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Job Title:  Supervisory Equal Opportunity Specialist, GS - 0360 -14/15 (Open to All U.S. Citizens)
Department:  Department Of Transportation
Agency:  Research and Innovative Technology Administration
Job Announcement Number:  RITA.A-2013-0002

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
$105,211.00 to $155,500.00 / Per Year
Monday, March 25, 2013 to Monday, April 15, 2013
Full Time - - Permanent
1 vacancy - Washington, DC, US  View Map

Applications will be accepted from any U.S. citizen.

A separate job announcement is being advertised for applicants eligible for status consideration.  Current and former status employees and veterans who qualify under VEOA are encouraged to also apply to announcement: RITA.A-2013-0001.


The Research and Innovative Technology Administration (RITA) coordinates the U.S. Department of Transportation's (DOT) research, training and data analysis programs and is charged with advancing the deployment of cross-cutting technologies to improve our Nation's transportation system.

This position is located in the Research and Innovative Technology Administration (RITA) in Washington, D.C. where the successful candidate functions as RITA's Civil Rights Equal Opportunity Specialist. In this capacity, the successful candidate is responsible for RITA's civil rights programs and equal opportunity programs and for policies that cover civil rights actions and initiatives within the organization. Additionally, the successful candidate is charged with ensuring that RITA is in full compliance with all administrative, legal and operational civil rights requirements established by the Department of Transportation or other appropriate Federal agencies.

RITA is looking for an experienced motivated and self-reliant candidate willing to learn and adapt to change in working with skilled professionals who ensure the safety and fairness of the transportation industry.  This position is located in the New DOT building, which sits directly across the street from the metro and blocks away from the new National’s Baseball stadium. RITA has flexible work schedules and flexible health benefits.


  • You must be a U.S. Citizen & meet specialized experience
  • Submit application and resume online by 11:59 PM EST on the closing date
  • Provide all required documents by closing date
  • Position is telework eligible.
  • Announcement also advertised as Merit Promotion: RITA.A-2013-0001
  • Announcement may be used to fill similar positions within 30 days


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As a Supervisory, Equal Opportunity Specialist, you will:

  • Develop and implement RITA’s affirmative employment, equal employment opportunity, and diversity programs, in accordance with the requirements of Equal Employment Opportunity Management Directive 715, and Sections 501 and 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.
  • Ensure RITA complies with affirmative employment program instructions issued by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and related guidance issued by the Departmental Office of Civil Rights (DOCR). 
  • Assist the Administrator, Deputy Administrator and Assistant Administrator for Administration in establishing RITA-wide objectives, consolidate and submit RITA-wide multi-year affirmative employment program plans, provide current guidance for the development of program plans to all component/field installations, develop systems for evaluating program effectiveness.
  • Assist the Administrator, Deputy Administrator and Assistant Administrator for Administration in ensuring that all managers are held accountable for the achievement of affirmative employment objectives and the fulfillment of equal employment opportunity requirements and objectives established by RITA.  Provide guidance to RITA managers on the attainment of their organizational EEO goals.
  • Provide management advisory services and liaison to all organizational levels within RITA regarding emerging and future advances in EEO/Civil Rights applicable to the recruitment and placement efforts.  Initiate outreach efforts internal and external to RITA and DOT to support recruitment and placement programs.


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To meet the minimum qualifications for this position, you must meet the experience qualifications for the grade at which you are requesting consideration.


To qualify, you must have at least one year of specialized experience equal or equivalent to the following:


  • Experience managing, organizing and evaluating equal employment opportunity and civil right programs agency-wide/corporate wide to achieve mission objectives and project milestones.


In addition to the GS-14:

  • Experience providing technical guidance related to legal or human resource programs to achieve mission objectives and project milestones.
Applicants must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.


  • Males born after 12/31/1959 must be registered for the Selective Service.
  • You must complete a one-year supervisory probationary period (unless already completed).
  • Government Travel Card - You must be able to obtain and retain a Government contractor-issued travel card to be used for official business as a condition of employment. If unable to obtain and/or retain a card, you may be subject to removal. Those who fail to meet this condition of employment will have our offer of employment rescinded.
  • You must be willing to travel up to 25% to support RITA offices located outside of the National Capital Area.


If you meet the qualification requirements, your application will be placed in one of four categories: Platinum, Gold, Silver or Bronze, which is based upon your responses to the vacancy questions. Within these categories, applicants eligible for veteran's preference that have provided supporting documents will receive selection priority over nonveterans. The top rated applications will be reviewed for the quality of your experience, education and training relevant to the position. If your resume does not support the specialized experience, or if your application does not support your answers to the Vacancy Specific Questions, your final rating may be modified and/or you may be disqualified from consideration.

To preview questions please click here.


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Benefits include health and life insurance, annual and sick leave, and retirement benefits. Explore the major benefits offered to most Federal Employees here. This position is telework eligible.


Displaced employees may be eligible for ICTAP or CTAP priority consideration. For more information, please review the OPM Employee's Guide to Career Transition.


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You must submit a complete application package (including resume, vacancy questions and supporting documents) no later than midnight Eastern Time on the closing date of the announcement.
  • To begin, click the Apply Online button on the job announcement.
  • Follow the directions to register, submit all required documents and complete the assessment questionnaire.
  • You may review your saved application(s) at
If you are having difficulty applying online, send an email to or call us at (202)366-1298.


The following documents must be provided by the close date:
  • RESUME - Showing relevant experience and education and fully supporting the required specialized experience.
  • VETERANS - In order to be considered as a preference eligible, you must submit a copy of your Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, DD214. Your DD214 need not be official but must show the type of discharge and dates of active duty.  If you are claiming preference eligibility as a disabled veteran, you must submit proof of entitlement of this preference which is normally a valid letter from the Department of Veterans Affairs certifying to the present existence of the service-connected disability and indicating the percentage of your disability.
  • SPECIAL APPOINTING AUTHORITY DOCUMENTS - If requesting concurrent consideration for Non-competitive (NC) appointment eligibility (e.g. military spouse or persons with disabilities), you must provide appropriate supporting documentation such as PCS orders describing move & marriage certificate; letter from VA or DD214 describing 100% disability of spouse; letter from State Vocational Office certifying disability, etc. For more information, visit military spouse NC appointments or Persons with Disabilities NC appointments. Documents are only required if requesting non-competitive consideration.
  • DISPLACED EMPLOYEE PLACEMENT DOCUMENTS - Only required if requesting priority consideration under CTAP/ICTAP. You must submit ALL of the following: (1) your most recent performance appraisal, (2) the proof of eligibility letter from the Agency, and (3) your most current SF-50, displaying current series and grade. In addition, you must meet the well qualified standards for this vacancy (fallilng in the gold category).
Failure to submit any of the required documents by the closing date of the vacancy will result in your removal from consideration for this position.


Automated Staffing Office
Phone: 202-366-1298
Fax: 571-258-4052
Agency Information:
Submit Application and Documents Online
1200 New Jersey Ave SE / HAHR - 50
Washington, DC
Fax: 571-258-4052


You may check your application status by logging into your USAJOBS account. Within two weeks of the closing date, your application will be reviewed and rated. Ratings will be determined based on the documents and information received by the closing date. The most highly qualified candidates will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration. If you are selected for an interview, the hiring manager will contact you directly. Once a hiring decision is made, we will notify all applicants of their final status.

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