Equal Employment Manager

Washington, D.C
Jan 15, 2022
Jan 22, 2022
Full Time

  • Serves as the principal advisor in the area of Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO), and Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) to serviced Commanders/Directors throughout United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE).
  • Works closely with EEOC Administrative Judges (AJ), Investigations and Resolutions Directorate (IRD), and Agency Representatives in the preparation for and the conduct of EEOC hearings and agency investigations.
  • Services organizations that are highly complex with a wide range of managerial challenges which require special leadership skills, particularly in the areas of consultation, negotiation, and communication.
  • Advises management on specific actions in support of affirmative action, and strategies for resolution of complex equal employment matters.
  • Performs supervisory and personnel management duties for subordinate staff.
  • Manages and directs the development and implementation of EEO policies and procedures that effectively prevent or eliminate individual and systematic discrimination affecting all serviced personnel.
  • Provides operating level EEO program management services for actions involving senior level officials at all USACE Divisions, Districts, Labs, Centers, and Field Operating Offices (FOAs).
  • Serves as technical expert and advisor for USACE in EEO complaints and expert on program, policy or practices at the national level.
  • Provides oversight for the USACE ADR Program. These procedures include, but are not limited to, assisted settlement negotiations, mediation and fact finding.
  • Responsible for developing, implementing, coordinating, reviewing, monitoring, evaluating, and updating all plans associated with the EEO Program.
  • Maintains a Model EEO Program, utilization of Alternate Dispute Resolution (ADR) and oversight of Special Emphasis Programs.


Conditions of Employment

  • Appointment may be subject to a suitability or fitness determination, as determined by a completed background investigation.
  • This position requires the incumbent to be able to obtain and maintain a determination of eligibility for a Secret security clearance or access for the duration of employment. A background investigation and credit check are required.
  • If selected, the agency will provide information regarding what documentation is needed and how to request any legally required exceptions from this requirement.
  • 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/
  • Pursuant to E.O. 14043, all Federal employees, regardless of duty location or work arrangement, must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 before entrance on duty, subject to exceptions as required by law.


Who May Apply: Only applicants who meet one of the employment authority categories below are eligible to apply for this job. You will be asked to identify which category or categories you meet, and to provide documents which prove you meet the category or categories you selected. See Proof of Eligibility for an extensive list of document requirements for all employment authorities.
  • Current Department of Army Civilian Employees
  • Priority Placement Program, DoD Military Spouse Preference (MSP) Eligible

In order to qualify, you must meet the education and/or experience requirements described below. 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; spiritual; community; student; social). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; if qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your application. Additional information about transcripts is in this document .

To qualify based on your experience, your resume must describe at least one year of specialized experience which includes: applying thorough knowledge of Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) program laws, regulations, guidelines, pertinent case law as required for research and application in matters and cases that are complex and/or sensitive in nature; interpreting EEO statutes and regulations as they apply to complaints of discrimination and administratively process discrimination complaints from initiation to final disposition; substantive experience in serving as a technical expert in managing complaints of discrimination and negotiating settlement agreements at the informal complaints stage; conducting/participating in alternative dispute resolution (ADR) processes; providing advice and guidance concerning EEO principles to managers; gathering, organizing, and presenting data in support of findings, and arriving at sound conclusions and recommendations; and performing supervisory functions to staff. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-13).

Some federal jobs allow you to substitute your education for the required experience in order to qualify. For this job, you must meet the qualification requirement using experience alone--no substitution of education for experience is permitted.

You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency in the following areas:
  • Ability to lead or supervise
  • Assessment and Compliance Review
  • Communications
  • Problem Solving
  • Program Management

Time in Grade Requirement: Applicants who have held a General Schedule (GS) position within the last 52 weeks must have 52 weeks of Federal service at the next lower grade or equivalent (GS-13).

Additional information

  • Due to COVID-19, the agency is currently in an expanded telework posture. If selected, you may be expected to temporarily telework, even if your home is located outside the local commuting area. Once employees are permitted to return to the office, you will be expected to report to the duty station listed on this announcement within a designated timeframe identified by the organization. At that time, you may be eligible to request to continue to telework one or more days a pay period depending upon the terms of the agency's telework policy.
  • Male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration.
  • You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship.
  • Two year trial/probationary period may be required.
  • One year supervisory probationary period may be required.
  • Direct deposit of pay is required.
  • Selection is subject to restrictions resulting from Department of Defense referral system for displaced employees.
  • If you have retired from federal service and you are interested in employment as a reemployed annuitant, see the information in the Reemployed Annuitant information sheet.
  • This is a Career Program (CP) 28 - Equal Employment Opportunity position.
  • Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement.
  • Salary includes applicable locality pay or Local Market Supplement.
  • Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP). If you are a Federal employee in the competitive service and your agency has notified you in writing that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority for this position. To receive selection priority, you must: (1) meet ICTAP eligibility criteria (2) be rated well-qualified for the position and; (3) submit the appropriate documentation to support your ICTAP eligibility. To be considered well-qualified and receive selection priority applicants must satisfy all qualification requirements for the position and receive a score of 90 or above. Additional information about the program is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website .
  • If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application .
  • Payment of Permanent Change of Station (PCS) costs is not authorized, based on a determination that a PCS move is not in the Government interest.
  • The selecting official has requested a competitive and noncompetitive candidate list for this vacancy. If you are eligible for the noncompetitive list, you will be evaluated on basic and/or minimum qualifications, as applicable. While required to answer the assessment questions, non-competitive candidates will not be evaluated against the competitive rating & ranking criteria. The selecting official may select from any of the candidate lists.
  • Telework eligible in accordance with organization's policy.

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