<b>Duties</b><br /><br /><b>Summary</b><br /><br />The foundation for success of the Defense Commissary Agency mission is our people. It is DeCA's goal to have a workforce that is comprised of our nation's diverse cultures and backgrounds. DeCA operates a worldwide commissary system that provides quality grocery products to active duty military personnel and retirees, members of the Reserve and National Guard, and their families, as well as current DeCA employees. The agency employs over 15,000 people and its annual sales exceed $4 billion.<br /> Learn more about this agency <br /><br /><b>Responsibilities</b><br /><br /><ul> <li>This position is located in the Defense Commissary Agency Headquarters (DeCA), Equal Employment Opportunity Directorate (EE) and has direct oversight responsibility for several of DeCA's Affirmative Employment Programs, to include the MD-715 Program; the Disability Program; the Diversity Program; the Wounded Warrior Program; the Individuals with Targeted Disabilities Program; and Special Emphasis Programs.</li> <li>On a regular basis, the Equal Employment Manager, writes Final Agency Decisions (FADs) on the merits of discrimination complaints.</li> <li>Analyzes and provides recommendations to managers and employees on requests for reasonable accommodation of disabilities.</li> <li>Provide liaison with Computer and Electronic Assistance Program (CAP).</li> <li>Manage EE's tracking automation project and the associated IT responsibilities inherent therein.</li> <li>Prepare the Civil Treatment Implementation Plan which involves serving as liaison to the HR Workforce Development Office.</li> <li>Responsible for the annual EEO Awards and Disability Awards programs.</li> </ul> <br /><br /><b>Travel Required</b><br /><br />Occasional travel – Travel by military and commercial aircraft or land transportation may be required in the performance of official assigned duties.<br /><br />Supervisory status <br /> Yes <br /><br />Promotion Potential <br /> None <br /><br /></li> <b>Requirements</b><br /><br /><b>Conditions of Employment</b><br /><br /><ul> <li>Must be a United States Citizen</li> <li>Application materials must be received by 11:59 EST on the closing date.</li> <li>Work Schedule: Full Time</li> <li>Tour of Duty: Regular schedule</li> <li>Permanent Change of Station (PCS) Costs: Are Authorized; If you PCS'd at government expense within the past 12 months, additional government funded PCS may not be authorized; however, you may choose to pay your own moving costs.</li> <li>Position Sensitivity: Non-Critical Sensitive</li> <li>Security Requirements: Must be able to obtain and maintain security clearance eligibility based on appropriate background investigation.</li> <li>Overtime: Occasionally</li> <li>Temporary Duty (TDY) Travel: Occasionally</li> <li>Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA): Exempt</li> <li>Bargaining Unit Position: No</li> <li>Physical Requirement: Not applicable</li> <li>Obligated Position: No</li> <li>Selective Service Requirement: All male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must be registered with the selective service system or exempt from Selective Service. Please visit https: www.sss.gov/ for more information.</li> </ul> <br /><br /><b>Qualifications</b><br /><br />Per OPM's Administrative and Management Qualification Standards, https: www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/#url=Group-Standards , to qualify for this position you must possess the following (by the closing date of this announcement):<br /><br />One year of specialized experience equivalent to GS-13 grade level that equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs) to perform successfully the duties of the position, and is directly in or related to this position. To be creditable, specialized experience must be at the GS-13 grade level or equivalent under other pay systems in the Federal service, military, or private sector.<br /><br /><strong>Creditable specialized experience includes:</strong><br /> <ul> <li>Preparing Final Agency Decisions (FADs) on the merits of complaints of discrimination.</li> <li>Providing technical expertise and advice in the development, implementation, monitoring and management of the Agency's program for providing reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities.</li> <li>Developing and preparing new and/or updated major policies, plans and programs, relative to various areas of EEO.</li> <li>Identifying and defining systemic barriers to equal employment opportunity, developing concrete, practical solutions, and assisting managers in integrating equal employment opportunity action into their continuing management strategies.</li> </ul> <br /><br />Volunteer Experience: Your experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through a National Service program (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 /><strong>In addition to meeting the qualifications outlined above, you must also meet the following by the closing date of this announcement:</strong><br /><br />(a) Time after competitive appointment requirement: You must have completed three months of civilian service after a competitive appointment.<br /> (b) Time in grade eligibility requirement: You must have held a permanent appointment in the competitive or excepted service for a minimum of 52 weeks at the GS-13 grade level (or equivalent).<br /><br /><b>Education</b><br /><br />Education cannot be substituted for specialized experience for this series and grade level. <br /><br /><b>Additional information</b><br /><br /><ul> <li>The incumbent must exercise strong interpersonal, organizational, and communication skills.</li> <li>This position requires the ability to manage several projects simultaneously.</li> <li>The incumbent must exercise a high degree of initiative and judgment in day-to-day activity, must be flexible and able to work: under pressure, and must be articulate orally and in writing.</li> <li>While performing the assigned duties, the incumbent will have access to sensitive information and will work closely with senior Agency leadership, Functional Process Owners (FPOs), directorate chiefs and regional officials, and the decisions made may affect working conditions at DeCA.</li> <li>Additional vacancies may be filled from this announcement upon its closing.</li> <li>If selected, you may be required to serve a one-year supervisory probationary period.</li> <li>If selected, you may be required to serve a two-year probationary period.</li> <li>Deliberate attempts to falsify your application information, such as copying portions of this job announcement into your resume, may result in you being removed from consideration.</li> <li>Individuals with Financial Difficulty: https: chcoc.gov/sites/default/files/Mythbuster_on_Federal_Hiring_Policies_0.pdf .</li> <li>Regarding Interviews: Interviews may be required for this position. Accommodations may be made to conduct telephonic interviews to preclude travel hardships for applicants.</li> <li>Re-employed Annuitant: This position does not meet criteria for re-employed annuitant. Annuitant applicants are advised, in accordance with DoD Policy, further consideration for the vacancy is not permitted, irrespective of eligibility or qualifications. The DoD criteria for hiring Re-employed Annuitants can be found at: http: www.dtic.mil/whs/directives/corres/pdf/1400.25-V300.pdf . Reemployed Annuitant: A former federal employee who has retired under either the Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS) or Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS) is an Annuitant.</li> </ul> <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 />Specifically you will be evaluated on the following competencies: <ul> <li>Demonstrated ability to prepare Final Agency Decisions on the Merit of Complaints</li> <li>Ability to analyze requests for reasonable accommodation of disabilities and provide recommendations to managers and employees</li> <li>Communication</li> <li>Equal Employment Programs</li> <li>Problem Solving</li> </ul> <strong>NOTE: Applicants must choose ALL APPLICABLE ELIGIBILITIES in order to receive consideration for this announcement. Failure to choose any eligibility or select the wrong eligibility will result in non-consideration for this position. If you are unsure as to your eligibility, please select ALL Eligibilities.</strong><br /><br /><strong>REVIEW OF APPLICATION DOCUMENTS (FOR ALL APPLICANTS):</strong><br /> To determine your qualifications, a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the questions. The score you receive is a measure of the degree to which your background matches the competencies required. If, after reviewing your resume and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and/or experience, your score can and will be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities. Please follow all instructions carefully as errors or omissions may affect your rating.<br /><br />Military Spouse Preference: If you are entitled to military spouse preference, in order to receive this preference you must choose the spousal eligibility in your application package referencing MSP Military Spouse Preference. Your preference entitlement will be verified by the employing agency. If you are claiming military spouse preference and qualified for the position, your name will be placed below preference eligible veteran candidates and above non-preference candidates on a list sent to the hiring manager for employment consideration. To claim Military Spouse Preference (MSP) please complete the Military Spouse PPP Self-Certification Checklist . <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 /> Noncritical-Sensitive (NCS)/Moderate Risk <br /><br />Trust determination process <br /> Suitability/Fitness <br /><br /></li> <b>Required Documents</b><br /><br />Application packages should include the following documents: <ul> <li>Questionnaire: Required</li> <li>Not applicable</li> <li>Resume: Required **To ensure full consideration of your experience and education we encourage you to use the USAJOBS resume builder to prepare your resume or to guide you in preparing your resume.</li> </ul> <br /> For qualifications determinations your resume must contain the following: <ul> <li>Applicant's full legal name and contact information.</li> <li>Description of your duties</li> <li>Number of hours worked per week</li> <li>Beginning and ending dates (month/year) for each position</li> </ul> <br /><br />Applicants who fail to provide the required information on their resume will not receive consideration for this position. See http: www.usajobs.gov/Content/pdfs/Tutorials-Resume for more information.<br /><br />Employees Serviced by DLA: Civilian federal employees who receive human resources servicing through the Defense Logistics Agency DO NOT need to submit supporting documentation if applying through merit promotion. Your record in Electronic Official Personnel Folder (eOPF) will be used to verify your eligibility. It is your responsibility to ensure the required documents are in your eOPF for verification purposes. If your documents are not in eOPF, you must submit them to the announcement you are applying for, at the time of your application. Failure to submit all of the documents on time will result in automatic disqualification.<br /><br />Federal employees not serviced by DLA (including DeCA Overseas employees): MUST submit a copy/copies of your SF-50, showing you meet the Time in Grade and Time After Competitive Appointment eligibility requirements and are a current appointable Federal employee with Career or Career-Conditional status.<br /><br />If applying as a Veterans Employment Opportunities Act (VEOA) eligible, you must submit supporting documents with your application package to verify eligibility. A copy of your DD214, "Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty," Showing your Character of Service (i.e. Honorable Discharge) is required. If unable to verify Character of Service, you will not be considered under this eligibility. If using a service connected disability to qualify, a Veteran's Disability (VA) letter is required. If you need assistance in obtaining a VA Letter please visit; https: www.ebenefits.va.gov/ebenefits/homepage .<br /><br />If you are currently serving on active duty and expected to be released or discharged within the next 120 days, you must submit written documentation from the armed forces that certifies you are expected to be discharged or released from active duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions not later than 120 days from the date the written documentation is signed. If selected, additional documentation may be required prior to appointment.<br /><br />I<strong>f you are claiming Military Spouse Preference</strong>, you must submit supporting documents with your application package. These documents must provide acceptable information to verify: you reside within the commuting area of your sponsor's permanent duty station (PDS); proof of marriage to the active duty sponsor, proof of military member's active duty status, and other documentation required by the vacancy announcement to which you are applying; and must meet all pre-employment criteria and be eligible for immediate noncompetitive appointment to a position in the competitive service. Documentation required: Marriage Certificate or License, Signed Self-Certification Checklist, Veterans' Preference documentation (e.g., DD-214, VA Letter, Statement of Service, if applicable), Transcripts (if applicable). Additional documentation required if previously held a federal position: SF-50s (e.g., LWOP, highest grade held, overseas appointments, etc.), SF-75 Information, and documentation of performance rating of record (dated within the last 12 months).<br /><br />Additional required supporting documentation: Required documents vary based on the authority under which you are applying (i.e. current permanent Federal employee, military spouse, Schedule A, etc.). See http: www.dla.mil/Portals/104/Documents/Careers/downloads/DeCASupDoc2.pdf 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.