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Job Title:Supervisory Equal Employment Opportunity Specialist GS-360-15 (Open to All U.S. Citizens) SB

Department:Department Of Transportation

Agency:National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

Job Announcement Number:NHTSA.NOA-2013-0008

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.


$123,758.00 to $155,500.00 / Per Year


Tuesday, May 14, 2013 to Thursday, May 23, 2013




Full Time - - Permanent




1 vacancy in the following location:
Washington, DC, USView 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 NHTSA.NOA-2013-0007


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.


  • You must be a status candidate and 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 to status applicants: NHTSA.NOA-2013-0007
  • Announcement may be used to fill similar positions within 30 days


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As a Supervisory EEO Specialist, you will:

  • Assume responsibility 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.


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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.

LEVEL To qualify, you must have at least one year of specialized experience equal or equivalent to the following:
  • Experience in applying laws and regulations governing
    civil rights and equal opportunity issues and demonstrated ability to
    interpret EEO laws, regulations, guidelines and policies.
  • Experience working in either 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.
  • Experience in applying data analysis, observation and
    interview skills in the development and substantiations of findings
    and recommendations for action.
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.


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 non-veterans. 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.

NHTSA is a Local 3313 bargaining unit agency.


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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 (falling 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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