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 being advertised concurrently with NEA-(TR)-14-1068624 (MP), using Merit Promotion procedures.

If you are a status applicant (current permanent Federal employee or former permanent Federal employee with competitive reinstatement eligibility), or are eligible under a special appointing authority and you are selected under this vacancy, you may be subject to serving a new one-year probationary period.

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.

Salary Information:  GS-11: $63,091 - $82,019 per annum; GS-12: $75,621 - $98,305 per annum.

First time hires to the Federal government salaries are normally set at the beginning of the salary range listed.

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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