EQUAL EMPLOYMENT SPECIALIST

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Baltimore, Maryland
Posted
Jan 21, 2023
Closes
Jan 26, 2023
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
Duties

1. Assists in the development and implementation of the National Guard Bureau Equal Opportunity Program at the State level. Assists in writing the Affirmative Action plan covering both short and long range goals and objectives. Continuously reviews this plan and revises it as needed.
2. Conducts periodic analysis of the Active/Guard Reserve (AGR) and Dual Status (DS) technician work force to identify underrepresented classes in the various occupations and military grades/ranks. Works closely with the Human Resources office in developing recruiting and employment strategies which insure that equal employment opportunity goals are achieved. Meets and consults regularly with employees and all levels of management to locate, define, and correct deficiencies or problem areas.
3. Assists in the management of the State EEO complaints processing system. Tracks the status of formal discrimination complaints in progress. Recruits counselors and ensures appropriate training is provided.
4. Participates in meetings with community action organizations interested in improving equal employment opportunity relationships. May address groups regarding EEO policies, practices, and goals in the National Guard. Solicits community support in assisting the Guard to eliminate
underrepresentation of minority groups.
5. Provides training to supervisors on preventing or remedying discrimination and may provide counseling to employees who feel they may have discrimination complaints. Regularly collects and compiles statistical data, using the data as a basic for extrapolating recommendations on courses of action. Disseminates news and information concerning the State equal opportunity program.
Performs all other duties as assigned.

Requirements

Conditions of Employment


This is an indefinite position not to exceed 4 years. Indefinite employment does not confer permanent tenure and is covered under tenure group 3. Indefinite technicians serve at the will of the appointing officer and may be separated any time, after a 30 day written memorandum is issued by the HRO. Open to current and former Maryland National Guard members only.
This position may qualify for up to to a 25% recruitment incentive to
eligible newly appointed employees. A newly appointed employee is defined as an individual receiving their first appointment (regardless of tenure) as an employee of the Federal government; an appointment following a break in service of at least 90 days from a previous appointment; or, under certain circumstances, an appointment when the employee's Federal service during the 90 day period immediately preceding the appointment was limited to one or more of the following: time-limited or nonpermanent appointment in the competitive or excepted service.

Federal employment suitability as determined by a background investigation. May be required to successfully complete a probationary period. Participation in direct deposit is mandatory.

1. The incumbent of this position description must have, at a minimum, a completed National Agency Check (NAC) prior to position assignment.
2. Irregular and overtime hours may be required to support operational requirements or contingencies.
3. This position is designated as Essential Personnel and may be subject to duty in preparation for, orin response to, a state emergency or disaster declaration. This designation will not exceed 14calendar days per year unless otherwise approved in advance by the TAG.

Qualifications

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE : at least one year of specialized experience in the Equal Opportunity at the GS-07 level (or at a level comparable in difficulty and responsibility to the GS-07 level if Military or outside the Federal service)

Quality of Experience - Length of time is not of itself qualifying. Candidates' experience should be evaluated on the basis of duties performed rather than strictly on the rank of the individual; however, established compatibility criteria/assignments must be followed. The applicant's record of experience and/or training must show possession of the knowledge, skills and abilities needed to fully perform the duties of the position.

Vet Pref:
If you are claiming veteran's preference, you MUST submit the appropriate documentation. Failure to do so WILL result in the loss of veteran's preference.

- 10-Point Veterans' Preference: You MUST submit a signed SF-15, "Application for 10-Point Veterans' Preference" plus the proof as required by the SF-15.

- 5-Point Veterans' Preference: You MUST submit a copy of your DD-214 which includes Character of Service (usually Member-4 copy). If you are currently active duty, you may submit written documentation (certification) from your branch of service certifying that you are expected to be discharged or released from active duty under honorable conditions no later than 120 days after the date the certification is signed. The certification should also include when your terminal leave will begin, your rank and dates of active duty service.

Education

If you are using Education to qualify for this position, M aster's or equivalent graduate degree or 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree

You must provide transcripts or other documentation to support your Educational claims. To receive credit for Education, you must provide documentation of proof that you meet the Education requirements for this position.

Additional information

If you are a male applicant who was born after 12/31/1959 and are required to register under the Military Selective Service Act, the Defense Authorization Act of 1986 requires that you be registered or you are not eligible for appointment in this agency ( Register | Selective Service System : Selective Service System (sss.gov) ).

If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application .

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