The Regional Director (RD) for the Pacific Region will report to the Director of the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) and lead the agency’s enforcement and outreach efforts in eight states (Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, Washington) and three U.S. territories (American Samoa, the Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands, Guam). The RD will manage a team of approximately 110 employees located in the regional headquarters and in eleven district/field offices across the region.
The RD will exercise broad, delegated program and administrative authority in determinations relative to OFCCP functions in the region.
The incumbent will ensure appropriate program emphasis and accomplishment of priorities in relationship to overall regional objectives.
OFCCP enforces three laws: Executive Order 11246, as amended; Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended; and 38 USC 2012 of the Vietnam Era Veterans' Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974. The RD must assure that violations of the laws are addressed properly and in a timely manner by either obtaining appropriate remedies for the affected workers (e.g. back wages, interest, benefits, salary adjustments, job opportunities, injunctive relief, etc.) or by referring cases to the Solicitor of Labor with enforcement recommendations that are well-documented and meet the highest legal and policy standards for quality of content.
The incumbent will ensure that OFCCP’s investigations and compliance reviews are thorough and fair, that they are conducted in a manner that is consistent with national office policies and procedures.
The RD will be responsible for managing the budget and continually evaluating operating costs involved in the operations of the region. The incumbent will have certain spending authorities within the region and will be responsible for measuring the value of equipment purchases, hiring, promotions, travel and other costs to assure highly economical and efficient operations.
The RD will work with OFCCP National Office leadership on the formulation of new or revised OFCCP policies and directives affecting the operations of the agency. The incumbent will make recommendations based on operational analyses of field programs and on personal observations of trends taking place in the region.
The RD will assure awareness by affected parties of their responsibilities and obligations under the laws enforced by OFCCP, including their provisions and the procedural requirements that must be followed to fulfill them. This includes managing an active public education and stakeholder outreach program.
The incumbent will direct, administer and coordinate OFCCP’s compliance and technical assistance programs to promote voluntary compliance with the laws enforced by the agency.
The RD will provide leadership and guidance in developing and maintaining relationships with community-based organizations, civil rights groups, labor unions, advocacy and civic participation groups, businesses and other relevant stakeholders.
The incumbent will work with the communications and outreach team in OFCCP’s national office to develop and implement strategies to ensure effective media and public relations in the region.
The RD will help plan and execute regional events and provide support for programs organized by the OFCCP national office, other DOL agencies and other federal agencies that have programs in the region related to or affecting OFCCP (e.g. Employment and Training Administration, Women’s Bureau, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, General Services Administration, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission etc).
The RD will work with DOL’s Office of Congressional and Intergovernmental Affairs to develop and maintain contacts with federal, state, and local government officials within the region and will coordinate collaborative efforts among governmental agencies on issues relating to equal employment opportunity.