Section Chief / Disability & Accessibility Program

Washington, D.C
Sep 13, 2021
Sep 16, 2021
Executive, Chief
Full Time


Due to this position being a detail, you will retain the pay you are currently receiving from your position of record.

This position is located at Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, OFFICE OF EQUAL OPPORTUNITY AND FAIRNESS. The incumbent is responsible for the day-to-day management of the Disability and Accessibility Programs.

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As a Section Chief / Disability & Accessibility Program, you will:
  • Serve as the Bureau's disability expert and technical advisor on laws and regulations related to workforce accessibility and disability for sections 501, 504, and 508 of the Rehabilitation Act, Privacy Act and Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA).
  • Provide strategic and operational leadership in the development, implementation, administration, and communication of the Disability and Accessibility programs.
  • Advise and communicate complex and technical information to Senior Leaders, managers, supervisors, and/or employees on disability-related policies, programs and initiatives including the advancement and retention of persons with disabilities; reasonable accommodations for applicants and staff; supervisory relations; mentorship, development, and inclusion programs; training; work-at-home options, and a wide range of disability-support programs, initiatives and policies.
  • Prepare and manage Agency budget projections for disability & accessibility program compliance services (including, for example, accommodations and Sections 504/508 of the Rehabilitation Act).

Travel Required

Occasional travel - Occasional travel may be required

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

The experience may have been gained in either the public, private sector or volunteer service . One year of experience refers to full-time work; part-time work is considered on a prorated basis. To ensure full credit for your work experience, please indicate dates of employment by month/day/year, and indicate number of hours worked per week on your resume.
Key Requirements:
  • Please refer to "Conditions of Employment."
  • Must be U.S. Citizen or U.S. National
  • A Public Trust background investigation will be required

  • Qualifications

    Highly Desirable Skills:
    • Experience serving as an expert and technical advisor on laws and regulations related to human capital, workforce accessibility, or disability; OR
    • Experience advising Senior Leaders on workplace , disabilities or human capital policies and programs; AND
    • Experience preparing, managing, and submitting required annual reports on disability and accessibility activities, as required by Congress or other appropriate governmental entities.


    This job does not have an education qualification requirement.

    Additional information

    • We may select from this announcement or any other source to fill one or more vacancies.
    • This announcement may be used to fill like positions in other organizations within the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
    • This is a non-bargaining unit position.
    • We offer opportunities for telework.
    • We offer opportunities for flexible work schedules.
    • Bureau employees are subject to government-wide ethical standards of conduct, financial disclosure requirements, and post-employment prohibitions, which applicants may review at In addition, employees must comply with the Supplemental Standards of Ethical Conduct for Employees of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (5 CFR 9401), which, among other things, prohibit an employee or the employee's spouse or minor child from owning or controlling a debt or equity interest in an entity supervised by the Bureau. Regulations also impose restrictions on the outside activities of certain Bureau employees, including examiners and attorneys. Applicants may review the Bureau ethics regulations and a summary of the regulations at Questions regarding these requirements and prohibitions should be directed to the Bureau Ethics Office at .
    • A one year probationary period may be required.
    • A one year supervisory or managerial probationary period may be required. .
    • Public Trust - Background Investigation will be required.
    • Complete a Declaration for Federal Employment to determine your suitability for Federal employment, at the time requested by the agency.
    • Have your salary sent to a financial institution of your choice by Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer.
    • If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System or are exempt from having to do so.
    • Go through a Personal Identity Verification (PIV) process that requires two forms of identification from the Form i-9. Federal law requires verification of the identity and employment eligibility of all new hires in the U.S.
    • Obtain and use a Government-issued charge card for business-related travel.

    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 for this job based on how well you meet the highly desirable skills above.

    Your resume will be evaluated to determine if you have the desired qualifications for this detail. All applicants will be referred to the selecting official for consideration.

    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance
    Not Required

    Drug test required

    Required Documents

    A complete application includes 1. A résumé, 2. Vacancy question responses, and 3. Submission of any required documents. Please note that if you do not provide all required information, as specified in this announcement, you may not be considered for this position (or may not receive the special consideration for which you may be eligible). Please ensure all required documents, including any required work samples, narratives, or other materials as stated in this announcement, are attached to your application package

    All applicants are required to submit a résumé either by creating one in USAJOBS or uploading one of their own choosing. (Cover letters are optional.) To receive full credit for relevant experience, please list the month/date/year and number of hours worked for experience listed on your résumé. We suggest that you preview the online questions, as you may need to customize your résumé to ensure that it supports your responses to these questions. Please view résumé tips .
    CURRENT FEDERAL EMPLOYEES - Documentation Relating to Your Federal Employment: If you are a current Consumer Financial Protection Bureau employee in a permanent, competitive service position you do not need to submit documents to confirm your status. Other current federal employees must submit an SF-50 which confirms both competitive status eligibility as well has highest grade/pay band level achieved. This may require that you submit more than one SF-50.
    • To verify your competitive status: Box 34 must have a "1" and Box 24 must have a "1" or a "2"

    If you are currently on a Veterans Recruitment Appointment (VRA), submit a copy of an SF-50 showing that. Also, you must submit a copy of your DD214 or other documentation showing dates of service and type of discharge and any other applicable documents such as SF-15, VA letters, etc.- Indicate on your application the highest permanent grade you have held; if this grade is different from your current grade, submit a copy of an additional SF-50 showing this grade.

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