Department Of Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration
Thanks to the work of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), over the past 50 years, aviation has become central to the way we live and do business, linking people from coast to coast and connecting America to the world. In fact, FAA has created the safest, most reliable, most efficient, and most productive air transportation system in the world.
Assistant Administrator for Civil Rights
The Assistant Administrator for Civil Rights is responsible for assuring full, affirmative implementation of civil rights, equal opportunity, and diversity precepts within the FAA for over 47,000 employees and representing organizations and in the practices of recipients of FAA sponsored federal assistance. As the FAA Equal Opportunity Officer (EEO), the incumbent directs the civil rights, EEO, and diversity program consistent with the Department of Transportation (DOT) Office of Civil Rights, the EEO Commission, the Office of Personnel Management and the Departments of Labor and Justice policies. The incumbent directs the external program with regards to the Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Concession Program and DBE Contracting Program, the Americans with Disabilities Act, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VI (Non-Discrimination) of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Environmental Justice and other civil rights policies and regulations affecting air travel and airports.
Specific responsibilities include:
- Provides executive direction and guidance on policies, programs, standards, and procedures to assure EEO in internal FAA employment, by FAA contractors and related organizations, and by recipients of FAA sponsored Federal assistance and related organizations as provided by applicable statutes, regulations, and Executive Orders. Evaluates program implementation by offices, services, regions, and centers regarding technical advice and guidance on civil rights matters provided to FAA officials and organizations regularly charged with contract and grant-in-aid administration. Provides for or conducts in-depth equal opportunity compliance reviews across the FAA to assure effective program implementation.
- Directs a variety of FAA EEO programs through a nationwide network of 65 employees to ensure that all employees and applicants are treated fairly. Advises leadership in resolving complex equal employment opportunity issues, complaints resolution activities and affirmative action progress. Directs the FAA National EEO Complaint Program responsible for the informal processing of EEO complaints for FAA employees and applicants. Plans, directs, monitors, and evaluates the FAA complaints system including oversight for complaint processing, counseling and early resolution activities. Directs the Alternative Dispute Resolution Program and the development of resolution activities to support the reduction of formal EEO complaints being filed formally against the FAA.
- Oversees the implementation of the six essential elements of Management Directive, MD-715 within the FAA. Collaborates across the FAA to support broad-based outreach to enhance workforce diversity.
- Develops and promulgates policy for the FAA EEO Program. Determines Agency policy and direction based upon analysis of conditions subject to constant change as is characteristic of the dynamic nature of an ongoing EEO Program. Keeps abreast of legislation, Executive Orders, court decisions, rulings by cognizant Federal authorities and other events related to Federal EEO.
- Collaborates with the Assistant Administrator for Human Resource Management in establishing Agency recruiting programs, improvement in and/or increased utilization of Agency training and development programs; Agency validation of testing and selection procedures and/or other devices all aimed at increased employment of targeted groups.
- Represents the FAA Administrator on the Civil Rights and EEO programs in meetings and conferences with other Government agencies or departments.
- Reviews and comments on regulations as they pertain to the external civil rights program. Oversees the intake and management of external civil rights complaints. Tracks complaints and reports complaint resolution to DOT. Coordinates with DOT and other DOT modes to ensure the uniform implementation of civil rights laws.
25% or less - The job may require up to 25% travel.
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Conditions of Employment
US Citizenship is required.
Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959.
Designated or Random Drug Testing required.
As a basic requirement for entry into the FAA Executive System, you must provide evidence of progressively responsible leadership experience that is indicative of senior executive level management capability; and that is directly related to the skills and abilities outlined under the Leadership and Technical Requirements listed below.
In addition to the minimum qualifications, the following has been determined to be a selective factor for this position. This means possession of this criterion is part of the minimum qualifications and is essential to perform the duties and responsibilities of this position. Applicants who do not possess this criterion are ineligible for further consideration.
Do you have experience in achieving operational results? If so, provide examples of ways you have exercised leadership to deliver significant results. Explain how you established goals, assessed outcomes, and improved products and services. Indicate how you identified and met customers' requirements and addressed the needs of stakeholders. Include examples of complex problems you solved or difficult obstacles that you overcame as a leader. Your description should include (1) the size and complexity of organizations you have led, (2) the scope of programs you have managed, and (3) the impact of your results on customers and other stakeholders.
Do you have experience leading people? If yes, describe the size of the organization and number and types of positions you have managed. Discuss ways that you have established and maintained positive work environments and prevented or eliminated discrimination or harassment. Describe ways that you have mentored and developed employees and built individual and team performance. Discuss how you have established and led teams to deliver products and services. Include in your description experience in leading others in a matrix environment across organizations.
Do you have experience building relationships? If yes, describe (1) the types of individuals withwhom you routinely collaborate; and (2) the purpose and outcomes of the communication. Discuss your experience in communicating and cooperating with others to achieve goals. Provide examples of how you have built relationships to achieve consensus and how you were able to obtain the cooperation of others with competing priorities and perspectives. Describe how you effectively communicate information within and outside of your organization.
Do you have experience leading strategic change? If yes, describe examples of strategic changes that you led for your organization; describe the entities that the change affected (agency, industry, organizational components). Discuss obstacles you encountered and how you overcame them to the benefit of the agency. Include in your description ways that you applied long-range vision, developed strategies, and applied innovative ideas and techniques.
Demonstrated experience in leading, directing and providing technical oversight of a national civil rights program using industry best practices with a focus on collaborative partnerships.
Managerial or leadership experience that demonstrates a knowledge and application of laws, regulations, policies, and procedures relating to civil rights, equal employment opportunity, and diversity initiatives.
Make sure your resume includes detailed information to support your qualifications and answers to the job questionnaire.
Position may be subject to a background investigation.
A one-year probationary period may be required.
Veterans preference does not apply to the FAA Executive System.
The person selected for this position may be required to file a financial disclosure statement within 30 days of entry on duty. FAA policy limits certain outside employment and financial investments in aviation-related companies.
This position is covered by the Department of Transportation's Drug and Alcohol Testing Program. Any applicant tentatively selected for this position will be subject to pre-employment or pre-appointment drug screening. Persons occupying a testing designated position (TDP) will be subject to random drug and/or alcohol testing.
This is not a bargaining unit position.
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How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
Applicants may be rated on the extent and quality of experience, education, and training relevant to the duties of the position(s). All answers provided in the on-line process must be substantiated. Ensure that your application package/resume supports your responses.
Background checks and security clearance
Drug test required
An attachment addressing the Leadership and Technical Requirements
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
You must apply online to receive consideration. Your application must have a status of Received
by 11:59 PM Eastern Time
on the Close Date for it to be accepted. If you are applying for positions associated with FAA registers, your application must have a status of Received
each time a referral list is created in order to receive consideration for positions associated with register.
In addition to submitting a resume, applicants should address each of the leadership and technical requirements individually, describing work accomplishments that relate to each requirement.Leadership requirements reflect the , which describes the behaviors and characteristics required of all FAA executives. Refer to the Executive Success Profile for examples of competencies that are associated with each leadership dimension. It is important that you describe actual accomplishments
, rather than discussing your philosophy of the leadership dimensions. You are encouraged to use the model to address the requirements.
If you are currently serving under a career Senior Executive Service (SES) or an FAA Executive System (FAES) appointment, are eligible for reinstatement into the SES or FAES, or have successfully completed an SES Candidate Development Program (CDP) approved by OPM, you only need to submit a resume and narrative statement covering each of the Technical Requirements listed above. You do not need to submit a narrative on the Leadership Requirements. SES CDP graduates should submit a copy of their CDP program certification with their package.
Agency contact information
Federal Aviation Administration
Office of Executive Resources
800 Independence Avenue, SW, Room 523
Once your complete application is received, we will conduct an evaluation of your qualifications and determine your ranking. The most highly qualified candidates will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview. We expect to make a selection within 45 days of the closing date of this announcement. You will be notified of the outcome.
FAA is an Equal Opportunity Employer
All qualified applicants will be considered regardless of political affiliation, race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, age, disability, or other non-merit factors. DOT provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify us. Decisions on granting reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis. Additional information on reasonable accommodations procedures or on EEO Programs is available on or by contacting the local FAA Civil Rights Office.
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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
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Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process 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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