Chief, Diversity and Equal Opportunity Office

Quantico, Virginia
Jan 12, 2022
Jan 19, 2022
Executive, Chief
Full Time

This announcement is open to All Current Federal Civilian Employees who reside or are currently employed in the MCB Quantico local commuting area, which includes the Virginia counties of Albemarle, Arlington, Caroline, Chesterfield, Culpeper, Fairfax, Fauquier, Greene, Hanover, Henrico, King George, Loudoun, Louisa, Madison, Orange, Prince William, Spotsylvania and Stafford Counties, and the cities of Alexandria, Fairfax, Fredericksburg, Manassas, Manassas Park, and Richmond; Maryland counties of Anne Arundel, Calvert, Charles, Frederick, Howard, Montgomery, Prince George's and Saint Mary's; District of Columbia; and all cities existing in Virginia or Maryland within the geographic area bounded by the outer boundaries of the combined areas of the aforementioned counties.
As a Chief, Diversity and Equal Opportunity Office you will be responsible for the following duties:

The incumbent serves as Chief, Diversity and Equal Employment Opportunity (DEO) Office for the Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency (DCSA), with responsibility for managing and directing three major programs: the Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion program (DE&I); Disability and Reasonable Accommodation programs; and the Complaint Processing Program (CPP). These programs have an impact on the terms and conditions of employment of employees working in professional, administrative, technical, and clerical occupations at the headquarters and field locations. They are developed and implemented in the DCSA in a manner that is responsive to, and consistent with, applicable laws, Executive orders, legal precedents, and regulations and instructions promulgated by the Department of Defense (DoD); the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC); the Office of Personnel Management (OPM); Executive orders; Legislative Mandates; Court Decisions; and, as appropriate, other directives, administrative decisions, and regulations.

The Chief, DEO is the principal administrative advisor and consultant to the DCSA Director, agency senior leadership, and other DCSA managers on all matters related to equal employment opportunity, affirmative action, and civil rights. Incumbent represents and speaks on behalf of the DCSA to key officials in other organizations, both Government and private sector, on these matters. Incumbent reviews, evaluates, collaborates with, and provides advice and assistance to personnel officials, managers, and supervisors. The incumbent oversees and manages an office of over 10-20 government employees in geographically-separate locations.


Conditions of Employment

  • Must be a US citizen
  • Selective Service Requirement: Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service. For more information
  • Resume and supporting documents received by 11:59PM EST will be considered
  • This is a Drug Testing designated position
  • Position is a (DCIPS) position in the Excepted Service under U.S.C. 1601
  • Work Schedule: Full Time
  • Overtime: Occasionally
  • Tour of Duty: Flexible
  • PCS (Permanent Change of Station): Not Authorized
  • Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA): Exempt
  • Financial Disclosure: Not Required
  • Telework Eligibility: This position is telework eligible, but is not a full time telework position. The incumbent will be required to report to the office on a routine basis.
  • COVID19: All Federal Employees must be fully vaccinated by November 22, 2021. Please see, additional information.
  • If selected, the incumbent must obtain and maintain appropriate security clearance as indicated in job announcement.


The experience described in your resume will be evaluated and screened from the Office of Personnel Management's (OPMs) basic qualifications requirements. See: Administrative and Management Positions for OPM qualification standards, competencies and specialized experience needed to perform the duties of the position as described in the MAJOR DUTIES and QUALIFICATIONS sections of this announcement by 01/18/2022

Applicant must have directly applicable experience that demonstrates the possession of the knowledge, skills, abilities and competencies necessary for immediate success in the position. Qualifying experience may have been acquired in any public or private sector job, but will clearly demonstrate past experience in the application of the particular competencies/knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to successfully perform the duties of the position.

You must have specialized experience sufficient to demonstrate that you have acquired all the competencies necessary to perform at a level equivalent in difficulty, responsibility, and complexity to the next lower grade (GS/GG-14) in the Federal service and are prepared to take on greater responsibility.

Generally, this would include one year or more of such specialized experience. Specialized experience for this position includes:
- Managing and directing an organization-wide Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion program (DE&I), Disability and Reasonable Accommodation program (D/RA), and Complaint Processing Program (CPP).
- Experience with applicable laws, Executive orders, legal precedents, and regulations and instructions promulgated by the Department of Defense (DoD); the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC); the Office of Personnel Management (OPM); Executive orders; Legislative Mandates; Court Decisions; and, as appropriate, other directives, administrative decisions, and regulations.
- Advising and consulting to the agency Director, agency senior leadership, and other agency managers on all matters related to equal employment opportunity, affirmative action, and civil rights.
- Overseeing and managing a Diversity and Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) office with employees in geographically-separate locations.
- Experience conducting special studies and developing statistical reports pertaining to Diversity and Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) programs.

Specifically you will be evaluated on the following competencies:
- Affirmative Employment Program - Understanding of the Affirmative Employment Program and implementation of strategies to effectively recruit, employ and promote qualified members of targeted groups and identify, correct, and remove barriers that impede employment and advancement opportunities for minorities, women, and persons with disabilities.
- Reasonable Accommodations Program - Providing analysis and assistance in all stages of the reasonable accommodations process to ensure employees and applicants with disabilities have equal access to all employment opportunities.
- Assessments and Compliance Review - Evaluate Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) compliance and effectiveness in accordance with laws, policies, and regulations internal and/or external to the organization.
- Analysis and Research - Conduct research and analysis of Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) laws, court decisions, regulations, and personnel policies/procedures to identify employment trends and barriers to determine impact on the organization.
- Program Management - Develop, coordinate, and/or implement an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) compliant program. Design, implement, and manage project/programs with the time, resources, and quality standards required.
- Developing Others - Develops the ability of others to perform and contribute to the organization by providing ongoing feedback and by providing opportunities to learn through formal and informal methods.


Substitution of education may not be used in lieu of specialized experience for this grade level.

Additional information

DCSA, as a newly designated Defense Agency is undergoing a multi-year transformation that includes a significant expansion of predecessor agencies' authorities and responsibilities. Mission accretion and associated growth in personnel and resources requires deliberate coordination and planning across operations and support activities to achieve effective outcomes while simultaneously establishing and integrating new activities, initiatives and projects. The new organization will be comprised of nearly 13,000 government and contractor personnel operation throughout the United States and overseas supporting stakeholders across the federal government.

In accordance with DoD Instruction 1400.25, Volume 2005, veterans preference is not required to be applied when considering candidates with prior Federal competitive or excepted service who have completed a probationary or trial period and have not been separated for cause. Therefore, veterans preference will not be applied to applicants with current federal service, or former federal civilian service meeting the above criteria.

COVID19 - 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 before appointment or on boarding with the agency. 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. To ensure compliance with this mandate, review the vaccination requirements, to include timelines for receiving required doses, at the following:

Other Notes:

Re-employed Annuitant: This position does not meet criteria for re-employed annuitant. The DoD criteria for hiring Re-employed Annuitants can be found at:

Applicants selected from this announcement may be required to serve a two-year trial period.

If selected, Federal employees currently serving in the competitive service must acknowledge that they will voluntarily leave the competitive service by accepting an offer of employment for a DCIPS excepted service positions.

If selected, non-DCIPS candidates must acknowledge in writing that the position they have been selected for is in the excepted service and covered by DCIPS.

Selection under this appointment authority does not confer civil service competitive status.

All current and former Federal employees must submit a copy of your latest SF50 (Notification of Personnel Action) showing your tenure, grade and step, and type of position occupied (i.e., Excepted or Competitive); or similar Notification of Personnel Action documentation, i.e., Transcript of Service, Form 1150, etc.