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Job Title:Deputy Director for the Office of Civil Rights

Department:Department Of Energy

Agency:Department of Energy

Job Announcement Number:DOE-ES-13-ED-037LW

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

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SALARY RANGE:

$119,554.00 to $179,700.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Friday, May 24, 2013 to Tuesday, June 25, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

ES-0301-01

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full-Time - Permanent

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy - Washington DC Metro Area, DC, US

WHO MAY APPLY:

Applications will be accepted from all U.S. Citizens.

JOB SUMMARY:

DOE's overarching mission is to advance the national, economic, and energy security of the U.S. through scientific and technological innovation and the environmental cleanup of the national nuclear weapons complex. With DOE you'll have the flexibility and freedom to explore a wealth of exciting and challenging career opportunities. By joining DOE, you can hone your career skills while helping to secure the nation's future and make a real difference in the lives of Americans and people around the world. To learn more about DOE, please visit our website at the following link DOE

The Office of Economic Impact and Diversity (ED), Office of Civil Rights (OCR) is responsible for developing and administering Departmental policies, practices and procedures under Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and related statues and Executive Orders which prohibit discrimination in programs and activities receiving federal financial assistance.  The office develops and executes Department-wide policies to implement applicable legislation and Executive Orders that strengthen diversity goals affecting equal employment opportunities, minority educational institutions, and small businesses.The mission is to identify and implement ways of ensuring that minorities are afforded an opportunity to participate fully in the energy programs of the department.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • U.S. Citizenship is required.
  • Background and/or Security Investigation is required.
  • Position may involve some travel.
  • Designated and/or Random Drug Testing required.
  • New appointees must successfully complete a 1 year probationary period.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a "Q" clearance.

DUTIES:

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The incumbent serves as the Office of Civil Rights, (OCR) Deputy Director, which includes discharging all actions necessary to carry out program responsibilities, including providing directions, supervision and guidance to OCR staff and field offices, with full authority to oversee the management of administrative compliance activities under-Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and related statutes and Executive Orders.  Also serves as an expert advisor and makes determinations on highly sensitive or complex questions and issues involving Civil Rights and Equal Opportunity requirements and related matters.  These interpretations and opinions are characterized by problems of sensitive or novel nature for which the only available guides may be agency regulations, policies and fundamental principles of law and legal procedures.  The incumbent manages an office of attorney's on civil rights matters which include DOE-wide policy, program guidance and executive direction pertaining to the work of the office.  Reviews proposed policy, program guidance and executive direction in program areas for legal sufficiency and advises the Director of necessary changes as required by law. DESIRED WORK EXPERIENCE:  Experience providing expert advice on factual matters concerning civil rights issues.  Providing advice on policy determinations as it relates to the planning and discussion of civil rights cases; compiles investigative materials; conducts research, prepares memorandums and initiates other actions as necessary.  Negotiates, drafts and reviews interagency and cooperative agreements to assure the interest of the organization are met. Please note desired experience is not a requirement in order to apply for this position.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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Applicants are required to submit a narrative statement for each of the five mandatory Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) and each of the Mandatory Technical Qualifications (MTQs). Please give a complete and detailed answer for each mandatory qualification. Eligibility for this position will be based upon a clear showing that the applicant has experience of the scope and quality sufficient to effectively carry out assignments of the position. Do not enter "Refer to Resume" to explain your answer. Applications directing the reviewer to search within the application or to "See Resume" are considered incomplete and WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED. Failure to submit a narrative statement or address all of the mandatory ECQs and/or MTQs, (if required) is also considered incomplete and WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED. Applicants currently serving under a career Senior Executive Service (SES) appointment, eligible for reinstatement into SES, or have successfully completed a SES Candidate Development Program (CDP) approved by OPM are not required to address the ECQs but must address all MTQs. All candidates must meet the technical and managerial qualification factors identified below. Failure by non-Senior Executive Service members to address each of the required Executive Core Qualifications (ECQ's) and Mandatory Technical Qualifications (MTQ's) statements will result in disqualification of your application. Your application must demonstrate that you possess these qualifications. Please provide examples that are clear, concise, and emphasize your level of responsibilities, the scope and complexity of programs managed, program accomplishments, policy initiatives undertaken, and level of contacts. All qualified candidates will be evaluated on the relevance of their experience, education, training, self-development, honors, awards, and outside activities. Mandatory Technical Qualifications (MTQ):  Applicants must respond to the following MTQ's which represent the experience needed to perform the duties and responsibilities of the position. You will be given the opportunity to address these MTQs later in the online application process. MTQ 1:  Demonstrated ability and experience in developing policies, practices and procedures under Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1977, the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and related statutes and Executive Orders which prohibit discrimination in programs and activities receiving federal financial aid.   MTQ 2:  Broad-based knowledge and experience in working with, program elements, regulatory bodies, and elected officials, in the course of resolving EEO, dispute resolution, and employees concerns cases.  MTQ 3: Experience ensuring the effectiveness, efficiency, and regulatory/statutory/policy compliance of an organization's EEO, affirmative action, and other activities  civil rights-related complaints and matters.  Executive Core Qualifications (ECQ's): Additional information regarding the following five ECQ's listed below is available on the Office of Personnel Management (OPM's) Web site at SENIOR Executive SERVICE You will be given the opportunity to address these ECQs later in the online application process. ECQ 1: LEADING CHANGE: Ability to bring about strategic change, both within and outside the organization, to meet organizational goals and establish an organizational vision and to implement it in a continuously changing environment. ECQ 2: LEADING PEOPLE: Ability to lead people toward meeting the organization's vision, mission, and goals and provide an inclusive workplace that fosters the development of others, facilitates cooperation and teamwork, and supports constructive resolution of conflicts. ECQ 3: RESULTS DRIVEN: Ability to meet organizational goals and customer expectations, and make decisions that produce high-quality results by applying technical knowledge, analyzing problems, and calculating risks. ECQ 4: BUSINESS ACUMEN: Ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically. ECQ 5: BUILDING COALITIONS: Ability to build coalitions internally and with other Federal agencies, State and local governments, nonprofit and private sector organizations, foreign governments, or international organizations to achieve common goals. The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is required by law to review the executive core qualifications of each new career appointee to the Senior Executive Service (SES) prior to appointment. Homeland Security Presidential Directive (HSPD-12):A selectee's appointment is contingent upon compliance with Homeland Security Presidential Directive (HSPD-12) governing personal identity.


Although a degree is not required, your educational background may be considered during the interview process of your overall qualifications for the position. Supporting documentation of your education and training  is appreciated, even though not required for this position.  Please submit all supporting documents in accordance with the instructions provided under Required Documents in the "How to Apply" section.

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT FOR THIS VACANCY: This is a career position in the Senior Executive Service, (SES). Unless you are a current member of the SES with career competitive status, have successfully completed an SES Candidate Development Program, certified by the Office of Personnel Management, or have SES reinstatement rights your Executive Core Qualifications must be approved by OPM before appointment can be effected. If you are selected for this position, you will be subject to the U.S. Department of Energy mandatory requirements and will be required to file a public financial disclosure report within 30 days of entry on duty. As a condition of appointment to this position, you will be subject to pre-employment/pre-appointment testing for illegal drug use under the U.S. Department of Energy Employee Drug Plan. If you are selected you will be provided information regarding drug testing. Failure to undergo testing or positive findings resulting from the test will eliminate you from further consideration for this position. If selected for and appointed to this position you will be subject to random drug testing while employed. New appointees must successfully complete a 1 year probationary period.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

You will be rated and ranked using only the information submitted for consideration. Applicants who do not demonstrate sufficient possession of the Executive Core Qualification factors and document demonstrated experience, training, and/or education in support of the technical qualifications by answering all of the questions for this vacancy announcement, will be ineligible for further consideration. Applicants will be evaluated on their narrative responses to the Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) and all of the Mandatory Technical Qualifications (MTQs). The narrative must demonstrate the necessary level of skills, specialized knowledge, and technical competence that would indicate success at this level and must include clear and concise examples that emphasize the applicant's level of responsibilities, scope, and complexity. Please refer to the reference guide indicated in the link below to ensure the proper procedures for submission are followed. For detailed guidance on ECQs, applicants are strongly encouraged to review the Office of Personnel Management's Guide to Executive Qualifications at SES RECRUITMENT/ECQ
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BENEFITS:

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The Department of Energy has broad range of benefits and work life programs that you may be eligible for depending on your type of appointment. For more information on benefits DOE has to offer please visit: DOE BENEFITS

OTHER INFORMATION:

Male applicants born after 12/31/1959, who are required to register with the Selective Service under section 3 of the Military Selective Service Act, must be registered (or must have registered at the time they were required to do so) in order to be eligible for appointment. For more information, visit the SELECTIVE SERVICE SYSTEM web site. EEO Policy Statement Veteran's preference does not apply to the Senior Executive Service. The U.S. Department of Energy is an EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.

HOW TO APPLY:

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1.) Submit an online resume using the USAJOBS RESUME BUILDER or upload your resume and respond to the job specific questions. To begin the application process click the "Apply Online" button within the announcement to create a USAJOBS account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account and follow the on screen instructions to build your resume using the USAJOBS Resume BUILDER or upload your resume and respond to the job specific questions. 2.) If you are unable to apply online, call the Human Resources Specialist listed in the announcement between the hours of 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST) or you can also contact USAJOBS by clicking the "CONTACT US" link found on the USAJOBS website. Emailed or Faxed copies sent by any form other than stated in this announcement will not be accepted.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

SUBMIT YOUR COMPLETED APPLICATION WHICH INCLUDES YOUR RESUME, YOUR RESPONSES TO ALL ONLINE ASSESSMENT QUESTIONS, and all required supplemental documents in order to be considered. (See "How To Submit ALL Supplemental Documents" section for more info). 1). If you are a graduate of an SES CDP, please submit a copy of your certification for non-competitive eligibility. 2). Education: You may submit a copy of your transcript(s), (not a required document), a separate course listing, or a course listing in the appropriate job specific question showing the type of information that appears on transcript(s)such as course title, department, hours earned (semester or quarter), and grade. 3). If you have completed any part of your education outside of the U.S., you must submit the evaluation of your foreign education that has been prepared by an accredited organization. The National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), NACES, can provide a list of who can evaluate your foreign education. For additional information, visit DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION 4). If you are a current, retired, or former federal employee, please submit a copy of your most recent SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action. HOW TO SUBMIT ALL SUPPLEMENTAL DOCUMENTS: The documentation identified above must be attached to your application using one of the following actions: 1) "Upload" to upload documents directly from your computer 2)" USAJOBS" to upload documents stored in your "USAJOBS" accounts 3) "Fax" to generate a fax cover sheet and fax the documents (system generated cover sheet must be used) Applicants will be prompted at the "Vacancy Documents" section of the application to add their required documents. Please review and follow the instructions listed to successfully submit your documents.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Lyvette E. Wallace
Phone: 202-586-3198
Fax: 000-000-0000
Email: Lyvette.Wallace@hq.doe.gov
Agency Information:
Department of Energy
1000 Independence Ave
Washington , DC
20585
US
Fax: 000-000-0000

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

You may check your application status any time after the announcement closes. USAJOBS has added an alert setting to the system to drive status updates notification for applicants. We recommend that you update your USAJOBS profile to receive these status updates via email after the announcement closes. We will continue to update your status on-line as changes are made. Applicants who meet the mandatory ECQs and MTQs will be evaluated by a panel of senior executives. Failure to meet all qualifications automatically disqualifies an applicant. The most highly qualified candidates will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview.

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Job Announcement Number:

DOE-ES-13-ED-037LW

Control Number:

344221100