Job Overview

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.

Duties

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.