Equal Opportunity Specialist

Department Of Housing And Urban Development Birmingham , AL 35202

Posted 2 months ago

  • Duties




This position is located in the Department of Housing and Urban Development, Asst Secretary for Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity.

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As a/an Equal Opportunity Specialist, you will:

  • Assist the Director in performing a wide variety of highly complex assignments for the Director involving fair housing program issues and policy matters that cut across functional and organizational lines.

  • Under general guidance of the Director, independently develop standards, regulations, rules and handbooks for the implementation of the Fair Housing Act.

  • In conjunction with OGC and other Department program offices, conduct research and develop guidance for FHEO Headquarters and Field staff concerning investigative procedures and bases for fair housing determinations.

  • Provides expert advice and assistance, or conducts Secretary initiated and other investigations involving complex, controversial, or sensitive fair housing and/or civil rights issues.

  • Develops innovative techniques and methodologies to be used by Headquarters and Field staff to accomplish expeditious processing of complaints and comprehensive analytical reviews.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - 1-5 nights monthly.

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


  • Job family (Series)

0360 Equal Opportunity Compliance

  • Requirements



Conditions of Employment

Candidates will be selected for a job assigned to one of the official duty stations listed in this announcement. Failure to report to duty at the location for which the candidate is selected may be grounds for a disciplinary action, including removal.

Key Requirements:

  • Please refer to "Conditions of Employment."
  • Must be U.S. Citizen or U.S. National.


You must meet the following requirements within 30 days of the closing date of this announcement.

Specialized experience for the GS-14 is one year of experience at the GS-13 level, or equivalent that has equipped you with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. Specialized experience includes:

  • Leading and training teams to investigate housing discrimination, preparing investigative plans, and negotiating settlements; AND
  • Analyzing evidence, preparing analytical and final investigative reports, and making findings and recommendations with respect to compliance with fair housing or other civil rights requirements; AND
  • Designing and delivering technical assistance and training for compliance with civil rights laws.

Experience may have been gained in either the public, private sector or volunteer service. One year of experience refers to full-time work; part-time work is considered on a prorated basis. To ensure full credit for your work experience, please indicate dates of employment by month/day/year, and indicate number of hours worked per week on your resume.

Time-in-Grade: In addition to the above requirements, you must meet the following time-in-grade requirement, if applicable:

For the GS-14 you must have been at the GS-13level for 52 weeks.

Time After Competitive Appointment: Candidates who are current Federal employees serving on a non-temporary competitive appointment must have served at least three months in that appointment.


This job does not have an education qualification requirement.

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Equal Opportunity Specialist

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