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Equal Employment Specialist

Company name
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)

Location
Burlington, VT

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Summary

This position is located in the Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Office of Diversity and Civil Rights, Burlington, Vermont.

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Responsibilities

Advising management and officials on leadership responsibilities for all aspects of EEO/civil rights/civil liberties and diversity and inclusion management programs to include improvements and enhancements;

Providing guidance and advice on policies and programs; discrimination complaints, affirmative employment, and/or other diversity and inclusion programs; ongoing status/progress through reports;

Monitoring EEO and civil rights investigations through final disposition while tracking ongoing status/progress through reports;

Performing comprehensive analysis, fact finding and investigative techniques to resolve complex employee/managerial/human relations problems; and

Reviewing and analyzing investigative plans and reports for adequacy and completeness; Identifying issues of discrimination complaints and formulating clear and concise statements of acceptance and dismissal of discrimination complaints.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - Occasional travel required.

Supervisory status

No

Promotion Potential

13

Job family (Series)

0260 Equal Employment Opportunity

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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. This may include a credit check, a review of financial issues, as well as certain criminal offenses and illegal use or possession of drugs.

Selective Service registration required.

One-year probationary period may be required.

Must meet Time-In-Grade requirements.

A pre-employment drug test may be required.

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.

DHS uses e-Verify, an Internet-based system, to confirm the eligibility of all newly hired employees to work in the United States.

All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choosing.

Incentives may be authorized; however, this is contingent upon funds availability.

License required: No

Pre-employment physical required: No

Bargaining Unit Position: No

Qualifications

Specialized Experience:

GS-13:

Applicant must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience equivalent in difficulty and responsibility to the GS-12 level in the Federal service that included experience such as: advising managers and supervisors on leadership responsibilities for all aspects of EEO, civil rights, civil liberties, diversity and inclusion programs, to include improvements and enhancements; providing guidance and advice on EEO, civil rights, civil liberties, diversity and inclusion policies and programs; monitoring EEO and civil rights investigations, reasonable accommodation requests, and civil liberties inquires through final disposition while tracking ongoing status/progress through reports; performing comprehensive analysis, fact finding and investigative techniques to resolve complex EEO, civil rights, civil liberties, diversity and inclusion concerns; and reviewing and analyzing investigative plans and reports for adequacy and completeness. And identifying issues of discrimination complaints and formulating clear and concise statements of acceptance and dismissal of discrimination complaints.

Specialized Experience:

GS-12:

Applicant must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience equivalent in difficulty and responsibility to the GS-11 level in the Federal service that included experience such as: providing exceptional customer service to persons who wish to participate in EEO, Alternative Dispute Resolution, reasonable accommodation, and/or civil liberties processes; counseling, interviewing, and researching to process complex allegations under the purview of the EEO discrimination complaint process and reasonable accommodation requests; providing guidance and advice on EEO, civil rights, civil liberties, diversity and inclusion policies and programs; performing analysis, fact-finding, and investigative techniques to explore and identify potentially discriminatory policies and practices and identify recommendations and solutions; preparing investigative summaries, letters, correspondence and other related memoranda, using automated systems to track and report on EEO complaints, reasonable accommodation requests, and civil liberties inquiries, and generating reports and taking action to expedite processing, as appropriate.

Time-in-Grade Requirements:

Under competitive merit promotion procedures, any individual who is currently holding, or who has held within the previous 52 weeks, a General Schedule position under a non-temporary appointment in the competitive or excepted service, must meet time-in-grade requirements (have served 52 weeks at the next lower grade of the grade for which you are applying). Time-In-Grade requirements also apply to current employees applying for a Veterans Employment Opportunities Act of 1998 (VEOA) appointment. NOTE: All current or former Federal employees must provide a copy of their SF-50 (you may need to submit more than one), Notice of Personnel Action that indicates proof of status and time-in-grade eligibility. The SF-50 must include your position, title, series, grade, step, tenure (1 or 2), and type of service (Competitive or Excepted).

All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement. Qualification claims will be subject to verification.

NOTE:

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.

Education

Additional information

Promotion Potential:

When promotion potential is shown, the agency is not making a commitment and is not obligated to provide future promotions to you if you are selected. Future promotions will be dependent on your ability to perform the duties at a higher level, the continuing need for an employee assigned to the higher level, and administrative approval.

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 (you must submit a DD214-member copy 4).

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. If you are a member of one of these groups, you may not have to compete with the public for federal jobs. To determine your eligibility for non-competitive appointment and to understand the required documentation, click on the links above.

Current or Former Political Appointees

: 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.

Career Transition Assistance Program:

This program applies to Federal service employees whose positions have been deemed surplus or no longer needed, or employees who have been involuntarily separated from a Federal service position within the competitive service. To receive selection priority for this position, you must: 1) meet eligibility criteria for CTAP or ICTAP; 2) be rated well-qualified for the position; and 3) submit the appropriate documentation to support your CTAP or ICTAP eligibility. Well-Qualified includes those applicants whose knowledge, skills, and abilities clearly exceed the minimum qualification requirements for the position. For information on eligibility criteria and required documentation, go to: http://www.opm.gov/rif/employee_guides/career_transition.asp

Selective Service:

Males born after 12/31/59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see http://www.sss.gov/ ).

You are encouraged to apply online. 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 Alternate Application .

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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.

We will review your resume and supporting documentation to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements. If you meet the minimum qualifications, your experience, education and training will be rated using an Assessment Questionnaire. The questions are related to the following fundamental competencies (or Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities) needed to perform the duties of this job:

Compliance

Oral Communication

Problem Solving

Writing

Based on your responses, you will receive a score from the Assessment Questionnaire. Those applicants who score the highest will be referred to the hiring manager and may be called for an interview. Failure to complete the interview may result in removal from further consideration.

Consideration will be given to performance appraisals and incentive awards as an indicator of quality of prior experience; no points will be assigned.

For Competitive Merit Promotion and Veterans Employment Opportunities Act (

VEOA

) Applicants

: The highest rated candidates will be referred to the hiring agency.

For Noncompetitive Appointment Eligibles:

All qualified candidates will be referred to the hiring agency.

To preview the assessment questionnaire, click the following link: https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10168658

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Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance

Public Trust - Background Investigation

Help Required Documents

To apply for this position, you must submit a complete Application Package which includes:

1. Your resume

showing a detailed description of your job-related qualifications that includes beginning and ending dates with the month and year and hours worked per week (if less than 40) for each paid and non-paid work experience job title listed.

2. Other supporting documents

only submit if applicable to you

): Are you a current or former federal employee?

Submit a copy of your SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action that demonstrates your eligibility for consideration, e.g., length of time you have been in your current/highest grade (examples of appropriate SF-50s include promotions, with-in grade/range increases); your current promotion potential; proof of permanent appointment if applying based on an interchange agreement; etc.

Are you a veteran?

Submit Member Copy 4 of your DD-214 or other (Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty) or notice form. Those applying for 10-Point preference must fill out the SF-15 and provide an official document dated 1991 or later, from the Department of Veterans Affairs or from a branch of the Armed Forces, and/or any other associated documentation based on your preference. If applying based on eligibility under the Veterans Opportunity to Work (VOW) Act, you must submit certification from the Armed Forces that you will be discharged or released from active duty within 120 days from the date on the certification. This must indicate your dates of service, your rank, and confirm that you will be separated under honorable conditions.

Are you claiming special priority selection rights under the Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP/CTAP)?

If so, submit: A copy of your RIF separation notice, notice of proposed removal for failure to relocate, notice of disability annuity termination, or certification from the National Guard Bureau or Military Department that you are eligible for disability retirement;

A copy of your SF-50 Notification of Personnel Action'', documenting your RIF separation, noting your positions, grade level, and duty location, and/or Agency certification of inability to place you through RPL, etc.;

A copy of your latest performance appraisal including your rating; and

Any documentation from your agency that shows your current promotion potential.

Are you eligible for a special noncompetitive hiring authority (e.g., Schedule A Disability, Peace Corps, Former Overseas Employees, etc.)?

Submit documentation of proof that supports your eligibility under a special hiring authority.

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 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.

Help Benefits

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.

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U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)
Website : https://www.ice.gov/

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