Job Overview


The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is dedicated to achieving the highest standards of excellence in motor vehicle and highway safety. The agency strives to exceed the expectations of its customers through its core values of Integrity, Service and Leadership. Save lives, prevent injuries and reduce economic costs due to road traffic crashes, through education, research, safety standards and enforcement activity. Work for NHTSA.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) enforces laws and regulations which prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability and age in employment and the provision of services.  The NHTSA Office of the Civil Rights (OCR) is responsible for ensuring that NHTSA does not discriminate against its employees or applicants for employment, and that NHTSA conducts its programs and activities free of unlawful discrimination. In addition, the office is responsible for ensuring that recipients of funds from NHTSA conduct their Federally-assisted programs and activities in a non-discriminatory manner. With respect to disability, the office also has been delegated jurisdiction to ensure compliance with Title II of the ADA by State Divisions of Motor Vehicles (DMVs), regardless of whether or not the entities receive Federal funds.  Major statutes which OCR enforces include: Title VI and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended; Titles II and III of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990; the Equal Pay Act of 1963; and, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967.

NHTSA is looking for a highly experienced Supervisory Equal Employment Opportunity Specialist who has a strong background in directing and managing a Civil Rights office.  We would like candidate to possess demonstrated experience working in either an EEO investigative audit or compliance capacity, including the investigation and resolution of external complaints filed with the agency under Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Title II of the ADA.


As a Supervisory EEO Specialist, you will:

  • Assume responsiblity for planning, directing and overseeing the activities of the Office and supervising a diverse staff of professional, student, and clerical support personnel.
  • Serve as the Director of NHTSA’s Office of Civil Rights.  In that capacity, the candidate functions as principal staff advisor to the Administrator on civil rights matters and oversee all of the office’s civil rights activities, internal and external, to ensure uniform and correct application of Departmental and agency policies and procedures.
  • Ensure consistency with Departmental policies and procedures, develop and recommend to the Administrator policies, procedures, and standards for uniform application in the conduct of compliance reviews and external investigations, of alleged or suspected discriminatory practices under such laws as the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Section 504, the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act and pertinent Executive Orders and regulations.
  • Assume responsiblity for planning, developing and recommending to the Administrator policies, standards and procedures for assuring equal employment opportunity in all aspects of NHTSA’s personnel policy and practice in employment, development, advancement, and treatment of employees, as mandated by Federal statutes, regulations and Executive Orders that prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, or disabled.