Senior Compliance Specialist

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Sep 18, 2020
Closes
Sep 22, 2020
Function
IT, QA Engineer
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

The incumbent serves as the Senior Compliance Specialist in the Office of the General Counsel (OGC), within the US Access Board (Access Board). The incumbent is responsible for the programmatic aspects of accessibility compliance.

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Responsibilities

As a Senior Compliance Specialist, you will:

-Develop and review policy issuances, regulations, guidelines, and public statements related to compliance procedures, systems, and enforcement of the Architectural Barriers Act (ABA).
-Prepare legislative, regulatory, and administrative recommendations for the General Counsel, Executive Director, and the Board pertaining to compliance issues; analyze related pending legislation and administrative regulations; prepare legislative and administrative testimony and reports on compliance issues for the Board, the Executive Director and the General Counsel.
-Advise the General Counsel and Executive Director on the most effective means of ensuring compliance with the accessibility standards under the ABA.
-Advise the General Counsel and staff on measures to resolve ABA complaints, particularly in cases involving novel or complex issues; personally participates in and leads investigation and resolution of ABA complaints, including negotiation of agreements.
-Establish and maintain effective contacts with high-level (sub-cabinet) Federal representatives and Presidential appointees.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - There may be occasional travel.

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
14

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • Please refer to "Conditions of Employment."
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  • U.S. Citizens and U.S. Nationals

The experience may have been gained in either the public, private sector or volunteer service . One year of experience refers to full-time work; part-time work is considered on a prorated basis. To ensure full credit for your work experience, please indicate dates of employment by month/day/year, and indicate number of hours worked per week on your resume.

Qualifications

You must meet the following requirements within 30 calendar days of the closing date of this announcement.

Specialized experience: For the GS-14, you must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-13 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience or General experience for this position includes:

- Experience analyzing and applying disability rights laws, regulations, and standards that govern the accessibility of public buildings and facilities to individuals with disabilities, such as the Architectural Barriers Act (ABA), Americans with Disabilities Act Standards for Accessible Design, American National Standards Institute (ANSI), and Uniform Federal Accessibility Standards (UFAS), and similar accessibility standards; AND
- Experience independently planning or conducting investigations involving enforcement of accessibility requirements for federal buildings or similar facilities; AND
- Experience conducting outreach with senior-level officials, national or regional accessibility coordinators, or similar individuals to facilitate compliance with a civil rights enforcement program and accessibility requirements.


In addition to the above requirements, you must meet the following time-in-grade requirement, if applicable:
For the GS-14 you must have been at the GS-13 level for 52 weeks.

Time After Competitive Appointment: Candidates who are current Federal employees serving on a nontemporary competitive appointment must have served at least three months in that appointment.

Education

Additional information

- We may select from this announcement or any other source to fill one or more vacancies.
- This is a non-bargaining unit position.

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
- A one year probationary period may be required.
- Must successfully complete a background investigation.
- Complete a Declaration for Federal Employment to determine your suitability for Federal employment, at the time requested by the agency
- If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System or are exempt from having to do so.
- Have your salary sent to a financial institution of your choice by Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer.
- Go through a Personal Identity Verification (PIV) process that requires two forms of identification from the Form I-9 . Federal law requires verification of the identity and employment eligibility of all new hires in the U.S.
- Obtain and use a Government-issued charge card for business-related travel.

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

Your application includes your résumé, responses to the online questions, and required supporting documents. Please be sure that your résumé includes detailed information to support your qualifications for this position; failure to provide sufficient evidence in your résumé may result in a "not qualified" determination.

Rating: Your application will be evaluated in the following areas: Technical, Communication, and Teamwork. Your application will be rated and ranked among others, based on your responses to the online questions, regarding your experience, education, training, performance appraisals and awards relevant to the duties of this position. Your rating may be lowered if your responses to the online questions are not supported by the education and/or experience described in your application.

Referral: If you are among the top qualified candidates, your application may be referred to a selecting official for consideration. You may be required to participate in a selection interview.

If you are a displaced or surplus Federal employee (eligible for the Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP)/Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) ) you must receive a score of 92 or better to be rated as "well qualified" to receive special selection priority.

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Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Not Required

Drug test required
No

Required Documents

A complete application includes 1. A résumé, 2. Vacancy question responses, and 3. Submission of any required documents. Please note that if you do not provide all required information, as specified in this announcement, you may not be considered for this position (or may not receive the special consideration for which you may be eligible).

All applicants are required to submit a résumé either by creating one in USAJOBS or uploading one of their own choosing. (Cover letters are optional.) To receive full credit for relevant experience, please list the month/date/year and number of hours worked for experience listed on your résumé. We suggest that you preview the online questions, as you may need to customize your résumé to ensure that it supports your responses to these questions. Please view résumé tips .

CURRENT AND FORMER FEDERAL EMPLOYEES
Documentation Relating to Your Federal Employment
:
- Submit a copy of your SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, which shows your current (or most recent) grade and competitive service status. (The "position occupied" block on the SF-50 should show a "1" and your "tenure" block should show a "1" or "2".)
- Indicate on your application the highest permanent grade you have held; if this grade is different from your current grade, submit a copy of an additional SF-50 showing this grade.

PERFORMANCE APPRAISAL: Submit a copy of your most recent completed annual performance appraisal which includes the final rating. if you have not received a performance appraisal, please explain why in your application.

CAREER TRANSITION ASSISTANCE PLAN (CTAP) OR INTERAGENCY CAREER TRANSITION ASSISTANCE PLAN (ICTAP) DOCUMENTATION: If you are a displaced or surplus Federal employee, click CTAP/ICTAP for eligibility and a detailed list of required documents.

If you are applying under a special hiring authority
(e.g. Military Spouses, Interchange Agreement, VEOA, VRA, Schedule A Disability, etc.), please see applicant guide for required documentation . In order to be eligible under one of these authorities, you must submit all required documentation as outlined in the applicant guide.

If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education .

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

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