Director, Office of Minority and Women Inclusion (OMWI), EM-0301

Washington, D.C
Dec 01, 2020
Dec 03, 2020
Executive, Director
Full Time


This position is located in the Office of Minority and Women Inclusion (OMWI), Washington, D.C., of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation.

Salary reflects a pay cap for this position of $273,400.

FDIC Executive Managers (EM) are in the Federal competitive service and not the Senior Executive Service (SES).

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Provide leadership to FDIC's Office of Women and Minority Inclusion (OWMI) and serve as the agency senior technical expert on all matters relating to diversity in management, employment and business activities.

Ensure Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) plans and programs, performance measurement, employee development, Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and other personnel oriented factors are executed equitably and are consistent with agency policy, legal requirements, and the OMWI mission.

Consolidate and defend OMWI's formal budget program requests; provide justifications for major program changes under OMWI's purview; develop OMWI policy and activities; assure correct policy and regulatory interpretations on the part of OMWI subordinate managers; and ensure the smooth functioning and coordination of all OMWI programs.

Partner with our Corporate University to integrate DEI concepts and applications into learning and development experiences. Serve as a thought partner and support the facilitation of related learning, performance management and retention initiatives. Collaborate with executives and leaders to shape their roles as champions and advocates for inclusion and belonging.

Partner with our Chief Human Capital Officer to implement inclusive sourcing and recruiting strategies, enable and equip recruiters and hiring managers with the tools, training, and resources to leverage diverse talent and experiences. Assist in designing and launching programs focused on underrepresented groups that support the development of diverse talent pipeline.

Provide strategic direction and leadership in the development, implementation, and ongoing review and renewal of the FDIC's Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Strategic Plan.

Apply Section 342 of the Dodd-Frank Act, entitled Office of Minority and Women Inclusion, the Financial Institutions Reform, Recovery and Enforcement (FIRREA) of 1989 (Dodd-Frank Act), i.e., develop standards for coordinating technical assistance to businesses equal employment opportunity; increase participation of minority-owned and women-owned businesses in programs; and contracts and assess agency diversity, equity, and inclusion policies and practices.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - Occasional travel required.

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential
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Conditions of Employment

Employment Conditions.

Registration with the Selective Service.

U.S. Citizenship is required.

High Risk Position - Background Investigation (BI) required.

Completion of Confidential Financial Disclosure may be required.

Employee may be relocated to any duty location to meet management needs.


Qualifying experience may be obtained in the private or public sector. 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. Additional qualifications information can be found here .

In order to qualify, applicants must have one year of executive-level specialized experience in a government agency (equivalent in the federal government to CG/GS-15 or above) or private industry. Specialized experience is experience providing strategic leadership to a highly skilled and diverse professional staff accountable for implementing two or more of the following areas: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) initiatives; Equal Employment Opportunity initiatives; Labor and Employee Relations; or Civil Rights and Civil Liberties (CRCL).


There is no substitution of education for the experience for this position.

Additional information

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If selected, you may be required to serve a probationary period.

If selected, you may be required to serve a supervisory/managerial probationary period.

Additional selections may be made from this vacancy announcement to fill identical vacancies that occur subsequent to this announcement.

FDIC Executive Managers (EMs) are in the Federal competitive service and not the Senior Executive Service (SES). As an EM at the FDIC, you will provide executive leadership and managerial direction over substantive activities related to planning, developing, executing, and coordinating the Corporation's programs and policies.

Current or Former Political Appointees: The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) must authorize employment offers made to current or former political appointees. If you are currently, or have been within the last 5 years, a political Schedule A, Schedule C or Non-Career SES employee in the Executive Branch, you must disclose this information to the HR Office.

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

Your resume and the online assessment questionnaire will be reviewed, to determine whether you meet the qualification requirements outlined in this announcement. Therefore, it is imperative that your resume contain sufficiently detailed information upon which to make the qualification determination. Please ensure that your resume contains specific information such as position titles, beginning and ending dates of employment for each position, average number of hours worked per week, and if the position is/was in the Federal government, you should provide the position series and grade level.

Your resume will also be evaluated to measure your responses to the assessment questions. If you rated yourself higher on the questionnaire than what is supported by your resume, your overall qualifications assessment may be adversely affected.

If you are found qualified, your application package will be reviewed by a panel of three Executive Managers and placed in one of three categories: Best Qualified, Highly Qualified, or Qualified. Top ranked candidates will be referred to the selecting official for further review and consideration. Within these categories, candidates eligible for veterans' preference will receive selection priority over non-veterans. The top ranked candidates will be referred to the selecting official for further review and consideration.

The KSAs you will be assessed on are listed below:
  • Knowledge of diversity in management, employment and business activities including procurement and contracting for goods and services supporting Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) programs.
  • Ability to organize, coordinate and supervise the work of a diverse team of highly skilled subordinate managers and employees working on a range of assignments, which include skill in providing direction and building and motivating strong cohesive teams in effectively and efficiently accomplishing the mission.
  • Ability to serve as spokesperson before financial regulatory agencies, high-level officials of other agencies, special interest groups, Congress and the public.
  • Knowledge of the interpretation and application of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, the Civil Rights Act of 1991, as amended; the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, as amended; the Rehabilitation Act; the Equal Pay Act of 1963; the EEOC regulations 29 C.F.R. Part 1614; Merit Systems Protection Board regulations; personnel management regulations, DEI programs and practices, and other applicable law and regulations.
  • Ability to drive DEI innovation, finding new solutions and implementing new programs which lead to tangible results at an agency/organization wide level.
  • Skillful in building and maintaining collaborative relationships across multiple teams getting buy-in and effectively driving change for new initiatives in a complex organization. Skill in successfully coaching leaders at all levels of an organization, including executives.
  • Knowledge that provides a strong understanding of benchmarks, leading practices, and innovations in DEI, as well as the strengths and drawbacks of what have been tried in the past.
  • Knowledge of Section 342 of the Dodd-Frank Act and the relevant regulations, policies and procedures.

  • You do not need to respond separately to these KSAs. Your answers to the online questionnaire and resume will serve as responses to the KSAs.

    To preview questions please click here .

    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance

    Drug test required

    Position sensitivity and risk
    High Risk (HR)

    Trust determination process

    Required Documents

    Please review the following to determine your eligibility and which document(s) is required to complete your application: VETERANS' PREFERENCE: If you are claiming veterans' preference, click here . (Note: Veterans must submit the Member 4 copy of the DD 214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty - or other copy showing the type of discharge/character of service [e.g., Honorable, Under Honorable Conditions, etc.] along with any other required documents.)

    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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