Equal Employment Specialist
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The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is calling on those who want to help protect American interests and secure our Nation. DHS Components work collectively to prevent terrorism; secure borders and our transportation systems; protect the President and other dignitaries; enforce and administer immigration laws; safeguard cyberspace; and ensure resilience to disasters. We achieve these vital missions through a diverse workforce spanning hundreds of occupations. Make an impact; join DHS.
“We Train Those Who Protect Our Homeland.” The Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers (FLETC) is a unique inter-agency organization that prepares the next generation of law enforcement officers to meet the Nation's most pressing security challenges. To learn more about the FLETC’s vital Homeland Security Mission, please click here.
This position is located at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers (FLETC), Equal Employment Opportunity Office (EEO Office), Glynco, Georgia. The selected individual will serve as the EEO Disability Program Manager (DPM) and reports to the FLETC EEO Officer. The DPM is the principal advisor to the EEO Officer and FLETC Management on the FLETC reasonable accommodation process for employees, students and applicants with disabilities.
Additional selections may be made from this announcement within the same geographical area.
Applying to this announcement certifies that you give permission for DHS to share your application with others in DHS for similar positions.
Any offers of employment made pursuant to this announcement will be consistent with all applicable authorities, including Presidential Memoranda, Executive Orders, interpretive U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) guidance, and Office of Management and Budget plans and policies concerning hiring. These authorities are subject to change.
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The selected individual serves as the EEO Disability Program Manager (DPM) and reports to the FLETC EEO Officer. The DPM is the principal advisor to the EEO Officer and FLETC Management on the FLETC reasonable accommodation process for employees, students and applicants with disabilities. Typical work assignments include:
Coordinates the FLETC reasonable accommodation process in cooperation with the Reasonable Accommodation Team, in furtherance of Section 501 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans With Disabilities Act Amendments Act of 2008, and pursuant to FLETC’s reasonable accommodation procedures and other applicable laws, regulations, and guidance from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).
Generates reports and responds to requests for data and preparation of reports mandated by the EEOC.
Provides FLETC wide EEO training on EEO Disability related topics.
Serves as the Special Emphasis Program Manager for National Disability Employment Awareness Month.
Serves as the Accessibility Coordinator for FLETC compliance efforts pursuant to Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and is the Contracting Officer Representative (COR) for the Sign Language Interpretation contract.
Implements and manages the FLETC’s Disability Employment Program in accordance with EEOC and Office of Personnel Management (OPM) regulations, and initiating activities as required.
Utilizes Excel and other programs to generate reports and responses to requests for data, and preparation of reports mandated by the EEOC. (No Fear Act Report, MD -715, etc.)
Who May Apply
This job is open to…
Federal employees serving on career or career-conditional appointments
Former federal employees with reinstatement eligibility
Individuals with disabilities, peace corps, former overseas employees, military spouses, 30% disabled veterans, and those eligible under other special hiring authorities
Persons eligible under Interchange Agreements
Veterans Employment Opportunities Act (VEOA)
Questions? This job is open to 6 groups.
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Equal Employment Opportunity Officers
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Conditions of Employment
You must be a U.S. citizen to apply for this position.
You must successfully pass a background investigation.
Current & former GS federal employees must meet time-in-grade requirements.
The qualification requirements listed below must be met by the closing date of this announcement.
You qualify for the GS-12 grade level if you possess:
One year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-11 grade level in the federal service conducting fact-finding, negotiating, and resolving allegations of discrimination under the laws enforced by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), complaint process and experience with targeted recruitment events for under-represented groups, such as affirmative employment, special emphasis, diversity, and special observances programs.
Current and former federal employees must have served 52 weeks at the GS-11 grade level in the federal service. The time-in-grade requirement must be met by the closing date of this announcement.
You qualify for the GS-13 grade level if you possess:
One year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-12 grade level in the federal service conducting fact-finding, negotiating, and resolving allegations of discrimination under the laws enforced by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), conducting training for managers and employees on EEO subject matter, or have Program Management experience for under-represented groups, such as affirmative employment, special emphasis, diversity and inclusion, or disability programs.
Current and former federal employees must have served 52 weeks at the GS-12 grade level in the federal service. The time-in-grade requirement must be met 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.
If this position is filled at the GS-12 grade level, the incumbent may be non-competitively promoted to the GS-13 without further competition when the supervisor determines that the duties of the higher grade level are being performed and all regulatory requirements have been met.
The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) must authorize employment offers made to current or former political appointees. If you are currently, or have been within the last 5 years, a political Schedule A, Schedule C, Non-career SES or Presidential Appointee employee in the Executive Branch, you must disclose this information to the Human Resources Office.
DHS uses E-Verify, an Internet-based system, to confirm the eligibility of all newly hired employees to work in the United States. Learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities.
If you receive a conditional offer of employment for this position, you will be required to complete an Optional Form 306, Declaration for Federal Employment, and to sign and certify the accuracy of all information in your application, prior to entry on duty. False statements on any part of the application may result in withdrawal of offer of employment, dismissal after beginning work, fine, or imprisonment.
To ensure the accomplishment of our mission, DHS requires every employee to be reliable and trustworthy. To meet those standards, all selected applicants must undergo and successfully pass a background investigation for suitability as a condition of placement into this position. This will include a credit check after a tentative job offer is given, a review of financial issues such as delinquency in the payment of debts, child support and/or tax obligations, as well as certain criminal offenses and illegal use or possession of drugs. Continued employment is contingent upon favorable adjudication of periodic reinvestigations.
Veterans, Peace Corps/VISTA volunteers, and persons with disabilities possess a wealth of unique talents, experiences, and competencies that can be invaluable to the DHS mission. To determine your eligibility and to understand the documentation that would be required with your application, click on the links above or contact the Servicing Human Resources Office listed at the bottom of this announcement.
: No unusual risk, discomfort or physical effort is required.
: Work is performed in an office setting, in conference rooms, or other meeting facilities.
All employees are required to participate in the Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer for salary payments .
How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
We will review your resume and supporting documentation to ensure you meet the minimum qualification requirements. If you meet the minimum qualifications, we will use a job questionnaire to determine the degree to which your experience, education and training demonstrate the following competencies needed to perform this job:
Mastery of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990, the Americans With Disabilities Act Amendments Act of 2008, and EEOC decisions and relevant federal court case law regarding reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.
Knowledge of FLETC Reasonable Accommodation Procedures and DHS procedures regarding Reassignment.
Knowledge and understanding of the regulatory underpinnings regarding the establishment of Special Emphasis and Affirmative Employment Programs for individuals with disabilities.
Knowledge of EEOC Regulations at 29 CFR Part 1614, federal sector complaint procedures and EEOC MD 110, which provides the fundamental guidance for EEO requirements concerning federal employees.
Knowledge of FLETC anti-harassment procedures, hostile work environment principles, and principles regarding retaliation and interference with rights to request accommodation.
Consideration will be given to performance appraisals and incentive awards as an indicator of the quality of prior experience. If you are determined to be best-qualified, you may be referred to the hiring manager for consideration and may be called for an interview.
Veterans Employment Opportunities Act (VEOA):
To be eligible for a VEOA appointment, the veteran must 1) be a preference eligible; or 2) be a veteran separated after 3 or more years of continuous active service performed under honorable conditions. In addition, you must submit the supporting documents listed under the required documents section of this announcement. ( Note:
Veteran’s preference does not apply under Merit Promotion procedures. View information on VEOA information onFeds Hire Vets.)
Career Transition Assistance Program or Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP/ICTAP) Eligibles:
If you have never worked for the federal government as a civilian, you are not CTAP/ICTAP eligible. Information about CTAP/ICTAP eligibility may be found on OPM’s Career Transition Resources website. To be considered well-qualified under CTAP/ICTAP, you must be rated at a minimum score of 85 for this position. In addition, you must submit the supporting documents listed under the required documents section of this announcement.
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Background checks and security clearance
Drug test required
Are you a veteran?
Submit Member Copy 4 of your DD-214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty or notice form. Those applying for 10-Point preference may fill out the SF-15 and provide the documents that demonstrate your preference eligibility e.g., the AB4, Civil Service Preference Letter. If you are applying based on your eligibility under the Veterans Opportunity to Work (VOW) Act, you must submit a certification from the Armed Forces that you will be discharged or released from active duty within 120 days from the date you apply. Your certification must include your dates of service, your rank, and your character of service. Click here to view more veterans’ information.
Are you claiming special priority selection rights under the Career Transition Assistance Program/Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP/ICTAP)?
You must submit copies of your: agency notice; most recent performance rating; and your most recent SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action noting your current position, grade level, and duty location.
Are you a current or former federal employee?
You must submit a copy of your most recent SF-50 that indicates your tenure group, grade, and salary (including basic).
Have you occupied a GS position in the federal civilian service within the last 52 weeks?
You must submit a copy of the SF-50 that proves you meet the time-in-grade requirements listed in the Qualifications section of this announcement.
Are you a current or former political Schedule A, Schedule C, Non-career SES or Presidential Appointee employee?
Submit a copy of your applicable SF-50, along with a statement that provides the following information regarding your most recent political appointment: position title, type of appointment (Schedule A, Schedule C, Non-career SES, or Presidential Appointee), agency, and beginning and ending dates of your appointment.
You may be asked to provide a copy of your recent performance appraisal and/or incentive awards.
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.
DHS offers competitive salaries and an attractive benefits package, including: health, dental, vision, life, and long-term care insurance; retirement plan; Thrift Savings Plan [similar to a 401(k)]; Flexible Spending Account; Employee Assistance Program; personal leave days; and paid federal holidays. Other benefits may include: flexible work schedules; telework; tuition reimbursement; transportation subsidies; uniform allowance; health and wellness programs; and fitness centers. DHS is committed to employee development and offers a variety of employee training and developmental opportunities. For more information, go to the DHS Careers website and select Benefits. Disabled veteran leave will be available to any federal employee hired on or after November 5, 2016, who is a veteran with a service-connected disability rating of 30 percent or more.
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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
If this is your first time applying for a federal job, then you will need to create a USAJOBS® account. Otherwise, follow the steps below.
If you possess multiple documents of the same type (e.g., multiple transcripts, DD 214s, SF 50s, or certifications), then you will need to combine them into one file not exceeding 3 MB in size and upload the newly created file into your USAJOBS® account.
Click the Apply
button. If you are not already logged into USAJOBS®, you will be prompted to do so.
Select the resume and documents from your USJOBS® account that you wish to transmit. You will need to manually associate any documents that are not automatically linked within our application system (see Step 6 below).
If this is your first time applying for a job with the FLETC, then you will be automatically forwarded to the account creation process before being taken to the job application. Follow the on-screen prompts to finalize the creation of your FLETC account. If this is not your first time applying for a job with the FLETC, then you will skip this step.
Answer all of the assessment questions, ensuring that your responses are supported by your resume and documents.
In some cases, documents brought over from USAJOBS® will not be automatically linked within our system. In these cases, the system will display any unlinked documents on the left side of the page with an action control to manually attached the document. Click on the action button and follow the on-screen prompts to ensure your unlinked documents are attached.
After reviewing your submission in the final step, click “Submit Application” located at the bottom of the page. If you leave the application before clicking “Submit Application,” your application will not be transmitted to our servers. Upon clicking “Submit Application”, you will be greeted with, “Thank You! You have successfully submitted your application.”
Your application, including any supporting documents, must be received by 11:59 p.m. EST on the closing date of this announcement.
We strongly encourage you to apply online. If you experience any difficulties with the online application process or are experiencing a significant hardship that hinders your ability to apply online, then you may **** or e-mail **** Monday through Friday between the hours of 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. EST (excluding federal holidays). When e-mailing, please include the vacancy announcement number in the subject line.
If you encounter an error with a corresponding code during the application process, **** or via e-mail at ****. Monday through Friday between the hours of 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. EST (excluding federal holidays).
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Once this announcement closes, we will examine your documentation to ensure you meet the criteria in the “Who May Apply” section of this announcement. We will then review the experience and training outlined in your resume to determine if you are among the best-qualified. Those applications determined to be best-qualified will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and interviews. We expect to make a job offer within 60 business days after this announcement closes. The status of your USAJOBS® account will be updated following each step in this process. In order to receive e-mail notices each time the status of your application is updated, you must enable “notifications” from within your USAJOBS® account.
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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.
Learn more about disability employment and reasonable accommodations or how to contact an agency.
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New employee probationary period
This job originated on ****For the full announcement and to apply, visit ****Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at ****will be considered.
Open & closing dates:
07/11/2018 to 07/17/2018
$73,375 to $113,428 per year
Pay scale & grade:
GS 12 - 13
Full-Time - Full-time (40 hours/week)