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    Summary

    This position is located at Department of Housing and Urban Development, Asst Secretary for Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity.

    This opportunity is also open to Status eligibles under announcement 21-HUD-1301.Please refer to that announcement for details on open period, eligibility, and how to apply.

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    Responsibilities

    As a/an EQUAL OPPORTUNITY SPECIALIST, you will:

    • Intake/Assess, investigate, conciliate, and/or resolve complex, highly sensitive and difficult allegations of discrimination related to housing, and employment. Conduct systemic housing discrimination complaints, which affect large numbers of minorities and women, or which have been in effect for a substantial period of time, resulting in institutional or flagrant housing discrimination patterns of practices. Interview complainants and witnesses to obtain evidence relevant to the allegation of discrimination. Review policies and practices within the allegations for discriminatory effects and disparate impact.
    • Contact respondents to serve charges, explain respondent's rights and obligations under the law, and conducts interviews to obtain evidence. Interview recipient officials and representatives, citizen groups, and others to obtain relevant information. Prepare final investigative reports, critically analyze evidence, assess discriminatory impact, and make findings and recommendations. Draft subpoenas, when required, to obtain documents, records, or testimony.
    • Assist in the processing, investigation, and conciliation of housing discrimination complaints of an extremely complex or sensitive nature such as those involving widespread land use, conflicting or potentially unenforceable local occupancy and zoning codes, handicap access, under multiple authorities, residential, financing and brokerage and appraisal practices, and prepares memoranda raising issues concerning jurisdictional and other legal questions for presentation and consultation with counsel, as needed.
    • Work with all necessary HUD divisions and personnel beyond FHEO as well as appropriate persons and organizations outside of HUD to achieve improvements for protected classes through the administration of the Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing planning process, in close consultation with supervisor or higher management officials. Review documents pertaining to recipient or respondent practices and policies for civil rights compliance. Develop technical assistance and training activities regarding interpretation of fair housing laws and regulations and actively participates in their implementation.
    • Maintain continuing liaison with the higher management officials of other Federal agencies administering civil rights programs related to or having an impact on those of HUD, including the Comptroller of the Currency, Federal Reserve Bank, Small Business Administration (SBA), Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Department of Agriculture, General Services Administration, Federal Home Loan Bank Board, and others.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    13

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/603036700. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.