<b>Duties</b><br /><br /><b>Summary</b><br /><br />A successful candidate will serve as the Chief, Equity and Diversity Division, which includes discharging all functions necessary to carry out program responsibilities, including providing direction, supervision and guidance to Equity and Diversity staff and providing guidance to field office EEO managers.<br /><br />Learn more about this agency <br /><br /><b>Responsibilities</b><br /><br /><strong>As a Chief, Equity and Diversity, you will:</strong><br /> <ul> <li>Serve as the primary lead for reviewing Headquarters and field site EEO programs and outcomes on behalf of the Deputy Director, Office of Civil Rights and Diversity; advise DOE managers, subordinate staff, and field site EEO managers on personnel issues having EEO ramifications and causing or creating perceptions of discrimination; formulate and implement appropriate courses of action to define, avoid and resolve such issues, in coordination with appropriate Headquarters and/or field site EEO staff and other relevant stakeholders.</li> <li>Serve as the Equity and Diversity representative in conferring and negotiating with top officials within and outside of DOE, including private business, and state and local governments, on important policy questions, often serving on intra-agency task forces. Formulate DOE's EEO and Diversity and Inclusion policies and procedures and submit recommendations to the Deputy Director, Office of Civil Rights and Diversity. Coordinate with the Deputy Director, personnel officer, budget officer, and other relevant stakeholders to allocate program resources, set priorities, delegate authority, and review and evaluate program activities; and make critical technical and program management decisions.</li> <li>Identify diversity and inclusion challenges, assess impacts of proposed legislation and/or policy changes, evaluate alternatives and recommend innovative solutions to complex issues surrounding the implementation of diversity best practices and systems throughout DOE. Assist in the development and implementation of strategies and metrics to monitor and evaluate Department-wide progress in creating a diverse and inclusive workforce; collaborate with senior leaders to integrate diversity and inclusion practices into mission accomplishment. Guide supervisors, managers, and leaders on diversity and inclusion challenges within program units, providing in-person consultation, and recommend practices and policies to increase employee inclusion and engagement across all demographic groups.</li> <li>Manage the Special Emphasis Program Managers (SEPM) in accordance with Executive Orders and legislative requirements. SEPMs are responsible for identifying barriers, devising solutions to those barriers, and making recommendations to eliminate obstacles to the advancement of those identified demographic groups. Plans and executes special observances to enhance cross-cultural awareness and promote harmony, pride, teamwork, and esprit de corps among the workforce. Manages the development and administration of the Affirmative Employment Program for the Department, including workforce profile data collection and analysis, reporting, planning, monitoring, training and evaluation.</li> </ul> <br /><br /><b>Travel Required</b><br /><br />Occasional travel – Occasional travel may be required to attend training, meetings and/or conferences.<br /><br />Supervisory status <br /> Yes <br /><br />Promotion Potential <br /> 15 <br /><br /></li> <b>Requirements</b><br /><br /><b>Conditions of Employment</b><br /><br /><ul> <li>You must be a United States Citizen.</li> <li>This employer participates in the e-Verify program.</li> <li>See "Other Information" section regarding Selective Service requirements.</li> <li>Resume and question responses must be submitted online.</li> <li>Subject to satisfactory security and suitability determination.</li> </ul> <br /><br /><strong>OTHER REQUIREMENTS:</strong><br /> <ul> <li>If selected for this vacancy, you will be required to file the OGE Form 450 (Financial Disclosure Statement) prior to your appointment to this position. For additional information and to obtain the form, please visit the Office of Government Ethics.</li> <li>New supervisors are required to complete 80 hours of supervisory training of which 40 hours must be completed during your first year as a supervisor.</li> <li>New supervisors are required to complete a one year supervisory probationary period.</li> <li>Requires a "Public Trust" background investigation prior to appointment.</li> <li>This position is excluded from a bargaining unit.</li> </ul> <br /><br /><b>Qualifications</b><br /><br /><strong>SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS</strong><br /><br />A qualified candidate's online application and resume must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to GS-14 grade level in the Federal service. <strong>Specialized experience for this position is defined as: </strong>overseeing the collection and compilation of employment data and the preparation and assembling of EEO reports, including the statistical analyses of data and implementation of correction action plans (MD-715, 462 Reports), the Disabled Veterans Affirmative Action Program Plan, and the Federal Equal Opportunity Recruitment Program; advising and consulting with the management officials on diversity and inclusion best practices to maximize the engagement of the Federal workforce; managing Special Emphasis Program Managers (SEPM) in accordance with Executive Orders and legislative requirements; identifying barriers and making recommendations to eliminate obstacles to the advancement of identified groups; and reviewing management policies and practices, and recommending appropriate actions and/or changes.<br /><br />Your application and resume should demonstrate that you possess the following knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs). Do not provide a separate narrative written statement. Rather, you must describe in your application how your past work experience demonstrates that you possess the KSAs identified below. Cite specific examples of employment or experience contained in your resume and describe how this experience has prepared you to successfully perform the duties of this position. DO NOT write "see resume" in your application!<br /> <li>Ability to direct, coordinate, or oversee work; exercising significant responsibilities in dealing with officials of other units or organizations, or in advising management officials of higher rank.</li> <li>Experience in providing leadership and direction in the formulation, execution and management of policies governing the administration of the Equity and Diversity Program, to include Equal Employment Opportunity Management Directive (MD) 715, and diversity programs for DOE HQ and it subordinates elements.</li> <li>Knowledge of equal employment opportunity law, regulations, policies, and methods necessary to advise line managers and provide guidance to organizational managers.</li> <li>Knowledge of problem solving and analysis to identify and define equal employment problems and to develop workable solutions.</li> <li>Superior ability to communicate, both verbally and in writing, complex information in a clear, concise manner that is targeted to and meets the needs of diverse audiences with different perspectives and objectives.</li> <li>Superior ability to establish regular contact with high-level internal and external resources and customers, supplying or seeking information on diversity programs and issues; superior use of tact when expressing ideas or opinions to senior leaders, customers, contractors, and other stakeholders.</li> <br />"Experience" refers to paid and unpaid experience. Examples of qualifying unpaid experience may include: volunteer work done through National Service programs (such as Peace Corps and AmeriCorps); as well as work for other community-based philanthropic and social organizations. 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 /><strong>CTAP/ICTAP candidates:</strong> To be considered "well qualified" you must meet all of the requirements as described in this section.<br /><br /><strong>You must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements by the closing date of this announcement.</strong><br /><br /><b>Education</b><br /><br />There is no education requirement for this position.<br /><br /><b>Additional information</b><br /><br /><strong>The U.S. Department of Energy fosters a diverse and inclusive workplace and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.</strong><br /> <ul> <li>New employees to the Department of Energy will be required to successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit www.dhs.gov/E-Verify </li> <li>Veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, please visit the links at the bottom of this page or visit the FedsHireVets website.</li> <li>If you believe that you are eligible for the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP), please visit the OPM ICTAP/CTAP website for more information. In order to be considered under the ICTAP program, your application must score within the pre-established "well qualified" category as stated in the Qualifications section.</li> <li>More than one selection may be made from this vacancy announcement.</li> <li>Some positions may require completion of a probationary period of up to 1 (one) year.</li> <li>Many positions require successful completion of a background investigation.</li> <li>All males born after December 31st 1959 must abide by laws regarding Selective Service registration. To learn more about this law, visit the Selective Service web page, Who Must Register . If you are not registered and don't have an approved exemption, you will not be eligible for employment with the Federal government.</li> </ul> <br />EEO Policy: https: help.usajobs.gov/index.php/EEO_Policy_Statement <br />Reasonable Accommodation Policy: https: help.usajobs.gov/index.php/Reasonable_Accommodation_Policy_Statement <br />Veterans Information: https: help.usajobs.gov/index.php/Veterans_Information <br />Telework: www.telework.gov <br />Selective Service Registration: http: www.sss.gov/ <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 />The Department of Energy uses an application tracking system to evaluate the responses you provide in the applicant assessment questionnaire to place you into an initial quality category via OPM's Category Rating procedures. Then, the HR Office and/or Subject Matter Expert (SME) will conduct a quality review of your application and supporting documentation to ensure you have been placed into the appropriate quality category.<br /><br />Your application is rated based on the extent and quality of your experience, education (when applicable), and training as described in your resume and applicant assessment. Your credentials are measured against the established duties of the position at the grade level(s) being advertised.<br /><br />The quality categories are usually defined as "Best Qualified", "Well Qualified", and "Qualified", although they may differ slightly based on individual agency policy.<br /><br />If you are eligible for career transition assistance plans such as ICTAP or CTAP, you must meet the definition of "well qualified" which is defined as having a score of 85 or better.<br /><br />If you are a Veteran Preference eligible candidate, you will be listed at the top of whichever quality category your rating places you in. CP/CPS veterans are placed at the top of the highest category for all positions except professional and scientific positions at GS-9 and higher.<br /><br />If your resume is incomplete or does not support the responses you provided in your online questionnaire, or if you fail to submit all required documentation before the vacancy closes, you may be rated 'ineligible', 'not qualified', or your score may be adjusted accordingly. <br /><b>To preview questions please click here .</b> <br /><br /><b>Background checks and security clearance</b><br /><br />Security clearance <br /> Other <br /><br />Drug test required <br /> No <br /><br /></li> <b>Required Documents</b><br /><br />Please carefully review the following list to determine what documentation you need to submit. Some documents may not apply to all applicants.<br />If you are unsure, click the link for each document type to read more.<br /><br /><strong>ALL APPLICANTS:</strong> <strong>You must submit a about what is expected in your resume." href="https: help.usajobs.gov/index.php/How_to_create_your_resume" target="_blank" rel="noopener">resume supporting your specialized experience and responses to the online questionnaire.</strong><br /> <ul> <li>Your resume should list all work experience (paid and unpaid); you must list the full name and address of the each employer.</li> <li>For all types of work experience, you should indicate the start and end dates (include month, day, and year); you must also list the average number of hours per week that you worked.</li> <li>For paid work experience, please indicate your starting salary for each position and the highest salary you earned (if different).</li> <li>Your resume should also include any education and training you have completed (list the program title, subject area, number of hours completed, and completion date).</li> <li>For more information about what to include in your resume, please view this USAJOBS Resume Tutorial video on YouTube.</li> </ul> <br /> Most DOE offices will allow you to submit a resume in the format of your choice (as an attached document or as a USAJOBS Resume Builder format). However, some offices may require one specific format. You will be notified at the time you click 'Apply Online' which type of resume is acceptable. It is important that you are complete and thorough in your resume. If any of the above information is not included in your resume, we may not be able to fully credit you for your experience. <br /><br /><strong>If specific educational requirements are indicated for this vacancy:</strong> experience." href="https: help.usajobs.gov/index.php/Education" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Documentation verifying your educational claims which can include unofficial transcripts or any report listing institution, course title, credits earned and final grade. Please see the Education section for more information.<br /><br /><strong>Veterans:</strong> authorities and the documentation you need to submit" href="http: www.fedshirevets.gov/job/shav/index.aspx" target="_blank" rel="noopener">veteran eligibility documentation (DD-214 Member #4 Copy, VA Letter, Standard Form (SF) 15 as applicable). Please note: If you are a veteran who has not yet been discharged, you may provide a statement of intent to discharge from your agency to receive Veterans Preference under the VOW (Veterans Opportunity to Work) to Hire Heroes Act of 2011.<br /><br /><strong>Persons with Disabilities:</strong> Individuals with intellectual disabilities, severe physical disabilities, or psychiatric disabilities may apply for appointment through the Schedule A hiring authority. flexibilities for persons with disabilities" href="https: www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/disability-employment/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Certified verification of a disability from a licensed medical professional; a licensed vocational rehabilitation specialist; or any Federal, state, or District of Columbia agency or U.S. territory that issues or provides disability benefits will be required.<br /><br /><strong>Displaced Federal employees who qualify for CTAP/ICTAP:</strong> If you are a former Federal employee who was displaced due to a Reduction-in-Force (RIF) or surplused by some other means, please submit a copy of the separation letter or RIF notice from your agency. To be selected under I/CTAP, you must still be found well-qualified for this position. Please see the OPM Guide to Career Transition for more information.<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.