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You will serve as the NEA's Director of the Office of Civil Rights/Equal Employment Opportunity Officer (OCR/EEO) and reports directly to the Chairman of the Agency. In this capacity, you will:
-Serve as the Agency Equal Employment Opportunity Officer on equal employment opportunity and the Director of the nationwide external civil rights programs and serves as the principal adviser to the Chairman with respect to these areas.
-Oversee the processing of external civil rights complaints and negotiate voluntary resolutions, letters of findings, and recommendations for enforcement actions.
-Direct the overall development of policies and standards to ensure compliance with EEO and external civil rights laws and regulations.
-Direct the pre and post award compliance reviews of grant applicants and recipients to determine compliance with the nondiscrimination laws and regulations.
-Supervise subordinate staff to ensure a sound comprehensive
-Conduct strategic planning, budget planning, contracting, and establishes practices and policies for the office.
-Represent NEA in policy level discussions with the Office of Personnel Management, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Merit Systems Protection Board, the Department of Justice, federal interagency working groups, and at professional conferences and meetings.
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.
Job family (Series)
Conditions Of Employment
- Must be a U.S. Citizen or National
- Time-in-Grade must be met by the closing date of the announcement
- Status Candidates must submit and SF-50 and recent appraisal.
QualificationsIn order to qualify for this position, you must have at least one year of full-time specialized experience comparable in scope and responsibility to the GS-14 level in the Federal service, with experience in performing ALL of the following duties: establishing and maintaining effective programs for the handling of civil rights matters under relevant Equal Employment Opportunity/Civil Rights (EEO/CR) authorities and directives; performing strategic planning and implementation of policies and procedures related to an organization's EEO/CR program; and conducting strategic planning, budget planning, contracting for an EEO/CR office.
You must clearly show in your resume and claim on the questionnaire how you meet ALL of the above experience, or you will be rated ineligible.
This job does not have an education qualification requirement.
Identification of promotion potential in this announcement does not constitute a commitment or an obligation of management to promote the employee selected at some future date.
A Moderate Background Investigation (MBI) is required for this position. Continued employment will be subject to the applicant's successful completion of a background security investigation and favorable adjudication. Failure to successfully meet these requirements will be grounds for termination.
Recruitment methods and selection procedures will be based solely on merit after fair and open competition, and will be made without regard to political, religious, or labor organization affiliation or non-affiliation, marital status, race, color, sex, national origin, non-disqualifying disability, sexual-orientation or age.
A Juris Doctorate is preferred but not required.
Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA): To be eligible for a VEOA appointment under Merit Promotion procedures,the veteran must be a preference eligible or a veteran separated after 3 years or more of continuous active service performed under honorable conditions.
Career Transition Assistance Programs: These programs apply to employees who have been involuntarily separated from a Federal service position within the competitive service or Federal service employees whose positions have been deemed surplus or no longer needed. To receive selection priority for this position, you must: 1) meet CTAP or ICTAP eligibility criteria; 2) be rated well-qualified for the position with a score of 85 or above; and 3) submit the appropriate documentation to support your CTAP or ICTAP eligibility. For more information: http://www.opm.gov/rif/employeeguides/careertransition.asp
The application contains information subject to the Privacy Act (PL 93-579, 5 USC 552a). The information will be used to determine qualifications for employment, and it authorized under Title 5 USC 3302 and 3361.
Noncompetitive Appointment Authorities: For more information on noncompetitive appointment authority eligibility requirements:
Persons with Disabilities-Schedule A
Special Hiring Authority for Certain Military Spouses
Other Special Appointment Authorities
Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service
How You Will Be Evaluated
Once the application process is complete,your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine whether you meet the job qualifications listed on this announcement. If you are minimally qualified for this job, your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses on the Occupational Questionnaire. If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your application materials,your responses may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this job If you are found to be among the top candidates, you will be referred to the selecting official for employment consideration.Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge,skills,abilities and other characteristics):
Interpersonal communications, Knowledge of EEO and external civil rights, Knowledge of the Federal personnel system, Program Management, and Supervision
The following documents are required and must be received by the closing date of this announcement:
1. A complete Resume (which includes hours worked, starting/ending dates (month and year), and if Federal employment - series, pay plan and grade).
2. A complete Online Questionnaire
3. An SF-50. Showing title, series, grade, FPL, duty station and Competitive status (if a current Federal employee)
4. Most recent Performance Appraisal (if a current Federal employee)
5. Other Supporting Documents:College transcript(s), if qualifying based on education
Document(s) for special appointment (if applicable)
Veteran Documents, ( if applicable, a DD-214, SF-15, VA Letter, etc.)
ICTAP/CTAP documents (if applicable)
Miscellaneous (as required by position)
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.
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.
How to Apply
To apply for this position, you must complete the online application and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below. The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on 08/30/2019 to receive consideration.
Failure to submit a complete application package will result in an ineligible rating and loss of consideration.
- To begin, click Apply Online to access an online application. Follow the prompts to select your USAJOBS resume and/or other supporting documents. You will need to be logged into your USAJOBS account or you may need to create a new account.
- You will be taken to an online application. Complete the online application, verify the required documentation, and submit the application.
- You will receive an email notification when your application has been received for the announcement.
- To verify the status of your application, log into your USAJOBS account, https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login, select the Application Status link and then select the More Information link for this position. The Application Status page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and your responses submitted to the online application.
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Agency contact information
Philadelphia Services Branch
AddressOffice of the Chairman
400 7th Street SW
Washington, DC 20506
The National Endowment for the Arts, an independent Federal agency and the official arts organization for the United States government, supports the advancement of artistic excellence, creativity, and innovation. We are motivated by the vision of a Nation in which the arts enrich the lives of all Americans and enhance the livability of communities. If you share our vision, please consider joining us.
Applications will be accepted from current and former Federal employees with competitive status or who are eligible for consideration under special appointing authorities (i.e., Schedule A, Peace Corps, etc.). Applications will also be accepted from a veteran who is a preference eligible or who has separated from the Armed Forces under Honorable conditions after approximately 3 years for more of continuous active service.
This is a great opportunity to join a mission-driven organization with a generous benefits package; paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, health and life insurance, and excellent retirement package.
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Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when:
- An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
- An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
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