive Federal ethics training that was used by my agency.
  2. I have created interactive or on-line Federal ethics training that was used by my agency.
  3. I have delivered in-person Federal ethics training.
  4. I have done both B and C.

 
Application Deadline:
May 4, 2018
 
Relocation Expenses:
Relocation expenses are not authorized.
 
Number of Positions:
1
 

Job Title: Law Student Volunteer, Fall 2018

Job Location: Washington, DC
Office of Immigration Litigation - Appellate Section
Law Student Volunteer, Academic Year
450 5th St. NW
Washington, DC 20001
 
About the Office:
The United States Department of Justice, Office of Immigration Litigation, Appellate Section (OIL) is currently hiring volunteer legal interns for the fall of 2018.  OIL attorneys litigate immigration cases on behalf of the United States Government in the federal courts of appeals nationwide. These cases involve challenging issues relating to whether an individual is removable from the United States, and they often contain questions of constitutional law, statutory interpretation, and criminal law.  OIL attorneys write briefs, appear for oral argument, and coordinate with other branches of the federal government to ensure a uniform application of the immigration laws. OIL employs approximately 250 attorneys and 60 support staff.
 
Job Description:
Internships at OIL are highly sought after because of the responsibility and experience they offer.  Under the guidance of attorney-mentors, interns research and write briefs for submission to the federal courts of appeals.  Interns also practice their oral argument skills by mooting one of their cases before a panel of experienced attorneys.  In addition, interns are given the opportunity to attend various trainings, tours, and networking events.  Finally, interns regularly attend meetings where OIL’s leaders decide whether to seek further review in cases decided adversely to the government.
 
Qualifications:
Applicants must have completed one year of law school by the start date of the internship, have a GPA of 3.0 or higher, be a U.S. citizen, and be able to pass a background check.  Applicants must commit to working 10 weeks for 20 hours per week.
 
Salary:
This position is unpaid, but we offer a transit subsidy, and we will work with law schools to ensure students receive academic credits for their work.
 
Travel:
None
 
Application Process:
Applicants should email a cover letter, resume, law school transcript, and 5- to 10-page writing sample to andrew.brinkman@usdoj.gov.  Please consolidate the materials into a single PDF document.
 
Application Deadline:
May 13, 2018
 
Relocation Expenses:
None
 
Number of Positions:
5-10
 

Job Title: Law Student Volunteer, Fall 2018

Job Location: Dallas, TX
Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR)
1100 Commerce Street
Suite 1060
Dallas, TX 75242
 
About the Office:
The United States Department of Justice, Executive Office for Immigration Review, Dallas Immigration Court, seeks volunteer law student interns for Fall 2018.  Positions are available at the Dallas Immigration Court in downtown Dallas, Texas.  The Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) is a branch of the United States Department of Justice and its mission is to “adjudicate immigration cases by fairly, expeditiously, and uniformly interpreting and administering the Nation's immigration laws.”
The six Immigration Judges at the Dallas Immigration Court preside over administrative hearings to determine whether noncitizens are deportable, excludable, inadmissible or removable from the United States as charged by the Department of Homeland Security. In addition, the judges have jurisdiction to consider applications for various forms of discretionary and mandatory relief, including various waivers, adjustment of status, cancellation of removal, asylum, withholding of removal, and protection under the United Nations Convention Against Torture.
 
Job Description:
This internship offers an excellent opportunity to develop research and writing skills as well as an understanding of immigration law and procedure as it relates to removal and deportation issues. The intern will become familiar with the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA), the Code of Federal Regulations, and immigration case law set forth by the Board of Immigration Appeals, the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, and the U.S. Supreme Court.
 
Interns will be expected to perform in-depth research and analysis of legal issues and to draft decisions, motions, and legal memoranda that will be taken under advisement by an Immigration Judge (these are often later used as writing samples).  In addition, interns will observe a variety of matters brought before the Court.  Interns will work under the supervision of the Court's Attorney Advisors but will regularly interact with the individual judges.  Although the internship is unpaid, academic credit may be obtained with the permission of the intern's law school.
 
Qualifications:
1L (second semester), 2L, and 3L law students are encouraged to apply.
Law students must be United States citizens and must have resided in the United States (or worked for the United States overseas in a federal or military capacity) for at least three of the past five years to be eligible to apply.
 
Strong legal research and writing skills are required.
 
Prior knowledge of immigration law is not required but highly recommended.
 
Interns are expected to commit to 10-20 hours per week. Schedule flexibility available.
 
Salary:
Volunteer (uncompensated). Course credit and externship opportunities are available depending on school requirements.
 
Travel:
N/A
 
Application Process:
Applicants should submit a PDF VERSION of a (1) cover letter, (2) resume, (3) current unofficial law school transcript(s), and (4) Legal writing sample 5-10 pages in length, via email, to dallasintern@usdoj.gov. Selected candidates must pass a background security check, including a credit check, conducted by the United States Department of Justice. As background checks take up to ten weeks to complete, APPLICATIONS FOR FALL 2018 INTERNSHIPS ARE DUE MAY 15, 2018.  However, applications are considered on a rolling basis, and a final determination may be made before this date.
 
The cover letter should be addressed as follows:
Mohamad Zaben, Attorney Advisor
Dallas Immigration Court
Executive Office for Immigration Review
U.S. Department of Justice
1100 Commerce Street, Suite 1060
Dallas, TX 75242
(214) 767-1814
 
Application Deadline:
May 15, 2018
 

Job Title: Law Student Volunteer, Fall 2018

Job Location: Albuquerque, NM
USAO District of New Mexico
Law Student Volunteer, Academic Year
201 Third Street, N.W. Suite 900
Albuquerque, NM 87102
 
About the Office:
The USAO for the District of New Mexico is charged with the primary responsibility for prosecuting all federal crimes from acts of terrorism to public corruption, white-collar crime, organized crime and gang activities, internet-related crimes, and many other criminal acts. Through its Civil Division, the Office is charged with defending agencies of the United States, enforcing regulatory agencies’ authority, and recovering funds from violators of U.S. criminal, regulatory, and civil laws. The criminal side of the Office is broken into several divisions and units, including immigration, white-collar crime, narcotics, violent crimes, and appeals.
 
Job Description:
Typical assignments include assisting with all facets of case preparation, such as: researching legal issues, drafting/writing motions and responses and various pleadings, providing trial support to AUSAs, interviewing witnesses, and assembling exhibits for trial.
 
Internship Locations: Albuquerque (4); Las Cruces (2)
Minimum Weeks Required: 10
Web Site: http://www.justice.gov/usao/nm
 
Qualifications:
First-year (second semester), second- and third-year law students. Must be a U.S. citizen and will be subject to a background investigation due to the sensitive nature of the work performed by the office.
 
Salary:
Work-study credit possible.
 
Application Process:
Cover letter, resume, official law school transcript, legal writing sample, date when available, and telephone number(s) where student can be reached in the day and evening.
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of New Mexico
Human Resources Office
201 Third Street, N.W. Suite 900
Albuquerque, NM 87102
ATTN: Jami Beaudet
Telephone: (505) 224-1526
Fax: (505) 346-7279
 
Application Deadline:
May 15, 2018
 
Number of Positions:
6
 

Job Title: Law Student Volunteer, Fall 2018

Job Location: Des Moines, IA
USAO Southern District of Iowa
Law Student Volunteer, Academic Year
110 East Court Ave
Des Moines, IA 50309
5-SDIA-18
 
About the Office:
The U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of Iowa contains a Civil and Criminal Division. The Criminal Division prosecutes violations of federal criminal law — types of cases include, but are not limited to: mail, wire, tax and securities fraud; environmental crimes; firearm crimes; bank robbery; drug crimes; Internet predators; etc. The Civil Division attorneys act as defense counsel for government agencies and employees. Types of civil cases handled include, but are not limited to: discrimination (race, sex, age, disability, religion); bankruptcy; immigration; Federal Tort Claims Act; etc. Civil Division attorneys also act as plaintiff's counsel in areas, which include, but are not limited to: Medicaid and Medicare fraud; the False Claims Act; and any other cases in which the United States has been injured financially or where injunctive relief is needed.
Office Website: http://www.justice.gov/usao-sdia
 
Job Description:
Assignments include, but are not limited to, assisting attorneys with legal research; writing pleadings; trial preparation; and drafting responsive motions, dispositive motions, memoranda of law, and appellate briefs. The law student volunteers will become familiar with the Federal Rules of Civil and Criminal Procedure, the Federal Rules of Evidence, the local rules of practice for the United States District Court, and the local and Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure. In addition, they may attend witness interviews, meetings with investigative agents, and accompany the attorneys to observe court proceedings in cases on which they have worked or in cases of general interest in the office. Law students who qualify to practice under the district court's student practice rules may also be assigned to handle motion hearings. Our goal is to introduce law students to the federal legal system and to help them develop their practical legal skills.
 
Qualifications:
Law students with strong legal research, analysis, and writing skills. U.S. citizenship required. Ability to volunteer 16-40 hours a week is required. Due to the sensitive nature of the work performed by the office, candidates invited to interview will be expected to consent to a credit check; all offers to candidates are conditioned upon the successful completion of a required background check which requires disclosure of any drug use, law enforcement and employment records, and financial credit information.
 
Salary:
Uncompensated
 
Travel:
None
 
Application Process:
E-mailed applications are preferred and may be sent to david.harris2@usdoj.gov. Attached to each e-mail should be a single PDF file consisting of: (1) cover letter (including availability and desired office location, i.e. Davenport or Des Moines); (2) resume; (3) law school transcript; and (4) a legal writing sample (no more than 10 pages)
Applications may also be mailed to:
U.S. Attorney's Office
Southern District of Iowa
110 East Court Ave
Des Moines, IA 50309
Point of Contact:
David Harris (Human Resources Specialist)
Email: david.harris2@usdoj.gov
Fax: (515) 473-9298
 
Application Deadline:
May 18, 2018
 
Relocation Expenses:
Relocation expenses will not be paid.
 
Number of Positions:
Up to three student volunteer opportunities may be available for Fall 2018. Two students may be selected in the Des Moines office, and one student in the Davenport branch office. In your cover letter, please state location preference.
 

Job Title: Lead Accessibility Engineer and Client Relationship Manager

Job Location: Pleasanton, CA
 
About the Office:
AFB is presently seeking a Lead Accessibility Engineer and Client Relationship Manager to manage all aspects of AFB Consulting Solutions’ delivery efforts — especially activities designed to assess and improve the accessibility and usability of products, technology, and digital content, and to help organizations develop policies, governance, programs, and standard operating procedures that better support accessibility and usability proactively as part of design and development lifecycles. This position is an onsite full-time, 12-month+ contract role in Pleasanton, Calif., with occasional travel elsewhere in the United States. Blind and visually impaired candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
 
Job Description:

  • This individual will serve as the main onsite point of contact and subject-matter expert on accessibility at the client’s location (Pleasanton, CA), with an ability to fully assist on all aspects of accessibility throughout the design and development cycle including — but not limited to — the following: providing design recommendations, code recommendations/troubleshooting, and QA testing against the Web-Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 and against screen-reader compatibility.
  • Lead and cultivate projects related to tactical-level accessibility and inclusion needs. Examples include reviewing products, technologies, and digital assets (including mobile) for accessibility (e.g., conformance with applicable standards, such as WCAG 2.0 A and AA) and usability.
  • Lead and cultivate projects related to program-level accessibility and inclusion needs. Examples include developing and/or reviewing standard operating procedures, governance, and policy; assessing, development of, and delivery of accessibility/best-practice training both internal to AFB and as part of AFB’s consulting solutions; and training of accessibility topics.
  • Self-manage consulting delivery efforts associated with AFB consulting projects to ensure success once the Statement of Work has been signed. Examples include developing and carrying out project plans, communicating with customers as needed to ensure project success, providing best-in-class reports/deliverables, notifying billing to invoice work, and a willingness to engage in travel (up to 25%) as needed.
  • Support sales efforts/solution designing in Consulting. Examples include helping with project scoping and level-of-effort estimation and peer review of draft statements of work.
  • Engage in thought-leadership activities including—but not limited to—a technology blog, contributions to AFB publications, sustaining an active membership in the W3C, and helping the Chief Consulting Solutions Officer to develop and execute a strategic plan for the Consulting Practice as directed.
  • Closely monitor and manage client relationships, elevating concerns and ideas to the Chief Consulting Solutions Officer as appropriate.
  • Train and assign work to Accessibility Engineers. Ensures deadlines are met and overall goals are achieved. 
  • Lead the development and maintenance of Consulting tools: examples include the Client log-in portal and a Best-Practices Resource center for usability and accessibility.
  • Create and analyze customer service and contract reports at the direction of the Chief Consulting Solutions Officer in order to support decision making and/or reporting.
  • Perform other duties and works on other projects, as assigned, including contributions to AFB’s own internal accessibility journey.

 
Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree in computer science, engineering, human factors or related field required, plus five years of related experience required.  Must possess technical expertise regarding the following: methods and strategies related to technology accessibility for persons who are blind or visually impaired; HTML, JAVA, ARIA, Adobe AEM, and coding for mobile devices; extensive experience in JAWS; familiarity with HHS Usability Guidelines; and familiarity with common accessibility scanning tools such as WorldSpace, Compliance Sheriff, Wave, Tenon, ARC, and others. Must possess exceptional writing. PMP Certification preferred.
 
Compensation:
Commensurate with experience.
 
Application Process:
Interested individuals should email a cover letter and resume to Human Resources, hr@afb.net, by May 30, 2018.
 

Job Title: Law Student Volunteer, Fall 2018

Job Location: Fort Smith, AR
USAO Western District of Arkansas
Law Student Volunteer, Academic Year
414 Parker Avenue
Fort Smith, AR 72902
 
About the Office:
The United States Attorney's Office serves as the principal litigator for its judicial district and is responsible for coordinating multiple agency investigations within the district. The United States Attorney has the responsibility and authority to prosecute violations of federal criminal statutes, defend the government in civil actions, seek the enforcement of a variety of civil enforcement statutes, and institute proceedings for the collection of fines and penalties.
 
Job Description:
Typical duties will include assisting with all facets of case preparation including researching legal issues, drafting/writing motions and responses and various pleadings, providing trial support to AUSAs, and assembling exhibits for trial. Interns will become familiar with the Federal Rules of Criminal and Federal Rules of Evidence. In addition, interns may attend dispositions and meetings with agents, and accompany AUSAs to observe court proceedings. The focus of the internship program is out of the Criminal Division. However, there might be occasion for assistance out of the Civil Division.
 
Minimum Weeks Required: Flexible period. Length of service during the internship and hours of duty will be determined by agreement of the U.S. Attorney's Office Program Coordinator, the student, and the law school Work-Study Coordinator.
 
Qualifications:
First-year (second semester), second and third year law students. Strong academic standing and research skills. Student must be a U.S. citizen. There is a required background investigation because of the sensitive nature of the work performed by the United States Attorney's Office.
 
Salary:
Student volunteers only (uncompensated) - Possible work-study credit. Student must make arrangements with his/her law school Work-Study Coordinator.
 
Travel:
Law student volunteers will work in the Fayetteville USAO office. However, there might be rare occasions when the intern will need handle administrative matters in the Fort Smith office.
 
Application Process:
Candidates must submit a cover letter, resume, official law school transcript, legal writing sample, availability date, and contact information to the Law school coordinator, counselor, or internship coordinator.
 
If you have questions, please contact Scarlette Bourne at (479) 494-4054.
 
Application Deadlines:
Fall term – May 30
Spring term – September 30
 
Relocation Expenses:
None
 
Number of Positions:
2 per semester
 

Job Title: Law Student Volunteer, Fall 2018

Job Location: Baltimore, MD
Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR)
Baltimore Immigration Court
Law Student Volunteer, Academic Year
31 Hopkins Plaza, 4th Floor
Baltimore, MD 21201
 
About the Office:
The U.S. Department of Justice, Executive Office for Immigration Review, is seeking law student interns to participate in a substantive and rewarding internship opportunity at the Baltimore Immigration Court during the fall of 2018.
 
The jurisdiction of the Immigration Court includes all immigration matters brought before the Court by the Department of Homeland Security. The immigration judges preside over formal immigration proceedings to determine whether an individual from a foreign country should be allowed to enter or remain in the United States or should be removed. For further information about the Baltimore Immigration Court, please visit http://www.justice.gov/eoir/sibpages/bal/balmain.htm.
 
Job Description:
Interns will conduct in-depth research and analysis on a variety of immigration law issues and will draft decisions and/or legal memoranda to be taken under advisement by an immigration judge. In addition, interns will have the opportunity to observe various matters brought before the Court. Although the internship is unpaid, interns may obtain academic credit with the permission of their law schools. For paid internships and post law school employment, please visit www.usdoj.gov/oarm.
 
Qualifications:
Second- and third-year law students are preferred; first year law students are encouraged to apply. Superior research and writing skills, an eye for detail, a desire to work as part of a small team of professionals, and a commitment to fairness and integrity. Excellent opportunity for students with a background and interest in immigration, international, family, and criminal law. Must be a U.S. Citizen. Interns must commit to working at least 15 hours per week during the semester. Start and end dates are flexible.
 
Salary:
Volunteer (uncompensated). Course Credit, work-study, and externship opportunities are available depending on school requirements.
 
Application Process:
Interested students should submit a cover letter, resume, transcript, and approximately ten-page writing sample by e-mail or regular mail to:
Baltimore Immigration Court
Attn: Judicial Law Clerks
31 Hopkins Plaza, Suite 440
Baltimore, MD 21201
 
Erica Espinosa
Attorney Advisor
erica.espinosa@usdoj.gov
 
Sonya Walker
Attorney Advisor
sonya.walker@usdoj.gov
 
Anne McCabe
Attorney Advisor
anne.mccabe@usdoj.gov
 
Application Deadline:
May 31, 2018
 
Number of Positions:
3
 

Job Title: Law Student Volunteer, Fall 2018 and Spring 2019

Job Location: Billings, MT
USAO District of Montana
Law Student Volunteer, Academic Year
Billings, MT 59103
 
About the Office:
The U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Montana has offices located in Billings, Butte, Great Falls, Helena and Missoula. The Criminal Division prosecutes a wide range of federal cases involving organized crime, terrorism, complex securities and fraud cases, international narcotics, health care fraud and public corruption.  The District also prosecutes (in Federal Court) violent crime cases which occur on Indian Reservations.  The Civil Division prosecutes every conceivable variety of affirmative and defensive cases filed in the District of Montana, at both the trial and appellate levels, involving matters such as health care, civil rights, environmental, false claims, immigration matters, all varieties of tort and discriminatory claims against the sovereign, the internet, telecommunications, energy policies and First Amendment issues.
 
Job Description:
Law students will work with AUSA's on projects related to ongoing litigation and appeals or issues of significance in prospective litigation.  Applicants should indicate a preference for civil or criminal assignments if there is a preference.
 
Interns may be assigned to any of the following offices: Billings, Great Falls, Helena or Missoula.  Applications should include a remark indicating the preferred geographical location.
 
Qualifications:
First- and second-year law students may apply.  Applicants must be U.S. citizens, must be able to successfully pass a background investigation which requires disclosure of any drug use, law enforcement and employment records and financial credit information. 
 
Salary:
Uncompensated. The USAO will work with law schools that offer academic course credit.
 
Travel:
None
 
Application Process:
To apply, interested candidates should submit their resume, cover letter, writing sample and transcripts to:
USAO, District of Montana
Attn: U.S. Attorney Kurt G. Alme
PO Box 1478
Billings, MT 59103
 
Application Deadlines:
For Fall Semester - June 1, 2018
For Spring Semester - October 1, 2018
Telephone: (406) 457-5120
 
Relocation Expenses:
Relocation expenses are not authorized.
 
Number of Positions:
One or More
 

Job Title: Law Student Volunteer, Fall 2018

Job Location: Washington, DC
Office of the Pardon Attorney (OPA)
Washington, DC 20530
 
About the Office:
The Office of the Pardon Attorney assists the President in the exercise of executive clemency. Under the Constitution, the President's clemency power extends only to federal criminal offenses. All requests for executive clemency for federal offenses are directed to the Pardon Attorney for investigation and review. The Pardon Attorney prepares the Department's recommendation to the President for final disposition of each application. Executive clemency may take several forms, including pardon, commutation of sentence, remission of fine or restitution, and reprieve.
For more information about the Office of the Pardon Attorney, please visit http://www.justice.gov/pardon/index.html.
 
Job Description:
Volunteer law interns will assist the Office’s attorneys and paralegals in case-processing tasks, such as obtaining the reports needed to evaluate a clemency case, building electronic case files, preparing drafts of reports to the President on selected cases, as well as preparing responses to correspondence. Special research projects may be assigned by Office attorneys as need dictates, and may include historical and legal research.
 
Qualifications:
Second-year law students. Must have word processing skills and ability to quickly learn new information technology. Students with an interest in criminal justice, constitutional law, administrative law, or prisoner rights would be good matches for this office.
 
Salary:
Uncompensated volunteers. OPA works with law schools that offer academic course credit and work-study.
 
Travel:
Not applicable
 
Application Process:
All potential candidates should attach the following documents to their initial email and should be sure to indicate "Volunteer Law Internship for OPA" in the subject line:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Writing sample
  • Transcript (unofficial is acceptable)

Office of the Pardon Attorney
145 N Street N.E., Suite 5E.109
Washington, DC 20530
ATTN: Casey Potter, Attorney-Advisor
Email: casey.j.potter@usdoj.gov
 
Application Deadline:
Friday, June 1, 2018
 
Number of Positions:
OPA will accept as many volunteer interns as it has space to accommodate.
 

Job Title: Law Student Volunteer, Fall 2018

Job Location: Honolulu, HI
Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR)
Law Student Volunteer, Academic Year
Honolulu, HI 96850
 
About the Office:
The United States Department of Justice, Executive Office for Immigration Review, is seeking a law student intern to participate in an excellent internship opportunity for Fall 2018. A volunteer internship position is available at the Honolulu Immigration Court.
 
The jurisdiction of the United States Immigration Courts includes all matters brought before the Court by the Department of Homeland Security. The judges preside over formal immigration hearings to determine whether aliens are deportable, excludable, inadmissible, or removable from the United States. In addition, the judges have jurisdiction to consider various forms of discretionary and mandatory relief, including waivers, adjustment of status, cancellation of removal, asylum, withholding of removal, and protection under the U.N. Convention Against Torture.
 
Job Description:
The position generally requires a time commitment of 12 to 20 hours per week for 12 weeks. The work will involve in-depth research and analysis of legal issues, as well as preparation of legal memoranda and draft decisions that will be taken under advisement by immigration judges. Interns can expect to complete assignments that may later be used as writing samples. In addition, they will be able to observe all types of matters brought before the Court. Although the internship is unpaid, academic credit may be obtained with the permission of the intern's law school. For paid internships and post-law school employment jobs, please visit www.usdoj.gov/oarm.
 
Qualifications:
All interns at the Court must be United States citizens and must have resided in the U.S. for three of the last five years. An applicant must be enrolled in law school at the time of their application and their internship, and they must successfully complete an FBI background check before beginning their internships. Preference will be given to applicants who demonstrate a strong background and/or interest in immigration law.
 
Application Process:
Applications will be accepted until June 11, 2018. However, selections may occur before the application deadline, as interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis. The hiring process may include an interview in person or by telephone. Interested students should submit (as a single PDF) a resume, unofficial transcript, five-to-eight-page writing sample, and a cover letter indicating why you are interested to Leah Neal at Leah.Neal@usdoj.gov.
 
Application Deadline:
Monday, June 11, 2018
 
Number of Positions:
1
 

Job Title: Senior Technology Instructor

Job Location: New York, NY
 
Job Description:
The Senior Technology Instructor at VISIONS is an individual with both depth and breadth of knowledge related to computer operating systems, commercial software applications, and assistive technologies used by persons with impaired vision.  He/she is a skilled computer instructor who has experience teaching in classroom settings as well as in small group or one-to-one settings.  The ideal candidate will be patient, creative, friendly, and flexible.  He/she is able to work autonomously, but is equally comfortable working as part of a team.  He/she develops new courses, prepares lesson plans, provides direct instruction and monitors and documents student progress.  In addition, as assigned, the Senior Technology Instructor will contribute technical expertise and computer support to VISIONS programs and services.
 
The Senior Technology Instructor’s job responsibilities are divided into the following five areas:
 

  1. Vocational Skills Assessment and Training
  1. Assessment
  • Individuals referred by a New York State vocational rehabilitation counselor will be assessed in the specified area(s) of vocational skills outlined in the referral material. 
  • The assessment must indicate whether the individual possesses those pre-requisite skills necessary to successfully complete a vocational training program leading to employment in customer service, clerical, industrial or technology related occupations 
  • The Vocational Training Assessment must include the individual's current level of functioning  
  • A plan of training must be included as part of any assessment and must include an estimate of the length of training and the frequency of training needed to successfully complete that program

 

  1. Training
  • Vocational skills training is provided to consumers to prepare them for a specific occupational goal for entry or re‑entry into gainful employment consistent with the individual's interests and capabilities as identified in their mutually agreed upon Individualized Plan of Employment (IPE)
  • Areas of instruction include the use of commercial applications (word-processors, spreadsheets, database management systems, email, web browsers, etc.) as used in tandem with various assistive technologies and devices including screen-readers, magnification systems or a   combination of both, and/or smart phones, tablets and refreshable braille displays
  • The Senior Technology Instructor will also complete required forms, reports and case documentation and submit such information in a timely manner 
  • As assigned, provide technical evaluation and/or support services to consumers at their job or education sites

 

  1. VRT Keyboarding/Computer Training
  • VRT Keyboarding/Computer instruction will include:
  1. Familiarization with any adaptive software the consumer will be using (i.e. JAWS, ZoomText, or a combination of screen-reading and screen-magnification software).
  2. Acquaintance with all keys and functions employed in personal computer use.
  3. Keyboarding with the goal of typing 20 words per minute, or as close to 20 words per minute that the consumer is capable of achieving in one quarter (3 months) of instruction.
  • Submit written progress summary for all VRT keyboarding/computer consumers to supervisor upon completion
  • Inform supervisor when VRT keyboarding/computer training is near completion so that a vocational skills training authorization can be requested

 

  1. Computer Classes at Selis Manor
  • Evaluate incoming students according to standardized departmental enrollment criteria; monitor and record student progress 
  • In conjunction with supervisor and other technology instructors, assess the interests and needs of program participants for computer classes each semester to determine what classes will be offered 
  • As assigned, develop course syllabi, daily lesson plans, and hands-on exercises for Selis classes
  • Provide direct instruction to participants in Selis computer classes
  • Maintain an organized system of recording and tracking participant progress, including attendance records and progress notes
  • In conjunction with supervisor and other technology instructors develop a quarterly list of potential short term seminar topics geared to casual and new computer users; Selis and the senior center  staff will consult with participants to determine which topics generate the most interest
  • Assist in planning and presenting seminars that are selected by participants
  • As assigned, supervise students and/or volunteers as they work independently in the computer lab

 

  1. Youth Services
  • With supervisor’s oversight, work collaboratively with the senior director of youth services to conduct hands-on computer skills assessments and provide age-appropriate computer training to the youth enrolled in the after school and summer work experience training programs
  • As assigned, develop and conduct computer-based activities for youth enrolled in both the residential and non-residential pre-vocational training programs

 

  1. Access Technology Center Training

As needed, provide readiness, and technology assessments to individuals referred for ATC training at VISIONS Center on Blindness in Spring Valley
As needed, provide technology training to college students and other clients at the technology center at VCB, or at their college or workplace. This may involve traveling to counties outside of New York City.
 
Qualifications:
The successful candidate will be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
 
Education and/or Experience:
Bachelor’s degree plus a minimum of one year’s teaching experience (preferably in a blindness-related classroom environment). Bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply. Certification as an Assistive Technology Instructional Specialist (CATIS) is required within one year after hire date.
 
Skills:

  1. Proficient knowledge and use of assistive technologies such as screen reading, screen magnification, and refreshable braille displays.  
  2. Mastery of essential operating system functions, file management, routine maintenance procedures, and commercial applications, including Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, Outlook, Internet and the Google Suite. 
  3. Proficiency in Apple Mac operating system and accessibility features preferred.
  4. Must have professional experience working with people with visual impairments.
  5. Ability to work equally well autonomously or as part of a team.
  6. Strong written and interpersonal communications skills.
  7. Time-management skills, ability to work on multiple projects at one time, meet deadlines, and prioritize essential activities.
  8. Excellent independent problem-solving skills.

9.  Occasional travel to counties outside of New York City is required.
10. Occasional nights and weekends are required.
 
Application Deadline:
Open until filled
 
How to Apply:
To apply, please send resume and cover letter to Mike Cush, Senior Director of Workforce, mcush@visionsvcb.org.
 

Job Title: Sewing Machine Operator

Job Location: Greensboro, NC
 
Job Description:

  • Threads sewing machine for operation and sew product in accordance with specifications. Aligns machines to ensure proper stitch count.
  • Performs repairs for sewing defects and monitors product to verify that quality standards are being met.
  • Monitors equipment to ensure that proper safety equipment is in place before operation. Improves productivity by suggesting better ways to maintain equipment, reduce costs, etc.
  • Properly complete any other duties and responsibilities designated by supervision.

 
Job Requirements:

  • Sewing experience is preferred, but not required. Training will be provided.
  • Physical ability to stand for entire shift and perform assigned production tasks.
  • Must know how to use standard tools such as snips, scissors, tweezers, needle threaders, etc.
  • Must be able to thread machines, change bobbins and needles, start machine, align materials, control pedal, and sew straight lines.
  • Must be able to understand quality standards for assigned tasks and verify that product quality is acceptable. Must know how to distinguish among standard types of stitches and seams and be able to measure stitches and read standard ruler, or otherwise ensure that standards are met.

 
Application Deadline:
Open until filled
 
How to Apply:
Candidates may apply via the website, www.industriesoftheblind.com.
 

Job Title: Sales Associate-Level I

Job Location: Corpus Christi, TX
 
Job Description:
Under close supervision, performs general retail sales support and customer service duties.
 
Qualifications:

  • First preference will be given to legally blind and/or wounded warrior candidates
  • High school diploma or GED equivalent preferred.
  • Requires good people skills. 
  • Basic math skills (addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division).
  • Proficiency using computer/Window applications or ability to use once training provided.
  • Six months Point-of-Sale and retail or customer service experience preferred. 
  • Must be able to lift up to 40 lbs.

 
Application Deadline:
Open until filled
 
How to Apply:
Applicants can apply at 4421 Agnes St., Corpus Christi, TX between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, or download an application at www.stlb.net and fax to (361) 654-8292.
 

Job Title: Assembler/Packer

Job Location: Corpus Christi, TX
 
Job Description:
Works as part of a team having responsibility for assembling an entire product or component of a product.  Perform all tasks conducted by the team in the assembly process and rotate through all or most product lines and tasks rather than being assigned to a specific task on a regular basis.
 
Qualifications:

  • Preference given to legally-blind candidates
  • Ability to perform hand assembly tasks
  • Ability to sit or stand for long periods of time (8 – 10 hours/day)
  • Must be able to lift 20-30 lbs.
  • Must work as a team and work well with others

 
Application Deadline:
Open until filled
 
How to Apply:
Applicants can apply at 4421 Agnes St., Corpus Christi, TX between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, or download an application at www.stlb.net and fax to (361) 654-8292.
 

Job Title: Machine Operator (Programmable)

Job Location: Corpus Christi, TX
 
Job Description:
Performs various stages in sewing process by conjoining component materials/parts to make product; uses non-complex single-needle and/or double-needle automated machines.
 
Qualifications:

  • Preference given to legally-blind candidates
  • Basic knowledge of sewing machine operations preferred
  • Must be able to learn to operate automated machines
  • Basic addition and subtraction; must be able to count
  • Ability to work independently as well as with others
  • Ability to sit for long periods of time (8 to 10 hours)
  • Ability to follow detailed oral instructions

 
Application Deadline:
Open until filled
 
How to Apply:
Applicants can apply at 4421 Agnes St., Corpus Christi, TX between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, or download an application at www.stlb.net and fax to (361) 654-8292.
 

Job Title: Sales Associate – Level I

Job Location: Sand Island, HI
 
Job Description:
Under close supervision, performs general retail sales support and customer service duties.
 
Qualifications:

  • First preference will be given to legally blind and/or wounded warrior candidates
  • High school diploma or GED equivalent preferred.
  • Requires good people skills. 
  • Basic math skills (addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division).
  • Proficiency using computer/Window applications or ability to use once training provided.
  • Six months Point-of-Sale and retail or customer service experience preferred. 
  • Must be able to lift up to 40 lbs.

 
Application Deadline:
Open until filled
 
How to Apply:
Applicants can apply at 4421 Agnes St., Corpus Christi, TX between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, or download an application at www.stlb.net and fax to (361) 654-8292.
 

Job Title: Customer Service Representative

Job Location: Sand Island, HI
 
Job Description:
Provide customer service support to all customers with focus on Tripler and Hawaii customers by continually processing customer orders and payments, processing returns and credits, and responding to customer inquiries.
 
Qualifications:

  • High school diploma required with computer proficiency in Microsoft Office programs
  • Prior customer service experience in an e-commerce environment preferred
  • Professional telephone and office etiquette

 
Application Deadline:
Open until filled
 
How to Apply:
Applicants can apply at 4421 Agnes St., Corpus Christi, TX between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, or download an application at www.stlb.net and fax to (361) 654-8292.
 

Job Title: Sales Associate – Level I

Job Location: Meridian, MS
 
Job Description:
Under close supervision, performs general retail sales support and customer service duties. Working conditions: normal retail store and warehouse environment.
 
Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or GED equivalent preferred.
  • Requires good people skills. 
  • Basic math skills (addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division).
  • Proficiency using computer/Window applications or ability to use once training provided.
  • Six months Point-of-Sale and retail or customer service experience preferred. 
  • Must be able to lift up to 40 lbs.

 
Application Deadline:
Open until filled
 
How to Apply:
Applicants can apply at 4421 Agnes St., Corpus Christi, TX between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, or download an application at www.stlb.net and fax to (361) 654-8292.
 

Job Title: Sales Associate – Level I

Job Location: Travis AFB, CA
 
Job Description:
Under close supervision, performs general retail sales support and customer service duties. Working conditions: normal retail store and warehouse environment.
 
Qualifications:

  • First preference will be given to legally blind and/or wounded warrior candidates
  • High school diploma or GED equivalent preferred.
  • Requires good people skills. 
  • Basic math skills (addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division).
  • Proficiency using computer/Window applications or ability to use once training provided.
  • Six months Point-of-Sale and retail or customer service experience preferred. 
  • Must be able to lift up to 40 lbs.

 
Application Deadline:
Open until filled
 
How to Apply:
Applicants can apply at 4421 Agnes St., Corpus Christi, TX between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, or download an application at www.stlb.net and fax to (361) 654-8292.
 

Job Title: Sales Associate – Level II

Job Location: Travis AFB, CA
 
Job Description:
Under general supervision, performs retail sales support duties including customer service, inventory control, ordering, product identification, shipping/receiving, and clerical functions in support of daily operations.
 
Qualifications:

  • First preference will be given to legally blind and/or wounded warrior candidates
  • Requires High School diploma or GED equivalent.
  • Basic knowledge of JWOD Program and Federal Supply Schedule.
  • Requires good people skills. 
  • Basic math skills (addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division). 
  • Proficiency using computer/Window applications.
  • Two years’ experience with Point-of-Sale system in a retail environment preferred.
  • Must be able to lift up to 40 lbs.

 
Application Deadline:
Open until filled
 
How to Apply:
Applicants can apply at 4421 Agnes St., Corpus Christi, TX between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, or download an application at www.stlb.net and fax to (361) 654-8292.