Deputy Director, Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs

Washington, D.C
Apr 17, 2021
Apr 25, 2021
Executive, Director
Full Time


The primary purpose of this position is to serve as the Deputy Director of OFCCP. At the director of OFCCP's discretion, the deputy develops and formulates operating policies and programs within the context of national policy along with directing, executing, coordinating and reviewing all operating compliance and enforcement activities initially carried out at the field level and in connection with the procurement requirements of the Federal Government.

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As directed by the director, exercises immediate direction over day-to-day operations involving sensitive and consequential policy-making functions, invoking the full authority of the director in this regard. This includes, but is not limited to, directing compliance and enforcement activities throughout OFCCP, dealing with other government contracting agencies, and overseeing compliance investigations of government contractors and subcontractors. Identifies patterns of employment of veterans and individuals with disabilities, patterns of under-utilization, and government-wide affirmative action programs for veterans and individuals with disabilities. Is responsible for implementing nationwide programs and plans through OFCCP employees in the national office and in the field.

Initiates and ensures follow through and appropriate action on complaints against government contractors or subcontractors in which employees or prospective employees allege discrimination or other violations of OFCCP regulations.

Orders hearings, private or public, as deemed advisable by the director, for compliance, enforcement, or educational purposes, and in accordance with rules, regulations, or orders, and recommends penalties or sanctions. Recommends cancellation, termination or suspension of contracts for failure of contractors or subcontractors to comply with the nondiscrimination provision of the contracts. If the case warrants, recommends debarment from future government contracts.

Advises the Department of Justice and/or the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission of the initiation of proceedings on cases with violations of OFCCP's legal authorities.

Expresses with conviction the policies and objectives of the administration in controversial areas; represents the office at high level meetings and conferences with officials of other federal agencies, business and industry associations, and labor unions; participates also in discussions and appraisals of broad government-wide problems, requirements, and cooperative efforts and presents the department's position and recommendation for complementary and supplementary efforts.

Assists the director, as appropriate, in providing leadership, supervision, and direction over three divisions and one office in OFCCP's national office, and six regional offices. These Divisions and Office are: (1) Division of Program Operations, (2) Division of Policy and Program Development, (3) Division of Administration and Management Programs, and (4) Office of the Enforcement Director. Assures that all programs are coordinated and implemented in order to accomplish OFCCP's mission; identifies and establishes overall priorities and the most appropriate organization and staff required to accomplish OFCCP's objectives; assures that equal employment opportunity goals and policies are met; takes positive action to attract and promote diversity in the full range of jobs at all levels of the organization.

Is responsible for ensuring that all requests for information under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and Privacy Act are processed according to statutory time and disclosure requirements and ensures that FOIA disclosures do not violate applicable provisions of the Privacy Act.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - Less than 25%

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

  • Subject to a security background investigation.
  • Subject to financial disclosure requirements.
  • Must meet Mandatory Technical and Executive Core Qualifications.
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen.
  • Must complete 1 year SES probationary period, if not previously completed.

Candidates must possess technical and management experience and have developed the knowledge and skills required for effective performance of the specific duties of this position.


To qualify for this position, all applicants must write a narrative in the spaces provided detailing accomplishments that would satisfy each of the ECQs and MTQs. You must address each ECQ and MTQ separately. If you fail to do so, your application will be rated ineligible.

In writing your responses to the ECQs, your narrative must address each ECQ separately in the spaces provided. Each ECQ should contain at least two examples describing your experiences and accomplishments/results.

Responses to ECQ's must not exceed 10 pages. It is recommended that applicants draft their ECQs in a Word document first, then cut and paste into the spaces provided following each ECQ to ensure length requirements. For additional guidance, applicants may visit the following link:

Applicants are encouraged to follow the Challenge, Context, Action, and Result model outlined in the guide.

1. Leading Change: This core qualification involves the ability to bring about strategic change, both within and outside the organization, to meet organizational goals. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to establish an organizational vision and to implement it in a continuously changing environment.

2. Leading People: This core qualification involves the ability to lead people toward meeting the organization's vision, mission, and goals. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to provide an inclusive workplace that fosters the development of others, facilitates cooperation and teamwork, and supports constructive resolution of conflicts.

3. Results Driven: This core qualification involves the ability to meet organizational goals and customer expectations. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to make decisions that produce high-quality results by applying technical knowledge, analyzing problems, and calculating risks.

4. Business Acumen: This core qualification involves the ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically.

5. Building Coalitions: This core qualification involves the ability to build coalitions internally and with other Federal agencies, State and local governments, nonprofit and private sector organizations, foreign governments, or international organizations to achieve common goals.

MANDATORY TECHNICAL QUALIFICATIONS (MTQs): In writing your narrative responses to the MTQs, please give examples and explain how often you used your skills, the complexity of the knowledge possessed, the level of people you interacted with, the sensitivity of the issues you handled, etc. APPLICANTS SHOULD LIMIT THEIR RESPONSES TO ONE (1) SINGLE SPACED PAGE PER EACH MTQ WITH THE FONT SIZE NO SMALLER THAN POINT 12. It is recommended that applicants draft their MTQs in a Word document first, then cut and paste into the spaces provided following each MTQ to ensure length requirements.

1. An in depth understanding and current awareness of civil rights or other worker rights and worker protection principles and of programs and laws designed to effect these principles in the workplace.

2. Demonstrated experience in executing programs or policies designed to protect workers including addressing discrimination issues.

3. Demonstrated knowledge and ability to oversee the day-to-day administrative and technical program operations of a multi-faceted nature.


Additional information

PROOF OF CITIZENSHIP: Prior to entry on duty, persons selected for employment with the Department of Labor who are not current DOL employees will be required to provide proof of citizenship in the form of a passport, birth certificate or other approved documentation.

The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

You will be evaluated based on your experience and your responses to the Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) and the Mandatory Technical Qualifications (MTQs). It is essential that your resume provide sufficient information to substantiate your responses in the self-assessment vacancy questions. If your responses are not adequately substantiated by your resume, your application will be rated ineligible.

Current/Former Career SES or SES Candidate Development graduates who have been certified by OPM must provide a narrative response to address each of the MTQ's, but need not address the ECQs. In order to successfully complete the online application process you must input the term, "noncompetitive eligible" in the text boxes for each of the ECQs. You must submit a Standard Form 50 that documents your SES Career appointment or a copy of your OPM approved SES Candidate Development Program certificate.

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Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Not Required

Drug test required

Position sensitivity and risk
Non-sensitive (NS)/Low Risk

Trust determination process

Required Documents

1. SF-50 documentation of career SES appointment or other Federal appointment (if applicable) 2. Certificate of completion of OPM certified SES candidate program (if applicable) 3. Copy of most recent performance appraisal (optional).

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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