Equal Employment Specialist

Fort Lee, Virginia
Jan 14, 2022
Jan 20, 2022
Full Time

Serves as the Equal Employment Specialist in a Defense Commissary Agency (DeCA) Headquarters and services subordinate area zones and stored located worldwide. The primary purpose of this position is to develop innovative approaches to providing Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) services, resolving conflicts, and advising/educating managers and employees.

Position responsibilities include:
  • Reengineering the EEO process is focused on developing a more efficient methodology for providing optimal customer service to our stores dispersed throughout the world wide agency.
  • Working closely with the office of general counsel (GC) in alternative dispute resolution (ADR) and with the Human Resources (HR) Directorate in enhancing the workplace climate.
  • Prepares and revises plans, procedures, regulations, recommendations or corrective action as needed- Uses facilitation and mediation skills to assist employees and applicants who believe they have been discriminated against.
  • Conducts training for senior, mid-level managers and non-supervisory employees on EEO programs and human relations issues.
  • Conducts research and analysis of EEO programs to identify trends and systemic barriers.


Conditions of Employment

  • Must be a U.S. citizen or U.S. National.
  • Must meet minimum age requirement. See the Additional Information section for more information.
  • Male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must be registered with the Selective Service System by the announcement closing date or exempt from registration.
  • May be subject to successful E-Verify check. See more information at https://www.e-verify.gov/.
  • May be subject to a suitability or fitness determination, based on a completed background investigation.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain security clearance eligibility based on an appropriate background investigation.
  • May be subject to a two year probationary/trial period.
  • Direct deposit of pay is required. Yes
  • Work environment: Normal everyday low risks. Work areas are adequaetly lighted, heated, and ventilated.
  • Physical Requirements: N/A
  • COVID19: All Federal Employees must be fully vaccinated by November 22, 2021. Please see Additional Information.
  • Work Schedule is Full Time


In accordance with the Group Coverage Qualification Standards for Administrative and Management Positions, http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/Standards/group-stds/gs-cler.asp.applications

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service program (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.

To qualify for this position your resume and supporting documents must show that you possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-12 grade level or equivalent to at least GS-12 under other Federal service pay systems, private sector, or military.

Examples of qualifying specialized experience:
  • Develop innovative approaches to providing Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) services, resolving conflicts, and advising/educating managers and employees.
  • Conducts research and analysis of EEO programs to identify trends and systemic barriers.
  • Provides dispute resolution and complaint processing services to Agency.
  • Arranges for formal hearings where requested by the complainant.
You must also meet the following requirements by the announcement closing date:
  • Current and former federal employees in either the competitive or excepted service and current federal employees applying under VEOA eligibility are subject to time-in-grade . You must have served 52 weeks at the next lower grade level to be eligible for promotion. See the Required Documents section to learn what documents are necessary to show you meet this requirement. The next lower grade level for this position is GS-12.
  • Current civilian employees must have completed at least 90 days of federal civilian service since their latest nontemporary appointment from a competitive referral certificate, known as time after competitive appointment . For this requirement, a competitive appointment is one where you applied to and were appointed from an announcement open to "All US Citizens."


At the GS-13 grade level, education may not be substituted for specialized experience at this grade level.

Additional information

  • Applicants with a Permanent Resident Card (aka Green Card) are authorized to live and work in the U.S. but are not eligible for employment in positions requiring U.S. citizenship. This position requires U.S. citizenship.
  • The minimum age requirement is generally 18 years of age. Employing those under 18 may be possible under certain circumstances. If under 18 years of age, ensure you provide documentation showing how you are eligible.
  • Subject to occasional overtime.
  • Position is Exempt from Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).
  • Position is not covered by a bargaining unit.
  • Position is not obligated.
  • Financial Difficulty does not automatically remove you from consideration for a position.
  • Position does not meet the DoD criteria for re-employing former Federal employees who retired under either the Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS) or the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS).
  • Deliberate attempts to falsify your application information, such as copying portions of this job announcement into your resume, may result in you being removed from consideration for this position.
  • PCS is Authorized: Most civilian PCS entitlements are now taxable. The Relocation Income Tax Allowance (RITA) reimburses eligible employees for additional Federal, State, and local income taxes incurred as a result of receiving taxable travel income. More information is available at Civilian Relocation/PCS Tax Changes .
  • COVID19 - All Federal Employees must be fully vaccinated by November 22, 2021. Proof of vaccination will be required. To ensure compliance with this mandate, review the vaccination requirements, to include timelines for receiving required doses, at the following: https://www.saferfederalworkforce.gov/faq/vaccinations/
  • 15% travel may be required, by military and commercial aircraft or land transportation, in performance of official assigned duties.
  • Position has access to IT Level II systems that required the incumbent to obtain/maintain security clearance eligibility.
  • Position also has access to personal information such as that protected by the Privacy Act of 1974.
  • This position involves access to our control over personal, private, sensitive but unclassified, controlled unclassified, information such as Privacy Act, sensitive data.

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