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Job Title: Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Specialist
Company Name: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Albany, NY
Position Type: Full Time
Post Date: 09/12/2018
Expire Date: 11/11/2018
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Job Description
Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Specialist

The major duties include but are not limited to:

  • Responsible for the planning, development, implementation, evaluation and monitoring of the Affirmative Action, Equal Employment Opportunity and Alternative Dispute Resolution programs.
  • Develops data, writes reports and makes recommendations for the Medical Center Director on performance improvement for the facility's EEO Programs.
  • Establishes collaborative efforts with Human Resource Management staff to ensure efforts in the recruitment, training and career advancement of all employees is consistent with EEO goals and objectives.
  • Monitors and is responsible for the management of the Albany VA Medical Center's overall EEO/Diversity program on an on-going basis.
  • Serves as the facility representative to establish and maintain a relationship with local community groups, who are interested in civil rights or equal opportunity;
  • Manages the EEO complaints processing program;
  • Conducts investigations and interviews with complainants, parties, and witnesses regarding EEO allegations with employees at all levels of the Medical Center;
  • Implements all Special Emphasis programs including recruiting, selecting, developing , advising, mentoring, approving activities, providing leadership, and providing technical guidance of collateral duty managers within the Federal Women's Program, Hispanic Program, Persons with Disabilities Program, Black/African American program, Native American Program, Asian/Pacific Islander program and the Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender and Supportive Allies program;
  • Responsible for national internships offered at the Medical Center including SEEP/SCEP, Technical Career Field (TCF), Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU), and Workforce Recruitment Program (WRP);
  • Provides awareness and education to Medical Center staff regarding Alternative Dispute Resolution program policies and procedures (i.e., New Employee Orientation);
  • Identifies, coordinates, and conducts EEO Training for employees, managers and supervisors;
  • Performs other related duties as required.
Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Telework: Employee teleworks only on an as-needed basis.
Virtual: This is not a virtual position.
Position Description/PD#: 06013-O
Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not authorized
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 09/13/2018.

You must have at least one full year of specialized experience that has equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the EEO Specialist position. To be creditable, specialized experience must have been equivalent to at least the next lower grade level in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization.

Specialized experience includes: working in the equal employment opportunity field under general administrative supervision and with wide latitude for exercise of independent judgment; applying technical knowledge of equal employment opportunity (EEO) policies, regulations, practices; obtaining information/facts with regard to EEO complaints; explaining EEO regulatory and legal requirements; provides advice to management; provides counseling services to employees concerning equal employment problems; establishing contacts with organizations and community groups to improve organization's recruitment efforts; performing administrative tasks such as analyzing information; preparing reports, and maintaining files. This experience must be detailed in your resume to receive credit.

Time-In-Grade Requirement: Applicants who are current Federal employees and have held a GS grade any time in the past 52 weeks must also meet time-in-grade requirements by the closing date of this announcement. For a GS-12 position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-11. The grade may have been in any occupation, but must have been held in the Federal service. An SF-50 that shows your time-in-grade eligibility must be submitted with your application materials. Note: Time-In-Grade requirements also apply to former Federal employees applying for reinstatement as well as current employees applying for Veterans Employment Opportunities Act of 1998 (VEOA) appointment.

You will be rated on the following Competencies for this position:

  • Administrative Law
  • Analysis and Problem Solving
  • Communication
  • Compliance
  • Employee Relations


Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religions; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

Note: A full year of work is considered to be 35-40 hours of work per week. Part-time experience will be credited on the basis of time actually spent in appropriate activities. Applicants wishing to receive credit for such experience must indicate clearly the nature of their duties and responsibilities in each position and the number of hours a week spent in such employment.

Physical Requirements: The regular and recurring work of the position involves sitting at a desk, attending conferences, meetings, etc., and occasional visits to activity work sites. The work is primarily sedentary, but includes some bending , walking and carrying of light items. Long periods of standing while conducting training may be required along with occasional use of automobile and public conveyances. No special physical exertion is required.

Work Environment: The regular and recurring work of the position is performed in a work environment that involves normal everyday low risks or discomforts typical of offices or commercial vehicles. The work areas are adequately lighted, heated and ventilated.

None

To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

  • Resume


The following documents are accepted, and may be required if applicable to your eligibility and/or qualifications for this position. Please use this checklist to make sure you have included other documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), SF-50's (current/former Federal employees), documentation to support Veterans Preference claims, or ICTAP/CTAP documentation (for displaced Federal employees). You will not be contacted for additional information.
  • Cover Letter
  • DD-214
  • OF-306
  • Other Veterans Document
  • Resume
  • SF-15
  • SF-50
  • Transcript


Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference for 5pt (TP), 10pt (CP/CPS/XP), or for Sole Survivor Preference (SSP) in the questionnaire. You must provide a legible copy of your DD214(s) which shows dates and character of service (honorable, general, etc.). If you are currently serving on active duty and expect to be released or discharged within 120 days you must submit documentation related to your active duty service which reflects the dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), and dates of impending separation. Additionally, disabled veterans and others eligible for 10-point preference (such as widows or mothers of eligible Veterans) must also submit an SF-15 "Application for 10 Point Veteran Preference" with required proof as stated on the form. Documentation is required to award preference. For more information on Veterans' Preference, please visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx.
Qualifications & Requirements

To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 09/13/2018.

You must have at least one full year of specialized experience that has equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the EEO Specialist position. To be creditable, specialized experience must have been equivalent to at least the next lower grade level in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization.

Specialized experience includes: working in the equal employment opportunity field under general administrative supervision and with wide latitude for exercise of independent judgment; applying technical knowledge of equal employment opportunity (EEO) policies, regulations, practices; obtaining information/facts with regard to EEO complaints; explaining EEO regulatory and legal requirements; provides advice to management; provides counseling services to employees concerning equal employment problems; establishing contacts with organizations and community groups to improve organization's recruitment efforts; performing administrative tasks such as analyzing information; preparing reports, and maintaining files. This experience must be detailed in your resume to receive credit.

Time-In-Grade Requirement: Applicants who are current Federal employees and have held a GS grade any time in the past 52 weeks must also meet time-in-grade requirements by the closing date of this announcement. For a GS-12 position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-11. The grade may have been in any occupation, but must have been held in the Federal service. An SF-50 that shows your time-in-grade eligibility must be submitted with your application materials. Note: Time-In-Grade requirements also apply to former Federal employees applying for reinstatement as well as current employees applying for Veterans Employment Opportunities Act of 1998 (VEOA) appointment.

You will be rated on the following Competencies for this position:

  • Administrative Law
  • Analysis and Problem Solving
  • Communication
  • Compliance
  • Employee Relations


Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religions; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

Note: A full year of work is considered to be 35-40 hours of work per week. Part-time experience will be credited on the basis of time actually spent in appropriate activities. Applicants wishing to receive credit for such experience must indicate clearly the nature of their duties and responsibilities in each position and the number of hours a week spent in such employment.

Physical Requirements: The regular and recurring work of the position involves sitting at a desk, attending conferences, meetings, etc., and occasional visits to activity work sites. The work is primarily sedentary, but includes some bending , walking and carrying of light items. Long periods of standing while conducting training may be required along with occasional use of automobile and public conveyances. No special physical exertion is required.

Work Environment: The regular and recurring work of the position is performed in a work environment that involves normal everyday low risks or discomforts typical of offices or commercial vehicles. The work areas are adequately lighted, heated and ventilated.
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