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Lead Equal Opportunity Specialist

Company: Department Of Transportation
Location: Olympia
Posted on: January 16, 2023

Job Description:

DutiesAs a Lead Equal Opportunity Specialist, you will:Serve as the ADA/Section 504 Compliance Division (ADA/504) Team Lead for NHTSA's Office of Civil Rights nationwide ADA and Section 504 Program.\Respond to ADA/504 inquiries, complaints, investigations, and conducts periodic compliance reviews to ensure that DMVs and State highway safety programs are in compliance with Federal regulations, Executive Orders and DOT and NHTSA Policy.Plan, design, carry out and monitor investigations and compliance reviews, and ensure that the work of their assigned team is carried out efficiently and effectively by utilizing a variety of coordinating, coaching, facilitating, consensus-building and planning techniques that enables the team to deliver quality, quantity and timely services and work products.Communicate assignments, milestones, and deadlines to the team based on the ADA/504 Division Chief's instructions; explains team goals and objectives to designated team members and assists the team in organizing and accomplishing work; prepare final agency decisions in the resolution of complaints, negotiate remedies including voluntary settlement agreements and letters of resolution, and recommend litigation when necessary.Guide a team of people within the office, which includes Equal Opportunity Specialists and support personnel to plan, design, carry out and monitor investigations and compliance reviews.The Ideal candidate is self-motivated, has demonstrated mastery of concepts and expertise involving civil rights laws, orders, and regulations specific to the Americans with Disabilities Act, ADAAG Standards for Accessible Design and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended. The ideal candidate can monitor multiple projects, investigations, and compliance reviews. The ideal candidate has experience in the development of policies and programs in state community-based organizations which carry out highway safety-related activities with Federal assistance. The ideal candidate has a thorough knowledge of NHTSA organizational structure, and the implications in relation to civil rights and equal opportunity guidance and enforcement for ADA/504 activities of the agency. The ideal candidate possesses sound judgement has strong analytical, writing and communication skills.Requirements Conditions of EmploymentMust meet specialized experience stated in Qualifications sectionSubmit application and resume online by 11:59 PM EST on the closing dateRequired documents must be submitted by the closing date.CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:SELECTIVE SERVICE: -Males born after 12/31/1959 must be registered for the Selective Service.GOVERNMENT TRAVEL CARD: -This position involves travel. - A government contractor-issued travel card will be issued and must be retained for official business only.PROBATIONARY PERIOD: You must complete a one-year probationary period (unless already completed).TIME-IN-GRADE: -Federal applicants must have served 52 weeks at the next lower grade -in the competitive or excepted service in the executive branch to satisfy time-in-grade restrictions contained in 5 CFR 300, Subpart F.ETHICS NOTICE: Individuals considering employment with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration need to be aware of certain ethics requirements that apply to Federal employees. There is a one-year "cooling off" period during which a new Federal employee may not work on a matter that involves the employee's previous employer. In addition, depending on the job, you may be required to sell certain assets you hold (such as stocks) that would present a conflict of interest with the work you would perform if hired. For details about these restrictions, click on this link: Working at NHTSA - NHTSA QualificationsTo meet the minimum qualifications for this position, you MUST meet the specialized experience qualifications for the grade at which you are requesting consideration.To qualify for the GS-14, you must have at least one year of specialized experience equal or -equivalent to the GS-13 grade level in the following:Experience as a subject matter expert working in civil rights program operations, planning, conducting, and completing program support projects affecting equity and administrative management of NHTSA external program areas and programs administered by State and local agencies with participating NHTSA funds. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (KSAs): Your qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of your level of knowledge, skills, abilities and/or competencies in the following areas:Comprehensive knowledge of civil rights laws, including their application to all areas of society, and extensive knowledge of the requirements under Title II and Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, ADAAG and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended.Extensive experience in conducting civil rights investigations and enforcement of civil rights and nondiscrimination laws.Skill in writing clearly to present complex and controversial issues to a broad audience.Skill in cultivating a relational work culture that embraces equity, transparency, accountability, and collaboration.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. -For additional information about applying to Federal positions, please click on the following link: Applicants must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.Additional informationThis announcement may be used to fill additional positions if similar vacancies occur within 90 days of the issue date of the referral certificate. 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A career with the U.S. government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Opens in a new windowLearn more about federal benefits.
Review our benefitsEligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.How You Will Be EvaluatedYou will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE: PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE WILL NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. -If your resume/ application does not support your questionnaire answers, we will not allow credit for your response(s). -Your resume must contain sufficiently detailed information upon which to make a qualification determination. Please ensure that your resume contains specific information such as position titles, beginning and ending dates of employment for each position, average number of hours worked per week, and if the position is/was in the Federal government, you should provide the position series and grade level. -If you meet the qualification requirements, your application will be scored based upon your responses to the vacancy questions. The top rated applications will be reviewed for the quality of your experience, education and training relevant to the position.Eligible Federal employees also seeking consideration for noncompetitive reassignment for this position, must indicate interest in the assessment. Noncompetitive federal candidates must have competitive status on a SF-50, meet minimum qualifications, have served at the same grade or higher, and held or exceeded the promotion potential of this position.Your application will be rated on the extent and quality of your experience, education and training relevant to the position. The answers you select in the on-line process must be substantiated in your application package. -If upon review, it is determined that your described work history, competencies, and/or supporting documents do not support your answer choices, your application may be updated on your behalf or you may not be referred to the selecting official. Please ensure that your work history provides enough details to support your answers. -If referred, all relevant documents including performance appraisals and awards submitted with your application package will be forwarded to the hiring official for review. -The Automated Staffing Office is ultimately responsible for determining your final rating.You may preview questions for this vacancy.

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