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Director, Office of Minority and Women Inclusion

Washington, D.C
Closing date
Oct 7, 2023

Executive Roles and Responsibilities

Oversees the management of assigned organizational unit and/or program area, directing and coordinating the implementation of programs and policies for assigned functional area. Analyzes the implications and impact of current and proposed policies, programs, and practices, with broad discretion to approve courses of action and resolve concerns of major significance.

Recruits, leads, motivates, and develops a staff of employees. Evaluates performance in accordance with FHFA guidelines; makes personnel decisions regarding hiring, promotions, adverse actions, etc; provides training and development opportunities. Provides assignments and training in an equitable manner to all employees taking into consideration the needs of FHFA and career development goals of individuals. Promotes a harassment free work environment consistent with EEO and affirmative employment principles.

Establishes objectives and goals in support of the agency/organization's mission and strategic/operating plans. Develops short and long term plans and establishes priorities for the organization. Plans and manages resources with accountability for achievement of organizational goals and objectives and for overall agency results.


Serves as a senior advisor to the Director, providing advice as a technical authority on complex, mission critical areas where topics have little or no precedent and broad implication.

Performs other special assignments of a responsible, urgent, and often sensitive nature.

Functional Roles and Responsibilities Specific to This Executive Position:

Directs and manages all matters related to the diversity in management, employment, and business activities. Reports to the Director of the agency.

Serves as the agency official with overall responsibility and accountability for ensuring the agency's implementation of policies, programs, and procedures to promote diversity and increase or sustain workforce diversity levels consistent with the demographics of the United States.

Directs the development and implementation of standards and procedures to ensure, to the maximum extent possible, the fair inclusion and utilization of minorities, women, and minority-owned and women-owned businesses in all business and activities of the agency at all levels, including in procurement and all types of contracts.

Implements a Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) Examination Program across all the regulated entities. Oversees and manages OMWI as it monitors and assesses the D&I programs of each regulated entity and the Office of Finance (OF), and their compliance with regulations through annual on-site examinations, periodic visitations, and ongoing off-site monitoring and analysis.

Provides senior executive oversight of all D&I-related supervisory and regulatory activity pertaining to all the regulated entities and the OF. Leads OMWI's activities in support of the development and execution of examination planning efforts through D&I strategy development and alignment of D&I work plans with FHFA D&I priorities.

Oversees the development and implementation of plans and initiatives designed to attract a diverse workforce and promote financial literacy. Establish relationships with inter-city, urban and minority groups, such as Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACUs), and woman's rights organizations, to increase applicant diversity and develop additional opportunities for employment.

Directs the creation and submission of the annual report to Congress regarding the actions taken by the agency regarding all activities and successes related to woman and minority inclusion in the workforce and business activities.

Provides policy advice and guidance to regulated entities and the Office of Finance on the inclusion of women and minorities in their business activities. Monitors and tracks the regulated entities and the Office of Finance's compliance with the annual reporting requirements related to women and minority inclusion.

Carries out high-level assignments usually outlined only in extremely broad terms or in the form of problems having significant impact on the agency. Performs other special and confidential assignments of a responsible and urgent nature.


Conditions of Employment

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or National
  • Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service
  • May be required to successfully complete a probationary period
  • Only experience and education obtained by the closing date of this announcement will be considered.
  • Suitable for Federal employment, as determined by background investigation
  • Resume and supporting documents (See How To Apply)


Qualifying experience for the LL-301-01 level includes one year of specialized experience at the equivalent to EL-15 which is in or directly related to the line of work of the position to be filled and which has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position.

Examples of specialized experience include the following:

1. Leading and/or directing a professional staff accountable for:
- increasing participation of minority and women owned businesses in the programs and contracts of an organization
- assessing diversity policies and practices
2. Providing expert advice, guidance, and strategic leadership to an organization regarding all Diversity & Inclusion policies, reports, manuals and directives.
3. Leading strategic planning and performance planning processes, including the development of strategic initiatives, milestones, and metrics; manages the development of operational plans and status reports; and
4. Leading and managing the development of internal operational and reporting initiatives, standard operating procedures, processes, and policies; manages the implementation of new systems, processes, and protocols; leads procedural or policy changes to improve operations policies.

Experience and/or knowledge of supervisory processes and procedures for regulated entities (such as Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and Federal Home Loan Banks) is strongly preferred.

Qualifications are based on breadth/level of experience. In addition to describing duties performed, applicants must provide the exact dates of each period of employment (from MM/YY to MM/YY) and the number of hours worked per week if part time. As qualification determinations cannot be made when resumes do not include the required information, failure to provide this information may result in disqualification. Applicants are encouraged to use the USAJOBS Resume Builder to develop their federal resume.

Do not copy and paste the duties, specialized experience, or occupational assessment questionnaire from this announcement into your resume as that will not be considered a demonstration of your qualifications for this position.

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. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.


This job does not have an education qualification requirement.

Additional information

If you are a veteran with preference eligibility and are claiming 5-points veterans' preference, you must submit a copy of your DD-214 or other proof of eligibility. If you are claiming 10-point veterans' preference, you must also submit an SF-15, "Application for 10-Point Veterans' Preference" plus the proof required by that form. For more information on veterans' preference visit: .

Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see ).

Career Transition Assistance Programs: These programs apply to employees who have been involuntarily separated from a Federal service position within the competitive service or Federal service employees whose positions have been deemed surplus or no longer needed. To receive selection priority for this position, you must: (1) meet CTAP or ICTAP eligibility criteria; (2) be rated well-qualified for the position with a score of 90 or above; and, (3) submit the appropriate documentation to support your CTAP or ICTAP eligibility. For more information visit: .

FHFA is an Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of race, color, religion, gender (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, and gender identity), national origin, disability (physical or mental), age (40 years of age or over), genetic information, parental status, marital status, prior protected EEO activity, political affiliation, or other non-merit factors.


FHFA provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities, except when doing so would pose an undue hardship on the Agency. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify FHFA. The Agency's decision on granting a reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.
  • (202) 649-3963
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Ethics: FHFA employees are subject to government-wide ethical standards of conduct, financial disclosure requirements, and post-employment prohibitions. In addition, certain FHFA employees are prohibited from accepting compensation from Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac for a two-year period after terminating employment with FHFA. Furthermore, to avoid financial conflicts-of interest or the appearance of conflicts-of-interest, FHFA employees may need to divest or sell certain assets they, their spouse, or minor children own or control, including securities issued by Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, or the Federal Home Loan Banks. Employees who work on Federal Home Loan Bank issues may need to sell or divest financial interests with any of the Federal Home Loan Bank members, which may include stock in bank holding companies, insurance companies, and other financial services firms. Questions regarding these requirements and prohibitions should be directed to the Office of General Counsel at (202) 649-3088.

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