Equal Employment Opportunity Specialist

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Jun 08, 2021
Closes
Jun 12, 2021
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

As a Equal Employment Opportunity Specialist at the GS-0260-13, you will be part of Equal Employment Opportunity Office, Office of Personnel Management. If selected, you will be responsible for providing counseling to employees at informal complaints, conducting comprehensive reviews and evaluation studies of management policies and practices. Provides guidance to other counselors and assures appropriate coordination. Prepares EEO reports required of the EEOC and/or other OPM programs.
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Responsibilities

  • Facilitates resolution of difficult and emotionally charged problems, to obtain agreement and/or necessary action on the part of managers concerning employment policies and negotiate changes in established policies and practices
  • Assist with identifying weak practices and policies within the agency that need reinforcing or modifying to provide a better diverse workforce
  • Provides guidance and mentoring to lower-graded EEO Specialist.
  • Informs managers of program emphasis, priorities and goals to instruct them in improving their recruitment in compliance with program plans.
  • Conducts and/or Participates in the development of EEO training of supervisors, managers and employees to ensure awareness of responsibilities, program goals and objectives, and OPM EEO policy.
  • Ensures that EEO Program reports and other requested information are submitted to the Director as required.
  • Reviews issues involved in EEO complaints in order to identify substantive matters reflecting patterns or practice, supervisory attitudes, or other problem areas that result in denial of equal opportunity for individuals with disabilities.
  • Refers EEO discrimination complaints and takes appropriate measures to direct to appropriate EEO office in accordance with regulatory guidelines and procedures.
  • Conducts studies, and workforce analyses to identify systemic equal employment problems, under-representation in professional series or agency policies and practices that have a impact on employees with disabilities and job applicants.
  • Responds to Congressional inquires, and other actions/proposals that affect the employment of individuals with disabilities within The guidance and policy interpretation provided pertains to areas of accommodation, employment.
  • Serve as OPMs Disability Program Manager and oversee the Special Emphasis Program Managers (SEPs), Complaints Processing Program and EEO diversity initiatives with heavy emphasis on resolving systemic issues.
  • Program coordination to achieve EEO and affirmative employment program objectives of the OPM.
  • Drafting merit final agency decisions.


Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
None

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or National
  • Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service
  • Suitable for Federal employment, determined by a background investigation
  • May be required to successfully complete a probationary period
  • Complete the initial online assessment and USAHire Assessment, if required


Qualifications

For the GS 13: Applicants must have at least one year of specialized experience, equivalent to the GS-12 grade level in the Federal service that includes: Ability to oversee the EEO programs, direct changes or corrective action, and recommend decisions on significant/controversial issues, to make the most effective use of resources to achieve program objectives, and to determine the training needs of collateral duty personnel. Must have knowledge of automated data processing and pertinent software in order to maintain and analyze statistical data on the civilian work force and employment matters relating discrimination. Evaluating complaints of discrimination for the acceptance or dismissal of claims under federal anti-discrimination statues and regulations; Counseling employees alleging EEO complaints; Drafting merit final agency decisions; Providing advice and assistance to the workforce on all aspects and stages of EEO complaint processing in the federal sector.

Merit promotion applicants must meet time-in-grade requirement as defined in 5 CFR 300, Subpart F. One year at the GS-12 level is required to meet the time-in-grade requirements for the GS-13 level.

You must meet all qualification and eligibility requirements within 30 days of the closing date of this announcement.

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.

Education

Additional information

Relocation expenses will not be paid. Current OPM employees may qualify as an exception

This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional similar vacancies across OPM.

If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document that you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application: http://help.usastaffing.gov/Apply/index.php?title=Alternate_Application_Information

Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA): To be eligible for a VEOA appointment under Merit Promotion procedures, the veteran must be a preference eligible or a veteran separated after 3 years or more of continuous active service performed under honorable conditions.

Noncompetitive Appointment Authorities: For more information on noncompetitive appointment authority eligibility
requirements visit the following websites:
  • Persons with Disabilities-Schedule A
  • Special Hiring Authorities for Veterans
  • Special Hiring Authority for Certain Military Spouses
  • Other Special Appointment Authorities
Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see https://www.sss.gov/Home/Registration )

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

Once the application process is complete, your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine whether you meet the job qualifications listed on this announcement. If you are minimally qualified for this job, your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses on the Occupational Questionnaire. If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your application materials, your responses may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this job. Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics):

  • Equal Employment Law
  • Partnership and Collaberation
  • Written and Oral Communication


All qualified Non Competitive applicants and the best qualified Merit Promotion applicants will be referred to the hiring manager for consideration.

Career Transition Assistance Programs: These programs apply to employees who have been involuntarily separated from a Federal service position within the competitive service or Federal service employees whose positions have been deemed surplus or no longer needed. To receive selection priority for this position, you must: 1) meet CTAP or ICTAP eligibility criteria; 2) be rated well-qualified for the position with a score of 85 or above based on the competencies listed above; and 3) submit the appropriate documentation to support your CTAP or ICTAP eligibility. For more information visit: http://www.opm.gov/rif/employee_guides/career_transition.asp .

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Not Required

Drug test required
No

Position sensitivity and risk
Moderate Risk (MR)

Trust determination process
Suitability/Fitness , Credentialing

Required Documents

To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:
  • Your Resume listing work schedule, hours worked per week, dates of employment and duties performed.
  • Other supporting documents:
    • Cover Letter, optional
    • Your most recent Promotion, Within Rate Increase (WRI/WGI), or Appointment/Conversion SF-50 or Notification of Personnel Action (if applying as a current or former Federal Employee) showing you are/were in the competitive service and the highest grade or promotion potential held.
    • Worker's Compensation Separation: Agency certification of inability to place employee AND Notification of Separation OR Separation SF-50.
    • Disability Annuity Termination: Notification from OPM of disability annuity termination AND Separation SF-50 of the last position held.
    • Military Reserve or National Guard Technician Special Disability Retirement Annuity under 5 U.S.C. 8337(h) or 8456: Certification of special disability retirement annuity from a military department or National Guard Bureau AND Separation SF-50 of the last position held
    • Veterans Employment Opportunity Act, Veterans Recruitment Appointment, and 30% Disabled Veteran Eligible: DD-214, SF-15 Form and VA letter, or certification of expected discharge or release from active duty under honorable conditions within 120 days
    • Schedule A, Persons with Disabilities Appointment Eligibles: Schedule A letter from a physician, local, state or federal rehabilitation office citing your eligibility under 5 CFR 213.3102 (u).
    • Certain Family Members Eligible under E.O. 12721: Your most recent non-award SF-50 and performance appraisal.
    • Certain Military Spouses Eligible under E.O. 13473: Permanent Change of Station (PCS) orders, that lists you as authorized to accompany the Military member to the new duty permanent station; OR verification of the member's 100% disability (VA Letter); and/or verification of the member's death while on active duty (DD-1300 and Death Certificate) AND verification of the marriage to the service member (i.e., a marriage license or other legal documentation verifying marriage).
    • Interchange Agreement with Other Merit Systems Eligible: Documentation of eligibility as listed in each individual interchange agreement.
  • Failure to submit any of the above mentioned required documents may result in loss of consideration due to an incomplete application package. It is your responsibility to ensure all required documents have been submitted.

    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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