Director Office of Minority and Women Inclusion

Alexandria, Virginia
Apr 03, 2021
Apr 10, 2021
Executive, Director
Full Time


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This position is located in the National Credit Union Administration, Office of Minority and Women Inclusion (OMWI). NCUA is seeking an executive to serve as the Director Office of Minority and Women Inclusion.
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As the Director of OMWI, you will:

Provide executive direction, set policies, and oversee all matters of the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) relating to diversity, equity and inclusion in management, employment and business activities.

Develop, implement and monitor progress towards several standards and procedures related to workforce diversity and the inclusion and utilization of minority and women-owned businesses in NCUA programs and contracts as required by SEC. 342 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform And Consumer Protection Act of 2010.

Advise the Chairman, NCUA Board, and senior NCUA leadership on the impact of policies and regulations of the NCUA on minority and women-owned businesses.

Set the diversity, equity and inclusion strategic priorities aligned with the NCUA strategic priorities to maintain a diverse workforce and foster an inclusive work environment.

Promote and assess diversity, equity and inclusion in the credit union system.

Partner with inner-city schools and other minority-focused organizations to hire or mentor minorities and women.

Provide leadership and strategic direction in assessing the effectiveness of NCUA's equal employment opportunity program.

Serve as a key advisor to NCUA personnel on a broad range of EEO matters.

Coordinate with executives and senior managers regarding the design and implementation of any remedies resulting from violations of statutes, regulations, or executive orders about civil rights laws.
Advise agency leadership regarding best practices for recruiting, retaining and developing a diverse, high-performing workforce that draws from all segments of society and values fairness, diversity and inclusion.

Ensure NCUA takes affirmative steps to seek diversity in the workforce at all levels by implementing staff recruiting and retention efforts. These steps include reaching out to certain types of minority- or women­ only colleges and universities and advertising in minority-and women-focused publications.

Develop an annual report to submit to Congress regarding the percent of contract expenditures that went to minority-and-women-owned businesses; successes and challenges related to targeted hiring and procurement efforts; and any other information, findings, conclusions, and recommendations for legislative or NCUA action.

Recommend changes in management policies/practices to eliminate barriers to EEO; develop strategies to accomplish goals and objectives.

Travel Required

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

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a U.S. Citizen.
  • A managerial probationary period may be required.
  • This position has been designated as a Mission Critical Continuity Position.
  • You must complete a Public Financial Disclosure Form.


For the SS-0301-01, you must have one year (12 months) of full-time specialized experience comparable in difficulty and responsibility to the CU/GS-15 level in the public or private sector. Qualifying specialized experience is experience providing senior level leadership, and 1) performing oversight of an organization's equal employment opportunity program; and 2) evaluating standards, procedures, and policies related to workforce diversity and inclusion and utilization of minority and women-owned businesses.

For the SS-0301-02, you must have one year (12 months) of full-time specialized experience comparable in difficulty and responsibility to the SS-01/SES level in the public or private sector. Qualifying specialized experience is experience providing executive leadership, and 1) performing oversight of an organization's equal employment opportunity program; and 2) developing and evaluating standards, procedures, and policies related to workforce diversity and inclusion and utilization of minority and women-owned businesses.

You must provide specific details in your resume as to how your work experience meets the specialized experience for this position. Please include the month, year, and hours worked for each position held. Failure to provide specific details in your resume may result in an ineligible rating due to not meeting the specialized experience. Ensure that your experience and accomplishments reflect the Executive and Technical Competencies.

EXECUTIVE CORE QUALIFICATIONS (ECQs): You must clearly demonstrate in your resume that you possess all the executive qualifications listed below. We recommend that your resume emphasizes your level of responsibilities, the scope and complexity of programs managed, and your program accomplishments, including the results of your actions.

PLEASE NOTE: Although it is not required, applicants are encouraged to address the Executive and Technical qualifications separately.
  • Leading Change. This qualification encompasses the ability to develop and implement an organizational vision, which integrates key national and program goals, priorities, values, and other factors. Inherent to it is the ability to balance change and continuity, to continually strive to improve customer service and program performance within the basic Government framework, to create a work environment that encourages creative thinking, and to maintain focus, intensity and persistence, even under adversity.
  • Leading People. This qualification involves the ability to design and implement strategies which maximize employee potential and foster high ethical standards in meeting the organization's vision, mission and goals.
  • Results Driven. This qualification stresses accountability and continuous improvement. It includes the ability to make timely and effective decisions and produce results through strategic planning and the implementation and evaluation of programs and policies.
  • Business Acumen. This qualification involves the ability to acquire and administer human, financial, material, and information resources in a manner which instills public trust and accomplishes the organization's mission and to use new technology to enhance decision-making.
  • Building Coalitions/Communication. This qualification involves the ability to explain, advocate and express facts and ideas in a convincing manner, and to negotiate with individuals and groups internally and externally. It also involves the ability to develop an expansive professional network with other organizations and to identify the internal and external policies that impact the work of the organization.
  • Technical/Professional Core Qualification (TCQ):
    Skill in providing strategic leadership and direction in the formulation, execution and management of policies and programs in the areas of Equal Employment Opportunity and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.


    Education is not required for this position nor may it be used to qualify.

    Additional information

    For positions that are multi-graded, you may be noncompetitively promoted to the next grade level in accordance with OPM regulations and NCUA policies.

    SALARY: Salary is set by the NCUA Board, unless delegated to the Executive Director, and is based on the position's and the individual's potential contribution to the agency's overall strategic goals and the executive and technical qualifications of the successful candidate.In addition to the standard benefits offered by Federal agencies, NCUA offers additional benefits to its employees. These benefits, some at minimal cost, are some of the best and most competitive in both the private and public sectors. More information can be found by clicking here .

    OTHER KEY REQUIREMENTS: You must serve a one-year managerial probationary period if you have not done so.

    Holding a career SES appointment alone does not give you eligibility to be considered under this announcement. Current SES members will be assessed on both the ECQs and TCQs.

    SELECTIVE SERVICE: If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law. You may register or check status of your registration by visiting the Selective Service website at:

    Illegal drug use by individuals working for or on behalf of the federal government, whether on duty or off duty, is contrary to the efficiency of the service and in direct violation of the Controlled Substance Act and the Drug-Free Workplace Act.

    NCUA uses E-Verify, a web-based system, to confirm the eligibility of all newly hired employees to work in the United States. Learn more about E-Verify , including your rights and responsibilities.


    How You Will Be Evaluated

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

    For Category Rating: Once the application process is complete, a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine if you are qualified for this job. If, after reviewing your resume and or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience, you may lose consideration for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your eligibility. Qualified candidates will be assigned to a quality category. The category assignment is a measure of the degree to which your background matches the competencies required for this position.

    Your application package will be reviewed for completeness (resume, completed assessment questionnaire, and supporting documentation). You will not be considered if you fail to submit all the required documents as outlined in this vacancy announcement.

    If you meet the basic qualifications/specialized experience requirements, your resume will be evaluated by an NCUA ERB rating and ranking panel to determine the extent to which you possess the required executive and technical qualifications, your application will be placed in one of three categories based on the score of your ECQs/TCQ:
    Best Qualified - Applicants possessing experience that substantially exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position.
    Well Qualified - Applicants possessing experience that exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position.
    Qualified - Applicants possessing experience that meets the minimum qualifications of the position.

    Best Qualified candidates will be referred to an NCUA ERB interview panel for a possible interview. The ERB interview panel will make recommendations on final selections to the appointing authority.

    Reference Checks: Reference checks will need to be conducted before an offer of employment for the top candidate(s) for this position. The reference checks will need to be conducted with current and former supervisors, if applicable, as a part of NCUA's selection assessment process.

    Application of Veterans' Preference: The category rating process does not add veterans' preference points but protects the rights of veterans by placing them ahead of non-preference eligibles within each category. Preference eligibles who meet the minimum qualification requirements and who have a compensable service-connected disability of at least 10% must be listed in the highest quality category (except in the case of scientific or professional positions at the CU-09 level or higher).

    To preview the application questionnaire, please click here:

    Overstating your qualifications and/or experience in your application materials or application questionnaire may result in your removal from consideration.

    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance
    Not Required

    Drug test required

    Position sensitivity and risk
    High Risk (HR)

    Trust determination process

    Required Documents

    To apply for this position, you must provide a complete application package which includes:
    1. Resume (required)
    2. Other supporting documentation:
    • Cover letter (optional)
    • Veterans' documentation (see below for requirements)
    • CTAP/ICTAP documentation (see below for requirements)
    • College transcript(s), if qualifying based on education or if listed as a basic requirement
    If you wish to receive consideration for veteran's preference you must submit a copy of your veteran's documentation including a DD-214 (member 4 copy preferred, however, the documentation provided must contain dates and character of service) along with a VA letter, SF-15 , etc., if applicable. If you are a current active duty service member, please submit an official statement of service from your command.

    Note: If you are a current active duty military member who does not have a DD-214 and is claiming preference under the Veterans Opportunity to Work (VOW) Act, you must submit certification from the Armed Forces indicating that you will be discharged or released under honorable conditions from active duty within 120 days from the date on the certification. Certifications must be on letterhead from the appropriate military branch and include the following information: military dates of service and expected discharge or release date, the character of service, military rank, type of discharge, and date when terminal leave will begin. Certifications must be signed by, or by the direction of military members' military personnel offices, unit commanders or higher headquarters.

    CTAP/ICTAP: Federal employees seeking CTAP/ICTAP eligibility must submit proof of their eligibility:
    • Copy of agency notice;
    • Most recent performance rating; and
    • SF-50 noting current position, grade level and duty location or Certification of Expected Separation, Reduction In Force separation notice.
    Note: To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced federal employees must be rated well-qualified or above on the rating criteria for this position. For additional information, click CTAP .

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