Equal Employment Specialist
Department of The Treasury
New Carrollton, MD
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WHAT IS THE EQUITY, DIVERSITY & INCLUSION (EDI) DIVISION?
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The following are the duties of this position at the full working level. If you are selected at a lower grade level, you will have the opportunity to learn to perform these duties and will receive training to help you grow in this position.
The incumbent is instrumental in the development, coordination, and implementation of EDI goals regarding the various EEO programs such as Special Emphasis Programs (i.e., the Federal Women's, Black Employment, Hispanic Employment, Asian-Pacific Employment, Native American Employment, and Disability Program/Reasonable Accommodation), Diversity, Prevention of Sexual Harassment, etc.
The Specialist is responsible for participating in the preparation of the Federal Equal Opportunity Recruitment Program (FEORP) and assists the Personnel Branch in meeting the program objectives regarding FEORP. Employee actively participates on selection panels and recruitment projects.
The employee collects and analyzes EEO statistical data, prepares comprehensive reports, notes trends and/or omissions, conducts studies, organizational reviews, and workforce analysis to identify systemic equal employment problems in EDI. Recommendations are made to management accordingly, based upon findings.
Incumbent provides technical support and assistance to EEO counselors in administering the complaint process. Incumbent also processes informal individual complaints and class complaints of discrimination in accordance with the established laws and regulations. Secures relevant information from managers/management officials, employees, and other witnesses as appropriate. Incumbent implements procedures to attempt resolution of complaints through the Alternative Dispute Resolution process and other avenues.
Assists in designing and administering EEO training programs, which promote a healthy working environment. Initiates and/or implements special education programs for managers and employees to enhance understanding of their rights and legal obligations associated with EEO and diversity, i.e., prepare, design, provide input into the local newsletter, draft articles on current issues and trends in the subject field, promotes submission of articles on current EEO topics of interest.
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.
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0260 Equal Employment Opportunity
Conditions of Employment
* We may select from this announcement or any other source to fill one or more vacancies.
* This is a non-bargaining unit position.
* Tour of Duty: Monday-Friday, 8-4:30pm.
* Must meet IRS telework eligibility requirements
* Alternative work schedule, staggered work hours or telework may be available.
* If you are in a telework eligible position, you may be directed to temporarily telework on a full-time basis due to COVID 19. Employees must be within a 150-mile radius of their official assigned post-of-duty (POD) while in a telework status. Once normal operations resume, employees may be directed back to the office to perform the duties of their position. Telework eligibility does not guarantee telework; employees must meet and sustain IRS telework eligibility requirements and supervisor's approval to participate in the IRS Telework Program. As a reminder - If you are selected for a position, you are responsible for reporting to your designated POD (location) on the negotiated start date or as directed by management.
* Must be a U.S. Citizen or National.
* Subject to a 1-year probationary period (unless already completed).
* Must successfully complete a background investigation, including an FBI criminal history record check (fingerprint check).
* Complete a Declaration for Federal Employment to determine your suitability for Federal employment, at the time requested by the agency.
* If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System or are exempt from having to do so.
* Go through a Personal Identity Verification (PIV) process that requires two forms of identification from the Form I-9. Federal law requires verification of the identity and employment eligibility of all new hires in the U.S. These documents must be unexpired original or certified copies.
* Provide proof of U.S. Citizenship. (Birth certificate showing birth in the U.S; Unexpired U.S. Passport; Certificate of Citizenship or Naturalization; or Report of Birth Abroad of a U.S. Citizen (Form FS-240))
* Have your salary sent to a financial institution of your choice by Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer.
* Undergo an income tax verification.
* File a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report within 30 days of selection and annually from then on.
* Obtain and use a Government-issued charge card for business-related travel.
Federal experience is not required. The experience may have been gained in the public sector, private sector or Volunteer Service. One year of experience refers to full-time work; part-timework is considered on a prorated basis.
To ensure full credit for your work experience, please indicate dates of employment by month/year, and indicate number of hours worked per week, on your resume.
You must meet the following requirements by the closing date of this announcement:
SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: GS-9 LEVEL: You must have 1 year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-07 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position includes demonstrated experience with Federal EEO laws, regulations, policies, and procedures sufficient to recognize and solve individual EEO issues, make technical recommendations, and to identify barriers to equal employment. To be qualifying, your experience must be sufficient to demonstrate the ability to: Collect and analyze EEO statistical data, and prepare comprehensive reports; Participate in studies, organizational reviews or workforce analyses to identify systematic equal employment problems; Provide assistance to EEO managers, Counselors and employees with issues related to complaint processing; and Assist in implementing EEO education programs for managers, supervisors, and employees to enhance their understanding of EEO and Diversity programs..
You may substitute education for specialized experience as follows: a master's or equivalent graduate degree in a field of study such as law, psychology, human resources. OR 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a graduate degree in a field of study such as law, psychology, human resources. OR LL.B. or J.D., if related.
SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: GS-11 LEVEL: You must have 1 year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-09 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position includes demonstrated accomplishment of equal employment assignments that required knowledge of: Federal EEO laws, principles, regulations, policies and procedures sufficient to recognize and solve individual EEO issues and to make technical recommendations and identify barriers to EEO; and Federal Personnel Management principles relevant to recruitment and staffing, appraisals/evaluations, performance standards, discipline, adverse actions, labor relations, and training. To be qualifying, your experience must be sufficient to demonstrate the ability to: Collect and analyze statistical data, prepare comprehensive reports; Participate in studies, organization reviews, and workforce analyses; Assist EEO counselors in administering the complaint process; Assist in designing EEO training or educational programs; and provide technical advice and guidance to EEO Counselors, managers and employees.
You may substitute education for specialized experience as follows: a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree in a field of study such as: law, psychology, human resources. OR 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a graduate degree in a field of study such as: law, psychology, human resources. OR LL.M. if related.
SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: GS-12 LEVEL: You must have 1 year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-11 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position includes demonstrated accomplishment of program planning, analyses, review and monitoring of project assignments that required a wide range knowledge of EEO program requirements and techniques. This knowledge is generally demonstrated by assignments where you analyze a number of alternative approaches in the process of advising management concerning major aspects of EEO laws, regulations, policies, procedures, and Federal Personnel Management principles relevant to recruitment and staffing, performance appraisals/evaluations, performance standards, discipline, adverse actions, labor relations, and training, and studies of occupations in which discrimination is apparent.
TIME-IN-GRADE REQUIREMENTS: Under merit promotion procedures, Federal applicants must have served 52 weeks at the next lower grade to satisfy time-in-grade restrictions contained in 5 CFR 300, Subpart F. Time is credited based on calendar time served in a grade, regardless of the number of days or hours worked. If you currently hold or have previously held a position at the same (or equivalent) or higher grade/level in the Federal government as of this announcement, you will meet the TIME IN GRADE REQUIREMENTS.
For more information on qualifications please refer to OPM's Qualifications Standards.
For positions with an education requirement, or if you are qualifying for this position by substituting education or training for experience, submit a copy of your transcripts or equivalent. An official transcript will be required if you are selected.
* Note: If substituting Superior Academic Achievement (SAA) for experience at the GS-7 level, please note that grade-point averages are rounded to one decimal place. For example, 2.95 will round to 3.0 and 2.94 will round to 2.9. The Qualifications requirements above will reflect if SAA is accepted for this position and the online questionnaire will offer the option to select SAA as a qualifying response.
A college or university degree generally must be from an accredited (or pre-accredited) college or university recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. For a list of schools which meet these criteria, please refer to Department of Education Accreditation page.
FOREIGN EDUCATION: Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the requirements. You must show proof the education credentials have been deemed to be at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education program. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying. Click here for Foreign Education Credentialing instructions.
$37k-60k yearly est.