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Equal Employment Specialist

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US Government Other Agencies And Independent Organizations Bethesda , MD 20813

Posted 2 months ago

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This position is located in the Office of Equal Employment Opportunity and Minority Enterprise. The office is responsible for ensuring compliance with the laws, regulations and internal policies relating to equal employment opportunity and inclusion.

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The incumbent of this position will serve as a subject matter and program expert for the office performing a substantial portion of work independently, informing the supervisor of general progress and developments which may affect other areas within the office.

As an Equal Employment Specialist you will:

Manage the Reasonable Accommodations (RA) Program.

Serve as the Disabilities Program Manager (DPM).

Conduct studies, analyses, and evaluation of environmental and systemic factors which impact the EEO program as a whole, as well as those factors that impact specifically assigned program areas.

Prepare and provide reports as required by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Office of Personnel Management, and others. Confer with top management to develop flexible and timely solutions to problems, assuring that actions taken are in harmony with both the merit system and equal employment opportunity.

Develop and implement Special Emphasis Programs.

Develop and implement the annual CPSC Affirmative Employment Program Plan.

Plan, organize, review and evaluate Affirmative Employment Programs for minorities, women, individuals with disabilities or disabled veterans which include efforts to resolve difficult systemic EEO problems. Analyze patterns of utilization of minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans, including recruitment, applicant flow, hires, promotions, training and awards. Advise and participate in planning affirmative recruitment for occupations where there is a manifest imbalance or conspicuous absence of minorities and women.

Identify systemic problems and barriers to the full representation of minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans at all grade levels, particularly in senior and managerial positions, and all occupational categories, including those that have historically been resistant to significant progress through traditional means.

Monitor implementation of the plan and prepare reports as necessary.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential

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    0260 Equal Employment Opportunity

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HelpRequirements Conditions of Employment

  • Non-Bargaining Unit Position

Must be a U.S. Citizen.

This is a Public Trust Position. Employment in this position requires a background investigation. If you are selected and cannot obtain a favorable security determination within a reasonable period of time due to disclosed or undisclosed background issues, the tentative employment offer may be withdrawn.

If you are a male born after December 31, 1959 you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law. Please see for more information.

Selectees will be required to complete a "Declaration of Federal Employment", (OF-306), prior to appointment and the appropriate background investigation forms to determine suitability for Federal employment. False statements or responses on these forms can jeopardize your employment opportunity and subject you to disciplinary action, including removal from Federal service.

Go through a Personal Identity Verification (PIV) process that requires two forms of identification from the I-9 Form (

Compare employment eligibility verification from information provided on the I-9 Form to records available to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

The system confirms employee's identity and eligibility to work in the United States. Learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities.

Upon appointment, you will be required to complete a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report, OGE-450. You will need to provide the information annually.

Depending on your status, this position may require serving a 1-year probationary period.


The qualifications for this position include: 1) Specialized Experience and 2) EEO Competencies.

Applicants must have 52 weeks of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level in the Federal Service. Specialized experience is experience that has equipped the candidate with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position.

Qualifying specialized experience must demonstrate the following: 1) Expert knowledge of the reasonable accommodation regulations to provide guidance to managers and employees throughout the process; 2) Interpreting and applying EEOC polices and case law; 3) Managing EEO special emphasis programs; and 4) Developing Affirmative Employment plans.

EO Competencies:

Technical Knowledge- Knowledge of EEO principles, laws, regulations and policies. Applies applicable civil rights laws, regulations, jurisdictional requirements, Executive Orders in affirmative employment program planning and special emphasis programs.

Problem Solving- Ability to analyze information to arrive at sound conclusions.

Interpersonal Skills

  • Shows understanding, friendliness, courtesy, tact, empathy, cooperation, concern, and politeness to others; relates well to different people from varied backgrounds and different situations.

Written Communication

  • Expresses facts and ideas in writing in a succinct and organized manner.

Organizational Skills- Ability to plan, organize and conduct informal interviews, mediation and consultation so to adopt methods, techniques and procedures to specific situations.

Oral Communication

  • Expresses ideas and facts to individuals or groups effectively; makes clear and convincing oral presentations; listens to others; facilitates an open exchange of ideas.

Evidence of the above specialized experience and EO Competencies must be supported by detailed documentation of duties performed in positions held. Your resume is the key means we have for evaluating your skills, knowledge, and abilities as they relate to this position. Therefore, we encourage you to be clear and specific when describing your experience.

Applicants must meet the qualifications for this position within thirty (30) days of the closing date of this announcement.


There is no substitution for specialized experience for this position.

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Equal Employment Specialist

Expired Job

US Government Other Agencies And Independent Organizations