The position is located in the U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC), Office of the Chief Financial Officer and Assistant Secretary for Administration, Office of Civil Rights (OCR), Washington, DC.
The incumbent functions as the Chief, Program Implementation Division for the DOC, OCR. The Program Implementation Division is responsible for administering discrimination complaint systems under the provisions of the Equal Employment Opportunity Act of 1972; Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended; the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, as amended; the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended; the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008, Department Administrative Orders 201-7, 215-9 and 215-11, Executive Orders 11478, 12106, and 13087; and implementing regulations promulgated by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and by the Department of Justice while assuring nondiscrimination in programs of Federal Financial Assistance; Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended; and the Age Discrimination Act.
This Job Opportunity Announcement may be used to fill other Supervisory Equal Employment Manager GS-0260-15 positions within OS in the same geographical location with the same qualifications and experience.
The individual selected for this position will:
Provide advice and assistance on all Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and civil rights enforcement issues impacting the Department.
Identify and develop both short and long-term planning objectives and exercise all aspects of supervisory authority to include, but not limited to, selecting, reassigning, evaluating and promoting subordinate employees.
Provide leadership and direction in the formulation and execution of all Departmental complaint and compliance programs of nondiscrimination and provides direction to bureau EEO staff in developing and administering EEO and civil rights compliance programs.
Conduct and/or initiate analytical studies of problem situations to alleviate adverse conditions which may affect mission accomplishment, and provide leadership and management for new program initiatives and/or demonstration efforts which will enhance and advance program effectiveness.
Serve as staff consultant and advisor to the OCR Director, field EEO officers and key managers concerning EEO discrimination issues, program objectives and adjudication results.
Who May Apply
This job is open to...
* Status Candidates - Current Federal employees with competitive status or Former Federal employees with reinstatement eligibility;
* CTAP/ICTAP eligibles;
* Veterans under VEOA or 30% Disabled and certain Military Spouses;
* Individuals with Disabilities (Schedule A);
* Peace Corps, Vista (AmeriCorps) eligibles;
* Those eligible under an OPM interchange agreement or other special appointing authority;
* Land Management Employees
Job family (Series)
Conditions of Employment
Background and/or Security Investigation required.
You must be a U.S. citizen.
Time-in-grade requirements must be met by the closing date of announcement.
You must be registered for Selective Service if applicable (www.sss.gov).
A one-year supervisory/managerial probationary period may be required.
Financial disclosure will be required
This position requires a PUBLIC TRUST/BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION
. Any required investigations and clearances must be completed before the selectee can be placed in the position.
Time-in-grade/band requirements must be met by the closing date of the announcement unless eligible for special hiring authority, reinstatement eligible, non-current Federal employee applying as a VEOA eligible which do not require time-in-grade/band.
Applicants must meet ALL application requirements, to include a complete online resume, by 11:59 p.m. EASTERN TIME ZONE (ETZ) on the closing date of this announcement. Applicants must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.
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). 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 the GS-15:
Applicants must possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-14 in the Federal Service. Specialized experience is experience that has equipped the applicant with the particular competencies/knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. This experience need not have been in the federal government. For this position, specialized experience is experience:
Providing advice and assistance in the administration of discrimination complaint systems established by a variety of Federal acts and regulations, Executive Orders, and departmental orders.
Serving as a supervisor/consultant/advisor to staff members engaged in performing duties associated with a wide variety of Federal discrimination regulations and complaints systems.
Developing, implementing, and ensuring compliance with an organization's nondiscrimination complaint and compliance programs.
Performing analytical and evaluative studies to assess the effectiveness of current Federal EEO and/or administrative operations and policies in order to identify/improve critical or continuing program needs.
Providing equal employment consulting services in a variety of areas to include civil rights enforcement issues, resolving potential systemic problems, program requirements, and adjudication issues.
Applicants must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement. Qualification requirements in the vacancy announcements are based on the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualification Standards Handbook, which contains federal qualification standards. This handbook is available on the Office of Personnel Management's website located at .
This position and/or series do not have an educational requirement.
CTAP and ICTAP candidates will be eligible if it is determined that they have exceeded the minimum qualifications for the position by attaining at least a rating of 85 out of 100. Information about CTAP eligibility is on the Office of Personnel Management's Career Transition Resources website at: .
CTAP applicants MUST submit the following documents:
A copy of your RIF separation notice, notice of proposed removal for declining a directed geographic relocation outside of the local commuting area; a Certificate of Expected Separation (CES); or certification that you are in a surplus organization or occupation (this could be a position abolishment letter, a notice eligibility for discontinued service retirement, or similar notice).
A copy of your SF-50 Notification of Personnel Action, noting current position, grade level, and duty location;
A copy of your latest performance appraisal including your rating; and
Any documentation from your bureau/operating unit that shows your current promotion potential.
ICTAP applicants MUST submit the following documents:
A copy of your RIF separation notice, notice of proposed removal for declining a directed geographic relocation outside of the local commuting area; notice of disability annuity termination; certification from your former agency that it cannot place you after your recovery from a work-related compensable injury; or certification from the National Guard Bureau or Military Department that you are eligible for disability retirement.
A copy of your SF-50 Notification of Personnel Action, documenting your RIF separation, noting your positions, grade/band level, and duty location, and/or Agency certification of inability to place you through RPL, etc.;
A copy of your latest performance appraisal including your rating; and
Any documentation from your agency that shows your current promotion potential.
The following links provide information on how you may be eligible for various hiring authorities:
VRA & VEOA -
30% or more disabled veteran -
Persons with disabilities -
The Department of Commerce provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the Human Resources Office. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis. TTY users can ****.
How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
Your resume, optional cover letter and supporting documentation will be reviewed to determine if you meet the minimum qualifications for the position. If you meet the minimum qualifications stated in the job opportunity announcement, we will compare your resume, optional cover letter and supporting documentation to your responses on the scored occupational questionnaire (True/False, Yes/No, Multiple Choice questions). Your resume and/or optional cover letter must support your responses to the scored occupational questionnaire, or your score may be lowered. The best qualified candidates will be identified for referral to the hiring manager and may be invited for an interview.
AND/OR INCENTIVE AWARD:
If applicable, performance appraisals and/or
Incentive award documentation may be submitted and will be forwarded to the selecting official as support in consideration of your application in the evaluation process. To receive due weight, you must
submit a recent performance appraisal (dated within 18 months) showing the official rating of record, signed by a supervisor, or
statement why the performance appraisal is unavailable (do not submit a performance plan) and/or
incentive award documentation (i.e. superior performance awards, special act or achievement awards, quality step increases, etc.). Due weight shall be given to performance appraisals and awards in accordance with 5 CFR 335.103(b)(3), during the interview/selection process conducted by the hiring manager.
The scored occupational questionnaire will evaluate you on the following competencies; please do not provide a separate written response:
Knowledge of the principles and concepts of the field of Federal equal employment opportunity including a thorough knowledge of relevant laws and legal principles, sociological implications, and history of the field.
Knowledge of supervision and personnel practices and procedures in order to carry out responsibilities and to plan/integrate work schedules to meet unit needs.
Ability to ensure implementation and verification of nondiscrimination complaint and compliance programs.
Skill in fact finding, analysis, problem solving, writing, and consulting to identify problems and recommend solutions within assigned organizational components.
Consulting skills to assist leadership in identifying, defining and solving equal opportunity systemic problems and civil rights enforcement issues.
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Background checks and security clearance
Drug test required
A complete application consists of the following:
Resume showing relevant experience; cover letter optional.
Your resume should list your educational and work experience including the dates (mm/dd/yy) of each employment along with the number of hours worked per week. For work in the Federal service, please include the grade level for the position(s). Your resume may be used to validate your responses to the scored occupational questionnaire. Your resume should also indicate your citizenship and if you are registered with the Selective Service if you are a male born after 12/31/59.
SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action,
Submit a copy of your SF 50, Notification of Personnel Action, showing your tenure code, position occupied and highest grade and step. An award SF-50 does not contain the required information. If you are applying for a higher grade, please provide the SF-50 which shows the length of time you have been in your current/highest grade and that supports your claim for time-in-grade.
Veterans Employment Opportunities Act (VEOA) documentation,
if applicable. For more information, please go to:
Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) and Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) documentation
, if applicable, (see other information.)
Documentation supporting eligibility for non-competitive appointment
(Schedule A disability, 30 percent disabled veteran, certain military spouses, etc.)
You are not required to submit official documents at this time; copies are sufficient. FAILURE TO SUBMIT (VIA FAX OR ATTACHMENT) THE APPLICABLE DOCUMENTS MAY EXCLUDE YOU FROM FURTHER CONSIDERATION.
If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:
Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from .
Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.
A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. .
Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.
How to Apply
Your complete application, including required documents, must be received by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on the closing date of this announcement.
To apply on-line, you must complete and submit an application by accessing the USAJOBS website at . To begin, click the Apply button and follow the prompts to register into your USAJOBS account, answer the questions, and submit all required documents. (After registering in your USAJOBS account and clicking Submit, you will automatically transition to the Department of Commerce's specific site where you will complete your application. You must click Submit at the end of the application process to send your application for consideration.)
To return to your saved application, log in to your USAJOBS account at and click on Applications. Click on the position title, and then select Update Application.
If you have problems completing your on-line application, including problems submitting your supporting documents, please contact the Help Desk by e-mail at **** or ****. The help desk is available Monday-Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. ET. Applicants are strongly encouraged to apply online; however, if you are unable to apply online, please ****
OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY
1401 Constitution Ave. NW
Washington, District of Columbia
You will be notified of your application status through USAJOBS at four points during the hiring process, as applicable. You can check the status of your application by accessing the USAJOBS website at and clicking on Applications. The status will be visible next to the corresponding position. The four points of notification are:
Application Received or Application Incomplete;
Minimum Qualification Requirement Met or Minimum Qualification Requirement Not Met;
Referred or Not Referred; and
Selected or Not Selected
By submitting your application, you are certifying the accuracy of the information contained in your application. If you make a false statement in any part of your application, you may not be hired; you may be terminated after you begin work; or, you may be fined or jailed. After making a tentative job offer, we will conduct a suitability/security background investigation.
You will be required to submit official documentation prior to appointment. The agency will then verify the information provided on your application (i.e., degree, veterans' preference, disability, etc.).
Fair & Transparent
The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.
Equal Employment Opportunity Policy
The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.
Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) for federal employees & job applicants
Reasonable Accommodation Policy
Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process should follow the instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part of the remaining hiring process, applicants should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.
A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.
Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when: An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.
You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.
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