EQUAL EMPLOYMENT SPECIALIST

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Baltimore, Maryland
Posted
Apr 15, 2021
Closes
Apr 22, 2021
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

THIS IS A NATIONAL GUARD TITLE 32 EXCEPTED SERVICE POSITION.

This National Guard position is for a EQUAL EMPLOYMENT SPECIALIST, Position Description Number D0386000 and is part of the MD HRO, National Guard.

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Responsibilities

Serves as the assistant to the Equal Opportunity Manager in planning and implementation of a Statewide equal employment opportunity program. The employee: Assists in the development and implementation of the National Guard Bureau Equal Opportunity Program at the State level. Assists in writing the Affirmative Action plan covering both short and long range goals and objectives. Continuously reviews this plan and revises it as needed. Conducts periodic analysis of the Active/Guard Reserve (AGR) military technician work force to identify underrepresented classes in the various occupations and military grades/ranks. Works closely with the Human Resources office in developing recruiting and employment strategies which insure that equal employment opportunity goals are achieved. Meets and consults regularly with employees and all levels of management to locate, define, and correct deficiencies or problem areas.
Assists in the management of the State EEO complaints processing system. Tracks the status of formal discrimination complaints in progress. Recruits counselors and ensures appropriate training is provided. Participates in meetings with community action organizations interested in improving equal employment opportunity relationships. May address groups regarding EEO policies, practices, and goals in the National Guard. Solicits community support in assisting the Guard to eliminate underrepresentation of minority groups. -Provides training to supervisors on preventing or remedying discrimination and may provide counseling to employees who feel they may have discrimination complaints. Regularly collects and compiles statistical data, using the data as a basic for extrapolating recommendations on courses of action. Disseminates news and information concerning the State equal opportunity program.
Performs all other duties as assigned.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
9

Requirements

Conditions of Employment


NATIONAL GUARD MEMBERSHIP IS REQUIRED. This position is open to On-Board Federal Technicians of the Maryland National Guard only. Applicants must submit current copies of their SF-50 to verify eligibility. This is an indefinite position. Indefinite employment does not confer permanent tenure and is covered under tenure group 3. Indefinite technicians serve at the will of the appointing officer and may be separated any time, after a 30 day written memorandum is issued by the HRO.

If you are not sure you are eligible for military membership, please contact a National Guard recruiter prior to applying for this position. This is an excepted service position that requires membership in a compatible military assignment in the employing state's National Guard, required prior to the effective date of placement. Selectee will be required to wear the military uniform. Acceptance of an excepted service position constitutes concurrence with these requirements as a condition of employment. Males born after 31 December 1959 must be registered for Selective Service. Federal employment suitability as determined by a background investigation. Participation in direct deposit is mandatory.

Qualifications

Military Grades: Officer/ Warrant Officer/Enlisted

GENERAL EXPERIENCE : Administrative, professional, investigative, technical or other type of experience which demonstrates ability to meet and deal effectively with persons of different ages, races, and economic and education background; to collect and assemble pertinent facts, and to prepare clear and concise written reports

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE : Must have at least 24 months experience, education, or training involving the administering, delivering, maintaining, advising, and adapting basic concepts, principles, and theories of Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) to the unique organizational, management, and mission requirements.

1. Must be able to obtain and maintain the appropriate security clearance of the position.
2. This position is covered by the Domestic Violence Misdemeanor Amendment (30 Sep 96) of the Gun Control Act (Lautenberg Amendment) of 1968. An individual convicted of a qualifying crime of domestic violence may not perform the duties of this position.
3. Ability to establish effective professional working relationships with coworkers and customers, contributing to a cooperative working environment and successful accomplishment of the mission.
4. May occasionally be required to work other than normal duty hours; overtime may be required.
5. The duties and responsibilities of your job may significantly impact the environment. You are responsible to maintain awareness of your environmental responsibilities as dictated by legal and regulatory requirements, your organization, and its changing mission.

Education

If you are using Education to qualify for this position, Successful completion of a full 4-year course of study in any field leading to a bachelor's degree, in an accredited college or university, meets the GS-5 level requirements.

You must provide transcripts or other documentation to support your Educational claims. To receive credit for Education, you must provide documentation of proof that you meet the Education requirements for this position.

Additional information

If you are a male applicant who was born after 12/31/1959 and are required to register under the Military Selective Service Act, the Defense Authorization Act of 1986 requires that you be registered or you are not eligible for appointment in this agency ( https://www.sss.gov/RegVer/wfRegistration.aspx ).

If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application .

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

Once the announcement has closed, your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine if you meet the qualifications listed on this announcement. If you are minimally qualified, your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses on the assessment questionnaire to determine your level of experience. If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your application package, your responses may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this position. If you are found to be among the top qualified candidates, you will be referred to the selecting official for employment consideration.

Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics): Knowledge of the principles, concepts, legal requirements and methodology of the Federal equal employment opportunity program to identify barriers to equal employment and assist in preparing an affirmative action plan to meet requirements placed upon the State; Skill in establishing and maintaining effective relationships with local and national organizations concerned with equal employment opportunity in order to obtain their cooperation and advice; Skill in communicating effectively, orally and in writing, with managers and employees at all levels.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Not Required

Drug test required
Yes

Required Documents

To apply for this position, you must submit a complete Application Package which includes:

1. Your resume showing work schedule, hours worked per week, dates (including Month and Year, e.g., 02/2017, Feb 2017, etc.) of employment and duties performed.

2. Other supporting documents: This position is open to On-Board Federal Technicians of the Maryland National Guard only. Applicants must submit current copies of their SF-50 to verify eligibility

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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