EQUAL EMPLOYMENT SPECIALIST, GS-0260-11/12, TERM POSITION NTE 1 YEAR


Vacancy ID: 722084   Announcement Number: CHR-13-D-008   USAJOBS Control Number: 336557400

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The Vacancy Identification Number is: 722084
1. Title of Job

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT SPECIALIST, GS-0260-11/12, TERM POSITION NTE 1 YEAR
2. Biographic Data

3. E-Mail Address

4. Work Information

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5. Employment Availability

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6. Citizenship

Are you a citizen of the United States?
7. Background Information

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8. Other Information

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9. Languages

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10. Lowest Grade

11
12

11. Miscellaneous Information

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12. Special Knowledge

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13. Test Location

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14. Veteran Preference Claim

15. Dates of Active Duty - Military Service

16. Availability Date

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17. Service Computation Date

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18. Other Date Information

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19. Job Preference

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20. Occupational Specialties

001 EQUAL EMPLOYMENT SPECIALIST

21. Geographic Availability

Select/enter at least one geographic location in which you are interested and will accept employment. The location code for this position is:


99MTRO012 Washington DC Metro Area, DC

22. Transition Assistance Plan

23. Job Related Experience

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24. Personal Background Information

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25. Occupational/Assessment Questions:

1. Are you submitting Form BIA-4432, Verification of Indian Preference for Employment in the Bureau of Indian Affairs, to claim Indian Preference? Note: You must include your Form BIA-4432. As outlined in the vacancy announcement, this is the ONLY Indian Preference Verification Form that will be accepted.

A. Yes.
B. No.

2. Are you claiming Veteran's preference and submitting a DD-214 Certificate of Release of Honorable Discharge from Active Duty, with the required documents to verify Veteran's Preference claimed? Note: You must include your DD-214, if claiming 5 pt. or 10 pt. preference and Standard Form 15 including the required supporting documentation, if claiming 10 pt. preference. For more information, please go to the following website: http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx

A. Yes.
B. No.


3. Are you submitting your most recent SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, to verify you are a current status employee or a former employee with Reinstatement eligibility? Note: You must include your latest SF-50 to verify transfer or reinstatement eligibility.

A. Yes.
B. No.

4. Incumbent will be required to operate a government-owned or leased motor vehicle in the performance of duties, therefore, a valid driver's license is required. Incumbent must have a safe driving record within the three-year period immediately preceding submittal of GSA Form 3607 and be able to meet the safe driving requirements of the Bureau of Indian Affairs. Do you possess a valid Drivers License?

A. Yes, I certify that I possess a valid State Drivers License.

B. No, I do not possess a valid State Drivers License.

Do not overstate or understate your level of experience and demonstrated capability. You should be aware that your ratings are subject to evaluation and verification based on the resume, and other relevant documents you submit, as well as through verification of references as appropriate. Later steps in the selection process are specifically designed to verify your stated level of experience and demonstrated capability. Deliberate attempts to falsify information may be grounds for not selecting you or for dismissing you from the position following acceptance.

5. Carefully read the following descriptions of experience and education. Select the one that best describes your qualifications for an Equal Employment Opportunity Specialist, GS-0260-11. Make sure your resume supports your response that you select. Your response to this questionnaire in conjunction with other portions of your completed application will be evaluated to determine your qualifications. If you leave this question blank, you will be rated ineligible.

A. I have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-09 level in the federal service including advising employers and employees on EEO matters, federal regulations and principles, compliance responsibilities, and legal rights; providing information on filing complaints; conducting fact-finding and investigating EEO discrimination complaints; making recommendations to resolve complaint cases; analyzing and interpreting pertinent documents; providing training on legal compliance for federal managers and the legal rights for federal employees; and ensuring compliance with federal EEO principles and laws.
B. I possess a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree. Note: Applicants who select this response must provide transcript(s) for verification of education.

C. I have successfully completed 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D or equivalent degree or LL.M. degree in a field related to this position. Note: Applicants who select this response must provide transcript(s) for verification of education.

D. I have a combination of specialized experience as described in A and more than 2 years of graduate education graduate education as described in C when combined together meets 100% of the total requirements for the position. To compute, divide your total months of qualifying experience by 12. Then divide your semester hours of graduate education beyond two years by 18. Add the two percentages. The total percentage must equal at least 100% to qualify. Note: Applicants who select this response must provide transcript(s) for verification of education.

E. I do not have the specialized experience and/or graduate education as described in any of the above statements.

6. Carefully read the following descriptions of experience and education. Select the one that best describes your qualifications for an Equal Employment Opportunity Specialist, GS-0260-12. Make sure your resume supports your response that you select. Your response to this questionnaire in conjunction with other portions of your completed application will be evaluated to determine your qualifications. If you leave this question blank, you will be rated ineligible.

A. I have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 level in the federal service
in performing of an Equal Employment Opportunity Specialist to include evaluating and advising on cases of discrimination and systemic practices involving a number of fundamental activities (e.g., hiring, promotion, and treatment of employees on the part of an employer); experience relating to the processing of equal opportunity complaints and or as a counselor in equal employment; promoting the use of alternative dispute resolution to include inquiries and facilitation skills for resolution; experience reviewing and implementing equal opportunity or equal employment policies; and providing training in equal opportunity related subjects

B. My specialized experience is not reflected in the above statement.

For the following statements, choose the one answer that best describes your education and experience in relation to that statement.

A- I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task. (0 points)
B- I have had education or training in performing the task, but have not yet performed it on the job. (1 point)
C- I have performed this task on the job. My work on this task was monitored closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures. (2 points)
D- I have performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee. (3 points)
E- I am considered an expert in performing this task. I have supervised performance of this task or am normally the person who is consulted by other workers to assist them in doing this task because of my expertise. (4 points)

7. Serve as an expert and consultant on EEO laws, policies, processes, and procedures to managers, supervisors, and employees.

8. Explain or provide guidance on EEO laws, regulations, policies, standards, or procedures to management, personnel, or clients.

9. Promote and develop an understanding by managers, supervisors and employees of their responsibilities within the equal employment opportunity program.

10. Analyze complaints of discrimination to determine whether it should be accepted or dismissed.

11. Develop plans, strategies and feasible resolution agreements to reduce or resolve complaints of discrimination.

12. Apply judgment in choosing and interpreting available guidelines to arrive at a conclusion or to recommend action.

13. Conduct fact-finding and interviews with aggrieved individuals and responsible management officials.

14. Advise complainants of their EEO rights, responsibilities, and conflict resolution options.

15. Communicate allegations of discrimination to managers, supervisors, and employees and offer alternatives for resolving complaints.

16. Review reports of investigation for accuracy and sufficiency.

17. Maintain a complaint tracking and monitoring system to analyze complaint activity and identify trends.

18. Identify issues, problems, or opportunities and determines if action is needed.

19. Conduct inquiries and interviews to obtain or verify information.

20. Collect, analyze, and prepare records using complaint data related to allegations of discrimination.

21. Identify trends by analyzing complaint data and recommending solutions to address the trend.

22. Counsel employees and applicants who feel they have been discriminated against.

23. Negotiate with others towards a mutually acceptable solution.

24. Foster cooperation, collaboration, and communication to facilitate consensus and accomplish tasks.

25. Exercise diplomacy when approaching others about sensitive issues to gain support and cooperation.

26. Provide training regarding EEO principles, processes, or issues to individuals and groups.

27. Skill in written communication to prepare a variety of correspondence, reports, proposals, written policy, directives, and guidance EEO or other issues.

28. Develop guidance, directives, and implementation procedures related to EEO issues.

29. Prepare various reports required by the agency, EEO Office, EEOC, and OPM (e.g., weekly, biweekly, monthly, quarterly status reports, annual and semiannual accomplishment reports.

30. Prepare all correspondence necessary to the processing of a complaint cases.

31. Write summaries of recommendations discussed with a client for documentation purposes.

32. Notify individuals or offices in writing of decisions, problems, or further actions needed.

As previously explained, your ratings in this Occupational Questionnaire are subject to evaluation and verification based on the documents and references you submit. Later steps in the selection process are specifically designed to verify your ratings. Deliberate attempts to falsify information may be grounds for not selecting you or for dismissing you from the position/agency during the probation period. Please take this opportunity to review your ratings to ensure their accuracy. By agreeing to the statement below, you are confirming that you: 1) understand this warning; 2) have reviewed your responses to this questionnaire for accuracy; and 3) verify that your responses accurately describe your current level of experience and capability.

33. Failure to agree to the statement below will disqualify you from further consideration for the position.

A. Yes, I verify that all of my responses to this questionnaire are true and accurate. I accept that if my supporting documentation and/or later steps in the selection process do not support one or more of my responses to the questionnaire that my application may be rated lower and/or I may be removed from further consideration.

B. No, I do not accept this agreement and/or I no longer wish to be considered for this position.

It is the applicant's responsibility to verify that information entered, uploaded, or faxed (i.e., resume, veteran's or Indian preference documentation, assessment questions and answers, and SF 50's) is received and is accurate.