Supervisory Civil Rights Analyst at FEMA

FEMA

Full-Time

Independence, KS 67301, USA

Not defined

23 Nov → 23 Dec

Job Description

Summary

The ideal candidate will have experience serving as a Civil Rights Analyst ensuring compliance with the mandates of Title VI, 504 the Rehabilitation Act, and other non-EEO Federal sector civil rights statues. This position starts at a salary of $131,178(GS-15). Apply for this exciting opportunity to become a member of the Office of Equal Rights team within FEMA.

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Duties

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is calling on those who want to help protect American interests and secure our Nation. DHS Components work collectively to prevent terrorism; secure borders and our transportation systems; protect the President and other dignitaries; enforce and administer immigration laws; safeguard cyberspace; and ensure resilience to disasters. We achieve these vital missions through a diverse workforce spanning hundreds of occupations. Make an impact; join DHS.

When disaster strikes, America looks to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Now FEMA looks to you. Join our team and use your talent to support Americans in their times of greatest need. FEMA prepares the nation for all hazards and manages Federal response and recovery efforts following any national incident. We foster innovation, reward performance and creativity, and provide challenges on a routine basis with a well-skilled, knowledgeable, high performance workforce. Please visit www.fema.gov for additional information.

EMERGENCY ASSIGNMENT: Every FEMA employee has regular and recurring emergency management responsibilities, though not every position requires routine deployment to disaster sites. All positions are subject to recall around the clock for emergency management operations, which may require irregular work hours, work at locations other than the official duty station, and may include duties other than those specified in the employee's official position description. Travel requirements in support of emergency operations may be extensive in nature (weeks to months), with little advance notice, and may require employees to relocate to emergency sites with physically austere and operationally challenging conditions.

In the position of Civil Rights Division Chief, within the Office of Equal Rights, to ensure compliance with the mandates of Title VI, 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, and other non-EEO Federal sector civil rights statues. Typical duties include:
• Provides guidance on Section 504 compliance to FEMA.
• Manages resolution of civil rights and disability-related complaints filed under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act.
• Works closely with FEMA program offices to assure federal assistance and disability concerns are included in policy and program considerations.
• Reviews proposed or existing policies, programs, and procedures against regulatory requirements, and advises components on changes required for compliance.
• Directing, coordinating, or overseeing the work of subordinate supervisors.

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Requirements

Conditions of Employment
• You must be a U.S. citizen to apply for this position.
• You must successfully pass a background investigation.
• Selective Service registration required.
• You must be able to obtain and maintain a Government credit card.
• Please review "Other Information" section for additional key requirements.

To ensure the accomplishment of our mission, DHS requires every employee to be reliable and trustworthy. To meet those standards, all selected applicants must undergo, successfully pass, and maintain a background investigation for High Risk as a condition of placement into this position. This may include a credit check after initial job qualifications are determined, a review of financial issues, such as delinquency in the payment of debts, child support and/or tax obligations, as well as certain criminal offenses and illegal use or possession of drugs (please visit: Mythbuster on Federal Hiring Policies for additional information). For more information on background investigations for Federal jobs please visit OPM Investigations.

Please ensure you meet the qualification requirements described below.

Qualifications

The qualification requirements listed below must be met by the closing date of this announcement.

You qualify for this position at the GS-15 level (starting salary $131,178) if you possess the following: One full year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade (GS-14) in the Federal Service. This experience may have been gained in the federal government, a state or local government, a non-profit organization, the private sector, or as a volunteer; however, your resume must clearly describe at least one year of specialized experience.

Specialized experience for this position includes:
• Expert knowledge of public-facing civil rights laws including, but not limited to, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and Title VI of the Civil Rights Act, regulations, and significant case law; and
• Experienced in fact finding, analysis, problem solving, writing, and consulting to identify problems and recommend solutions to senior leadership; and
• Communicating and advising sensitive issues to a wide range of audiences with different interests.

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 provides valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

NOTE: Qualifications are based on breadth/level of experience. In addition to describing duties performed, applicants must provide federal grade levels to positions listed in Federal Government; the exact dates of each period of employment (from MM/YY to MM/YY) and the number of hours worked per week if part time. As qualification determinations cannot be made when resumes do not include the required information, failure to provide this information will result in disqualification. Applicants are encouraged to use the USAJOBS Resume Builder to develop their federal resume. For a brief video on How to Create a Federal Resume, click here.

Current or former FEMA Reservists/DAE employees: To accurately credit your experience for these intermittent positions, make sure to list the dates (from MM/YY to MM/YY) of each deployment, along with the job title and specific duties you were responsible for during each deployment. Failure to provide this information may result in disqualification.

The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) must authorize employment offers made to current or former political appointees. If you are currently, or have been within the last 5 years, a political Schedule A, Schedule C, Non-career SES or Presidential Appointee employee in the Executive Branch, you must disclose this information to the Human Resources Office.

Education

This job does not have an education qualification requirement.

Additional information
• If you receive a conditional offer of employment for this position, you will be required to complete an Optional Form 306, Declaration for Federal Employment, and to sign and certify the accuracy of all information in your application, prior to entry on duty. False statements on any part of the application may result in withdrawal of offer of employment, dismissal after beginning work, fine, or imprisonment.
• DHS uses E-verify, an internet based system, to confirm the eligibility of all newly hired employees to work in the United States. Learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities.
• The Department of Homeland Security encourages persons with disabilities to apply, to include persons with intellectual, severe physical or psychiatric disabilities, as defined by 5 CFR
• 213.3102(u), and/or Disabled Veterans with a compensable service-connected disability of 30 percent or more as defined by 5 CFR
• 315.707. Veterans, Peace Corps/VISTA volunteers, and persons with disabilities possess a wealth of unique talents, experiences, and competencies that can be invaluable to the DHS mission. If you are a member of one of these groups, you may not have to compete with the public for federal jobs. To determine your eligibility for non-competitive appointment and to understand the required documentation, click on the links above or contact the Servicing Human Resources Office listed at the bottom of this announcement.
• This announcement may be used to fill one or more vacancies.
• All candidates must be able to deploy with little or no advance notice to anywhere in the United States and its territories for an extended period of time.
• A one year probationary period is required for new Federal competitive service employees and new supervisors and managers.
• If selected for this position, and you have not previously completed these requirements, you are subject to (1) completion of a 2 day onboarding program at your primary duty location; and, (2) completion of a subsequent, multiple day orientation program within 90-120 days of hire, at a location to be determined. Travel associated with the orientation portion of this requirement may be at FEMA’s expense.
• This is a Non-Bargaining Unit position.
• Due weight will be given to performance appraisals and incentive awards in merit promotion selection decisions in accordance with 5 CFR 335.103(b)(3).
• Applying to this announcement certifies that you give permission for DHS to share your application with others in DHS for similar positions.

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• Help 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.

DHS offers competitive salaries and an attractive benefits package, including: health, dental, vision, life, and long-term care insurance; retirement plan; Thrift Savings Plan [similar to a 401(k)]; Flexible Spending Account; Employee Assistance Program; personal leave days; and paid federal holidays. Other benefits may include: flexible work schedules; telework; tuition reimbursement; transportation subsidies; uniform allowance; health and wellness programs; and fitness centers. DHS is committed to employee development and offers a variety of employee training and developmental opportunities. For more information, go to the DHS Careers website and select Benefits. Disabled veteran leave will be available to any Federal employee hired on or after November 5, 2016, who is a veteran with a service-connected disability rating of 30 percent or more.

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Eligibility 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.

Job Responsibilities

  • EMERGENCY ASSIGNMENT: Every FEMA employee has regular and recurring emergency management responsibilities, though not every position requires routine deployment to disaster sites
  • All positions are subject to recall around the clock for emergency management operations, which may require irregular work hours, work at locations other than the official duty station, and may include duties other than those specified in the employee's official position description
  • In the position of Civil Rights Division Chief, within the Office of Equal Rights, to ensure compliance with the mandates of Title VI, 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, and other non-EEO Federal sector civil rights statues
  • Provides guidance on Section 504 compliance to FEMA
  • Manages resolution of civil rights and disability-related complaints filed under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act
  • Works closely with FEMA program offices to assure federal assistance and disability concerns are included in policy and program considerations
  • Reviews proposed or existing policies, programs, and procedures against regulatory requirements, and advises components on changes required for compliance
  • Directing, coordinating, or overseeing the work of subordinate supervisors

Requirements / Qualifications

  • You must be a U.S. citizen to apply for this position

  • You must successfully pass a background investigation

  • Selective Service registration required

  • You must be able to obtain and maintain a Government credit card

  • This may include a credit check after initial job qualifications are determined, a review of financial issues, such as delinquency in the payment of debts, child support and/or tax obligations, as well as certain criminal offenses and illegal use or possession of drugs (please visit: Mythbuster on Federal Hiring Policies for additional information)

  • The qualification requirements listed below must be met by the closing date of this announcement

  • This experience may have been gained in the federal government, a state or local government, a non-profit organization, the private sector, or as a volunteer; however, your resume must clearly describe at least one year of specialized experience

  • Expert knowledge of public-facing civil rights laws including, but not limited to, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and Title VI of the Civil Rights Act, regulations, and significant case law; and

  • Experienced in fact finding, analysis, problem solving, writing, and consulting to identify problems and recommend solutions to senior leadership; and

  • Communicating and advising sensitive issues to a wide range of audiences with different interests

  • 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)

  • NOTE: Qualifications are based on breadth/level of experience

  • In addition to describing duties performed, applicants must provide federal grade levels to positions listed in Federal Government; the exact dates of each period of employment (from MM/YY to MM/YY) and the number of hours worked per week if part time

  • If you are currently, or have been within the last 5 years, a political Schedule A, Schedule C, Non-career SES or Presidential Appointee employee in the Executive Branch, you must disclose this information to the Human Resources Office

  • All candidates must be able to deploy with little or no advance notice to anywhere in the United States and its territories for an extended period of time

  • A one year probationary period is required for new Federal competitive service employees and new supervisors and managers

Benefits/What We offer

  • You qualify for this position at the GS-15 level (starting salary $131,178) if you possess the following: One full year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade (GS-14) in the Federal Service

  • Help 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

  • DHS offers competitive salaries and an attractive benefits package, including: health, dental, vision, life, and long-term care insurance; retirement plan; Thrift Savings Plan [similar to a 401(k)]; Flexible Spending Account; Employee Assistance Program; personal leave days; and paid federal holidays

  • Other benefits may include: flexible work schedules; telework; tuition reimbursement; transportation subsidies; uniform allowance; health and wellness programs; and fitness centers

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