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Job Title:Equal Opportunity Specialist

Department:Department Of Labor

Agency:Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs

Job Announcement Number:DE-13-ATL-OFCCP-606-tam

This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.


$71,901.00 to $111,148.00 / Per Year


Tuesday, March 05, 2013 to Tuesday, June 11, 2013




Permanent - Full-Time




5 vacancies - Atlanta, GA, USView Map


U.S. Citizens


Opportunities are Open! Begin a challenging career with the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), and you will help shape the workforce of tomorrow.  DOL offers rewarding opportunities to contribute to a noble mission; to serve and protect American workers, prepare them for new and better jobs, and to ensure the safety and fairness of American workplaces.

The Department of Labor values its customers. Every DOL employee is responsible for delivering good customer service through accurate, courteous, efficient and effective transactions.

For more information about DOL’s mission, activities, and careers, please visit our website at:

Who May Apply: 

U.S. Citizens

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Organizational Location:  

This position is with the DOL’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) Southeast Region. The mission of OFCCP is to plan and carry out the enforcement program mandated by Executive Order 11246, Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Vietnam Veterans' Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974, (38 U.S.C. 4212), to ensure non-discrimination and affirmative action by federal contractors in hiring, employment, and advancement of minorities, women, veterans and disadvantaged workers.


  • You must be a U.S. citizen to apply for this position
  • You must successfully pass a background investigation
  • Selective Service registration


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The number of vacancies indicated represents the expected number of positions to be filled under this announcement.  However, selections made will be based on agency needs at the time of selection.

This position serves as a Senior Compliance Officer in the Southeast regional of OFCCP. The purpose of this position is to evaluate contractor’s compliance with equal employment opportunity regulations relating to nondiscrimination, affirmative action, and the development and implementation of Affirmative Action Programs, and to investigate and resolve complaints and non-compliance pursuant to Executive Order 11246, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and 38 U.S.C. 4212, the Vietnam-Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974. The Senior Compliance Officer is responsible for editing, reviewing and providing technical support and guidance for the work activities of Equal Opportunity Specialists (EOS). Your duties will include:

• Providing compliance, technical assistance, and support to the field offices regarding reviews of Federal contractor programs for compliance with applicable Equal Employment Opportunity laws, Executive orders, policies, procedures, and regulations;
• Providing expert advice on Executive Order 11246, as amended, Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, and 38 U.S.C. 4212, the Vietnam-Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974, as amended;
• Reviewing and evaluating statistical analyses used to investigate systemic discrimination;
• Training staff on disparate treatment and disparate impact theories of discrimination;
• Monitoring case management region-wide, including recognizing and applying legal standards of proof in employment law cases, and;
• Researching, planning, justifying, developing and editing the execution of a thoroughly documented conciliation agreement.


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You qualify at the GS-12 level if you possess one year of specialized experience that equips you with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of this position, such as:

• Conducting compliance investigations, including compliance evaluations dealing with findings of discrimination;
• Analyzing statistical data and anecdotal information to be used in the determination of the existence systemic discrimination within an organization; and,
• Negotiate conciliation agreements.

You qualify at the GS-13 level if you possess one year of specialized experience that equips you with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of this position, such as:

• Interviewing complaints, company officials, employees, witnesses and /or other individuals to acquire information on workplace EEO practices; 

• Reviewing case report evidence to identify and resolve situations of systemic discrimination in regards to compensation, hiring, promotions, termination and other selection practices;
• Editing and reviewing reports of contractor discrimination based on disparate treatment and disparate impact theories of discrimination;
• Developing, drafting and editing conciliation agreements which include financial and other whole remedies with contractors found not to be in compliance;
• Applying statistical methods to properly analyze data and interpret results to quickly and accurately identify potential indicators of discrimination;
• Recommending enforcement action and ensuring that enforcement packages are properly prepared for issuance and/or transmission; and,
• Ensuring legal sufficiency of all EEO cases and matters and that all documents and correspondence reflect proper and accurate research and analysis.

The qualifications listed above must be met within 30 days of closing date of this announcement and are subject to verification at any stage of the application process.


Human Resources will review your resume and supporting documentation to ensure you meet the minimum qualification requirements. If you meet the minimum qualifications, your competencies will be rated between 70 and 100 based on your responses to the online assessment. Your application will then be placed in one of three categories based on the level of experience you possess:

1. Category A: Applicants possessing a background that demonstrates a superior level of all evaluation criteria.

2. Category B: Applicants possessing a background that demonstrates a satisfactory level of the evaluation criteria.

3. Category C: Applicants possessing the basic qualifications, with general knowledge, skills, and abilities.

Candidates within Category A who are eligible for veterans’ preference will receive selection priority over non-veteran preference eligibles.

Veterans: Veterans with 5-point preference who meet the eligibility and qualification requirements are placed above non-preference eligibles within the category in which they are qualified. Veterans who have a compensable service-connected disability of at least 10% are placed in the best qualified category above non-preference eligibles, except when the position being filled is scientific or professional at the GS-09 grade level or higher. This position is not considered scientific/professional. For more information regarding veterans' preference, please see:

If you are eligible for placement under the Agency Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) or the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP), you must earn a score of 85 above to be considered well qualified.

The competencies on which you will be rated for this position are:

Evaluation/Investigation: Ability to read, comprehend and interpret written material; interview and investigation skills sufficient to obtain information pertaining to specific cases; sufficient knowledge of principles, practices and techniques to be used
Written Communication: Writing skills sufficient to prepare written materials such as case management documents that are accurate, effective, clear, logical, well organized, persuasive and understandable; ability to compose documents and correspondences involving complex technical information; ability to adapt writing styles to various levels of knowledge
Problem Solving: Ability to use logic to identify alternatives to solve problems; problem solving skills sufficient to anticipate and identify problems to generate proactive solutions to addressing areas of concern where precedent does not exist
Legal, Government and Jurisprudence: Working knowledge of the relevant laws, executive orders, regulations, Memorandums of Understandings (MOUs), legal agreements, Federal Contract Compliance Manual and other appropriate documents that enable finding and correcting workplace discrimination; ability to apply theories of discrimination to collected data
Statistics: Knowledge of mathematical and statistical concepts, principles, formulas and practices sufficient to compile and analyze data; ability to apply knowledge of statistical analysis procedures to gather, enter, summarize, and analyze workplace and workforce data
Interpersonal Skills: Ability to establish and maintain ongoing working relationships with managers and employees; ability to effectively handle controversial situations or situations involving a high degree of tension; Ability to exercise good judgment, professionalism, and tact in the most difficult situations while presenting controversial or complex information
Oral Communication: Ability to engage in open and constructive discussions and sharing of information with co-workers, supervisors, and higher level agency officials; oral presentation skills sufficient to justify data analyses and conclusions related to controversial situations of highly sensitive cases
Data Management and Analysis
: Ability to interpret and analyze statistical data, patterns and trends 

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The Department of Labor (DOL) offers a great benefit package to eligible employees.  The benefit package includes but is not limited to health benefits, supplemental dental and vision plans, flexible spending accounts, 13 days paid sick leave per year, vacation leave and 10 paid holidays per year.  We offer a variety of employee benefit options, a family-friendly work environment, a child care subsidy program, transit subsidy program, career assistance program, health services and fitness programs, access to LifeCare, a resource and referral service and more.  Employees on Part-Time work schedules receive all of these benefits on a prorated basis.  For a comprehensive site about all federal benefits, please refer to OPM.  For specific DOL benefits information, please refer to DOL BENEFITS.


This position is not covered under the bargaining unit.

Residency: If you are not currently a DOL employee, you must meet one or more of the following primary residency criteria for the last three years prior to applying to this announcement:

1. Resided in the United States or its protectorate or territories (excluding short trips abroad, such as vacations);
2. Worked for the United States government as an employee overseas in a federal or military capacity; or,
3. Been a dependent of a United States federal or military employee serving overseas.

Exceptions may be granted if you provide complete state-side coverage information regarding participation in "Study Abroad" programs, overseas church missions, or state-side addresses of anyone who worked or studied with you overseas.
You must provide information and related documentation at the time of application.

Background Investigation: To ensure the accomplishment of our mission, DOL requires every employee to be reliable and trustworthy. To meet those standards, if selected, you may be required to undergo, and must successfully pass, a background investigation for placement into this position. This may include, but may not be limited to, a review of financial issues and disclosure regarding criminal offenses and illegal use or possession of drugs.

Probationary Period: Current and former federal employees may be required to serve or complete a probationary period.

Relocation: Expenses will not be paid.

Physical and Environmental Conditions: The work is typically performed in an office setting. At times, you may be required to make off site visit where you will be required to walk or stand for extended periods of time.

Work Environment: This is a high-stress, fast-paced position dealing with matters that are highly sensitive and confidential in nature. Through your involvement with and review of contractors who are typically characterized by having diverse seniority systems, strong and aggressive union involvement, diverse and numerous job classifications, and high social and economic impact on the community, as a representative of an affirmative action program, you will frequently encounter hostile attitudes.

Travel: Individuals selected will be required to travel as needed up to 50% annually.

Promotion Potential: There is no obligation to provide future promotions to you if you are selected. Future promotions will be dependent on your ability to perform the duties at a higher level, the continuing need for an employee assigned to the higher level, and supervisory approval.

The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, age, membership in an employee organization, or other non-merit factor.  Refer to these links for more information: GENERAL INFORMATION, ADDITIONAL DOCUMENTATION, SELECTIVE SERVICE REGISTRATION, FORMER FEDERAL EMPLOYEES

This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the agency. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.


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To begin your online application, click the “Apply Online” button and follow the steps below. You must meet all of the qualifications of this announcement and your application and all required documents MUST be submitted and received at the time you submit your application.

STEP 1 – If you’ve not previously done so, create a USAJOBS account. If you already have a USAJobs account, you must be logged on to continue. Once logged on, you will verify your information and be provided an opportunity to view, edit and upload additional information and documents.
STEP 2 – Access and answer the assessment questions by clicking the “Apply Online” button.
STEP 3 - Submit Supplemental Documents. For details: click How to Submit Supplemental Documentation Document or Submit Supplemental Documentation Video. NOTE: If you submit a document using the same document title, the 2nd submission will OVERWRITE the 1st submission.
STEP 4 - Review Application and click “Finish”.
STEP 5 - You may edit Application as needed by 11:59 pm EST of closing date. However, to be considered at the time certificate of eligible applicants are issued, your documentation must be submitted at the time of your application.

Applications and supporting documentation will not be accepted by mail or e-mail. The address below is for inquiries only. If you are unable to apply on-line, please contact the Agency listed at the end of this job announcement at least two days prior to the closing date of this job announcement for further instructions. You may apply more than once; however, only your most recent application will be used.

It is your responsibility to verify that information entered, uploaded, or faxed (i.e., resume, veterans documentation, completed assessment, and SF-50's) is received and accurate. Human Resources will not modify or change any part of your application. If a document is not in a legible format, you will not be able to view it and you must again upload or fax the documentation by the closing date of this announcement. If any part of your application is not received, it will be evaluated solely on the information available.


Resume:  A resume describing your job-related qualifications is required and must be in English.  It must contain your full name, address, phone number, the last four digits of your Social Security Number, a detailed description of your duties and the dates you performed them (MM/DD/YY), as well as your work schedule and salary.
Completed online self-assessment questionnaire
 To be considered as a 5-point preference eligible, you must submit a copy of your Certificate of Release or Discharge From Active Duty, DD214. Your DD-214 must show the type of discharge and dates of active duty. To claim 10-point preference, you must submit a copy of your DD214; an application for 10-point Veteran's Preference, SF15; and the proof of entitlement of this preference which is normally an official statement, dated 1991 or later, from the Department of Veterans Affairs certifying to the present existence of the service-connected disability and indicating the percentage of your disability. (For active duty service members expecting to be honorably discharged or released within 120 days, click Active Duty). Without this documentation, you will not receive veteran's preference. For more information, go to:
Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) or Agency Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP): You must submit a separation notice; SF-50; an agency certification that you cannot be placed after injury compensation has been terminated; an OPM notification that your disability annuity has been terminated; or a Military Department of National Guard Bureau notification that you are retired under 5 U.S.C. 8337(h) or 8456. Information about ICTAP/CTAP eligibility can be found at:
Performance Appraisals: You may be asked to provide a copy of your recent performance appraisal and/or incentive awards.


Refer to vacancy POC
Phone: 404-302-5844
Fax: 000-000-0000
TDD: 800-877-8339
Agency Information:
Labor, Ofc of Federal Contract Compliance Programs
Sam Nunn Center
61 Forsyth Street SW
Rm 6B50
Atlanta, GA
Fax: 000-000-0000


Human Resources will assess your experience and training, identify the best qualified applicants, and refer those applications to the hiring manager for further consideration and/or interviews. You will be notified by email upon completion of each step. Your status will also be updated on USAJOBS throughout the process. To check your status, log on to your USAJOBS account, click on "Application Status" and then click "More Information". If you are referred, you will receive an electronic disposition notification within 90 days.

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