Director of Diversity, Inclusion and Dispute Resolution

Washington, D.C
May 24, 2022
May 26, 2022
Executive, Director
Full Time

In this leadership role, the incumbent will serve as the technical expert for the agency's Conciliation Program, Dispute Resolution (DR) matters, EEO-related issues, Diversity and Inclusion (D&I), Reasonable Accommodation Program and Workplace Culture. Responsibilities include oversight and implementation of appropriate procedures to ensure a prompt and fair resolution of equal employment opportunity (EEO) claims of discrimination and harassment and other workplace concerns.

The primary responsibilities include:
  • Serving as a senior advisor to the Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) and providing guidance and advice on a range of broad and complex program areas that affect EEO, D&I, and overall Organizational Culture.
  • Engaging regularly with agency executives, to provide updates on issues related to EEO matters, Congressional responses, investigation-related issues, as well as, personnel and business process-related concerns.
  • Providing sound expert guidance on complex and, in some cases, controversial issues that may have agency wide impact.
  • Researching, developing, and implementing policy for AOC-wide programs, and ensuring the policies, procedures and regulations are consistent with the intent of the law, and are aligned with AOCs strategic goals and objectives.
  • Serving as the agency's expert on organizational culture, and driving the long-term Culture Behaviors Transformation effort, to ensure that all AOC employees feel safe and respected in the workplace.
  • Providing advice to supervisors and managers, at all levels, on EEO/Conflict and other DI/DR-related programs, as well as, a full range of Human Resources management matters, to include the employment of under-represented groups, merit promotion, and supervisory practices.
  • Managing all Dispute Resolution activities (e.g., claims, investigations, climate assessments, etc.,) to ensure they are fully vetted for accuracy, as well as managing the agency's Diversity and Inclusion initiatives to include the facilitation of outreach campaigns, and applicable training courses and publications.
  • Leading and guiding a team of DI/DR professionals by creating a vision, implementing best practices, short and long range goals, assigning duties, and evaluating performance to ensure staff is achieving their professional goals and the goals of the office.


Conditions of Employment

  • You must be able to pass a drug test.
  • Your resume and question responses must demonstrate the job-related KSAs.
  • You must meet the definition of specialized experience.

To be employed by the Architect of the Capitol in a paid position, an individual must meet one of the categories below:
  • A citizen of the United States;
  • A person who is lawfully admitted for permanent residence and is seeking citizenship as outlined in 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3)(B);
  • A person who is admitted as a refugee under 8 U.S.C. 1157 or is granted asylum under 8 U.S.C. 1158 and has filed a declaration of intention to become a lawful permanent resident and then a citizen when eligible;
  • A person who owes allegiance to the United States (nationals of American Samoa, Swains Island, and the Northern Mariana Islands, and nationals who meet other requirements described in 8 U.S.C. 1408); or
  • A person who is currently an officer or employee of the Government of the United States.


You must meet the United States Office of Personnel Management's (OPM) qualification requirements (including specialized experience and/or educational requirements) for the advertised position. You must meet all eligibility and qualifications requirements by the closing date of the job announcement. Additional information on the qualification requirements is outlined in the OPM Qualifications Standards Handbook of General Schedule Positions. It is available for your review on the OPM web site at OPM qualification standards

Specialized experience : is experience that has equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the position to be filled. To be creditable, specialized experience must have been equivalent to at least the next lower grade level.

Candidates for the GS-15 grade level must have at least 52 weeks of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower (GS-14) grade level in the Federal service.

Specialized experience for this position must demonstrate the following:
  • Providing leadership and/or administrative and technical supervision of staff, including managing workload, training and development, performance management, and budget and resource management.
  • Expert knowledge of Federal Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) principles, concepts, laws, regulations and policies to effectively process formal complaints of discrimination, resolve complex discrimination problems, and make technical recommendations and/or decisions for corrective action.
  • Providing leadership on workplace culture. Expert knowledge of how conflict and culture interact and influence organizational dynamics. Developing and implementing process improvements in support of organizational programs, operations and strategic goals.
  • Managing a Reasonable Accommodation Program.
  • Coordinating and developing strategies for programs and initiatives that focus on valuing diversity and inclusion in the workplace.
  • Planning, evaluating and directing the development and execution of strategic initiatives, standards, policies, and procedures to meet current and future operational objectives.

  • Education

    No education substitution.

    Additional information

    Welcome Veterans. The Veterans Employment Opportunities Act of 1998 (VEOA) gives veterans' preference rights in the legislative branch to certain veterans as applied by the Congressional Accountability Act. Veterans' preference is applied on this vacancy announcement. If you are a veteran and have been separated under honorable conditions, you must submit a copy of your DD-214 or other proof of eligibility; SF 15, if applicable; and Department of Veterans Affairs documentation of disability, if applicable. For more information, please visit OPM vet g uide

    If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System. If you are exempt from registration under Selective Service Law, you must provide appropriate proof of exemption. Please visit the Selective Service S y stem website for more information.

    DRUG TESTING : The Architect of the Capitol (AOC) is a Drug Free Workplace. As part of the AOC's suitability assessment, a candidate tentatively selected for a position who is not currently an AOC employee is required to submit to screening for illegal drug use. Satisfactory completion of a drug test is a condition of employment with the Agency. A candidate must test negative prior to being eligible for appointment into a position. We will schedule, provide and cover the cost for the drug test.

    The selectee(s) under the vacancy announcement for this position is subject to a criminal record check by the U.S. Capitol Police and satisfactory adjudication to be eligible for employment at the Architect of the Capitol.

    The Architect of the Capitol is an E-VERIFY Participant. E-VERIFY is an Internet-based system that compares information from an employee's Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, to data from U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Social Security Administration records to confirm employment authorization in the United States. If you are selected for this position, the documentation that you present for purposes of completing the DHS Form I-9 will be verified through the DHS "E-VERIFY" electronic system. For more information on E-Verify, please visit http://www.dhs. g ov/files/pro g rams/ gc_1185221678150.shtm

    The Architect of the Capitol is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information and/or disability.

    This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the agency. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

    Moving expenses are not authorized.

    Relocation expenses are not authorized.

    Probationary Period - A newly appointed selectee is subject to the completion of a one-year trial/probationary period, regardless of whether or not a trial/probationary period has been completed previously with the Architect of the Capitol or another Federal agency.

    This vacancy announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies in any of the jurisdictions of the Architect of the Capitol.

    All application materials become the property of the Architect of the Capitol.