Deputy Director, Office of Minority and Women Inclusion (OMWI), EM-0301

Washington, D.C
Oct 20, 2021
Oct 22, 2021
Executive, Director
Full Time


This position is located in the Office of Minority and Women Inclusion (OMWI) of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation in Washington, D.C.

Salary reflects a pay cap for this position of $273,400.

FDIC Executive Managers (EM) are in the Federal competitive service and not the Senior Executive Service (SES).

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Responsible for leading OMWl's policy and program formulation and execution, directly and through subordinate managers, including Corporate-wide Complaint Processing, Affirmative Employment, Special Emphasis, and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Programs.

The incumbent advises the OMWI Director on all aspects of the development and articulation of EEO policy positions. In coordination with the OMWI Director, the incumbent will advise the FDIC Chairman on the impact of Section 342 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010 (Dodd-Frank Act) and the Corporation's policies and regulations on minority-owned and women-owned businesses and develop and implement standards and procedures to ensure, to the maximum extent possible, the fair inclusion and utilization of minorities, women, and minority-owned and women-owned businesses in the activities of the Corporation at all levels, including in procurement, insurance, and all types of contracts.

The incumbent develops standards for assessing the diversity, equity, and inclusion policies and practices of entities regulated by the Agency, reporting to Congress on OMWI programs and performance, and recommending termination of contractors who fail to make good-faith efforts to include minorities and women in their workforce.

Continually monitors and evaluates the effectiveness of all programs and functions under OMWl's scope of responsibility, including those programs under Section 342 of the Dodd-Frank Act, with a view toward efficient accomplishment of objectives; avoidance of duplication of efforts; maximum utilization of funds and personnel; and successful interaction with related agencies and programs or operations of other organizational elements of the FDIC.

Consolidates and defends formal budget program requests; provides justifications for major program changes; develops policy and revises activities; assures correct policy and regulatory interpretations on the part of subordinate managers; and ensures the smooth functioning and coordination of all programs under his/her authority.

Establishes and maintains continuing liaison with counterparts in other organizational elements of the FDIC; officials of other regulatory agencies; representatives of various financial institutions and private industry. Through this liaison, the incumbent articulates FDIC policies and procedures and gains the continued cooperation and support of top policy-making officials within and outside the FDIC.

Serves as senior advisor to the Director of OMWI and assists the OMWI Director in providing leadership and direction across the organization by exercising supervisory personnel management authority, through subordinate supervisors, over staff. Ensures that all OMWI programs and operations are administered effectively and in accordance with broadly stated objectives and priorities.

Develops and implements a system, either directly or through subordinate managers, to evaluate all FDIC EEO, diversity, equity, and inclusion programs and initiatives, including those under Section 342 of the Dodd-Frank Act.

Promotes and assesses diversity, equity, and inclusion programs in insured depository institutions.

Represents the FDIC at meetings and conferences with other government agencies and segments of private industry. May be called upon to assist in the preparation and/or presentation of testimony before Congress.

Provides supervision of office staff. Supervision activities may include: planning, setting priorities and preparing schedules for completion of work; giving advice, counsel or instruction to individual employees on both work and administrative matters; identifying training needs or providing training to subordinate staff; interviewing for vacancies, making selections, initiating formal requests for promotion and other status changes; approving and disapproving leave requests; preparing performance appraisals, establishing performance standards and evaluating employee performance; making recommendations for recognition of outstanding performance of assigned personnel; effecting minor disciplinary actions such as warnings and reprimands, and when necessary recommending specific disciplinary action involving serious offenses; receiving informal and formal complaints from subordinates and resolving those that can be resolved within delegated authority; working with the Division of Administration, Human Resources Branch to assure that all contractual or statutory obligations to labor organizations are met.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - Occasional travel is required.

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

Employment Conditions.

Registration with the Selective Service.

U.S. Citizenship is required.

Completion of Financial Disclosure may be required.

Employee may be relocated to any duty location to meet management needs.

High Risk Position - Background Investigation (BI) required.

Supplemental Assessment Tool - The Structured Interview assessment process for this position requires the interview candidates to provide a self-prepared presentation ahead of the interview and also be prepared to present during the interview. Specific details and guidance will be provided to interview candidates during the scheduling process.


Qualifying experience may be obtained in the private or public sector. 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. Additional qualifications information can be found here .

Minimum Qualifications for this position include Specialized Experience AND a Selective Placement Factor (SPF). Applicants must meet and demonstrate both requirements.

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: In order to basically qualify for this position, applicants must have at least one year of specialized experience in private industry or a government agency (equivalent in the federal government to CG/GS-15 or above). Specialized experience is defined as experience providing strategic leadership to a highly skilled and diverse professional staff accountable for implementing two or more of the following areas: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) initiatives; Equal Employment Opportunity initiatives; or Civil Rights and Civil Liberties (CRCL).

SELECTIVE PLACEMENT FACTOR (Mandatory): Experience private industry or a government agency (equivalent in the federal government to CG/GS-15 or above) in leading or managing through subordinate supervisors the promotion and assessment of diversity, equity, and inclusion programs that impact the financial services environment.

The FDIC defines experience that "impacts the financial services environment" as experience that impacts the banking, financial services, or non-profit financial services company or a federal or state agency that regulates the financial services sector.

Applicants must have met the qualification requirements (including selective placement factors) for this position within 30 calendar days of the closing date of this announcement.

Applicants must explicitly describe experience the Specialized Experience and the Selective Placement Factor in the resume. It must be evident to the reviewers that the duties claimed have been performed or credit will not be provided.

Applicants must provide details of the duties performed as they relate to the qualifying experience. Experience must be explicitly stated in the resume as experience not specifically described in the resume cannot be assumed. Resumes that are vague or don't address the specific requirements will not receive maximum consideration.


There is no substitution of education for the experience for this position.

Additional information

To read about your rights and responsibilities as an applicant for Federal employment, click here .

If selected, you may be required to serve a probationary or trial period as applicable to appointment type.

If selected, you may be required to serve a supervisory/managerial probationary period.

Additional selections may be made from this vacancy announcement to fill identical vacancies that occur subsequent to this announcement.

FDIC Executive Managers (EM) are in the Federal competitive service and not the Senior Executive Service (SES). As an EM at the FDIC, you will provide executive leadership and managerial direction over substantive activities related to planning, developing, executing, and coordinating the Corporation's programs and policies.

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 or Non-Career SES employee in the Executive Branch, you must disclose this information to the HR Office.

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

Your resume and the online assessment questionnaire will be reviewed, to determine whether you meet the qualification requirements outlined in this announcement. Therefore, it is imperative that your resume contain sufficiently detailed information upon which to make the qualification determination. Please ensure that your resume contains specific information such as position titles, beginning and ending dates of employment for each position, average number of hours worked per week, and if the position is/was in the Federal government, you should provide the position series and grade level.

If you are found minimally qualified, a rating panel of Executive Manager(s) and/or Corporate Expert(s) will review your qualifications and experience against pre-established benchmarks. The rating panel will place applications in one of three quality categories: Best Qualified, Highly Qualified, or Qualified. These category assignments are a measure of the degree in which your background and responses to the assessment questions match the competencies/knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs) listed below.

Top ranked (Best Qualified) candidates will be referred to the selecting official for further review and consideration.

The competencies/knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs) you will be assessed on are listed below.
  • Knowledge of diversity in management, employment and business activities including procurement and contracting for goods and services supporting Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Programs.
  • Organizes, coordinates and supervises the work of a diverse team of highly skilled subordinate managers and employees working on a range of assignments, which include skill in providing direction and building and motivating strong cohesive teams in effectively and efficiently accomplishing the mission.
  • Serves as the spokesperson before financial regulatory agencies, high-level officials of other agencies, special interest groups, Congress and the public.
  • Knowledge of the interpretation and application of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, the Civil Rights Act of 1991, as amended; the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, as amended; the Rehabilitation Act; the Equal Pay Act of 1963; the EEOC regulations 29 C.F.R. Part 1614; Merit Systems Protection Board regulations; personnel management regulations, DEI programs and practices, and other applicable law and regulations.
  • Ability to drive DEI innovation, finding new solutions and implementing new programs which lead to tangible results at an agency/organization wide level.
  • Skill in building and maintaining collaborative relationships across multiple teams getting buy-in and effectively driving change for new initiatives in a complex organization. Skill in successfully coaching leaders at all levels of an organization, including executives.
  • Knowledge that provides a strong understanding of benchmarks, leading practices, and innovations in DEI, as well as the strengths and drawbacks of what have been tried in the past.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects to completion, and to coordinate and direct the development and presentation of information across divisional lines.
  • Knowledge of Section 342 of the Dodd-Frank Act and the relevant regulations, policies and procedures.

  • You do not need to respond separately to these KSAs. Your answers to the online questionnaire and resume will serve as responses to the KSAs.

    To preview questions please click here .

    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance
    Not Required

    Drug test required

    Position sensitivity and risk
    High Risk (HR)

    Trust determination process

    Required Documents

    Failure to provide all of the required documentation as stated in this vacancy announcement, may result in an ineligible determination or may affect your consideration status. Please review the following to determine your eligibility and which document(s) is required to complete your application:

    HIRING AUTHORITIES FOR VETERANS: If you are applying for consideration under VEOA and special hiring authorities for veterans, click here . You must submit documentation (e.g., DD-214, VA Letter, SF-15, etc.) to demonstrate veterans' eligibility.

    SPECIAL APPOINTING AUTHORITIES FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES: If you are applying for consideration under special appointing authorities for people with disabilities, you will be required to provide proof of disability documentation to specify that you are a person who (1) has a severe physical disability; (2) an intellectual disability; or (3) a psychiatric disability. The documentation does NOT need to detail your specific disability, medical history, or need for accommodation, however; the letter MUST clearly state that you are eligible for appointment under this authority and that your eligibility is based on a severe physical disability; an intellectual disability; or a psychiatric disability. THE DOCUMENTATION MUST HAVE BEEN OBTAINED FROM: (a). Licensed medical professionals; or (b). State or private vocational rehabilitation specialists; or (c). Any Government agency (e.g., VA, etc.) that issues or provides disability benefit. THE DOCUMENTATION MUST INCLUDE: a statement that you are eligible based on one of the following: severe physical disability, an intellectual disability, or a psychiatric disability. To view sample Schedule A proof of disability letters, click here , and for more information on this special appointing authority, click here . Please note that employees hired under this Schedule A hiring authority will be required to complete a Standard Form 256 to identify their disability status.

    CURRENT FEDERAL EMPLOYEES OR REINSTATEMENT ELIGIBLES WITH COMPETITIVE STATUS: A copy of your most recent SF Form 50, Notification of Personnel Action that shows: (1) permanent or career-conditional tenure (codes 1 or 2, in block 24), and (2) position occupied in the competitive service (code 1, in block 34). If reinstatement eligible include your Career/Career conditional SF-50. To be considered as a non-competitive eligible candidate, the SF-50 must show the highest grade level or full performance level applicant has attained competitively on a permanent basis, and grade must be equivalent or higher than the grade for which applying.

    EXCEPTED SERVICE EMPLOYEES: If you are in the excepted service, your current agency must have an interchange agreement with OPM (for a list of agencies with current interchange agreements please click here ; Excepted service appointees without an interchange agreement are eligible to use any other applicable special appointing authorities or must apply under the public non-status announcement for consideration.

    CURRENT OR FORMER CAREER SES MEMBERS: FDIC Executive Managers (EMs) are in the Federal competitive service and not the Senior Executive Service (SES). Current or former career SES members are eligible for reinstatement to a competitive service position if the individual was previously employed under a career or career-conditional appointment prior to the SES appointment. SES members without competitive service career status are eligible to use any other applicable special appointing authorities or must apply under the public non-status announcement for consideration. Multiple SF-50s showing current or former career SES appointment and proof of career or career-conditional tenure should be submitted by the closing date. Both SES and Competitive Service SF-50s should be uploaded as one document to avoid overriding your first attachment or upload one SF-50 under the "SF-50" placeholder and the other under the "other supporting documentation" placeholder. If you have any questions regarding which SF-50s to submit, it is highly recommended that you contact the person listed on this job opportunity announcement before the closing date.

    FDIC EMPLOYEES: Submit a final digitally signed copy of your most recent Annual Performance Appraisal and Evaluation form. The final PDF form is also acceptable. If you want to be considered non-competitively include a copy of your SF-50. The SF-50 must show the highest grade level or full performance level applicant has attained competitively on a permanent basis, and grade must be equivalent or higher than the grade for which applying.

    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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