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Supervisory Equal Employment Specialist

Rockville, MD

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The Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion is responsible for NIH-Wide policy formulation, implementation, coordination, and management of the civil rights, equal opportunity, affirmative employment, and workforce diversity programs of the NIH.

Are you looking for a challenging and dynamic career opportunity? If so, consider this your opportunity to join our team of committed and dedicated Equal Employment Specialists. We are looking to fill a Supervisory position within our organization.

The Division of Resolution and Equity seeks to fill a Supervisory Equal Employment Opportunity Specialist position. The incumbent will be responsible for providing staff leadership and advising senior leadership officials on all matters related to planning, development, formulation, implementation, execution, administration, and coordination of activities affecting EEO policies, and informal and formal complaints programs of the organization. The ideal candidate will also have extensive experience and knowledge performing detailed legal analysis of complex factual and legal issues involving research laws, legal opinions, policies, rules, regulations, cases and legal text. For more information please visit
If selected you will serve as a Supervisory Equal Employment Opportunity Specialist performing the following types of duties:
Providing direction, leadership and oversight to the Formal Complaints Branch.
Managing the formal EEO complaints process to ensure compliance with laws, regulations, policies, and procedures.
Preparing complex correspondence and reviewing technical work products of subordinate staff and developing strategies and recommendations to improve the effectiveness of equal employment programs and procedures.
Planning work to be accomplished and setting priorities for subordinates based upon workload and abilities; providing advice and counsel; conducting interviews and recommending candidates for positions within Resolution and Equity.
Recommending promotions and reassignments; receiving and resolving complaints from employees; effecting disciplinary actions; and identifing developmental and training needs for employees
Travel Required
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.
Supervisory status
Promotion Potential
Job family (Series)
Conditions of Employment
U.S. Citizenship requirement must be met by the closing date.
Position is subject to a Public Trust background investigation.
Status candidates must submit Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50).
Time in grade requirement must be met within 30 days of the closing date.
Males born after December 31, 1959 must be registered with the Selective Service.
All supporting documents are due on the closing date.
You qualify at the GS-14 level, if you meet the following qualification requirement:

I qualify for this position at the GS-14 level because I have at least one year of qualifying specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-13 level in the Federal Government obtained in either the private or public sector, performing the following types of tasks: managing a complaints adjudication process to ensure compliance with regulatory time frames; leading the production of Federally mandated and internal EEO compliance reports, plans, and budget related documents; assessing employee development needs and developing programs to meet those needs; assessing customer diversity and inclusion needs and developing strategies to meet those needs; fostering employee engagement and providing guidance regarding EEO, affirmative employment and diversity and inclusion matters.

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.

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This job does not have an education qualification requirement.
Additional information
This position has supervisory/managerial responsibilities. A one year supervisory/managerial probationary period is required upon selection/placement. This may be waived if you have successfully completed the supervisory/managerial probationary period.

A one year probationary period may be required upon selection/placement.

Additional selections may be made across the entire Department of Health and Human Services within the Washington, DC commuting area through this vacancy announcement.

The National Institutes of Health participates in the USCIS Electronic Employment Eligibility Verification Program (). E-Verify helps employers determine employment eligibility of new hires and the validity of their Social Security numbers.

The NIH maintains a tobacco free work environment and campus.

This position is designated as a non-emergency/teleworker position and the selected candidate will be considered a non-emergency/teleworker employee. In the event of a closure, you must be available to telework or request leave.

If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an .
How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
Background checks and security clearance
Security clearance
Required Documents
To apply for this position, you must submit a complete Application Package, which includes Your resume (see How to Apply section for requirements) and cover letter (if you wish to submit one)
Responses to the online questionnaire
supporting documents if applicable.
Reference the online questionnaire for more information and specific requirements.
A copy of your most recent competitive career or career conditional SF-50 that shows the effective date of your latest position and the full performance level. You may obtain a copy of your SF-50 from your human resources office or, if you are an HHS employee, from your . If you separated from Federal Government employment, you may obtain a copy of your SF-50 via the .
Veteran Documentation for eligibility purposes only: (DD-214, VA Disability Letter, etc.). Reference for required documentation if you are a 10-point preference eligible. Submission of SF-15 is not required, unless you have derived preference (XP) as described in questions 7, 8, or 9 on the SF-15. In those cases, you must submit a completed SF-15 and the required documentation.
For 5 point preference eligibles, you must submit your DD-214 (if separated) or any written documentation from the armed forces that certifies you are expected to be discharged or released from active duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions not later than 120 days after the date the is submitted with your application package. : Documentation of eligibility for employment under Schedule A can be obtained from a licensed medical professional (e.g., a physician or other medical professional certified by a state, the District of Columbia, or a U.S. territory to practice medicine); a licensed vocational rehabilitation specialist (i.e., state or private); or any Federal agency, state agency, or agency of the District of Columbia or a U.S. territory that issues or provides disability benefits. The letter must be printed on a medical professional's letterhead and signed.
Documentation to support any other noncompetitive or OPM interchange agreement eligibility.
I documentation.
We encourage you to submit a copy of your transcripts, related license, certification, or registration if applicable.

Do not submit any other supplementary documentation that is not requested of you. We will not use this documentation.

To ensure your information is secure, please redact social security numbers and birth dates. Original copies may be requested if you are hired.
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 Resume
must clearly articulate how your skills and experiences align to the criteria defined in the qualifications section of this announcement and it must support your responses to the assessment questionnaire. For each position you must describe your duties, accomplishments, related skills, and responsibilities. Your resume must also include the day, month, and year that you began and ended for each position held. Full-time employment will be assumed unless otherwise stated on your resume. Part-time employment will be prorated in crediting experience. Not providing this information may result in the lowering of your assessment score or an ineligible rating. Do not include a photograph or video of yourself on your resume or cover letter. We will not access web pages linked on your resume or cover letter to determine your qualifications. For resume writing guidance, please visit the or view their .

To apply for this position,
you must complete the online application and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below.

A complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM Eastern Time (ET) on the closing date of the announcement to receive consideration.

To begin, click Apply
to access the online application. You will need to be logged into your USAJOBS account to apply. If you do not have a USAJOBS account, you will need to create one before beginning the application.

Follow the prompts to select your resume and/or other supporting documents
to be included with your application package. You will have the opportunity to upload additional documents to include in your application before it is submitted. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.
You will be taken to the online application which you must complete in order to apply for the position. Complete the online application, verify the required documentation is included with your application package, and submit the application. A complete Assessment Questionnaire
Other required supporting documents
(See the Required Documents
section for any additional forms and/or supplemental materials required.)
After acknowledging you have reviewed your application package, complete the Include Personal Information section as you deem appropriate and click to continue with the application process

To verify the status of your application, log into your USAJOBS account (), all of your applications will appear on the Welcome screen. The Application Status will appear along with the date your application was last updated. For information on what each Application Status means, visit: .

For additional information, click on the links below:
For technical difficulties, contact HR Systems Support between 8:00 AM and 4:30 PM ET Monday through Friday at .
Agency **** East Jefferson Street
Rockville, MD
Next steps
Once your online application is submitted you will receive a confirmation notification by email. Within 15 business days of the closing date,05/25/2018, your application will be evaluated by the Human Resources Office to determine your eligibility for the position. After the evaluation is complete, you will receive another notification regarding the status of your application. In addition, you may also check your status online at .
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 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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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.

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