Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Springfield, Virginia
Posted
Sep 18, 2021
Closes
Sep 26, 2021
Function
Executive, Chief
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

Securing Travel, Protecting People - At the Transportation Security Administration, we serve in a high-stakes environment to safeguard the American way of life. In cities across the country, we secure airports, seaports, railroads, highways, and public transit systems, thus protecting our transportation infrastructure and ensuring freedom of movement for people and commerce. For additional information about our agency please: Click Here .

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Responsibilities

The Chief Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer shall be responsible for all matters relating to diversity and inclusion in management, employment, and business activities within TSA. The Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer is appointed by, and reports to, the Deputy Administrator and Administrator, and is the principal diversity and inclusion strategist to Senior Leadership. As the Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer you will serve as the principal advisor to the Administrator on agency diversity and inclusion matters and shall advance diversity and inclusion as core values and objectives. The primary functions of this position necessitate close coordination, consultation, and program collaboration with the Chief of Staff, Executive Assistant Administrators for Enterprise Support, Security Operations, Operations Support, Law Enforcement /Federal Air Marshal Service, the Assistant Administrator for Civil Rights & Liberties, Ombudsman and Traveler Engagement, the Chief Counsel and external political appointees and executive leaders. As directed, the Chief Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer may lead discrete diversity and inclusion initiatives TSA wide in coordination with Human Capital and/or Civil Rights & Liberties, Ombudsman and Traveler Engagement.

You will maintain liaison with other components of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), other Federal agencies, state and local governments, and Congressional committee staffs. The responsibilities of the position have an agency-wide impact and influence, which includes providing innovative and expert leadership in the establishment and implementation of comprehensive Diversity & Inclusion related policies and programs.

High-level duties include:
  • Designing, developing and recommending a diversity management strategy for the agency that aligns with and contributes directly to TSA's mission and strategic goals.
  • As directed, implementing designated TSA-wide special initiatives pertaining to diversity and inclusion.
  • Developing standards for equal employment opportunity and the racial, ethnic, and gender diversity of the workforce and senior management of TSA; increasing participation of businesses owned by women and traditionally under-represented groups in the programs and contracts of TSA, including standards for coordinating technical assistance to such businesses; and coordinating with appropriate officials on the design and implementation of any remedies resulting from violations of any civil rights statutes or regulations (but responsibilities do not include enforcement of such statutes, regulations or executive orders).
  • Developing and implementing standards and procedures to ensure, to the maximum extent possible, the fair inclusion and utilization of women and traditionally under-represented people in all business and activities of the agency at all levels, including in procurement, insurance, and all types of contracts.
  • Proactively engaging all offices and takes affirmative steps to seek diversity in the workforce at all levels in a manner consistent with applicable law.
  • Following legislative matters of interest to apprise the Administrator of their status and progress, and responding to questions posed by House and Senate committee members and their staffs regarding TSA policies and programs.
  • Performing in an advisory role on legislative and inter-governmental matters of importance to the Administrator often within a very short time frame, which includes options available and recommended courses of action.


Travel Required

50% or less - Travel may be required from 25 to 50 percent, at times with little advance notice.

Supervisory status
Yes

Promotion Potential
02

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • You must possess U.S. Citizenship or be a U.S. National.
  • You must complete a favorable Background Investigation.
  • You must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret clearance.
  • You must pass Drug Screening, subject to random drug tests.
  • This position requires Financial Disclosure.
  • Must sign mobility agreement upon selection.
  • Please see Requirements section for additional conditions of employment.


You must meet the qualification requirements of this position no later than the closing date of the job opportunity announcement.

Conditions of Employment:
  • MOBILITY: The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) was created in the wake of 9/11 to strengthen the security of the nation's transportation systems while ensuring freedom of movement for people and commerce. TSA employs a risk-based strategy to secure U.S. transportation systems, with nearly 50,000 Transportation Security Officers, each day at approximately 450 airports nationwide. The agency continuously sets the standard for excellence in transportation security through its people, processes, technologies and use of intelligence to drive operations.

    As a member of the TSES, you may be subject to frequent changes in posts of duty and positions. Mobility is a condition of employment, so you must be prepared to accept, without objection, the judgment of your superiors concerning reassignments for operational and/or career development purposes, or for other reasons determined to be in the best interest of the Transportation Security Administration. Upon appointment you will be required to sign a Mobility Agreement.
  • You will be required to serve a probationary period of one year unless you previously completed the probationary period in a SES/TSES position.
  • The Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer position is not permanent assignment; the max length of a duty assignment is generally two consecutive tours of duty. The initial tour is 36 months, with agency approval of a second tour up to 24 months. During your assignment, an employee from Human Capital will work with you to complete a career assessment and to identify future position interests. Using this information, and in consideration with future leadership vacancies, you will be transitioned into another role based on your skills and the agency leadership needs at the termination of your initial assignment.
  • DRUG TESTING: You must pass a pre-employment drug test. In addition, you may be subject to random drug testing during employment.
  • You will be required to serve a probationary period of one year unless you previously completed the probationary period in a SES/TSES position.
  • When you enter on duty, you will be required to complete a Public Financial Disclosure Report, OGE Form 278. You will need to provide this information annually.


Qualifications

As a basic requirement, applicants must demonstrate progressively responsible leadership experience that is indicative of senior executive level managerial capability and directly related to the skills and abilities outlined under the Professional/Technical Qualifications and Executive Core Qualifications listed below. Typically, experience of this nature will have been gained at or above the equivalent of the GS-15 grade level in the Federal service or its equivalent with state and local government, the private sector, or non-governmental organizations.

To meet the minimum qualification requirements for this position, you must show in your resume that you possess the five Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) and the Professional/Technical Qualifications (PTQs) listed below. We recommend that your resume emphasize your level of responsibilities, the scope and complexity of programs managed, and your program accomplishments, including results of your actions. Please refer to the Office of Personnel Management's website, https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/senior-executive-service/reference-materials/guidetosesquals_2012.pdf for additional information about ECQs.

The application process used to recruit for this position is RESUME-ONLY. Therefore, evidence of each ECQ and PTQ must be CLEARLY REFLECTED in your resume.

If you are a current or reinstatement eligible Career SES/TSES member or a graduate of an Office of Personnel Management (OPM) approved SES Candidate Development Program (CDP) and your ECQs have been previously certified by OPM's Qualifications Review Board, you are not required to address the ECQs. However, you MUST address all PTQs in your resume. Current and reinstatement eligible SES/TSES members please include with your application a copy of your SF-50 (Notification of Personnel Action) documenting your career appointment to the SES/TSES. SES CDP graduates, please include a copy of your OPM certificate.

Professional/Technical Qualifications (PTQs) :

1. Ability to develop and manage complex diversity and inclusion strategic programs, including the ability to define program objectives, develop innovative approaches, provide oversight, communication of roles and responsibilities, and establish and coordinate teamwork.

2. Demonstrated experience in the development and implementation of key diversity, equity, and inclusion programs and operational activities, taking into consideration complex policy development and a multi-layered and diverse organization.

3. Knowledge of Civil Rights laws, regulations and policies that govern Federal, State and local transportation security programs and operations, and the specific roles and responsibilities of Federal, State and local agencies and other Federal stakeholders.

Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) :

ECQ 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.

ECQ 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.

ECQ 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.

ECQ 4 - BUSINESS ACUMEN. This core qualification involves the ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically.

ECQ 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.

FAILURE TO MEET OR FULLY ADDRESS EACH EXECUTIVE CORE QUALIFICATION AND PROFESSIONAL/TECHNICAL QUALIFICATIONS IN THE RESUME WILL ELIMINATE A CANDIDATE FROM FURTHER CONSIDERATION.

CURRENT OR FORMER POLITICAL APPOINTEES: The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) must authorize employment offers made to current or former political appointees. If you are currently, or have been within the last 5 years, a political Schedule A, Schedule C, Non-career SES or Presidential Appointee employee in the Executive Branch, you must disclose this information to the Human Resources Office.

Note: Credit for experience is given based on a 40-hour workweek. Part-time experience is credited on a part-time ratio, i.e., working 20 hours per week for two-months equals one month of experience. No additional credit is given for overtime. 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.

Certificates will be issued on an as needed basis, as vacancies occur. The applicant pool will be honored for a period of 6 months.

Education

Additional information

  • The TSA, an excepted service agency, was established by Public Law 107-71, the Aviation and Transportation Security Act (ATSA), on November 19, 2001. ATSA provides TSA with the authority to modify and develop its own human capital program, provided such modifications are consistent with 49 USC 40122.
  • This is an excepted service position. However, there is an interchange agreement with the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and TSA that enables Career TSES members who have been approved by the Qualifications Review Board at OPM to qualify for Senior Executive Service (SES) positions without additional competition.
  • You will be required to serve a probationary period of one year unless you previously completed the probationary period in a SES/TSES position.
  • When you enter on duty, you will be required to complete a Public Financial Disclosure Report, OGE Form 278. You will need to provide this information annually.
  • Veteran's Preference does NOT apply to SES/TSES positions.
  • TSA policy requires verification of Selective Service registration for male applicants born after 12/31/59. For more information: Click Here
  • View common definitions of terms found in this announcement.


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 on the quality and extent to which your resume shows that you possess the Professional/Technical Qualifications (PTQs) and Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) outlined in the "Qualifications" section of the Job Opportunity Announcement. Your resume may be evaluated by an SES/TSES rating and ranking panel, and afterwards, best qualified candidates may undergo an interview and a reference check. The TSA Executive Resources Council (ERC) will review results and make recommendations on final selections to the appointing authority. Only the selectee will be required to write Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) narratives. Unless you have already been certified by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualifications Review Board (QRB) in the past, your ECQs must be certified by the QRB before appointment can occur.

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Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Secret

Drug test required
Yes

Required Documents

1. Your Resume, which incorporates both Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) and Professional Technical Qualifications (PTQs) responses. (Uploaded resumes must include contact information and for qualifications determinations your resume should contain hours worked per week, the dates of employment, and the level of your experience.)

2. Associated Questionnaire.

3. Current SES/TSES members: You must provide a copy of the specific SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, which documents conversion or appointment, without time limitation, to the SES/TSES (except current TSA employees).

4. Reinstatement Eligible SES/TSES members: You must provide a copy of the specific SF-50 which documents conversion or appointment, without time limitation, to your formal SES/TSES position as well as any Federal agency document which confirms your successful completion of an SES/TSES probationary period. (Note: a second SF-50 dated more than a year after SES/TSES conversion or appointment, which documents continued unlimited assignment to the same SES/TSES position, will suffice to document completion of the SES/TSES probationary period).

5. Graduates of an OPM approved Candidate Development Program (CDP) which resulted in certification by the OPM QRB: You must provide a copy of a QRB endorsed program graduation certificate.

6. If you are a current or reinstatement eligible Career SES/TSES member or a graduate of an Office of Personnel Management (OPM) approved SES Candidate Development Program (CDP) and your ECQs have been previously certified by OPM's Qualifications Review Board, you are not required to address the ECQs.

7. Non-SES/TSES members: You must provide a copy of your most recent SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action (except current TSA employees). SF-50 must demonstrate a tenure code of "1" or "2" in block 24, if it does not then your application may not receive consideration.

NOTE: An award SF-50 (i.e. cash or time off award) does not indicate grade, pay band or level and will not be accepted.

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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