Fair Employment Practices Specialist

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Nov 21, 2020
Closes
Nov 27, 2020
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

This position is located in the Office of Fair Employment Practices (FEP). The incumbent will report to the FEPS Officer and provide investigative support for the office involving complaints and unresolved disputes.
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Responsibilities

Duties include but are not limited to:
  • Planning and conducting independent investigations of the most high profile, controversial and technically complex discrimination complaints, and other unresolved dispute cases filed by AO employees;
  • Obtaining documentary evidence and sworn testimony through personal face-to-face interviews, fact finding conferences, telephone or video conference interviews, and interrogatories;
  • Thoroughly researching and reviewing pertinent federal court decisions and guidance; analyzing information based on models of analysis (i.e., disparate treatment, disparate impact, hostile work environment, failure to reasonably accommodate, etc.);
  • Performing conflict resolution to effectively resolve disputed matters and effectively interact with complainants, attorneys, witnesses and managers/supervisors;
  • Assisting in the development and delivery of classroom and computer-based FEP complaint process and diversity and inclusion trainings;
  • Ensuring training materials are routinely updated to reflect changes in the law and AO policy;
  • Assisting in the planning, development, and execution of various FEP initiatives and events; and
  • Performing other duties as assigned.


  • Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status
    No

    Promotion Potential
    00

    Requirements

    Conditions of Employment


    CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
  • All information is subject to verification. Applicants are advised that false answers or omissions of information on application materials or inability to meet the following conditions may be grounds for non-selection, withdrawal of an offer of employment, or dismissal after being employed.
  • Selection for this position is contingent upon completion of OF-306, Declaration of Federal Employment during the pre-employment process and proof of U.S. citizenship for competitive status positions or conversion to a competitive status position with the Administrative Office of the US Courts. In instances where non-citizens are considered for hire into temporary or any other position with non competitive status or when it is confirmed by the AO's Human Resources Office that there are no qualified U.S. citizens for a competitive status position (unless prohibited by a law or statue), non-citizens must provide proof of authorization to work in the United States and proof of entitlement to receive compensation. Additional information on the employment of non-citizens can be found at http://ww.usajobs.gov/Help/working-in-government/non-citizens . For a list of documents that may be used to provide proof of citizenship or authorization to work in the United States, please refer to Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification .
  • All new AO employees will be required to complete a FBI fingerprint-based national criminal database and records check and pass a public trust suitability check.
  • All new AO employees must identify a financial institution for direct deposit of pay before appointment.
  • You will be required to serve a trial period if selected for a first-time appointment to the Federal government, transferring from another Federal agency, or serving as a first-time supervisor. Failure to successfully complete the trial period may result in termination of employment.
  • If appointed to a temporary position, management may have the discretion of converting the position to permanent depending upon funding and staffing allocation.
  • Relocation expenses may be provided, but only if authorized by the Director of the AO.


  • Qualifications

    Applicants must have demonstrated experience as listed below. This requirement is according to the AO Classification, Compensation, and Recruitment Systems which include interpretive guidance and reference to the OPM Operating Manual for Qualification Standards for General Schedule Positions.

    Specialized Experience : Applicants must have at least one full year (52 weeks) of specialized experience which is in or directly related to the line of work of this position. Specialized experience is demonstrated experience in the following:
    • Planning and conducting independent investigations of the most high profile, controversial and technically complex Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) discrimination complaints, and other unresolved dispute cases filed by employees. These complaints involve issues related to all areas of human resources to include staffing, position classification, and employee relations, employee development, and compensation, as well as hostile work environment and harassment claims;
    • Obtaining sworn testimony through personal face-to-face interviews, fact finding conferences, telephone or video conference interviews, and interrogatories for the purpose of compiling an EEO report of investigation;
    • Researching and reviewing pertinent Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and Federal Court decisions and guidance; and
    • Analyzing information based on models of analysis (i.e., disparate treatment, disparate impact, hostile work environment, failure to reasonably accommodate, etc.).
    Desired but not required: Completion of 32 hours of federal sector formal EEO Investigator training and 8 hours of refresher federal sector formal EEO Investigator training in the past year.

    Education

    This position does not require education to qualify.

    Additional information

    The AO is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

    How You Will Be Evaluated

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

    We will review your resume and supporting documentation and compare this information to your responses on the occupational questionnaire to determine if you meet the minimum qualifications for this job. If you meet the minimum qualifications for this job, we will evaluate your application package, to assess the quality, depth, and complexity of your accomplishments, experience, and education as they relate to the requirements listed in this vacancy announcement.

    You should be aware that your ratings are subject to evaluation and verification. If a determination is made that you have rated yourself higher than is supported by your resume and/or narrative responses, you will be assigned a rating commensurate to your described experience. Failure to submit the mandatory narrative responses will result in not receiving full consideration and/or rating credit. Deliberate attempts to falsify information may be grounds for not selecting you, withdrawing an offer of employment, or dismissal after being employed.

    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance
    Not Required

    Drug test required
    No

    Required Documents

    For this job announcement the following documents and/or information are required:
    • Resume - Any written format you choose to describe your job-related qualifications.
    • Citizenship - Include country of citizenship on resume.
    • Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50) - All applicants outside of the AO must submit a copy of your latest SF-50 to verify current or former Federal employment status.
    • Veterans Preference documentation - Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty (DD Form 214), if applicable Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference (SF-15) and an official statement, dated 1991 or later, from the Department of Veterans Affairs or from a branch of the Armed Forces, certifying to the veteran's present receipt of compensation.


    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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