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Equal Employment Specialist
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs | Los Angeles, California
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Job Description

This position serves as an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Specialist. Major duties consist of conducting comprehensive reviews of procedural determinations including final agency decisions of EEO claims.

-Reviews procedural determinations of formal EEOcomplaints prepared by Case Managers.

- Utilizes the Procedural Review Evaluation checklist in completing a comprehensive review of each procedural determination.

- Provides technical guidance and advises field office staff on procedural determinations.

- Serves as evaluator of procedural determinations to ensure work products comply with existing laws, regulations, and ORM standard operating procedures (SOPs).

- Monitors, reviews, and evaluates trends in procedural determinations and makes recommendations for corrective action to ORM staff.

- Identifies and communicates Case Manager training needs to the Field Manager and National Advisor for procedural determinations.

Work Schedule:VA offers flexible work schedules
Position Description Title/PD#: Equal Employment Specialist, PD#40351-A

To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

Time-In-Grade Requirement: Applicants who are current Federal employees and have held a GS grade any time in the past 52 weeks must also meet time-in-grade requirements. The grade may have been in any occupation, but must have been held in the Federal service. For this vacancy announcement, applicants must have completed at least 52 weeks at the GS-12 grade level to be eligible for the GS-13 grade level.

Provide a copy of your last or most recent SF-50, "Notification of Personnel Action" to indicate your current federal status. If the most recent SF-50 has an effective date within the past year, it may not clearly demonstrate that you possess one year time-in-grade, as required by the announcement. In this instance, you must provide an additional SF-50 that clearly demonstrates one year time-in-grade.

Time-In-Grade requirements also apply to former Federal employees applying for reinstatement as well as current employees applying for Veterans Employment Opportunities Act of 1998 (VEOA)appointment.

Specialized Experience:

GS-13: At least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 in Federal service. Specialized experience is experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the position to be filled. Examples of specialized experience include: knowledge and skills sufficient to review and evaluate equal employment opportunity case law to determine the acceptability of claims filed with the Department. Makes recommendations to the EEO facility liaisons for the purpose of solving problems and resolving issues. Develops fact patterns, analyzes facts, frames claims, applies applicable Federal regulations and EEO case law to determine regulatory compliance to claims. Expert knowledge of EEO laws, regulations, and policies. Knowledge of research techniques for thorough analysis of laws, regulations, precedents, policies, and principles as they relate to procedural reviews and final agency decisions. Knowledgeable in fact finding analysis, negotiation, and consulting sufficient to review agency programs and projects to determine their impact on EEO complaint processing. Broad knowledge of OPM laws and regulations, such as leave policies, travel authority, personnel regulations, and underlying principles related to their compliance. Knowledge of data systems, computers and peripherals (i.e. printers, scanners, etc.) to monitor and document data in Agency database tracking system and complete other assignments. Knowledge of interview, problem solving, and resolution techniques.

There is no educational substitution for the GS-13 level.

Additional information on the qualification requirements is outlined in the OPM Qualifications Standards Handbook of General Schedule Positions. It is available for your review on OPM"s website at http://www.opm.gov/qualifications.

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; religions; 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

IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE WILL NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE.

Physical Requirements: Regular and recurring work involves sitting at a desk, sitting in conference and meetings, or riding in an automobile or public transportation. Work may require some overnight travel away from the normal duty station. Physical demands may also include bending, stooping, standing, lifting, and pushing of files, equipment, and supplies.

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All applicants are required to submit the following supporting document type(s):
*Resume

Applicants may also submit the following supporting document type(s),which may not be required for all applicants:


*DD-214
*Other
*Other Veterans Document
*SF-15
*SF-50

Please use this checklist to ensure you have included other documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), documentation to support Veterans Preference claims, or ICTAP/CTAP documentation (for displaced Federal employees). You will not be contacted for additional information.

Veterans" Preference:
When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference on the Occupational Questionnaire in the section provided and provide a legible copy of your DD214(s) and/or documentation related to your active duty service which shows dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), or dates of impending separation. Additionally, disabled veterans and others eligible for 10-point preference (such as widows or mothers of eligible Veterans) must also submit an SF-15 "Application for 10 Point Veterans Preference" with required proof as stated on the form. For more information, please review the information for disabled Veterans in the application checklist or visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx.

Faxing Applications or Supporting Documents: You are encouraged to apply online. Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application. If you are unable to apply online or unable to upload your supporting documents to your online application, follow the directions located at the following site: Fax Options. The Vacancy ID of the job opportunity announcement is 1766472.

NOTE: If you applied online and your application is complete, do not fax the paper application (1203-FX) as this will overwrite your prior online responses and may result in you being found ineligible.

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To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

Time-In-Grade Requirement: Applicants who are current Federal employees and have held a GS grade any time in the past 52 weeks must also meet time-in-grade requirements. The grade may have been in any occupation, but must have been held in the Federal service. For this vacancy announcement, applicants must have completed at least 52 weeks at the GS-12 grade level to be eligible for the GS-13 grade level.

 

Provide a copy of your last or most recent SF-50, "Notification of Personnel Action" to indicate your current federal status.  If the most recent SF-50 has an effective date within the past year, it may not clearly demonstrate that you possess one year time-in-grade, as required by the announcement.  In this instance, you must provide an additional SF-50 that clearly demonstrates one year time-in-grade. 

 

Time-In-Grade requirements also apply to former Federal employees applying for reinstatement as well as current employees applying for Veterans Employment Opportunities Act of 1998 (VEOA)appointment.

Specialized Experience:

GS-13: At least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 in Federal service. Specialized experience is experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the position to be filled. Examples of specialized experience include: knowledge and skills sufficient to review and evaluate equal employment opportunity case law to determine the acceptability of claims filed with the Department. Makes recommendations to the EEO facility liaisons for the purpose of solving problems and resolving issues. Develops fact patterns, analyzes facts, frames claims, applies applicable Federal regulations and EEO case law to determine regulatory compliance to claims. Expert knowledge of EEO laws, regulations, and policies. Knowledge of research techniques for thorough analysis of laws, regulations, precedents, policies, and principles as they relate to procedural reviews and final agency decisions. Knowledgeable in fact finding analysis, negotiation, and consulting sufficient to review agency programs and projects to determine their impact on EEO complaint processing. Broad knowledge of OPM laws and regulations, such as leave policies, travel authority, personnel regulations, and underlying principles related to their compliance. Knowledge of data systems, computers and peripherals (i.e. printers, scanners, etc.) to monitor and document data in Agency database tracking system and complete other assignments. Knowledge of interview, problem solving, and resolution techniques.

There is no educational substitution for the GS-13 level.

Additional information on the qualification requirements is outlined in the OPM Qualifications Standards Handbook of General Schedule Positions. It is available for your review on OPM"s website at http://www.opm.gov/qualifications.

 

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; religions; 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

IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE WILL NOT  MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE.

About U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

To be eligibile candidates must: 

  • have graduated with a baccalaureate degree from a school of professional nursing approved by the appropriate State-accrediting agency and accredited by one of the following accrediting bodies at the time the program was completed by the applicant: The Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) or The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). 

  • have successfully passed the NCLEX-RN exam and hold an active, unrestricted license by the start of the program, but have no RN experience. 

  • be able to work full time on day shift with preceptors and mentors.

  • sign a statement of commitment. 

  • have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0.

  • Send cover letter & resume to Cynthia.Golden2@va.gov.

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