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DEIA Program Manager

Springfield, Virginia
Closing date
Oct 8, 2023

We are looking for a Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Accessibility (DEIA) Program Manager GS-13/14 to work with us on multiple high-visibility, priority projects. Many of the activities in our portfolio are responsive to the Secretary's FY23 Organizational Advancement Priorities, and are reported regularly to the Deputy Secretary. The position is responsible for performing the following work assignments:

- Execute activities in accomplishment of the DHS Inclusive Diversity Strategic Plan and Strategic Implementation Plan
- Collaborate with Component DEIA, HR and EEO practitioners to ensure synergies across DHS with regard to DEIA initiatives, training, reporting, etc.
- Support the delivery of Organizational Health Assessments (conducting interviews, analyzing demographic data, report writing, organizational consultation, and solutions development)
- Conduct research, analyze data sets, and work with team members to develop workshop presentations on mitigating bias within or performing equity reviews on phases across the talent management cycle (e.g. professional development, promotions)
- Enhance marketing and messaging of DEIA offerings, topics of interest, and activity to expand on outreach to employees, developing content for leadership talking points, DHS Connect, podcast episodes, workshops, etc.
- Prepare materials in support of Executive Director to support participation in speaking events, briefings, panels, and to support program reporting and amplification (e.g., topical white papers, responses to requests for information)
- Develop documentation, templates, and operating procedures for the standardization and management of DHS Employee Associations
- Staff and provide support to special events as needed (e.g., hiring events, hosted trainings, listening sessions, panels, engagements, etc.)


Conditions of Employment

  • Must be a current permanent Federal employee
  • Must have supervisory approval to apply to the Joint Duty Assignment. DHS 250-2 Application Form under "required documents" section.
  • Must NOT have any pending/outstanding disciplinary actions
  • Must have achieved a minimum of "meet expectations/proficiency" on latest performance appraisal/evaluation
  • Must be currently at the grade level of the detail. *No Temporary Promotion Opportunity*
  • The program does not apply to members of the Military service or contractors.


Qualifications required:
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Strong ability to collaborate and operate as team player.
  • Competence, understanding, and experience in employing empathy with teammates and in work.
  • Ability to build and nurture strategic working relationships.
  • Highly motivated to identify ways to add value to DEIA products and materials, and to troubleshoot challenges.
  • Skilled in preparing and delivering status updates on fast-moving projects with little direction.
  • Agile work style that can adjust to changes in priorities based on DHS Secretary or White House initiatives.
  • Please read the following important information to ensure we have everything we need to consider your application:
    It is your responsibility to ensure that you submit appropriate documentation prior to the closing date. Your resume serves as the basis for qualification determinations and must highlight your most relevant and significant experience as it relates to this Joint Duty assignment opportunity announcement.

    Be clear and specific when describing your work history since human resources cannot make assumptions regarding your experience. Your application will be rated based on your resume.

    Please ensure EACH work history includes ALL of the following information:
  • Job Title (Include series and grade of Federal Job)
  • Duties (Be specific in describing your duties)
  • Name of Federal agency
  • Supervisor name, email, and phone number
  • Start and end dates including month and year (e.g. June 2007 to April 2008)

  • Education

    EDUCATIONAL SUBSTITUTION: There is no educational substitution for this position.

    Additional information

    **DHS does not offer any additional benefits beyond that which the Federal employee is already receiving.

    If the position requires a security clearance, employees must have a SECRET or TOP SECRET clearance to placement AND must maintain that level of clearance while performing in the position.

    Selected applicants for a JDA are requested to fulfill the items below during the JDA:
  • Complete the DHS Training Course 15 days prior to the arrival to the JDA.
  • Complete the DHS Joint Duty Assignment Progress Plan to include:
    • Phase 1: Establish assignment objectives within the first 30 days of the JDA.
    • Phase 2: Complete a self-assessment of the duties performed at the mid-point of the JDA.
    • Phase 3: Complete a final review within the last 30 days of the JDA.

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