Supervisory Equal Opportunity Specialist

Baltimore, Maryland
Nov 25, 2022
Nov 29, 2022
Full Time

  • Schedules compliance reviews within the District Office's (DO) jurisdiction.
  • Investigates and resolves discrimination complaints, closes complaints where no basis is found and seeks appropriate resolution when applicable.
  • Negotiates and develops conciliation agreements with contractors found not to be in compliance.
  • Recommends the issuance of show cause notices when applicable.
  • Develops cases for which administrative and/or judicial actions are appropriate and recommends these actions to the Regional Director (RD) for disposition.
  • Analyzes affirmative action plans submitted by contractors, including, where appropriate, the establishment of linkage agreements.
  • Monitors contractors' conciliation agreements, progress notes, and consent decrees.
  • Conducts detailed and comprehensive analyses of federal contractors' total employment procedures and practices to determine responsiveness to federal procurement and equal employment opportunity (EEO) laws, executive orders, policies, rules and regulations.
  • Develops realistic and comprehensive approaches where there are problem areas to bring about compliance; establishes rapport with management and labor groups and tailors managerial advice to specific situations; establishes district program objectives based on a consideration and evaluation of all related factors, including community relations and local and national interests.
  • Identifies discrimination based on evaluation and investigatory activity. Assists staff in developing and presenting evidence of discrimination meeting applicable standards of proof. Identifies and defines persons and classes affected by discrimination. Ensures the staff has applied the appropriate theory of discrimination relevant to the facts, including, but not limited to, disparate treatment, adverse impact, and reasonable accommodation theories. Ensures the calculation of monetary losses and remedies designed to remedy identified violations are appropriate and accurate.
  • Serves as a subject matter expert during the development of national office courses to ensure the appropriate level of detail and complexity.
  • Identifies and resolves, as applicable, unique issues where no policy exists, recommending innovative actions to address new needs and/or issues.


Conditions of Employment

  • Must be at least 16 years old and a U.S. Citizen.
  • Appointment to this position may require a background investigation.
  • Requires supervisory probationary period if requirement has not been met.

Applicants must meet time-in-grade, time-after-competitive-appointment and qualifications requirements within 30 calendar days after the closing date of the vacancy to be eligible for consideration for selection.

Federal Employees Please Note: Your SF-50 must include enough information to be able to determine that time-in-grade requirements have been met and reflects your position title, pay plan/series/grade, tenure and the type of appointment (i.e. competitive/excepted). In some cases you may need to submit more than one SF-50.

You must have a valid Driver's License to be considered for this position.

Reference the "Required Documents" section for additional requirements.

You may not be aware, but in the regulations for agency ethics programs, there are requirements for supervisors. Section 2638.103 of Title 5 of the CFR states:

Every supervisor in the executive branch has a heightened personal responsibility for advancing government ethics. It is imperative that supervisors serve as models of ethical behavior for subordinates. Supervisors have a responsibility to help ensure that subordinates are aware of their ethical obligations under the Standards of Conduct and that subordinates know how to contact agency ethics officials. Supervisors are also responsible for working with agency ethics officials to help resolve conflicts of interests and enforce government ethics laws and regulations, including those requiring certain employees to file financial disclosure reports. In addition, supervisors are responsible, when requested, for assisting agency ethics officials in evaluating potential conflicts of interest and identifying positions subject to financial disclosure requirements.



Applicants must have 52 weeks of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level, GS-13, in the Federal Service.

Applicants must meet 3 out of the 5 examples listed below.

1. Oversee and/or evaluate compliance regulations and investigating programs that prohibit federal contractor and subcontractor from discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or status as a protected veteran.

2. Participates in complaints or complex compliance reviews of equal employment opportunity and/or affirmative action policies of companies doing business with the federal government.

3. Analyze employment practices and determines whether those practices discriminate against members of protected groups.

4. Investigate and participate in negotiations and other matters relating to the resolution of discrimination violations.

5. Coordinate compliance activities with minority groups, such as, women, disabled individuals and veterans to gain the confidence and cooperation of these groups.


You may not use education to substitute for specialized experience.

Additional information

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Position Telework eligibility is determined by management based on position duties during the recruitment process. Employee participation in telework on a routine or situational basis is determined by management primarily based on business needs. Employees participating in telework are subject to the terms and conditions of the Department of Labor's Telework Program.

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Currently, implementation and enforcement of Executive Order 14043 has been suspended pursuant to an injunction pending further litigation.

Position Telework eligibility is determined by management based on position duties during the recruitment process. Employee participation in telework on a routine or situational basis is determined by management primarily based on business needs. Employees participating in telework are subject to the terms and conditions of the Department of Labor's Telework Program.

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