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Program Manager District Director

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Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

$126,148.00 to $189,600.00

Birmingham, AL

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$126,148 to $189,600 per year

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ES 00

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1 vacancy in the following location:

Birmingham, AL

1 vacancy

Relocation expenses reimbursed


This job is open to

The public

U.S. citizens, nationals or those who owe allegiance to the U.S., and excepted service employees.

Senior Executive Service

Those who meet the five Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs).

Federal employees

Current or former competitive service employees, including:

Merit promotion

Career Transition (CTAP, ICTAP, RPL)


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All U.S. Citizens


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The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is composed of a highly motivated and diverse team dedicated to the agency's mission - to eradicate employment discrimination. Come join us and make a difference.


The incumbent of this position serves as the District Director of one of the District Offices of the EEOC. The District Director is located in the District Office and is an agency leader responsible for carrying out the overall mission of the Commission in the District. These responsibilities include ensuring equality of opportunity by enforcing Federal law that prohibits discrimination in employment through investigation, mediation, conciliation, administrative hearing in the Federal sector, and through education, and provision of technical assistance. The District Director is the focal point and the Commission's representative for a variety of substantive activities within the District.

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Develops and recommends program objectives and operations, allocation of resources, changes in program emphasis, and adjustments in resource utilization to correct resource deficiencies, and provides balanced program operations.

Supervises or personally conducts the external affairs involving interaction with members of the Congress, key officials of other Federal agencies and State and local governments to, among other purposes, promote understanding of the laws and EEOC's operations and negotiate effective utilization of available resources in furthering EEOC's objectives.

Responsible for the effective operation of the Field, Area and Local Offices within the geographic area. Reviews and evaluates these offices' programs and activities to determine effectiveness. Consults with those operating officials concerned to develop improvements, as required.

Assesses the long-term programmatic needs of the District and provides leadership for the planning and development of policies, programs, and priorities to meet the needs of the District.

Serves as the official representative of the Commission within the geographic areas with delegated authority to take final action on all matters involving cases or activities.

Represents the Commission and its top management in diverse and continuing contacts with high level officials of public and private organizations and the general public to develop understanding and cooperation, explain policies and programs, and resolve problems. Included here would be those activities generally categorized as public relations, outreach and technical assistance.

Works closely with the Regional Attorney utilizing Commission-approved priority charge handling procedures.

Travel Required

25% or less - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status


Job family (Series)

0340 Program Management



Conditions of Employment

U.S. Citizenship

Males born after 12/31/1959 must register with the Selective Service

Suitable for Federal government as determined by background investigation



-Include special assignments and non-Federal experience (e.g., details, task forces, committees, private sector, volunteer) if they are relevant to an ECQ.

-Include awards that relate specifically to an ECQ.

-Quantify your accomplishments.

-Address the fundamental competencies over the course of the complete ECQ narrative.

Each accomplishment must be clear, concise, and emphasize your level of responsibilities; the scope and complexity of the programs, activities, or services you managed; program accomplishments; policy initiatives undertaken; level of contacts; the sensitivity and criticality of the issues you addressed; and the results of your actions. You should use action oriented leadership words to describe your experience and accomplishments (e.g., led the development and implementation of...) and quantify your experience wherever possible to demonstrate your accomplishment (e.g., number of employees supervised; size of budget managed; amount of money saved, etc.)

Qualifications include both general management skills and characteristics that are applicable to all SES positions AND technical responsibilities specific to the position. Applicants must have substantive experience which provides a good basic knowledge of the principles of organization, management and administration, and substantive specialized (operating administrative and managerial) experience in a type of work or a combination of functions directly related to this position.

To meet the minimum qualification requirements for this position, you must show that you possess the five Executive Core Qualification (ECQs), the Technical Qualifications and other qualifications, if applicable.

Executive Core Qualifications: With the exception of current and former CAREER SES and SESCDP graduates who have been QRB certified, applicants must submit written statements (narrative format) describing accomplishments that would satisfy the ECQs. You must address each ECQ separately not to exceed 2 pages per ECQ. You are required to respond to all ECQs. Failure to do so will result in an ineligible rating. When responding to each ECQ, you must clearly show that you possess the experience, knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the duties of this position by submitting narrative responses in which you detail your experience in each of the ECQs. Your examples should be clear and emphasize your level of responsibilities, scope and complexity of programs managed, program accomplishments with results of your actions, policy initiatives and level of contacts. OPM's Guide to Senior Executive Service Qualifications can assist you in writing an effective SES application. In particular, please note that the Challenge-Context-Action-Result Model is recommended and very helpful when preparing your ECQ narrative responses. The Guide is available on OPM's website at:

Applicants must utilize the Challenge-Context-Action-Result (CCAR) Model when writing Executive Core Qualifications (ECQ). Use two examples of relevant experience for each ECQ being sure your experience matches the ECQ criteria.

Challenge -Describe a specific problem or goal.

Context - Describe the individuals and groups you worked with, and/or the environment in which you worked, to address a particular challenge (e.g., clients, co-workers, members of Congress,shrinking budget, low morale).

Action - Discuss the specific actions you took to address a challenge.

Result - Give specific examples of measures/outcomes that had some impact on the organization. These accomplishments demonstrate the quality and effectiveness of your leadership skills.

ECQ1 - Leading Change: The ability to bring about strategic change, both within and outside the organization, to meet organizational goals. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to establish an organizational vision and to implement it in a continuously changing environment. Leadership Competencies: Creativity and Innovation, External Awareness, Flexibility, Resilience, Strategic Thinking and Vision.

ECQ2 - Leading People: The ability to lead people toward meeting the organization's vision, mission, and goals. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to provide an inclusive workplace that fosters the development of others, facilitates cooperation and teamwork, and supports constructive resolution of conflicts. Leadership Competencies: Conflict Management, Leveraging Diversity, Developing Others and Team Building.

ECQ3 - Results Driven: The ability to meet organizational goals and customer expectations. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to make decisions that produce high-quality results by applying technical knowledge, analyzing problems, and calculating risk. Leadership Competencies: Accountability, Customer Service, Decisiveness, Entrepreneurship, Problem Solving and Technical Creditability.

ECQ 4 - Business Acumen: The ability to manage human, financial and information resources strategically. Leadership Competencies: Financial Management, Technology Management and Human Capital Management.

ECQ 5 - Building Coalitions: The ability to build coalitions internally and with other Federal agencies, State and local governments, nonprofit and private sector organizations, foreign governments, or international organizations to achieve common goals. Leadership Competencies: Influencing/Negotiating, Oral Communication, Partnering and Political Savvy.

Technical Qualifications (TQ): All applicants, including current/former CAREER SES and SESCDP QRB certified graduates, must submit written statement (narrative format) of accomplishments that would satisfy the technical qualifications. You must address each technical qualification separately. You are required to respond to all of the technical qualifications. If you fail to do so, you will be rated ineligible. TQ submissions must be limited to two pages per TQ.

1. Extensive knowledge of laws, rules, regulations and procedures related to Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Equal Pay Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Rehabilitation Act; and the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act or comparable State or local civil rights laws.

2. Demonstrated experience in supervising and managing extensive investigations of discrimination law.

3. Demonstrated knowledge/ability to negotiate complex cases, matters, agreements and settlements as part of an enforcement and/or conciliation process.

4. Demonstrated knowledge of leadership principles, developments, trends and general accepted practices and techniques utilized in strategic planning, administration and organizational effectiveness.

There are no education requirements for this position.

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, religious, 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.


This job does not have an education qualification requirement.

Additional information

A one year probationary period must be served if not currently or previously in the career Senior Executive Service.

You will be required to travel and you will be required to apply and maintain a government travel card.

A background investigation is required and continued employment is contingent on completion of that process to determine suitability for federal employment. Failure to successfully meet these requirements will be grounds for termination.

It is the policy of the Government not to deny employment simply because an individual has been unemployed or has had financial difficulties that have arisen through no fault of the individual. Information about an individual's employment experience will be used only to determine the person's qualifications and to assess his or her relative level of knowledge, skills and abilities. Although an individual's personal conduct may be relevant in any employment decision, including conduct during periods of unemployment or evidence or dishonesty handling financial matters, financial difficulty that has arisen through no fault of the individual will generally not itself be the basis of an unfavorable suitability or fitness determination.

All applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, marital status, political affiliation, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability, membership in an employee organization, or any other non-merit factor.

The EEOC provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the EEOC's Disability Program Manager by e-mail at or by telephone at (202) 663-4345. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

Financial Disclosure: All employees of the Federal government are subject to the conflict of interest statutes and regulations including the Standards of Ethical Conduct that govern activities with outside organizations and reporting financial holdings. This position will require the incumbent to complete a public financial disclosure report within 30 days of appointment.

Veteran preference does not apply to the SES.

The application forms are subject to the provision of the Privacy Act and become property of EEOC.

The initial salary for Senior Executive Service jobs will vary depending on qualifications.

All Federal employee are required by PL 104-134 to have federal payments made by Direct Deposit.

Before being hired, you will be required to sign and certify the accuracy of the information in your application if you have not done this using an application form such as OF-612.

If you make a false statement in any part of your application you may not be hired; you may be fired after you begin work or you may be subject to fine or other disciplinary action.

How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

We will review and evaluate your resume and supporting documentation to determine if you meet the minimum qualifications for this position. If you meet the minimum qualifications for this job, we will evaluate your resume and supporting documentation to assess the quality, depth and complexity of your accomplishments, experience and education as they relate to the core competencies listed above.

You should be aware that all your submissions and responses are subject to evaluation and verification. Deliberate attempts to falsify information may be grounds for not selecting you. Responses to inquiries to state where you obtained certain experience such as In resume is not acceptable and will not be credited.

Applicants will be evaluated by EEOC's Executive Review Board (ERB) qualifications. Each applicant will be rated and ranked in one of the following categories:

Best Qualified

Minimally Qualified


If you exaggerate or falsify your experience, education and/or responses to questions, your ratings are subject to change or you may be deemed not qualified.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance

Public Trust - Background Investigation

Required Documents

Required Documents

-Resume (all candidates)

-ECQ Narrative Statement - Applicants who are current or former CAREER Senior Executives do not need to submit ECQs. Applicants who have been certified by OPM do not need to submit ECQs, but must submit a copy of the certificate as evidence of OPM's successful certification of their ECQs.

-Technical Qualification Narrative Statement (all candidates)

-Current or former members of the SES must provide evidence (SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action which shows your conversion or appointment into the SES, or recent pay increase showing career status in the SES) of eligibility for reassignment, transfer or reinstatement.

-A current supervisory appraisal, if available, or at least two (2) current letters of reference dated within the last 24 months must also be submitted with your application. Please note that Federal agencies are prohibited from accepting and considering political recommendations from Members of Congress, Congressional employees, elected State or local government officials, and political party officials in support of your application for employment. If such recommendations are submitted, they will not be forwarded to ERB nor the selecting official.



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How to Apply

How to Apply

To apply for this position, you must submit the documentation specified under Required Documents. Required documents must be uploaded.

You must submit a complete application package by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Standard/Daylight Savings Time on the closing date of the announcement. Failure to provide all required documents will result in you not being considered for employment.

To begin, click Apply Online to create a USAJOBS account or log in to your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USAJOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the assessment questionnaire.

Click the Submit My Answers button to submit your application package

It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation is submitted prior to the closing date.

To verify your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account,, select the Application Status link and then select the more information link for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.

To return to an incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete.

Should you need assistance please contact the individual identified in this announcement at least 2 days prior to the closing date.

Agency contact information

James Smith


(202) 663-4353



Office of the Chief Human Capital Officer

131 M Street NE

Washington, DC


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Next steps

Once your application is received, we will conduct an evaluation of your qualifications and determine your eligibility. We expect to make a decision within 90 days of the closing date of this announcement. You will be notified of the outcome.

Fair & Transparent

Fair & Transparent

The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) for federal employees & job applicants

Reasonable Accommodation Policy

Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.

Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when: An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.

An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.

An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.

You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.

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Financial suitability

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Privacy Act

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Selective Service

New employee probationary period

Note: We cannot accept applications on behalf of Federal Agencies. Application instructions are listed within the Job Description.

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