Job Overview

Summary

About the Agency

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Civil Rights and Equal Opportunity (OCREO) is responsible for developing and administering Departmental policies, practices, and procedures 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, Management Directive 715, Management Directive 110, and related statutes and Executive Orders which prohibit discrimination within the Federal government and in programs and activities receiving Federal financial assistance or grants. OCREO is responsible for establishing and maintaining a model Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) program, including special emphasis, training and education, reasonable accommodations, and processing of EEO complaints. Responsibilities include coordination with DOE serviced activities nationwide in all matters related to Civil Rights and EEO.

The Deputy Director of the Office of Civil Rights and Equal Opportunity supervises the agency Civil Rights and EEO personnel and provides oversight for the performance of all Civil Rights and Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) functions performed by DOE Headquarters and field sites.

Duties

  • Provides executive-level direction, supervision, and guidance to the Office of Civil Rights and Equal Opportunity staff (OCREO) and field offices in the accomplishment of Civil Rights and Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) program requirements.

  • Assesses and evaluates OCREO programs, using appropriate performance measures and metrics, in accordance with statutes, MD-715, MD-110, and other regulations.

  • Serves as an expert advisor and makes determinations on complex, legal matters involving Civil Rights, EEO law, and related matters. In the absence of the Director, serves as advisor and point of contact for the Secretary, Deputy Secretary, Congressional staff, other Federal agencies, and the general public on all matters relating to the Civil Rights and EEO Programs.
  • Leads the Office of Civil Rights and Equal Opportunity in managing and investigating internal and external complaints associated with Title VI, Title VII, Title IX, and discrimination, and in reviews of external entities receiving Federal funding from the Department of Energy.

  • Serves as the OCREO representative in conferring and negotiating with top officials within and outside of DOE, including other Federal agencies and state and local governments, on important legal and policy questions.

  • Effectuates disciplinary actions when necessary and advises the Director with respect to personnel matters, including adverse actions, grievances, equal opportunity, and labor law.

Travel Required

  • Occasional Travel
  • Occasional travel is required for this position

Relocation Authorized

  • No