D&I Program Manager

Washington, D.C
Dec 02, 2021
Dec 09, 2021
Full Time

We are looking for a Diversity and Inclusion Program Manager GS-13/14 to work with us on various high priority projects such as:
  • Implement the newly signed DHS Inclusive Diversity Strategic Plan
  • Co-chair the DHS Inclusion Think Tank to provide best practices in the D&I space across DHS
  • Collaborate with component D&I, HR and EEO practitioners to ensure synergies across DHS with regard to D&I initiatives, training, etc.
  • Organizational health assessments (conducting interviews, analyzing demographic data, report writing)
  • Conducting research and providing guidance on mitigating bias within the talent management cycle
  • Working with strategic partners to develop a plan to diversify the Senior Executive Service cadre
  • Developing feature content for DHS Connect, podcast episodes, workshops, etc. on D&I topics of interest
  • Preparing presentations for the Executive Director on various D&I topics


Conditions of Employment

  • Must be a current permanent Federal employee
  • Must have supervisory approval to apply to the Joint Duty Assignment. DHS 250-2 Application Form under "required documents" section.
  • Must NOT have any pending/outstanding disciplinary actions
  • Must have achieved a minimum of "meet expectations/proficiency" on latest performance appraisal/evaluation
  • Must be currently at the grade level of the detail. *No Temporary Promotion Opportunity*
  • The program does not apply to members of the Military service or contractors.


Qualifications required:
  • Experience in D&I program management
  • Training experience preferred
  • Strong writing skills (DHS Connect articles, D&I related white papers, responses to office Requests for Information)
  • Confident public speaker
  • Strong sense of collaboration and team work; ability to build strategic relationships
  • Ability to provide concise and impactful briefings to SRDI leadership on projects, challenges, and accomplishments
  • Skilled in preparing and delivering status updates on fast-moving projects with little direction
  • Agile work style that can adjust to changes in priorities based on DHS Secretary or White House initiatives

  • Please read the following important information to ensure we have everything we need to consider your application:
    It is your responsibility to ensure that you submit appropriate documentation prior to the closing date. Your resume serves as the basis for qualification determinations and must highlight your most relevant and significant experience as it relates to this Joint Duty assignment opportunity announcement.

    Be clear and specific when describing your work history since human resources cannot make assumptions regarding your experience. Your application will be rated based on your resume.

    Please ensure EACH work history includes ALL of the following information:
  • Job Title (Include series and grade of Federal Job)
  • Duties (Be specific in describing your duties)
  • Name of Federal agency
  • Supervisor name, email, and phone number
  • Start and end dates including month and year (e.g. June 2007 to April 2008)

  • Education

    EDUCATIONAL SUBSTITUTION: There is no educational substitution for this position.

    Additional information

    **DHS does not offer any additional benefits beyond that which the Federal employee is already receiving.

    If the position requires a security clearance, employees must have a SECRET or TOP SECRET clearance to placement AND must maintain that level of clearance while performing in the position.

    Selected applicants for a JDA are requested to fulfill the items below during the JDA:
  • Complete the DHS Training Course 15 days prior to the arrival to the JDA.
  • Complete the DHS Joint Duty Assignment Progress Plan to include:
    • Phase 1: Establish assignment objectives within the first 30 days of the JDA.
    • Phase 2: Complete a self-assessment of the duties performed at the mid-point of the JDA.
    • Phase 3: Complete a final review within the last 30 days of the JDA.
  • Complete 12 hours of professional development using Skillsoft courses, videos, and books in conjunction with the established assignment objectives for the JDA.
  • Attend each of the DHS Joint Duty Program Director's quarterly webinars (1 hour per quarter).