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The primary purpose of this position is to process a variety of difficult and complex Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Military Equal Opportunity (MEO) cases requiring thorough and detailed knowledge of program methods and techniques used in fact-finding, analysis, and resolution.
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Processes inquiries into complex and difficult informal and formal complaints; observes the distinct policies and procedures required for civilian and military personnel.
Performs EO Specialist duties providing services to any organization as needed and handling a full range of complaints of alleged discrimination and sexual harassment.
Identifies EO problems that go beyond the scope of an individual case to include assessing organizational situations and procedures that may contribute to a climate that fosters problems.
Develops concrete action plans to address individual cases, institutional problems, eliminate barriers, and prevent recurrences.
Determines training requirements and organizes classes and seminars for all counselors and supervisory personnel on a periodic basis to maintain current and full understanding of the latest directives from higher headquarters.
Uses Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), including mediation, facilitation, other dispute resolution techniques, and/or a combination of techniques for assigned workplace disputes which are complex, require determination of multiple cause and effect relationships, and involve concerned parties who are reluctant to cooperate.
Conducts Climate Assessments and prepares and submits reports with recommendations; plans or participates in planning the Climate Assessments.
Occasional travel - Work may occasionally require travel away from the normal duty station on military or commercial aircraft.
Job family (Series)
0260 Equal Employment Opportunity
HelpRequirements Conditions of Employment
U.S. Citizenship Required.
Males must be registered for Selective Service, see www.sss.gov.
Must be able to obtain and maintain a SECRET clearance.
PCS expenses WILL NOT be paid.
This posn is subject to provisions of the DoD Priority Placement Program.
Disclosure of Political Appointments.
Incumbent must attend and successfully complete the Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute (DEOMI), Equal Opportunity Advisor Program (EOAP) within the period specified by the employer when hired, if not already completed.
Incumbent is required to maintain strict confidentiality of the complaint information, case files, interviews, etc., that pertain to the EO office.
Incumbent must be successfully trained and certified in mediation and obtain annual refresher training.
Incumbent must attend/obtain annual EEO refresher training.
SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Applicants must have at least one (1) year of specialized experience at the next lower grade GS-09, or equivalent in other pay systems. Examples of specialized experience includes identifying equal opportunity problems and developing concrete recommendations for actions to resolve complex problems, improving mission effectiveness by promoting and implementing equal opportunity programs for employees to create an environment free from personal, social or institutional barriers.
EDUCATION: a Ph.D or equivalent doctoral degree or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.M. NOTE: You must submit a copy of your official transcripts.
COMBINATION OF EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION: A combination of experience and education may be used to qualify for this position provided the calculated total equals 100% of the requirement.
FEDERAL TIME-IN-GRADE (TIG) REQUIREMENT FOR GENERAL SCHEDULE (GS) POSITIONS: Merit promotion applicants must meet applicable time-in-grade requirements to be considered eligible. One year at the GS-09 level is required to meet the time-in-grade requirements for the GS-11 level. TIG applies if you are in a current GS position or held a GS position within the previous 52 weeks.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (KSAs): Your qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of your level of knowledge, skills, abilities and/or competencies in the following areas:
1.Knowledge of federal equal employment opportunity program laws, regulations, principles, concepts, UCMJ articles, Executive Orders, Presidential Proclamations, court decisions, methodology, and complaint processing for civilian employees and military members.
2.Knowledge of Department of Air Force and Army and supported DoD component regulations, laws, policies, data base management systems and procedures pertaining to the dispute systems and the processes involved with negotiated appeal and grievance procedures, equal employment opportunity (EEO) discrimination complaints, military equal opportunity (MEO) complaints, disciplinary and adverse action procedures, and the current trends and developments associated with alternate dispute resolution (ADR) to include mediation.
3.Knowledge of the specifics of some federal personnel administration regulations, principles, policies, operations, and practices for civilian personnel programs including special emphasis employment; the military personnel system; and the structure and functions of federal agencies.
4.Skill in fact-finding and analysis of a variety of facts and opinions concerning controversial complex issues by determining meaning, relevancy, and significance of a large body of complex and interrelated pieces of information from many sources to include identification of interests of disputing parties, weighing evidence, identifying problems, making conclusions and recommendations, and reporting and presenting findings.
5.Skill in advising and counseling on Department of Air Force, Department of Army and DoD components EEO and MEO programs, compliance and enforcement, and requiring the interpretation and explanation of a body of laws, regulations, policies, procedures, and practices.
6.Ability to establish effective working relationships with managers, supervisors, specialists, employees, and military members and persons outside the agency such as equal opportunity specialists and community organization representatives.
PART-TIME OR UNPAID EXPERIENCE: Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid and or part-time work. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week.
VOLUNTEER WORK EXPERIENCE: Refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service Programs (i.e., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student and social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge and skills that can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
IF USING EDUCATION TO QUALIFY: You MUST provide transcripts to support your educational claims. Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
FOREIGN EDUCATION: Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the requirements. You must show proof the education credentials have been deemed to be at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education program. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying.
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