Equal Employment Specialist
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This position is located in Sante Fe, New Mexico. Information about Santa Fe can be found at: ****BLM may use certain incentives, currently offered by the Federal government, to attract high quality applicants.
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This position will be a critical part of the new Southwest Regional Civil Rights Office (CRO) staff which will serve BLM Arizona and BLM New Mexico organizations. The CRO staff consists of a Regional Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Manager, Regional Training and Employee Engagement Manager, and two EEO Specialists. As EEO Specialist, the incumbent represents the CRO in the BLM New Mexico (NM) State Office. The incumbent represents the CRO and BLM NM civil rights and diversity organizations and educational institutions in the state in a positive manner. Acts as back-up to the counterpart EEO Specialist in BLM Arizona. As EEO Counselor, manages the pre-complaint program for BLM NM in coordination with the Regional EEO Manager. Performs pre-complaint counseling for aggrieved individuals on a full-time basis; objectively writes counselor reports and carries out relevant tasks within established timeframes; tracks complaint activities carefully using an automated system. Gathers and analyzes workforce statistics/data in order to display workforce underrepresentation and identify barriers to equal employment opportunity. Recommends programs and actions intended to eliminate barriers. Partners with the Regional EEO Manager in the planning, development, and implementation of the BLM NM Affirmative Employment Plan, annual accomplishment report and annual updates. Prepares affirmative employment, civil rights, and diversity reports in accordance with EEOC, Department of Interior (DOI), and BLM directives and policies. Provides leadership for, and participates in, Special Emphasis Program (SEP) and diversity and inclusion activities. Serves as technical expert for collateral duty BLM NM Special Emphasis Program Managers (SEPMs) and oversees their development and implementation of SEPs. Develops and presents clear and accurate EEO and diversity-related trainings, briefings, and programs to a variety of individuals and groups.
Occasional travel - May be required to travel to meetings, and training events.
Who May Apply
This job is open to…
All current federal employees or former federal employees with competitive/reinstatement eligibility; CTAP/ICTAP eligible in the local commuting area; Veteran Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA); 30% or more Disabled Veterans; Special Hiring Authorities Eligibles; PLC members who in the past 2 years have completed a creditable PLC project. Current or former time-limited employees eligible under PL-114-47, Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act Eligibiles.
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Conditions of Employment
U.S. Citizenship is required.
Be sure to read the How to Apply and Required Documents Sections.
You cannot hold an active real estate license, nor can you
Have an interest or hold stocks in firms with interest in Federal Land.
Direct Deposit Required.
Background Investigation Required.
There is no education requirement for this position. To qualify you must have one year of specialized experience eqivalent to the next lower grade in the Federal Service (GS-11).
Specialized Experience Requirements:
In order to be rated as qualified for this position, we must be able to determine that you meet the specialized experience requirement - please be sure to include this information in your resume. To be creditable, this experience must have been equivalent in difficulty and complexity to the next lower grade (GS-11) of the position to be filled. Examples: working as first contact for people seeking information and guidance about pre-complaint and complaint processes: working on complex civil rights cases; advising managers, peers, and general workforce on EEO and civil rights programs for military or civilians; developing and delivering training on civil rights or diversity; gathering data for analysis and reports and presentations; writing reports and making presentations on EEO and diversity.
You must meet all qualification requirements within 30 days of the closing date of the announcement. Federal employees in the competitive service are also subject to the Time-In-Grade requirement in accordance with 5 CFR 300.604. If you are a current Federal employee in the General Schedule (GS) pay plan and applying for a promotion opportunity, you must have completed a minimum of 52 weeks at the next lower grade level in the normal line of progression for the position being filled.
SELECTIVE SERVICE: Male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must certify that they have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law. To register or verify your registration go to the Selective Service System website.
May require completion of a 1 year probationary period.
Travel and relocation expenses will not be paid by the Department of the Interior. Any travel, transportation and relocation expenses associated with reporting for duty in this position will be the responsibility of the selected employee.
BLM may use certain incentives, currently offered by the Federal government, to attract high quality applicants.
Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP)/Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP): CTAP provides eligible surplus and displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. Information about CTAP/ICTAP eligibility is available from OPM's Career Transition Resources website at CTAP or ICTAP. If your agency has notified you in writing that you are a surplus or displaced employee eligible for CTAP consideration or that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if: 1) This vacancy is within your CTAP/ICTAP eligibility; 2) You apply under the instructions in this announcement; and 3) You are found well qualified for this vacancy. You must provide proof of eligibility with your application to receive selection priority. Such proof may include a copy of your written notification of CTAP/ICTAP eligibility, or a copy of your separation personnel action form. CTAP and ICTAP eligibles will be considered well qualified if they receive a minimum score of 90 based on the rating criteria used for this position.
Reemployment Priority List (RPL): The RPL is the mechanism agencies use to give reemployment consideration to their former competitive service employees separated by a RIF or who have fully recovered from a compensable injury after more than one year. If you are currently on a Reemployment Priority List, you may be given priority consideration.
The Bureau of Land Management has determined that the duties of this position are suitable for telework and the selectee may be allowed to telework with supervisor approval.
How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
Upon receipt of your complete application package, a review of your application will be made to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements. Your rating will be based on your responses to the Job Specific Questionnaire and the information stated in your resume. If qualified, your score may range from 70-100 points. In addition, interviews may be conducted for this position. The interviews may be conducted on a pass/fail basis or may be scored. The job specific questions relate to the following knowledge, skills and abilities required to do the work of this position.
Knowledge of EEO laws, regulations, directives and policies governing federal EEO programs to explain the complaint process and manage a pre-complaint program.
Knowledge of EEO counseling, negotiation, and conflict resolution techniques and skill to apply them in the pre-complaint process.
Knowledge of policies and practices which result in employment barriers for applicants and employees and ability to develop recommendations for eliminating barriers to equal employment opportunity.
Ability to communicate orally and in writing technical, controversial, or sensitive information in a clear and effective manner to a diverse range of internal and external individuals and groups.
Knowledge of Special Emphasis Programs management principles to provide technical guidance.
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Background checks and security clearance
Public Trust - Background Investigation
Drug test required
Resumes must show relevant experience and other information. Your resume must list your education and work experience including the dates (mm/dd/yy) of each employment along with the number of hours worked per week and salary information. Your resume will be used to validate your responses to the assessment tool(s). You are welcome to submit a cover letter (optional). If you wish to do so, include it with your resume.
In addition to the online application (resume and responses to the questionnaire), you are required to submit the following forms:
Former PLC Member: Submit a copy of your “Certificate of Eligibility for Noncompetitive Hiring” along with a copy of your “PLC Participant Verification Work Hours Sheet.”
Applicants eligible under PL-114-47, Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act (LMWFA) must submit documentation verifying (a) initial selection under competitive examining procedures to a land management agency under a time-limited appointment in the competitive service , (b) service under this initial appointment, or in conjunction with subsequent competitive service time-limited appointments, to a land management agency was for a period of 24 months without a break in service of two or more years, and (c) performance was evaluated as being at an acceptable level for the entire applicable period(s). “Required documentation” includes first and last SF-50 (Notification of Personnel Action) for each appointment verifying the Position Occupied code (Block 34) is 1-Competitive Service, AND documentation of successful performance for each appointment. Applicants are encouraged to combine all required documents into one or more files and scan for uploading into the application. Each file must not exceed 3MB. Grouping documents into files will simplify the application process. Failure to submit required documentation will result in loss of consideration.
Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) or Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) eligibles: documentation verifying your CTAP/ICTAP eligibility - this includes a copy of the agency notice and your most recent SF-50 noting current position, grade level and duty location.
Current and former federal career and career-conditional employees: submit a copy of your recent (non award) SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, or equivalent document that verifies tenure (block 24, code 1 or 2) and Competitive Status (block 34, code 1).
If you are applying for this position based on eligibility under other noncompetitive special appointing authorities, you MUST submit proof of this eligibility.
Special Hiring Authorities for Veterans: you must provide your DD-214 (Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, years of active military service and character of service/type of discharge), official statement of service from your command if you are currently on active duty; Standard Form (SF) 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference; and/or VA Letter for proof of CP/CPS eligibility.
You may submit your documents either via Auto-Requested Fax or by uploading your documents from your USAJOBS Profile.
allows you to submit required documentation that will be electronically displayed along with your resume. The opportunity to do this will be provided during the application process by a pop-up message option to generate an auto-requested fax cover sheet.
Instead of faxing your documents you may use the uploading procedures thru Applicant Manager. Do not use both options.
Hard copy paper supplemental documents, submitted without prior Human Resources approval, will be considered as an incomplete application.
Required documentation must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time, on the closing date of this announcement.
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 schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
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. Learn more about federal benefits.
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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
How to Apply
To receive consideration for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package, which includes ALL of the following items: 1. Your responses to the Assessment Questionnaire; 2. Your resume; and 3. Applicable supporting documents specified in the Required Documents section of this job announcement.
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Fair & Transparent
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.
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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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New employee probationary period
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Open & closing dates:
06/12/2018 to 06/26/2018
$73,623 to $95,710 per year
Pay scale & grade:
Full-Time - Work Schedule is Full Time
Permanent - This is a permanent position