Job Overview


The National Endowment for the Arts, an independent Federal agency and the official arts organization for the United States government, supports the advancement of artistic excellence, creativity, and innovation. We are motivated by the vision of a Nation in which the arts enrich the lives of all Americans and enhance the livability of communities. If you share our vision, please consider joining us.

This position is located at the National Endowment for the Arts, in the Office of the Chairman, Civil Rights Office, in Washington, DC.

This position is advertised concurrently with NEA-(TR)-14-1068616 (DEU), using Competitive Examining procedures.

Applications will be accepted from current and former Federal employees with competitive status or who are eligible for consideration under a special appointing authority (e.g., VRA, Schedule A, Peace Corps, etc.).

Applications will also be accepted from a veteran who is a preference eligible or who has separated from the Armed Forces under Honorable conditions after approximately 3 years or more of continuous active service.  Additional information on veteran’s preference is available at:

If you are a current career or career-conditional Federal employee in the competitive service or former Federal employee who has competitive service reinstatement eligibility, you MUST submit a copy of your most recent SF-50, “Notification of Personnel Action” and/or a copy of the SF-50 that reflects career or career-conditional tenure in the competitive service, or you will not be considered under the Merit Promotion process.  Also, you should submit your most recent Performance Appraisal.

This is a great opportunity to join a mission-driven organization with a generous benefits package; paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, health and life insurance, and excellent retirement package.

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As the Equal Opportunity Specialist you will be responsible for the following tasks:

·         Review Title VI external civil rights complaints of discrimination against the NEA, its recipients and sub-recipients and determines if the complaint falls within the jurisdiction of the Civil Rights Office.  Recommend and draft next steps for the Director. 

·         Provide technical assistance to recipients for adherence to civil rights requirements.

·         Review Endowment policies, practices and procedures, program guidelines, flyers, etc., for the purpose of determining conformity with applicable nondiscrimination laws and regulations.  

·         Manage the NEA’s informal equal employment opportunity (EEO) complaint program.  Serve as the Agency’s lead EEO Counselor, works with the collateral duty counselor(s), and attempts the settlement of workplace disputes. 

·         Prepare external annual reports including EEOC Form 462 and MD-715, HHS Age report, and the No FEAR Act.

Travel Required

  • Not Required

Relocation Authorized

  • No