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    As an EEO Specialist at USPTO you will be responsible for:

    • Assisting with conducting employment discrimination counseling in response to informal complaints of employment discrimination raised by employees or applicants for employment who allege discrimination and/or reprisal for engaging in a protected EEO activity in accordance with EEO rules, procedures and law.
    • Entering and updating complaint information into a web-based complaint tracking system.
    • Assisting in conducting alternative dispute resolution sessions at the informal stage of the Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) complaint process.
    • Assisting with conducting processing reasonable accommodation requests in accordance with Agency rules and procedures and governing law. For cases of moderate complexity, reviews submitted documentation, with assistance, conducts legal analysis to determine whether accommodation(s) should be granted, briefs management regarding the request, and with assistance, drafts assistance memoranda or recommended decisions in response to the request.
    • Conducting studies of a wide variety of equal employment opportunity programs and/or addresses complex multi-functional issues.
    • Executing affirmative employment initiatives that may involve drafting reports that include the results of analyses of demographic data and the identification of barriers to employment by select categories of employees and prospective applicants.
    • Advising managers/supervisors on statuses of program reviews and recommends plans of action to achieve program objectives. Reviews statistics on recruitment, disciplinary actions, removals, terminations, etc., of individual offices/activities; identifies trends and potential problems; determines cause and effect relationships; and recommends actions to eliminate negative effects on EEO/diversity and inclusion plans.
    • Working with the Agency’s Office of Human Resources and other internal and external organizations to promote affirmative employment objectives through periodic briefings/presentations, as well as recruiting, retention, and career advancement activities.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/612860000. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.