Chief Diversity Officer

Washington, D.C
Jan 22, 2022
Jan 30, 2022
Executive, Chief
Full Time

*Note: This is a Senior Level position (SL). Most senior level employees are in non-executive positions whose duties are broad and complex enough to be classified above GS-15. The position duties are primarily leading teams and projects, and do not meet the SES functional criteria.

The Chief Diversity Officer (CDO) position is located within the Justice Management Division, in Washington D.C. In that capacity, the CDO works closely with the Deputy Assistant Attorney General, Human Resources and Administration (DAAG/HRA) to lead the Department's efforts on diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility (DEIA). This position will ensure that DEIA issues remain a priority in the Department and provide an organizational channel for Department-wide accountability.

The Senior Level CDO will provide strategic advice and counsel to the DAAG/HRA, as well as other senior-level officials within the Department, on DEIA-related issues while coordinating DEIA initiatives across the Department and in collaboration with every component. Other responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

-Serves as a technical expert on a Departmental DEIA Council as a conduit for communication and cooperation between Department employees and managers to better understand and apply principles of DEIA in the workplace.

-Coordinates the Department's work to address the requirements of Executive Order (E.O.) 14035, Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Accessibility in the Federal Workforce , which includes assessing DEIA within DOJ and developing a DEIA strategic plan to advance DEIA within DOJ and remove any potential barriers to DEIA in the workforce.

-Examines existing DOJ policies, procedures, and practices, and identifies areas where corrective action is needed to foster an organizational culture shift that is in keeping with E.O. 14035.

-Builds and promotes a data driven approach to DEIA that includes the use of key performance indicators to ensure effectiveness and accountability for progress.

-Assesses the current state of DEIA within DOJ's workforce and develops strategic plans to eliminate any barriers to success faced by employees.

-Monitors and reports the success of various DEIA initiatives using key performance indicators within the DOJ to ensure both effectiveness and agency accountability serving as the model for sub-components.

-Expands the availability of DEIA training and continuous learning opportunities throughout the Department so that Federal employees are supported in building skillsets to promote respectful and inclusive workplaces.

-Partners with DOJ Human Resources Officers (HRO) and Equal Employment Opportunity Officers (EEO) to develop diverse applicant pools for DOJ employment opportunities through employment outreach and recruitment partnerships; thus, ensuring that the Department can recruit our Nation's best talent.

-Partners with DOJ HROs to identify and formulate methodologies to improve the collection and tracking of demographic data relating to employee participation in leadership and professional opportunities to ensure that these programs equitably serve all DOJ employees.

-Develops and evaluates departmental data, metrics, and research studies to enhance DEIA initiatives within the agency.

-Engages and collaborates with external CDOs from both the public and private sectors to benchmark and share best practices.

-Employs the use of creative strategies and innovative approaches that raise Departmental consciousness efforts, including affinity groups, monthly DEIA newsletter, and regular workshops/presentations/seminars/celebrations highlighting the diverse communities within theDOJ.


Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a U.S. citizen to qualify for this position.
  • You are required to respond to and submit the Mandatory Technical Qualifications (MTQs) separately.
  • You must submit to a drug test and receive a negative drug test result before you can be appointed into this position.
  • You will need to successfully complete a background security investigation before you can be appointed into this position. Entrance on duty is contingent upon preliminary completion of a security clearance.
  • Veterans' preference is applicable for Senior Level (SL) positions consistent with the rules of competitive and excepted service examining.
  • Only experience obtained by closing date of this announcement will be considered.


We recommend that your resume emphasize your level of responsibilities, the scope and complexity of the programs managed, and your program accomplishments, including the results of your actions. You will be evaluated to determine if you meet the minimum qualifications required; and on the extent to which your application shows that you possess the knowledge, skills, and abilities associated with this position as defined below. When describing your knowledge, skills, and abilities, please be sure to give examples and explain how often you used these skills, the complexity of the knowledge you possessed, the level of the people you interacted with, the sensitivity of the issues you handled, etc.

YOU WILL BE EVALUATED ON ALL OF THE FOLLOWING MANDATORY TECHNICAL QUALIFICATIONS (MTQ): Your responses to the MTQs should be addressed separately, not to exceed six pages.

MTQ 1: Demonstrated experience overseeing, managing, and developing DEIA initiatives, analyzing policies and workforce data, and providing expert guidance on DEIA related management priorities, strategic plans, and policies for a large organization or agency within either the public or private sectors.

MTQ 2: Demonstrated expert knowledge, interpretation, and application of Federal Laws and regulations pertaining to HR and DEIA which includes communicating and presenting complex information on DEIA related matters to individuals from all levels within a large organization or agency within either the public or private sectors.

MTQ 3: Demonstrated experience establishing partnerships with internal and external stakeholders to specifically to identify and eliminate barriers that may impede equal employment opportunity and the integration of DEIA within a large organization or agency within either the public or private sector.


This position does not have a positive education requirement.

Additional information

COVID-19 VACCINATION INFORMATION: 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 by November 22, 2021 or before appointment or onboarding with the agency, if after November 22. 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.

Due to COVID-19, if selected, you may be expected to telework for an undefined period under the Department's evacuation authority, even if your home is located outside the local commuting area. Employees in this status may be notified of a requirement to report in person to the component workplace with an advance notice of not less than 30 days. Prior to a requirement to report to the workplace, employees may be eligible to request to continue to telework one or more days a pay period depending upon the terms of the component's telework policy.To ensure compliance with this mandate, please review the vaccination requirements, to include timelines for receiving required doses, at the following: "

BENEFITS INFORMATION: DOJ offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation; sick leave; holidays; telework; life insurance; health benefits; and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System. This link provides an overview of the benefits currently offered to Federal employees: .

SELECTIVE SERVICE: If you were born male, on or after December 31, 1959, you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law. Additional information is found at: .

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  • Selective Service - If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law.