Civil Rights Analyst PD21R065/21R066 - Office of Civil Rights, Diversity & Inclusion

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Rockville, Maryland
Posted
Nov 25, 2021
Closes
Dec 03, 2021
Function
Analyst
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Major Duties:
As a Civil Rights Analyst, you will assist in providing support on issues related to HRSA's programs and activities as they relate to civil rights provisions, including Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; the Age Discrimination Act; Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; and Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act.

Your major duties and responsibilities include:
  • Drafting issue papers and other supporting materials for use in advising senior leaders throughout HRSA on the application of civil rights policies and the application of civil rights laws.
  • Preparing material regarding HRSA policies.
  • Analyzing the impact of outreach activity and special initiatives to be used in facilitating intra-and inter-agency work groups designed to ensure that persons are not subjected to discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, disability, sex, and age in health and social service programs.
  • Providing technical assistance to recipients of federal funds and covered entities to enable them to achieve compliance with civil rights laws.
  • Making recommendations regarding how HRSA can work more effectively with states, localities, and covered entities to ensure equal access to, and participation in, health and human services programs.
  • Serving as a member of intra-and inter-agency working groups in the development of policies, legislative and regulatory proposals and special initiatives to ensure that persons are not subjected to discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, disability, sex, and age in health and social service programs.
NOTE: Do not cut and paste the duties, specialized experience, or occupational assessment questionnaire from this announcement into your resume as that will not be considered a demonstration of your qualifications for this position.

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • U. S. Citizenship is required.
  • Males ages 18 through 25 must be registered with the Selective Service.
  • PHS Commissioned Corps applicants must submit current personnel orders.
  • A one year probationary period may be required.
  • Position is not in the Bargaining Unit.
  • Recruitment incentives are not authorized.
  • Student loan repayment incentive is not authorized.
  • Employment is subject to the successful completion of the pre-appointment process (i.e., background investigation, verification of qualifications and job requirements, completion of onboarding forms, submission of required documents, etc.)
  • THIS POSITION IS SUBJECT TO THE COVID-19 VACCINE MANDATE AS A CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT. REFER TO THE ADDITIONAL INFORMATION SECTION FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THIS MANDATE.


Qualifications

THESE QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS MUST BE MET BY THE CLOSING DATE: 12/02/2021

Do not cut and paste the duties, specialized experience, or occupational assessment questionnaire from this announcement into your resume as that will not be considered a demonstration of your qualifications for this position.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS are defined as qualifications that an applicant must possess, at a minimum, to be eligible to participate in an assessment for hire or promotion under the competitive system, e.g., education, experience, and/or other requirements (e.g., licensure). Applicants who do not meet the minimum qualification requirements for the position receive no further consideration.

GS-9: Applicants may meet the minimum qualifications for this grade based on one of the three methods below: EXPERIENCE: Your resume must clearly demonstrate that you have one full year of the minimum qualifying experience comparable in difficulty and responsibility to at least the GS-7 level in the federal service. Examples of qualifying experience equal to the GS-7 level include performing the following types of tasks on a regular and recurring basis:
  • Applying knowledge gained through education, experience or training in civil rights laws and regulations to conduct research/fact-finding on their impact on protected populations (e.g., race, color, national origin, age, religion, sex, and disability).
AND
  • Drafting briefings, reports, or informational materials for higher-level review on topics related to promoting nondiscrimination or accessibility.
OR
  • Have a master's degree or at least 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree, or LL.B. or J.D. To be qualifying, the higher-level graduate education must be in a major field of study or other field of study with course work directly related to the work of this position.
  • OR
  • Have an equivalent combination of the above specialized experience AND higher level graduate education that meets 100% of the qualification requirements for this position.

  • GS-11: Applicants may meet the minimum qualifications for this grade based on one of the three methods below: EXPERIENCE: Your resume must clearly demonstrate that you have one full year of the minimum qualifying experience comparable in difficulty and responsibility to at least the GS-9 level in the federal service. Examples of qualifying experience equal to the GS-9 level include performing the following types of tasks on a regular and recurring basis:
    • Interpreting, analyzing, and applying civil rights laws, regulations, and policies in order to develop recommendations for compliance.
    AND
    • Developing briefings and informational materials to present to a variety of audiences on topics such as promoting nondiscrimination or accessibility.
    OR
  • Have a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or at least 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or an LL.M. To be qualifying, the higher-level graduate education must be in a major field of study or other field of study with course work directly related to the work of this position.
  • OR
  • Have an equivalent combination of the above specialized experience AND higher level graduate education that meets 100% of the qualification requirements for this position.
  • NOTE: If applying based on education in whole or in part, you must provide a copy of your unofficial transcripts that allow HR to verify that you meet the education requirement as stated above by the closing date of this announcement. A copy of a diploma is NOT acceptable as verification. Please do not send undergraduate transcripts as they are not qualifying for a GS-9 or GS-11.

    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; community; student; social). If such experience is on a part-time basis, you must provide the average number of hours worked per week as well as the beginning and ending dates of the experience so it can be fully credited.

    Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics):

    CIVIL RIGHTS - Understands and applies knowledge of civil rights principles, laws, regulations, administrative procedures, public polices and court and administrative decisions.

    RESEARCH AND EVALUATION - Knowledge of the principles, methods, and processes used to conduct a systematic and objective inquiry; including study design, collection, analysis, and interpretation of data; and the reporting of results.

    TECHNICAL WRITING - Prepares written documentation to transfer technical information about concepts, situations, products, services, or results to audiences with varying levels of technical knowledge.

    TO PREVIEW THE OCCUPATIONAL ASSESSMENT QUESTIONNAIRE, please click on the following link: https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/11286237

    Education

    If you qualify on the basis of education in lieu of experience, you must submit a copy of your transcripts (or a list of your courses including titles, credit hours completed and grades) to document that you have met the education. Unofficial transcripts will be accepted in the application package. Official transcripts will be required prior to your starting work.

    Foreign Education: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show that the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov .

    Applications can be accepted from students who expect to complete qualifying education within 9 months from the date of application. However, agencies must verify that the education was completed successfully before the applicant can be appointed.

    Additional information

    IMPORTANT NOTE: THIS POSITION IS SUBJECT TO THE COVID-19 VACCINE MANDATE AS A CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT.

    Vaccination Mandate :

    In accordance with 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 exceptions that may be required by law. If selected, you will be required to submit proof of vaccination by November 22, 2021 or before your entrance on duty if you are selected after the compliance date. Your HR Consultant will provide a list of documents acceptable as proof of vaccination and instructions for how to submit a request for a legally required exception, if needed, to comply with vaccination requirement.

    Expanded/Maximum telework Posture :

    Due to COVID-19, the agency is currently in a maximum telework posture. If selected, you may be expected to telework upon your appointment. As employees are permitted to return to the office, you may be required to report to the duty station listed on this announcement, even if your home/temporary telework site is located outside the local commuting area. Your position may be eligible for workplace flexibilities which may include remote work or telework options, and/or flexible work scheduling. These flexibilities may be requested in accordance with the HHS Workplace Flexibilities policy.

    HHS is an equal opportunity employer. Selection for this position will be based solely on merit without regard to race, color, religion, age, gender, national origin, political affiliation, disability, sexual orientation, marital or family status or other differences.
  • Security and Background Requirements: If not previously completed, a background security investigation will be required for all appointees . Appointment will be subject to the applicant's successful completion of a background security investigation and favorable adjudication. False representation may be grounds for non-consideration, non-selection and/or appropriate disciplinary action.
  • E-Verify: HRSA participates in the USCIS Electronic Employment Eligibility Verification Program (E-Verify). E-Verify helps employers determine employment eligibility of new hires and the validity of their social security numbers.
  • Direct Deposit: All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choosing.
  • Creditable Service: A newly appointed or reappointed employee may receive service credit for annual leave for prior work experience directly related to the duties of the position being filled. The use of this service credit is at the discretion of the selecting official and must be finalized prior to selectee's entrance on duty. For more information, please click here .


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