Chief Diversity Officer, SL-0301-00 (SL)

Washington, D.C
Feb 07, 2023
Feb 14, 2023
Executive, Chief
Full Time

The incumbent designs, develops and recommends actions to support the Department's DEIA Strategic Plan and that align with and contribute directly to the Department's mission and strategic goals. Ensures that the strategy is part of daily operations by partnering with program owners to embed such strategies in the work executed throughout the Department.

The incumbent, as the leading technical expert, provides executive leadership and strategic direction for DEIA matters and policy development for acquisition management, grants management, and education policy portfolios to ensure DEIA issues are considered in the deliberative process.

The incumbent identifies and promotes best practices in DEIA from Federal, public, and private employers that may be successful at the Department and applies proven best practices and research to enable the Department to establish long-term, sustainable change to advance and promote DEIA across the Department.

The incumbent evaluates, identifies, analyzes, and communicates DEIA trends, issues, and opportunities to Department leadership, while understanding mission implications and impacts to employees, the organization, and external stakeholders, including historically underserved communities.

The incumbent collaborates across the Department to leverage expertise and knowledge of best DEIA practices, coupled with strategic vision, to develop, facilitate, and assess incorporation of DEIA into the Department's culture.

The incumbent drafts a variety of written materials for internal and external use, including briefing materials, policy analysis, reports/sections of reports, talking points, and speeches.

The incumbent hosts and facilitate events that promote dialogue and an exchange of ideas on issues critical to the Department's agenda, including roundtables, special events, and stakeholder meetings.


Conditions of Employment

  • U.S. Citizenship is required.
  • Relocation expenses will NOT be paid.
  • Requires a financial disclosure statement, OGE-278.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a Public Trust security clearance.
  • One-year probationary period may be required.

  • You must meet all qualification requirements within 30 days of the closing date of this vacancy announcement.

    Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills, and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. We will consider all qualifying experience, including any volunteer experience.


    MANDATORY TECHNICAL QUALIFICATIONS (MTQs): All applicants must submit written statements (narrative format) of accomplishments that would satisfy the technical qualification. You must address each technical qualification separately. You must limit your narratives to two (2) pages per technical qualification. When uploading your MTQs, choose the supporting Document Type called MTQ. Applicants who meet all MTQs will be evaluated by a panel to determine the degree to which they possess each of the qualifications.

    MTQ 1: Demonstrated ability to shape overall DEIA strategy and work collaboratively with individuals or groups responsible for guiding, driving, and implementing DEIA key strategies through programs, outreach, and guidance and serving as a liaison to the leadership for a large organization or agency within either the public or private sectors to achieve DEIA goals.

    MTQ 2: Demonstrated experience developing, overseeing, managing DEIA initiatives, developing policies, establishing accountability measures, evaluating effectiveness and workforce data, and providing expert guidance on successfully delivering DEIA related management priorities for a large organization or agency within either the public or private sectors.

    MTQ 3: Demonstrated ability to develop and analyze policy and programs that support the public to ensure equal access to equitable service delivery. This may include, but is not limited to identifying data sets, analyzing them, and communicating findings to influence internal decision-making or to determine potential policy effects on observed communities.

    When responding to the MTQs, you must clearly show that you possess the experience, knowledge, skills and ability to perform the duties of this position by submitting narrative responses in which you detail your experience in each MTQs.

    Each mandatory technical qualification must be addressed and titled separately and must not exceed two pages for each statement.

    Your examples should be clear and emphasize your level of responsibilities, scope, and complexity of the programs managed and program accomplishments with results of your actions, policy initiatives and level of contacts.

    Applicants who use "see resume" as a response WILL NOT receive consideration for the position.

    Current or Former Political Appointees: The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) must authorize employment offers made to current or former political appointees. If you are currently, or have been in the political Schedule A, Schedule C or Non-Career SES employee in the Executive Branch, you must disclose this information to the HR Office. Failure to disclose this information could result in disciplinary action or removal from Federal Service.


    Education cannot be substituted for experience for this position and grade level.

    Additional information

    SELECTIVE SERVICE - If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, you must certify at the time of appointment that you have registered with the Selective Service, or are exempt from having to do so under Selective Service law.

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

    EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY - The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.