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Equal Employment Specialist (Diversity and Inclusion)

Department Of Energy

This is a Full-time position in Loveland, CO posted March 31, 2021.

Overview Accepting applications Open & closing dates Opening and closing dates03/25/2021 to 03/30/2021 Service Competitive Pay scale & grade GS 13 Salary $92,143 to $131,337 per year Appointment type Permanent Work schedule Full-time
– Full Time Duties SummaryThis position is assigned to the Office of Economic Impact and Diversity, Office of the Chief Administrative Officer, Western Area Power Administration, and reports to the Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Manager.

ResponsibilitiesThe individual selected for this role will supports development and implementation of a WAPA-wide Diversity Plan, in alignment with both the DOE Diversity and Inclusion Strategic Plan and WAPA’s Strategic Roadmap and Tactical Action Plan.  As WAPA’s lead for conducting barrier analyses, the individual will develop, present, and implement recommendations to the Senior Leadership Team to remedy policies, procedures, and practices that lead to disparities.  This individual trains, educates and informs staff on the WAPA-wide Diversity and Inclusion program, as well as policies and practices.  Serves as lead for the EEOC-directed MD-715 plan development as well as plans, develops, coordinates, monitors, and evaluates WAPA’s multi-year Affirmative Employment Program Plan.  This individual is also responsible for successfully implementing the WAPA-wide Special Emphasis Program (SEP).

They conduct robust qualitative and quantitative statistical analysis of workforce data, as well as examine functions and work processes to identify systemic barriers.  This individual then partners with stakeholders to identify, develop and implement action plans to integrate and improve affirmative employment practices and policies into daily mission operations.

The person hired for this position will possess strong collaboration and communication skills and have experience with successfully implementing new approaches to improve inclusion and diversity.Travel RequiredOccasional travel
– Travel of up to 5-10% annually is required with overnight travel possible during all or part of that time. Supervisory status No Promotion Potential 13 Requirements Conditions of EmploymentU.S.

CitizenshipThis employer participates in the e-Verify programSee “Other Information” section regarding Selective Service requirements N/A QualificationsYou must meet all the qualification and eligibility requirements for the position by the closing date of the announcement. SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTSA qualified candidate’s online application and resume must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level in the Federal service.Specialized Experience:  Applicants must have one year of specialized experience, equivalent to the next lower grade level in the federal service, in three of the following four areas to qualify for the position.Apply EEO regulations and directives in developing and executing affirmative employment programs.Develop, execute and evaluate a well-rounded Diversity and Inclusion Program(s) using Federal Government best practices.Perform qualitative/quantitative analysis using data collection tools, and fact finding to identify systemic problems in agency policies and practices; develop solutions and recommendations based on this analysis.A minimum of two of the following:  create detailed reports and findings; develop and conduct training seminars; present arguments for the acceptance of controversial points of view; and provide recommendations for improvements in program operations and human performanceYour application and resume should demonstrate that you possess the following knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs).

Do not provide a separate narrative written statement.

Rather, you must describe in your application how your past work experience demonstrates that you possess the KSAs identified below.

Cite specific examples of employment or experience contained in your resume and describe how this experience has prepared you to successfully perform the duties of this position.

DO NOT write “see resume” in your application!Ability to identify EEO barriers through robust qualitative and quantitative statistical analyses of workforce data.Knowledge of EEOC regulations and directives governing affirmative employment and diversity matters.Ability to develop, implement and evaluate the EEOC mandated MD 715 plan for a large organization.Ability to manage a special emphasis program in a largely distributed organization for certain demographic groups in accordance with Executive Orders and legislative requirements.Knowledge of diversity and inclusion principles and best practices.Ability to establish a strategic plan for a large organization with multiple employee groups which aligns with goal of promoting a diverse and inclusive culture.Ability to promote education, awareness, and communication of diversity initiatives.Ability to develop annual diversity and cultural education using objective-based training.Ability to develop educational projects and exhibits using visual aids and promotional materials to increase awareness of the program and drive results.”Experience” refers to paid and unpaid experience.

Examples of qualifying unpaid experience may include: volunteer work done through National Service programs (such as Peace Corps and AmeriCorps); as well as work for other community-based philanthropic and social organizations.

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.Time-in-Grade: Current career or career-conditional GS employees of the Federal government, or former career or career-conditional GS employees, who have a break in service of less than one year, are required to meet the time-in-grade restriction of one year of Federal experience at the next lower grade, with few exceptions outlined in 5 CFR 300.603(b).  Note: Time-In-Grade requirements also apply to current career or career-conditional federal employees applying for a Veterans Employment Opportunities Act of 1998 (VEOA) appointment.CTAP/ICTAP candidates: To be considered “well qualified” you must meet all of the requirements as described in this section.Performance appraisals and incentive awards will be given due weight during the evaluation of minimum qualifications.

Current and former federal employees must have at least a fully successful or equivalent performance rating for the most recently completed rating cycle to receive further consideration for this position.You must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements by the closing date of this announcement.EducationFor this position, education cannot be substituted for experience.Additional informationNew employees to the Department of Energy will be required to successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check.  More than one selection may be made from this vacancy announcement.Some positions may require completion of a probationary period of up to 1 (one) year.All males born after December 31, 1959 must abide by laws regarding Selective Service registration.

To learn more about this law, visit the Selective Service web page,Who Must Register.

If you are not registered and don’t have an approved exemption, you will not be eligible for employment with the Federal government.If selected for this position, your appointment is contingent upon completion of OF-306, Declaration for Federal Employment, during the pre-employment process.If selected, you will be required to complete a questionnaire and are subject to a criminal background check to determine suitability for Federal employment before appointment.

How You Will Be EvaluatedYou will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above. The Department of Energy uses an application tracking system to evaluate the responses you provide in the applicant assessment questionnaire to determine if you meet the minimum qualifications necessary for this position.

Then, the HR Office and/or Subject Matter Expert (SME) will conduct a quality review of your application and supporting documentation to determine if your qualifications meet the criteria for referral to the selecting official.We will also verify that you are eligible for Merit Promotion positions by reviewing your previous Federal employment.

If you are eligible to apply to Merit Promotion announcements based on Veteran or other non-competitive statuses, we will verify your supporting documentation prior to referral.If you are eligible for career transition assistance plans such as ICTAP or CTAP, you must meet the definition of “well qualified” which is defined as having a score of 85 or better.If your resume is incomplete or does not support the responses you provided in your online questionnaire, or if you fail to submit all required documentation before the vacancy closes, you may be rated ‘ineligible’, ‘not qualified’, or your score may be adjusted accordingly.

To preview questions please click here.Background checks and security clearanceSecurity clearance Other Drug test required No Position sensitivity and riskModerate Risk (MR)Trust determination processCredentialingThis job is open to Individuals with disabilities Federal employees
– Competitive service Current or former competitive service federal employees. Federal employees
– Excepted service Current excepted service federal employees. Career transition (CTAP, ICTAP, RPL) Federal employees who meet the definition of a “surplus” or “displaced” employee. Military spouses Peace Corps & AmeriCorps Vista Special authorities Individuals eligible under a special authority not listed above, but defined in the federal hiring regulations. Veterans Clarification from the agency Special-Authorities-