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Equal Opportunity Specialist

By January 13, 2022
  • Full Time
  • Lincoln, NE
  • January 24, 2022

Federal Highway Administration

Summary
Employee has primary responsibility for matters relating to civil rights associated with the management & operation of the State’s surface transportation system. Monitors, reviews, & evaluates State DOT and its sub-recipients’ nondiscrimination program management & equal opportunity practices for compliance. Identifies operational problems, recommends corrective action to the appropriate level of management, & provides technical advice & assistance for these and other programs as assigned.

Duties
As an Equal Opportunity Specialist, you will:

  • Represent the Division for matters pertaining to Civil Rights and equal opportunity.
  • Review and approve project and program documents and plans, including but not limited to, Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBE), Title VI and Nondiscrimination, State Internal Equal Employment Opportunity, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act/Americans with Disabilities Act, and Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) contractor Compliance/ On-The-Job Training (OJT) as appropriate.
  • Conduct civil rights program and process reviews or project inspections to identify areas of improvement and recommend actions.
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of internal and external equal opportunity/civil rights programs, using program plans, data analysis, and reports to identify and set key program priorities.
  • Perform other program duties as assigned.

The ideal candidate for this position is a professional with a demonstrated increasing level of experience and responsibility in: applying civil rights laws, principles and practices; analyzing and investigating alleged acts of unlawful discrimination; reviewing, evaluating, and enforcing equal opportunity compliance by Government contractors and other recipients of public funds; and in related areas such as resolving complaints or providing guidance to internal and external customers on how to voluntarily resolve matters. The ideal candidate also has skill in establishing and maintaining effective relationships to promote awareness of Equal Opportunity programs, and agency policies, goals and objectives.

Qualifications

To determine which grade(s) you may be eligible for, review the following grade specific details.  You will be asked a few questions as part of your application but make sure to verify how you meet this experience in your resume.

For the GS-11:

On Experience, you must have at least one year of experience, equal or equivalent to the GS-09 grade level, which included:

  • Experience researching and analyzing data from civil rights/equal opportunity programs and services for compliance, such as identifying operational problems, preparing reports, and/or recommending corrective actions.

Or on Education, you must have 3 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. degree OR Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree.

You can also have a combination of related graduate education and experience.  This must be fully supported by your resume and transcripts, provided with your application.

For the GS-12:

On Experience, you must have at least one year of experience, equal or equivalent to the GS-11 grade level, which included both of the following:

  • Experience conducting and reporting on civil rights/equal opportunity investigations; OR monitoring and reporting on civil rights/equal opportunity activities to ensure program, project, contract, or grant compliance; AND
  • Experience reviewing and approving (or recommending corrective actions to) project and program documents and plans, such as those associated with Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBE), Title VI and Nondiscrimination, State Internal Equal Employment Opportunity, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act/Americans with Disabilities Act, and/or Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Contractor Compliance/ On-The-Job Training (OJT).

For more information and to apply to the position, please visit USAJobs: https://www.usajobs.gov/job/630813800

To apply for this job email your details to connor.megan@dot.gov

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