Chief, Federal Coordination and Compliance Section – Washington

  • Full Time
  • Washington
  • Applications have closed

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The Chief of the Civil Rights Division’s (CRT’s) Federal Coordination and Compliance Section (FCS) is primarily responsible for establishing the methods, techniques, and procedures to be utilized in fulfilling the coordination and review functions of the Section and for the planning, supervision, administration, and review of work performed by the Deputy Chiefs, attorneys, and professional administrative support staff.

Applicants must possess a J.D. degree from a a law school accredited by the American Bar Association. (Provide the month and year in which you obtained your degree and the name of the College or University from which it was conferred/awarded.)

The successful candidate:

Supervises the implementation of three Executive Orders (12250, 13166, and 13160) and enforcement under several federal civil rights statutes, which includes:

  1. Overseeing the assignment, monitoring, and reviewing of all work assignments related to the three Executive Orders and administrative investigations of recipients of funds and other assistance from DOJ under civil rights statutes, including Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, ensuring that all matters are properly staffed, supervised, and timely considered.
  2. Consulting with, advising, and assisting Division sections, DOJ components, and other federal agencies regarding requirements and best practices for investigation, resolution, and referral of complaints, including conducting technical assistance reviews of investigation processes, providing training and technical assistance, conducting joint investigations and resolutions, and facilitating referrals to DOJ for enforcement action.
  3. Developing and issuing policy and procedural guidance, models, and coordination regulations regarding civil rights laws covering recipients of federal financial assistance for federal agencies and recipients.

Facilitates information-sharing among Division sections, DOJ components, and federal agencies regarding enforcement and implementation of the federal civil rights laws covering recipients of federal financial assistance.

Oversees the review, response, and approval of federal agency regulations, guidance, and policy under civil rights laws covering recipients of federal financial assistance.

Oversees outreach activities including provision of training sessions and technical assistance to federal agencies and recipients.

Coordinates implementation efforts within the Division, Department and/or other federal agencies, when appropriate.

Meets, coordinates, and fosters good working relationships with the United States Attorneys’ Offices, other Department of Justice (“DOJ” or “Department”) components, federal agency partners, and civil rights stakeholders.

Advises and seeks the advice of leaders of national civil rights organizations, civic and community-based organizations, public interest groups, and state civil rights programs in developing policy and promoting cooperation in achieving the goal of nondiscrimination.

Advises and consults with the Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights and the Deputy Assistant Attorneys General. Coordinates with the Division’s other Section Chiefs and Deputy Chiefs as appropriate.

Speaks at meetings and conferences to educate other governmental agencies, industry, and/or the public about the work of the FCS Section. Meets and conducts outreach to community organizations and other interested parties.

Serves as the reviewing official for attorney evaluations.

Performs other duties as assigned by the Office of the Assistant Attorney General.

The above duties and responsibilities require a thorough working knowledge of the Federal government and community organizations.

Only experience obtained by closing date of this announcement will be considered.

The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is required by law to review the executive qualifications of each new career appointee to the Senior Executive Service (SES) prior to appointment. To be considered for this position, you must submit a written statement addressing the five (5) Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) listed below at section 3. Failure to address both the Mandatory Technical Qualifications (MTQs) and the ECQs as set forth below will adversely affect your chances for selection.

Current members of the career SES, former career SES members with reinstatement eligibility, and OPM/QRB certified candidates need not address the ECQs.

You must submit a separate narrative statement that addresses each of the Mandatory Technical Qualifications (MTQs) related to this position; limit your responses to no more than one page for each MTQ. Unless you are a current Senior Executive Service (SES) career appointee, a former SES member having reinstatement eligibility, or an OPM-certified graduate of an approved SES Candidate Development Program, you must also submit a separate narrative statement (10-page limit) addressing each of the Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) related to all positions in the SES.

You must address how you have demonstrated progressively responsible leadership experience that is indicative of senior executive level managerial capability and directly related to the skills and abilities outlined in this job announcement. Qualified candidates typically gain experience of this nature at or above the GS-15 grade level in the Federal service or its equivalent with state or local government, the private sector, or nongovernmental organizations. For examples and guidance on writing effective ECQ narrative statements, you are strongly encouraged to review the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Guide to Senior Executive Service Qualifications. You must use the Challenge- Context- Action- Result (CCAR) model when describing your accomplishments.

Mandatory Technical Qualifications:

MTQ 1 – Extensive experience working with one or more of the applicable statutory provisions (i.e., Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; Executive Orders 12250, 13166, and 13160).
MTQ 2 – Demonstrated experience managing a complex organization, a diverse workforce (including lawyers, non-lawyer professionals, and support staff), and challenging organizational issues while enforcing the law.
MTQ 3 – Demonstrated experience communicating effectively on complex legal and technical issues through oral and written communication, including the ability to advocate successfully with diverse stakeholders, external partners and individuals or groups having differing and often conflicting interests, on matters related to the successful execution of a large-scale organization’s mission, programs and projects.

Executive Core Qualifications:

  • Leading Change: This core qualification involves 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 for ECQ-1: creativity and innovation, external awareness, flexibility, resilience, strategic thinking, vision.
  • Leading People: This core qualification involves 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 for ECQ-2: conflict management, leveraging diversity, developing others, team building.
  • Results Driven: This core qualification involves 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 risks. Leadership Competencies for ECQ-3: accountability, customer service, decisiveness, entrepreneurship, problem solving, technical credibility.
  • Business Acumen: This core qualification involves the ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically. Leadership Competencies for ECQ-4: financial management, human capital management, technology management.
  • Building Coalitions: This core qualification involves 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 for ECQ-5: partnering, political savvy, influencing/negotiating.

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