Director, Office of Equal Employment Opportunity

Washington, D.C
Oct 27, 2021
Nov 03, 2021
Executive, Director
Full Time

The incumbent manages and coordinates the Commission's EEO program in accordance with Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, as amended, 42 U.S.C. § 2000 et seq.; Section 501 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, 29 U.S.C. § 791; the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act of 2008 (Pub. L. 110-325); the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, 29 U.S.C. § 621 et seq.; the Equal Pay Act, 29 U.S.C. § 206 (d); and all other EEO laws, regulations, and guidance.
  • Establishes, and modifies as necessary and appropriate, programs to carry out the Commission and Federal Government policy to comply with all Federal EEO laws, regulations, and other mandates and guidance. Encourages and plans for the integration of various components of the USITC EEO program into agency policies and practices concerning human resources, personnel, budget, and general management.
  • Serves as the subject-matter expert on the EEOC's federal-sector requirements for processing EEO complaints. Administers, manages, and coordinates all aspects of the USITC EEO Complaints Program, including informal counseling and the alternative dispute resolution (ADR), investigations, and issuance of acceptance letters, dismissals, final agency decisions (FADs), and other memoranda and correspondence in cases in which a formal complaint of discrimination has been filed. Directs the work of contract EEO counselors and investigators, including, as appropriate, revising and approving investigative plans and affidavit questions. Offers and encourages the use of ADR to resolve disputes.
  • Reviews and evaluates organizational activities and advises senior management regarding the accomplishments and evaluation of EEO program goals. Analyzes and evaluates long-range activities, and provides recommendations to improve the effectiveness of operations in meeting mission-critical goals and objectives. Estimates the impact of proposed changes in legislation or regulations on EEO programs.
  • Supervises all Office of Equal Employment Opportunity (OEEO) staff and carries out all management functions for the office.
  • Provides authoritative technical advice and counsel to the USITC Chair, office directors, and managers on conflict prevention, mediation, conciliation, complaint investigation, and adjudication.


Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a U.S. citizen or national.
  • You may be required to serve a one-year supervisory probationary period.
  • You are required to register for Selective Service if you are a male born after 12/03/59.
  • You will be required to pass a background investigation and fingerprint check.
  • You are required you to submit a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report (OGE-450) upon entry, and annually thereafter.
  • Complete a Declaration for Federal Employment to determine your suitability for Federal employment, at the time requested by the agency.


You must meet all the requirements below by the closing date of the announcement and they must be clearly identified in your application, resume, or supporting documents. This includes any general and specialized experience, education, and/or selective placement factors mentioned. These are used to determine if you possess the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities to successfully perform in this position. You must meet the following United States Office of Personnel Management's (OPM) qualification requirements for the advertised position. OPM's prescribed Group Coverage Qualification Standard for the Equal Employment Opportunity Series: .


To qualify at the GS-15 level, you must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-14 level obtained in the federal or private sector which demonstrates ALL of the following:
  • Demonstrated experience managing or supervising; AND
  • Mastery of anti-discrimination laws, EEOC regulations/directives, U.S. Code of Federal Regulations; and federal policies, procedures and practices governing Federal civil rights programs, affirmative employment, ADR, and Title VII complaint process; AND
  • Overseeing the conduct of complaint investigations, ensuring investigations are legally sufficient for proper adjudication including responsibility for recommending case decisions to management; AND
  • Working collaboratively with senior agency management to advance EEO program goals.

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.

As required by Executive Order 14043, Federal employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 regardless of the employee's duty location or work arrangement (e.g., telework, remote work, etc.), subject to such exceptions as required by law. If selected, you will be required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 and submit documentation of proof of vaccination by November 22, 2021 or before appointment or onboarding with the agency, if after November 22. The agency will provide additional information regarding what information or documentation will be needed and how you can request of the agency a legally required exception from this requirement.

Due to COVID-19, the agency is currently in an expanded telework posture. If selected, you may be expected to temporarily telework, even if your home is located outside the local commuting area. Once employees are permitted to return to the office, you will be expected to report to the duty station listed on this announcement within 30 days. At that time, you may be eligible to request to continue to telework one or more days a pay period depending upon the terms of the agency's telework policy.

If an applicants fails to meet the requirements stated above, the agency may rescinded the offer for any applicant.


There is no education requirement for this position.

Additional information

Your resume serves as the basis for qualification determinations and must highlight your most relevant and significant work experience(s) and education (if applicable) as it relates to this job opportunity. In order to fully evaluate your application and receive proper credit, your resume should include: (1) paid and non-paid experience, job title, dates held (month and year for qualifying purposes to receive credit), number of hours worked per week, and salary (2) knowledge of the subject matter and technical skills pertinent to this position; (3) specific duties performed that fully detail the level and complexity of the work; and (4) names and phone numbers of your current and/or previous supervisor(s). Your resume should contain sufficient information to make a valid determination that you fully meet the basic/specialized experience requirements as stated in this job opportunity announcement for each grade level(s) for which you are applying. We will review your resume and supporting documents, to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements.

Surplus or Displaced Federal Employees: The Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) and Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) Programs are available to federal employees that qualify. Those eligible for these programs are granted special priority selection rights. To be considered, you must be deemed well-qualified by receiving a score of 85 or higher. If you are a federal employee claiming CTAP/ICTAP, you must provide the documents listed under the Required Documents section to verify your eligibility. Also, you must indicate in your application that you are applying as a CTAP or ICTAP eligible. For additional information regarding CTAP/ICTAP, please visit:

Selective Service: If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, you must certify that you are registered with the Selective Service or are exempt under Selective Service regulations. For additional information concerning Selective Service requirements, please visit

Severely disabled persons program information:

Cover page to fax paper application - OPM Form 1203fx:

Self-assessment questionnaire: :

Vacancy ID number: MP-22-001-RJ

Reasonable accommodations: This agency provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the contact listed on the vacancy announcement. The decision to grant a reasonable accommodation is made on a case-by-case basis. Verification of information: Any information claimed on your resume and in application materials, such as education, credentials, employment history, etc., will be verified as part of the security clearance process.

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