<b>Duties</b><br /><br /><b>Summary</b><br /><br />This position is located in the Office of the Chair, U.S.Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). The incumbent will serve as a Policy Analyst and will perform a variety of confidential assignments and duties and assist in effectively discharging the functions of the Office.<br /> Learn more about this agency <br /><br /><b>Responsibilities</b><br /><br /><ul> <li>Serves as policy advisor to the Chair by rendering advice and policy interpretations regarding laws governing Equal Employment Opportunity.</li> <li>Analyzes policy documents prepared by Office Directors and others throughout the Commission for responsiveness, timeliness and consistency with EEOC policy.</li> <li>Develops background information and conducts special studies for use in making policy decisions. Makes recommendations to the Chair. Researches, analyzes and presents data from a variety of internal and external sources.</li> <li>Recommends changes to EEOC regulations and other documents. Assists the Chair in defining and presenting options on issues to be resolved by the Commission.</li> <li>Serves as the Chair's Speech Writer, providing speech writing and editorial support for OCH. Conducts presentations, writes speeches tailored to intended audiences, communicates orally, and may be required to speak publicly.</li> <li>Serves as the definitive authoritative figure on speech writing within OCH and performs editorial reviews on sensitive written material and products developed throughout the organization and supported by commands.</li> <li>Provides support to the Chair on special projects and assignments, such as preparing congressional testimony and information papers on a wide variety of issues, with audiences at the highest level of the Federal Government and Agency leadership.</li> </ul> <br /><br /><b>Travel Required</b><br /><br />75% or less – You may be expected to travel for this position.<br /><br />Supervisory status <br /> No <br /><br />Promotion Potential <br /> 15 <br /><br /></li> <b>Requirements</b><br /><br /><b>Conditions of Employment</b><br /><br /><ul> <li>Must be a U.S. Citizen or National</li> <li>Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service</li> <li>Suitable for Federal employment, determined by a background investigation</li> <li>May be required to successfully complete a probationary period</li> <li>Financial disclosure may be required</li> </ul> <br /><br /><b>Qualifications</b><br /><br /><strong>This is a Term Appointment that will last 3 years. This position will terminate at the end of the term appointment and will not be converted to a permanent position. The agency has the right to terminate employment at any time during the NTE appointment period.</strong><br /><br />For the GS-15: You must have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-14 grade level to include: serving as a policy advisor to high-level officials, researching, analyzing and recommending solutions for EEO policies and serving as a writer, preparing speeches for high-level officials.<br /><br /><strong>Writing samples may be requested</strong>.<br /><br />You must meet all qualification and eligibility requirements by the closing date of this announcement.<br /><br />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. <br /><br /><b>Education</b><br /><br /><b>Additional information</b><br /><br /><strong>This is a Term Appointment that will last 3 years. This position will terminate at the end of the term appointment and will not be converted to a permanent position. The agency has the right to terminate employment at any time during the NTE appointment period.</strong><br /><br />Relocation expenses will not be paid.<br /><br />This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional similar vacancies across EEOC.<br /><br />If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document that you do not have in electronic form, please contact the HR Specialist listed in this vacancy.<br /><br /><strong>If you are a veteran and you are claiming 5-point veterans' preference,</strong> you must submit a copy of your DD-214 or other proof of eligibility.<br /> <strong>If you are a veteran and you are claiming 10-point veterans' preference</strong>, you must also submit an SF-15, "Application for 10-Point Veterans' Preference" plus the proof required by that form. For more information on veterans' preference (see https: www.fedshirevets.gov/job-seekers/veterans-preference/#content ).<br /><br />Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see: https: www.sss.gov/Home/Registration )<br /><br />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 may require the incumbent to complete a confidential financial disclosure report within 30 days of appointment. <br /><br /><b>How You Will Be Evaluated</b><br /><br />You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.<br /><br /><strong>For Category Rating: </strong>Once the application process is complete, a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine if you are qualified for this job. If, after reviewing your resume and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and/or experience, you may lose consideration for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your eligibility. Qualified candidates will be assigned to one of the three quality categories: Qualified, Well Qualified, or Best Qualified. <strong>Qualified Category</strong> = Does not exceed the basic qualifications requirements described in the "Qualifications" section of this announcement. <strong>Well Qualified Category</strong> = Meets the basic qualifications requirements described in the "Qualifications" section of this announcement and demonstrates proficiency in the Critical Competencies defined below. (This category must be met to be considered under ICTAP procedures) <strong>Best Qualified Category</strong> = Meets the basic qualifications requirements described in the "Qualifications" section of this announcement and excels in the Critical Competencies defined below. The category assignment is a measure of the degree in which your background matches the competencies required for this position.<br /><br />Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics):<br /><br /><ul><li>Advising</li><li>Editing</li><li>Knowledge of EEOC laws</li><li>Oral Communication</li><li>Research</li><li>Writing</li></ul><br /><br />The Category Rating Process does not add veterans' preference points or apply the "rule of three," but protects the rights of veterans by placing them ahead of non-preference eligible within each category.<br /><br />Preference eligibles who meet the minimum qualification requirements and have a compensable service-connected disability of at least 10 percent or higher will be listed in the highest quality category (except in the case of scientific or professional positions at the GS-09 level or higher).<br /><br /><strong>Career Transition Assistance Programs: </strong>These programs apply to employees who have been involuntarily separated from a Federal service position within the competitive service or Federal service employees whose positions have been deemed surplus or no longer needed. To receive selection priority for this position, you must: 1) meet CTAP or ICTAP eligibility criteria; 2) be rated well-qualified for the position with a score of 85 or above based on the competencies listed above; and 3) submit the appropriate documentation to support your CTAP or ICTAP eligibility. For more information visit: https: www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/workforce-restructuring/employee-guide-to-career-transition/ <br /><br /><b>Background checks and security clearance</b><br /><br />Security clearance <br /> Other <br /><br />Drug test required <br /> No <br /><br />Position sensitivity and risk <br /> Non-sensitive (NS)/Low Risk <br /><br />Trust determination process <br /> Suitability/Fitness <br /><br /></li> <b>Required Documents</b><br /><br />To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes: <li>Your <strong>Resume</strong> showing work schedule, hours worked per week, dates of employment and duties performed.</li> <li><strong>Other supporting documents:</strong> <ul> <li>Cover Letter, optional</li> <li><strong>Veterans' Preference documentation, if applicable </strong>(e.g. DD-214 Member Copy 4 showing type of discharge/character of service; Current Active Duty members must submit a certification of expected discharge or release from active duty under honorable conditions dated within 120 days; SF-15 Form and related documentation; VA letter.)</li> <li><strong>Career Transition Assistance Program/Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program documentation, if applicable</strong> (e.g. Certification of Expected Separation, Reduction-In-Force Separation Notice, or Notice of Proposed Removal; SF-50 that documents the RIF separation action; and most recent performance appraisal. <ul> <li><strong>Worker's Compensation Separation:</strong> Agency certification of inability to place employee AND Notification of Separation OR Separation SF-50.</li> <li><strong>Disability Annuity Termination</strong>: Notification from OPM of disability annuity termination AND Separation SF-50 of the last position held.</li> <li><strong>Military Reserve or National Guard Technician Special Disability Retirement Annuity under 5 U.S.C. 8337(h) or 8456: </strong>Certification of special disability retirement annuity from a military department or National Guard Bureau AND Separation SF-50 of the last position held.</li> </ul> </li> </ul> </li> <br /> <strong>Failure to submit any of the above mentioned required documents may result in loss of consideration due to an incomplete application package. It is your responsibility to ensure all required documents have been submitted.</strong> <br /><br /><b>If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:</b><br /><br />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 . <br /><br />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.