17565 - EEO Program Specialist IC EEOD- GS-15

Montgomery County, Maryland
Jul 17, 2019
Jul 24, 2019
Program Manager
Full Time


This is an opportunity for:
  • An internal or external candidate to fill a GS-15 cadre position.
  • A Federal Government employee to serve on a two-year reimbursable detail assignment in the ODNI. The detail assignment may be extended an additional year if all parties agree.

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Component Mission
The Office of Intelligence Community Equal Employment Opportunity and Diversity (IC EEOD) reports directly to the Director of National Intelligence and is responsible for the overall strategic management of the IC's efforts to build a more diverse and inclusive workforce. IC EEOD oversees ODNI's compliance with federal laws, policies, procedures, and requirements relating to EEO. IC EEOD also develops initiatives, policies and programs, and provides guidance and consultation to diverse stakeholders. The Office collects, analyzes and reports on workforce demographics and trends across multiple aspects of workforce diversity, including, but not limited to women, minorities, and persons with disabilities. In addition to its IC management responsibilities, the IC EEOD provides EEO services for the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) organization.

Office Mission
IC EEOD EEO Compliance provides the ODNI and IC individuals who seek to resolve workplace conflicts with unbiased counsel through a neutral and fair process. EEO Compliance administers regulations neutrally and fairly and informs all parties of their responsibilities, detailing out what to expect during each stage of the process.

Major Duties and Responsibilities (MDRs)
  • Execute all aspects of the federal EEO complaints process, including counselings, investigations, alternative dispute resolution, training, and executive-level communications (including written reports and oral presentations).
  • Serve as an expert EEO consultant to senior leadership and provide advice on the development, implementation, and management of a broad range of complex EEO programs and activities aimed at increasing EEO compliance in the ODNI and across the IC.
  • Provide guidance in the implementation of ICD110 and other policy and regulatory guidelines.
  • Lead and design programs to proactively prevent discrimination in the workplace and promote equal employment opportunity objectives.
  • Develop, align, and execute initiatives that support ODNI and IC Enterprise Strategic Plan Objectives. Analyze and develop ODNI and IC-wide EEO complaint statistics and produce comprehensive compliance reports for external oversight entities and internal stakeholders.
  • Design and deliver training, guidance, advice, and/or consultation to members of the ODNI workforce (and external audiences) regarding EEO compliance requirements, rights and responsibilities, and other matters within the office's organizational jurisdiction.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

Desired Requirements
  • A Juris Doctorate degree and experience in the practice of federal sector employment law.
  • Certifications/Licenses: Completion of 32 hours of EEO Counselor and/or Investigator training, as required by the EEOC


Mandatory and Educational Requirements
  • Broad national recognition as a top professional expert and consultant in the field of EEO compliance and oversight.
  • Expert knowledge and experience in all major EEO program functions, such as EEO Counseling, Alternative Dispute Resolution, formal complaint processing, and final agency actions, as well as expertise in the agency's obligations to provide reasonable accommodation, to ensure 508 compliance, and to conduct management-based inquiries.
  • Expert knowledge of Federal EEO laws, regulations, polices, and practices as well as a superior understanding of EEO MD-110 and MD-715, and 29 CFR Part 1614, EEOC's Model Agency Program elements, and 462 reporting requirements; superior ability to research and interpret legislation and guidance affecting EEO in the IC.
  • Five or more years of increasingly responsible professional EEO experience performing work and leading teams in the area of EEO with major duties including development and implementation of EEO goals and objectives, investigating, or resolution of complaints.
  • Superior ability to communicate, both verbally and in writing, complex information in a clear, concise manner that is targeted to and meets the needs of diverse audiences with different perspectives and objectives.
  • Superior ability to establish regular contact with high-level internal and external resources and customers, supplying or seeking information on EEO programs and issues; superior use of tact when expressing ideas or opinions to senior leaders, customers, contractors, and other stakeholders.
  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent studies.


Bachelor's Degree or equivalent studies.

Additional information

*** OPEN UNTIL FILLED: This announcement will be open until the position is filled. Cut off points are scheduled in two-week increments. After each cut-off point, all compliant applications received during the previous two weeks will be reviewed for consideration.***

Who May Apply
Current GS employees at the same grade or up to one grade lower than the advertised position grade may apply.
Former members of the Peace Corps may be considered for ODNI employment only if five full years have elapsed since separation from the Peace Corps.
  • For a cadre assignment:
    • Current ODNI permanent cadre.
    • Current ODNI Staff Reserve Employees. (A staff reserve employee who currently occupies this position may not apply.)
    • Current Federal Government employees. (Current GS employees at the same grade or one grade lower than the advertised position grade may apply.)
    • Candidates outside the Federal Government.
  • For a detailee assignment:
    • Current Federal Government employees. (Current GS employees at the same grade or one grade lower than the advertised position grade may apply.)
Salary Determination
  • The ODNI uses a rank-in-person system in which rank is attached to the individual. A selected ODNI candidate or other Federal Government candidate will be assigned to the position at the employee's current GS grade and salary.
  • A current Federal Government employee, selected for a detail, will be assigned to the position at his or her current grade and salary.
  • For a selected non-Federal Government candidate, salary will be established within the salary range listed above, based on education and experience.
REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES: The ODNI provides reasonable accommodations to otherwise qualified applicants with disabilities. IF YOU NEED A REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the Intelligence Community Equal Employment Opportunity and Diversity Office Representative by classified email at DNI_COO_TM_EEOD_RA_WMA@cia.ic.gov, by unclassified email at DNI-EEOD_WMA@cia.ic.gov, by telephone at 301-243-0704 or by FAX at 301-243-1200. Your request for reasonable accommodation will be addressed on a case-by-case basis. PLEASE DO NOT SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION TO THE EEOD EMAIL ADDRESS. THIS EMAIL IS FOR REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION REQUESTS ONLY. PLEASE SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION VIA THE EMAIL ADDRESS PROVIDED IN THE 'HOW TO APPLY' SECTION BELOW .

How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

Applicants are encouraged to carefully review the vacancy announcement, particularly the MDRs, and construct their resume to highlight their most significant experience and qualifications relevant to this job opportunity.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Sensitive Compartmented Information

Drug test required

Required Documents

Your application MUST be received by midnight on the closing date of this announcement. Applications received after the closing date will NOT be eligible for consideration.
Resume must address the mandatory requirements
Selecting Official may request writing sample and/or employment references

To verify receipt of your application package ONLY, you may call 301-243-1318.

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