Chief Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and EEO Officer

Washington, D.C
May 07, 2021
May 16, 2021
Executive, Chief
Full Time


The Chief Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and EEO Officer oversees the Office of Minority and Women Inclusion (OMWI), reporting directly to the Chairman. Provides leadership and executive direction on the CFTC's efforts to integrate and promote diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) at all levels of the agency's workforce, senior leaders, and business operations. Oversees the Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) program and applying the principles of civil rights.

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The Chief Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and EEO Officer provides executive direction and, as appropriate, in collaborative coordination with the Chief Human Capital Officer, sets policies and oversees all matters of the CFTC relating to DEI in management, employment, workforce and business activities.

Provides expert advice and guidance to CFTC leadership and management officials towards the successful design, implementation, and maintenance of a Commission-wide DEI strategy that addresses issues presented by emerging trends and specific challenges, and utilizes DEI data towards meeting the agency's strategic goals and objectives as supported by attracting, retaining, and developing a high performing workforce.

Develops and articulates sound business case for DEI at all levels of the Commission that includes both qualitative and quantitative analysis.

Develops, implements and monitors agency initiatives related to workforce diversity and workplace inclusion, including outreach and recruitment, diversity-related training, and performance measurement.

Advises the Chairman on the impact of CFTC policies and regulations on minority-owned and women-owned businesses.

Develops, implements, and monitors initiatives to promote supplier diversity and the utilization of minority-owned and women-owned businesses in all CFTC contracts; and ensures intended business results are achieved in a manner consistent with governing policies, regulations and statutes.

Develops an annual report to submit to the Commission 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 CFTC action.

Provides strategic direction and leadership in assessing the effectiveness of the CFTC's EEO program. Recommends changes in management policies/practices to eliminate barriers to EEO; develops strategies to accomplish goals and objectives.

Ensures CFTC takes affirmative steps to seek diversity in the workforce at all levels by implementing staff recruiting and retention efforts.

Partners with the Chief Human Capital Officer to implement inclusive sourcing and recruiting strategies which enable and equip recruiters and hiring managers with the tools, training, and resources to leverage diverse talent and experiences.

Advises agency leadership and managers regarding global diversity 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.

Identifies, builds and maintains relationships with external organizations that align with business goals. Develops relationships with fellow Chief Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and EEO Officers and comparable leadership in DEI positions throughout the federal government and derivatives industry and participates in official and non-official fora on issues impacting and relating to DEI in the federal workforce and the derivatives markets.

Serves as a principal strategic advisor to Commission DEI councils and workgroups.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - 10% to 15% annually

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

  • U.S. Citizenship
  • Background/Security Investigation
  • Males born after 12-31-1959 must be registered for Selective Service

Your resume must include information that emphasizes progressive leadership responsibilities for positions held to include the scope and complexity, program accomplishments, and results of executive actions taken. Additionally, the resume must include information that addresses how your qualifications relate to the Mandatory Technical Qualifications (MTQs) and the Executive Competencies.


Mandatory Technical Qualifications:

1. Demonstrated executive leadership and direction in the formulation, execution, management and evaluation of policies and programs in the areas of DEI and EEO.

2. Ability to plan, organize and allocate human resources to support a complex diversity, equity, and inclusion program and ability to focus and translate direction into achievable action plans for an agency.

3.Skill in developing policies, strategies, and business cases, based on qualitative and qualitative analysis, to enhance diversity, inclusion, and equity throughout an agency.

Executive Competencies

1. Leading the Organization - Develops and implements an organizational vision that integrates program goals, priorities, and values. Assesses and adjusts to changing situations, and implements innovative solutions to make organizational improvements. Strategically formulates objectives and priorities and implements plans consistent with the organization mission.

2. Leading Others - Provides clear direction and ensures accountability; inspires others; provides constructive feedback; encourages and fosters an environment that supports diversity, inclusion, and equal opportunities. Demonstrates collaborative and cooperative approach. Develops and manages workforce based on staffing needs and budget.

3. Leading Self - Understands personal strengths and weaknesses and objectively views their behavior. Seeks and accepts constructive feedback and adapts personal leadership style/strategies as needed to most effectively build trust and lead their division.

4. Business Results - Ability to meet organizational goals and customer expectations. Makes decisions that produce high-quality results by applying technical knowledge, analyzing problems, and calculating risks. Forms and communicates a vision and priorities. Develops and executes plans that achieve outcomes for the organization.

Please ensure that your resume addresses these qualifications.


This job does not have an education qualification requirement.

Additional information

Relocation. Relocation expenses will not be paid.

EEO Policy Statement. The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, genetic information, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, age, membership in an employee organization, or other non-merit factor.

Reasonable Accommodation. Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

The law prohibits public officials from appointing, promoting, or recommending their relatives. The law prohibits requesting, making, transmitting, accepting, or considering political recommendations for employment or other personnel actions for non-political positions. This includes recommendations from Members of Congress, Congressional employees, elected state or local officials, and political party officials and any recommendation based on party affiliation.

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

Evaluations: You will be screened for basic eligibility according to the qualification requirements below. The quality and extent of your total accomplishments, experience, and education will be evaluated by a rating and ranking panel according to criteria in the Mandatory Technical Qualifications and Executive Competencies. Using this criteria, a panel of subject matter experts will place your application in one of three predefined categories: Best Qualified, Well Qualified or Qualified. Within each category, those entitled to veterans' preference who have supplied all appropriate documentation will be listed at the top of the category in which they are placed as described more fully below.

Failure to provide evidence when submitting your narrative statements that describes fully and concisely how your experience meets the qualifications/competencies described in the Mandatory Technical Qualifications and Executive Competencies will eliminate you from consideration.

NOTE: EACH MANDATORY TECHNICAL QUALIFICATION and EXECUTIVE COMPETENCIES must be addressed separately in a supplemental narrative statement.

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (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.

Qualifications: As a basic requirement, applicants must possess the Mandatory Technical Qualifications and Executive Competencies listed below. Typically, qualified applicants will have gained experience of this nature at or above the CT (GS)-15 grade level or its equivalent in the public or private sector. In addition, applicants must also have experience in 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.

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Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance

Drug test required

Position sensitivity and risk
Noncritical-Sensitive (NCS)/Moderate Risk

Trust determination process

Required Documents

  • Required Documents:
    • Cover Letter
    • Resume
    • Responses to the Mandatory Technical Qualifications and Executive Competencies: Narrative statements specifically addressing each qualification and individual competency. Narrative statements should not exceed two pages per qualification/competency (14 pages maximum).
    • Veterans' preference documentation, if applicable.

Veterans' Preference. If you are entitled to veterans' preference, you should indicate the type of veterans' preference you are claiming on your resume. In order to verify your veterans' preference entitlement, please submit a copy of the Member Copy 4 of your DD-214 (Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty); official statement of service from your command if you are currently on active duty; or other official documentation (e.g., documentation of receipt of a campaign badge or expeditionary medal) that shows your military service was performed under honorable conditions.

In addition, if you are a disabled veteran, a Purple Heart recipient, or widow/widower of a veteran, the spouse of a disabled veteran or the natural mother of a disabled or deceased veteran, you must submit a Standard Form (SF) 15, "Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference," and the other required documentation identified on the reverse side of the SF-15 to support your preference claim.

Although veterans' preference points are not assigned under the category rating procedures described under "How You Will Be Evaluated," veterans' preference eligibles are listed ahead of non-veterans within each category for which they are qualified. In addition, qualified veterans with a compensable service-disconnected disability of 10% or more are placed at the top of the highest quality category (i.e., Best Qualified).