About the Agency
This incumbent serves as Counselor and Employee Concerns Specialist responsible for EEO counseling, early conflict resolution, coordination of mediation sessions, preliminary fact finding, and day-to-day guidance to employees, managers and supervisors on the prohibitions of Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act and amendments, Age Discrimination in Employment Act, and other non-discrimination laws, regulations, and policies.
This position is located in the Office of Opportunity, Inclusiveness and Compliance (OIC), Office of Support Operations.
The position description number for this position is 209082.
The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area.
The incumbent of this position will work a fixed work schedule. Monday - Friday 8:30 am - 5:00pm
This is a non-supervisory, non-bargaining unit position.
Relocation expenses will not be authorized for the person(s) selected under this vacancy announcement.
If budget becomes available, the selected candidate may be converted to a permanent-conditional appointment, provided they have performed successfully in the position.
The Equal Employment Specialist is responsible for EEO counseling, Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) and early conflict resolution, coordination of mediation sessions, and preliminary fact findings. Handles initial inquiries from employees and supervisors, general consultations, and EEO complaints at the informal or pre-complaint stage. Establishes effective relationships with both labor and management to provide technical guidance and aid to persons seeking to resolve allegations of discrimination or grievances through the ADR process.
Conducts basic research, engages in low-level subtle diplomacy, and articulates orally and in writing the strengths and weaknesses of the parties' positions. Independently negotiates, develops, reviews and proposes remedial solutions after determining the feasibility of such relief related to finance, personnel procedure, or legal sufficiency. Prepares and maintains current case notes, and engages in document management and case tracking by timely and consistently inputting case status data and additional agreed upon values into OIC case documents. Drafts segments of quarterly and annual OIC complaint reports.
Coordinates as needed with the other Library offices on pre-complaint regulations, general EEO policy, and special announcements. Prepares accurate and substantive responses to requests for comment on various human resources and/or diversity policies.