Department Of The Interior Bureau of Reclamation
$79,799.00 to $103,739.00
Open & closing dates
$79,799 to $103,739 per year
Pay scale & grade
few vacancies in the following location:
Relocation expenses reimbursed
Relocation expenses are authorized with the exception of the Guaranteed Home Sale Provision.
This job is open to
Current or former competitive service employees, including:
Career Transition (CTAP, ICTAP, RPL)
Individuals with a disability
Reclamation is seeking a career professional looking for an opportunity to capitalize on his/her expertise as an Equal Employment Specialist, managing special emphasis programs and performing a variety of duties on behalf of the Bureau of Reclamation, including its regional offices.
Would you enjoy working in the area of Diversity and Inclusion? Responsibilities include serving as the Special Emphasis Program Manager for Reclamation's Denver/Washington Offices, planning and coordinating Reclamation's multi-year Affirmative Employment Program Plan, and working to promote education, awareness, and communication of diversity initiatives and ensuring Bureau compliance with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
LOCATION: Policy and Administration, Civil Rights Division, Lakewood, Colorado.
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- Develops and implements diversity and Affirmative Action policies and procedures, and provides managers and employees with information and interpretation of such policies and procedures.
- Plans, coordinates, monitors, and evaluates Reclamation’s multi-year Affirmative Employment Program Plan. Prepares annual and Accomplishment Reports and updates.
- Prepares the annual Management Directive 715 (MD-715) Report by conducting statistical analyses of work force data, conducting problem and barrier analysis, and measuring progress of objectives and actions items.
- Compiles, extracts, and analyzes information and statistical data from a variety of sources and prepares miscellaneous EEO reports and briefings. Routinely prepares briefings and presentations on Affirmative Employment and Special Emphasis Programs.
- Compiles and analyses employment statistics in order to prepare plans and reports on employment activities and to provide recommendations for alleviating under-representation and enhancing diversity within the workforce.
- Coordinates and leads meetings with Regional diversity coordinators and special emphasis managers, developing agendas with members, assures meetings are focused and productive and provides feedback to those participating.
- Develops and presents educational projects and exhibits, visual aids and other promotional materials to increase awareness of program issues and integrates existing and new programs.
- Provides consulting services to management officials at all levels in identifying barriers to equal employment and provides technical assistance in carrying out their EEO objectives.
Occasional travel - Occasional travel may be required.
Who May Apply
This job is open to…
Current Federal employees serving under a competitive service career or career-conditional appointment, former Federal employees with reinstatement eligibility, Veteran Employment Opportunities Act (VEOA) eligibles, or persons under special appointing authorities, (such as 30% disabled vets or individuals Schedule A appointments).
Questions? This job is open to 3 groups.
Job family (Series)
0260 Equal Employment Opportunity
Conditions of Employment
Suitable for Federal employment, determined by background investigation
You must submit a resume and supporting documentation (See: How To Apply)
You must meet specialized experience requirements (See: Qualifications)
U.S. Citizen or U.S. National
For veterans consideration, submit document(s) under Required Documents
You must meet all qualification requirements, including time-in-grade restrictions by, the closing date of this announcement.
TIME-IN-GRADE: Current career or career-conditional employees of the Federal government, or former career or career-conditional employees, who have a break in service of less than one year, are required to meet the time-in-grade restriction of one year of Federal experience at the next lower grade, with few exceptions outlined in 5 CFR 300.603(b).
All applicants must possess one year of specialized experience at the grade level below the grade to which they are applying. To meet specialized experience, your resume must describe experience that demonstrates the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities as defined below:
GS-12: Specialized experience is defined as: Conducting analysis of the MD-715 report and: providing technical information for diversity and inclusion to higher level management; identifying strategies to incorporate diversity and inclusion goals; and/or developing research studies to provide recommendations and education on diversity and inclusion.
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.
The Bureau of Reclamation has determined that the duties of this position are suitable for telework and the selectee may be allowed to telework with supervisor approval.
This position is designated as a MODERATE RISK Public Trust position. It requires a fully completed and favorably adjudicated Public Trust Suitability Background Investigation (MBI or equivalent) that is current (within the last 5 years). This is a condition of employment.
Selective Service: If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law. For more information visit: http://www.sss.gov
Employment Opportunity: The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, gender, age, color, religion, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, or membership in an employee organization, or any other non-merit factors.
How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
Human Resources (HR) will review resumes and transcript(s) if applicable, to ensure applicants meet the basic qualification requirements. We will evaluate each applicant who meets the basic qualifications on the information provided in the assessment questionnaire. The assessment questionnaire will take approximately 25 minutes to complete.
Applicants will be further evaluated on the following “Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs)” through your resume and responses to the online questions.
1.) Knowledge of the Federal Equal Opportunity principles, laws, regulations (affirmative employment laws, EEOC MD-715), and relevant court decisions, precedents, and policies governing equal employment opportunity to develop, implement, and monitor agency diversification programs, develop results-oriented diversification programs and to periodically report agency status to management officials.
2.) Knowledge and skill in the compilation and analysis of employment statistics in order to prepare plans and reports on employment activities, and to provide recommendations for alleviating underrepresentation and enhancing diversity within the workforce.
3.) Skill and ability to communicate orally and in writing, exercising mature judgment and diplomacy in working with, and communicating with people, understanding objectives and applying solutions, making presentations, and conducting training.
Applicants must make a fair and accurate assessment of their qualifications. If a determination is made that you have rated yourself higher than is apparent in your description of experience, competencies, skills, and/or education/training OR that your resume/application is incomplete, you may be rated ineligible or your score may be lowered.
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Background checks and security clearance
Public Trust - Background Investigation
To be considered for this position, applicants are required to submit a resume (with dates of employment, i.e. years and months, schedule, i.e. hours worked, and grade if federal employment), an on-line assessment questionnaire, and the following supporting documents, as appropriate:
--SF-50, NOTIFICATION OF PERSONNEL ACTION: Status applicants (transfer, reassignment, reinstatement, promotion, etc.) MUST submit a copy of their SF-50s), verifying all of the following: highest rate of pay held, the full performance grade level obtained or competed for, and documentation of your current career or career-conditional status in the competitive service (Tenure 1 or 2) for which you are claiming eligibility. This could result in more than one SF-50 to be submitted. DO NOT SUBMIT AWARD SF-50s. FAILURE TO SUBMIT AN SF-50 VERIFYING STATUS WILL RESULT IN THE APPLICANT NOT BEING CONSIDERED FOR THIS POSITION.
--For candidates eligible under the Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA) you must submit the appropriate DD-214 (Member 4 Copy) documenting your eligibility.
--SPECIAL NON-COMPETITIVE APPOINTING AUTHORITIES: For more information on special non-competitive appointing authorities visit: http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/hiring-authorities
--For information on veteran's eligibility visit: http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/veterans-services/vet-guide/
--CTAP/ICTAP provides placement assistance to permanent Federal employees who are surplus, displaced or involuntarily separated. Applicants claiming CTAP/ICTAP eligibility must submit a copy of their most recent performance appraisal, proof of eligibility and most current SF-50 noting position, grade level, and duty location with their application. To be considered under CTAP/ICTAP, applicants must be well-qualified, i.e. meet the minimum qualification requirements, including selective factors, education and experience requirements and score at least 90 on the assessment questionnaire as established, and be able to perform the duties of the position upon entry. For information on CTAP/ICTAP, visit: http://www.opm.gov/ctap/index.asp
If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:
Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education
Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.
A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal benefits
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Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.
How to Apply
How to Apply
Applications (resume and assessment questionnaire) for this vacancy MUST be received online BEFORE midnight Eastern Time (Washington D.C. time) on the closing date of this announcement. When you're ready to apply, click the blue APPLY ONLINE button at the side of the page.
This vacancy is being announced through Bureau of Reclamation's Hiring System--HireMe. For more information about the HireMe system and the registration process, visit: http://www.usbr.gov/hr/hireme.html
As part of the on-line application process, applicants may be required to submit supporting documents. Failure to submit the requested supporting documents may result in your not being considered for this position.
Options for submitting supporting documentation include Auto Requested Fax or uploading from your USAJOBS profile - instructions provided during the online application process. In addition, you may E-mail your supporting documentation to CODO@usbr.gov,
fax directly to the HR Office at 303- 445-6349, mail to PO Box 25007, Denver, CO 80225-0007 -or- Hand-deliver to Denver Federal Center, Building 67, Room 348, Denver, Colorado.
Include your name and the vacancy number on the supporting document(s).
This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify us at the phone number shown at the bottom of this page. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis.
Agency contact information
HR Service Center
BUREAU OF RECLAMATION
P.O. Box 25007
DFC, Bldg. 67
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After all application packages have been received, resumes and transcripts will be reviewed to ensure applicants meet the basic qualification requirements. Each applicant who meets the basic qualifications will be further evaluated on the information provided in the Assessment Questionnaire. Best-qualified applicants will be referred to the selecting official. After making a tentative job offer, a suitability and/or security background investigation will be conducted. A final job offer is typically made within 40 days after the deadline for applications. Applicants should monitor their status for positions with the Bureau of Reclamation, by regularly checking their public status notifications in their USAJOBS profile.
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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Department Of The Interior Bureau of Reclamation
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