Equal Employment Opportunity Specialist

Bethesda, Maryland
Jan 08, 2022
Jan 15, 2022
Full Time

Component Mission

The Office of Equal Employment Opportunity (OEEO) leads the ODNI's program to proactively prevent discrimination in employment and ensures that the policies and practices of the ODNI align with the federal government's mandate to be a model employer for the nation. OEEO leads efforts to strengthen compliance with laws and to eliminate discriminatory behavior in the workplace. As the agency's civil rights office, OEEO maintains neutrality in resolving workplace concerns and implements the EEO complaint process in accordance with 29 C.F.R. 1614 and the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's Management Directive 110. OEEO also promotes equality of opportunity in employment through outreach, training, consulting, and education. OEEO works collaboratively with ODNI stakeholders to benchmark and implement best practices as described in the EEOC's Management Directive 715 and conducts data analysis to assess compliance risks within the ODNI and broader IC. Recognizing the unique skills of EEO professionals (to include counselors, specialists, special emphasis program managers, investigators, attorneys, and mediators), OEEO convenes a community of practice across the 18 elements of the U.S. Intelligence Community and seeks to maintain the highest professional standards, design and deliver innovative programs, recognize outstanding accomplishments, and share leading industry practices and capabilities. The Chief of OEEO reports directly to the Director of National Intelligence and is the designated agency official for engagement and reporting to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Office of Personnel Management, Congress, and the Department of Justice, as appropriate.

Major Duties and Responsibilities (MDRs)

Plan, develop, and manage complex diversity projects or programs that may include IC or ODNI Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Services, diversity policy development, diversity outreach, diversity strategy development, and diversity analysis and metrics.

Plan, manage, and coordinate strategic and tactical projects, plan and execute action taskings associated with assigned projects, and provide project status and reporting.

Plan, manage, coordinate, and integrate work activities, assignments, and projects with managers internal to the ODNI and/or across the Intelligence Community (IC) to ensure their understanding and the effective completion of initiatives and requirements.

Expert in the foundational knowledge of human capital plans and organizational mission.
Serve as a diversity consultant to ODNI leadership and provide advice on the development, implementation, and management of complex diversity programs and activities aimed at increasing diversity and EEO compliance within the ODNI and/or across the Intelligence Community (IC).

Serve as a liaison between ODNI diversity and ODNI and/or IC EEO/diversity organization leadership; listen to the needs of the organizations, including ODNI directorates as appropriate, and provide counsel and guidance that enables them to tailor diversity programs, methods, and procedures to ensure they fully meet client needs and their overall diversity objectives and/or ODNI's diversity needs;

Plan, develop, and deliver EEO and/or diversity programs for the ODNI workforce that enable and enhance collaboration, integration, and operational capability across the ODNI. If appropriate, also support Federal EEO complaint processing within the ODNI.


Conditions of Employment

Who May Apply

Former members of the Peace Corps may be considered for ODNI employment only if five full years have elapsed since separation from the Peace Corps.
  • For a cadre assignment:
    • Current ODNI permanent cadre. (Current GS employees at the same grade may apply.)
    • Current Federal Government employees. (Current GS employees at the same grade as the advertised positions grade may apply.)
    • Candidates outside the Federal Government.
    • Current ODNI Staff Reserve Employees. (A staff reserve employee who currently occupies this position may not apply.)
  • For a detailee assignment:
    • Current Federal Government employees at the same grade than the advertised positions grade may apply.


Mandatory and Educational Requirements

Extensive knowledge of the ODNI and IC element mission, organization, collection, and production responsibilities, as well as ODNI and IC administrative policies, procedures, and authorities.
Extensive knowledge and experience in major EEO and/or Diversity program functions; demonstrated research, planning, and organization skills, and demonstrated ability to manage changing and competing priorities under strict timelines while maintaining a high level of attention to detail

Extensive knowledge of Federal EEO and/or Diversity laws, regulations, polices, and practices and as well as a demonstrated understanding of US government Diversity and Management Directives (MD-110, and MD-715), 29 Code of Federal Regulations Part 1614 and diversity best practices; demonstrated ability to research and interpret legislation and guidance affecting EEO and diversity in the federal workplace.

Extensive understanding of the nature and causes of institutional barriers to EEO and/or diversity; extensive knowledge of personnel management principals, in general.

Extensive program management, analytic, and critical thinking skills, including demonstrated ability to conduct program assessments, identify needs and requirements, and develop recommendations for the successful implementation of diversity and/or EEO programs.


Desired Requirements


Bachelor's degree, or equivalent studies.

Completion of 32 hours of EEO Counselor training, as required by the EEOC. Recertification requires completion of eight hours of annual training.


Must have Selective Certification or must be able to complete a Selective Certification within six months of hire.

Additional information

The ODNI is an equal opportunity employer and abides by applicable employment laws and regulations.

REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES: The ODNI provides reasonable accommodations to otherwise qualified applicants with disabilities. IF YOU NEED A REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the Intelligence Community Equal Employment Opportunity and Diversity Office Representative by classified email at DNI_Reasonable_Accommodation_WMA@cia.ic.gov and DNI_Diversity_WMA@cia.ic.gov, by unclassified email at DNI_DRA@dni.gov, by telephone at 703-275-3900 or by FAX at 703-275-1217 . Your request for reasonable accommodation will be addressed on a case-by-case basis. PLEASE DO NOT SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION TO THE EEOD EMAIL ADDRESS. THIS EMAIL IS FOR REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION REQUESTS ONLY. PLEASE SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION VIA THE EMAIL ADDRESS PROVIDED IN THE 'HOW TO APPLY' SECTION ABOVE .

JOB INTERVIEW TRAVEL: Candidates from outside the Washington, D.C., area may be selected for a telephone, teleconference, or in-person interview. If selected for an in-person interview, the ODNI hiring office will pay for travel by commercial carrier (economy class) or reimburse for privately owned vehicle (POV) mileage. If applicable, the candidate also will be reimbursed at a flat rate for commercial lodging and per diem.

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