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Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Equal Employment Opportunity Manager in United States

Summary The Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Manager is responsible for the planning, development, implementation, evaluation and monitoring of the affirmative action, equal employment opportunity and Alternative Dispute Resolution programs. Because of the broad scope, depth, critical and sensitive nature of EEO activities, careful attention to details and confidentiality are essential elements of this position. Responsibilities Major Duties: Serves as the EEO expert "in the field" and must possess the knowledge, skill, and confidence to provide consulting services, technical decisions and effective program management. Monitors and assists in the management of the medical center's overall EEO/Diversity program on a on-going basis. Communicates with a diverse population internal to the Department of Veteran Affairs, with other federal agencies and the general public. Identified EOO related training needs for the medical center. Participates in meetings, conference calls, workgroups, and training to maintain high level of knowledge, skill and ability in the field of EEO; conducts special studies as identified by the medical center, VISN, or VHA Central Office. Establishes collaborative efforts with Human Resource Management staff to ensure efforts in recruitment, training, and career advancement of all employees is consistent with EEO goals and objectives. Takes proactive role to resolve complaints at the lowest possible level and appropriately address, advice, and consult with management officials and employees on EEO related concerns. Assist in managing the medical center's external program for processing Civil Rights Discrimination Complaints. Performs other duties as assigned. Work Schedule: Monday through Friday 8:00am-4:30pm Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Position Description/PD#: Equal Employment Opportunity Manager/PD080360 Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: May be authorized Financial Disclosure Report: Not required Requirements Conditions of Employment You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this job Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959 You may be required to serve a probationary period Subject to background/security investigation Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process Participation in the seasonal influenza vaccination program is a requirement for all Department of Veterans Affairs Health Care Personnel (HCP) Participation in the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccination program is a requirement for all Veterans Health Administration Health Care Personnel (HCP) - See "Additional Information" below for details. Qualifications To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 09/29/2023. 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. If the most recent SF-50 has an effective date within the past year, it may not clearly demonstrate you possess one-year time-in-grade, as required by the announcement. In this instance, you must provide an additional SF-50 that clearly demonstrates one-year time-in-grade. 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 may qualify based on your experience as described below: Specialized Experience: You must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade GS-11 in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. Examples of specialized experience would typically include, but are not limited to: Attention to detail and maintains confidentiality Coordinating, planning, developing, administering, managing, advising, and evaluating the EEO/Diversity Program for the Medical Center Interpretation of policies, laws and regulations, and the development and implementation of policy and training programs to include but not limited to: Alternative Dispute Resolution, EEO training for Managers, Prevention of Sexual Harassment, Reasonable Accommodation, No FEAR act and Diversity Program Serve as consultant to employees and management officials at the facility level relevant to EEO and ADR including the development of affirmative employment plans, and identification of initiatives to eliminate barriers Conducts EEO Training, including the Prevention of Sexual Harassment, Diversity, EEO Complaints Processing, Basic Mediation and No FEAR Act training. You will be rated on the following Competencies for this position: Conflict Management Interpersonal Effectiveness Legal, Government and Jurisprudence Leveraging Diversity 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. For more information on these qualification standards, please visit the United States Office of Personnel Management's website at https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/. Education There is no educational substitution at this grade level. Note: Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S. Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities, schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federal employment. You can verify your education here: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/. If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html. Additional Information Special Employment Consideration: VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply, including those eligible for hiring under 5 CFR 213.3102(u), Schedule A, Appointment of persons with disabilities [i.e., intellectual disabilities, severe physical disabilities, or psychiatric disabilities], and/or Disabled veterans with a compensable service-connected disability of 30% or more. Contact the Agency Contact for information on how to apply under this appointment authority via the Selective Placement Coordinator. The Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) and Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) provide eligible displaced Federal/VA competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. To be qualified you must submit appropriate documentation (a copy of the agency notice, your most recent performance rating, and your most recent SF-50 noting current position, grade level, and duty location) and be found well-qualified for this vacancy. To be well-qualified: applicants must possess experience that exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors, and who are proficient in most of the required competencies of the job. Information about ICTAP and CTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website at http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/workforce-restructuring/employee-guide-to-career-transition/. This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies. Pursuant to VHA Directive 1193.01, VHA health care personnel (HCP) are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 subject to such accommodations as required by law (i.e., medical, religious or pregnancy). VHA HCPs do not include remote workers who only infrequently enter VHA locations. If selected, you will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and submit documentation of proof of vaccination before your start date. The agency will provide additional information regarding what information or documentation will be needed and how you can request a legally required accommodation from this requirement using the reasonable accommodation process. If you are unable to apply online or need an alternate method to submit documents, please reach out to the Agency Contact listed in this Job Opportunity Announcement.