EQUAL EMPLOYMENT SPECIALIST/ EEO SPECIALIST (GENERALIST)

Internal Revenue Service | Philadelphia, PA

Posted Date 2/14/2020
Description

WHAT IS THE OFFICE OF EQUITY, DIVERSITY, AND INCLUSION (EDI) DIVISION?  The Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) advises IRS senior leadership on diversity and inclusion matters, and EEO policy. EDI helps coordinate cross functional efforts to ensure a diverse and inclusive IRS workforce that is free from discrimination and harassment.

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**Locations updated to remove Holtsville, NY**

WHAT DOES AN EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY SPECIALIST DO? As an Equal Employment Opportunity you will be responsible for developing and supporting many programs, including Federal Equal Opportunity Recruitment, Affirmative Employment, Special Emphasis Programs, Diversity, Persons with Disabilities, and Prevention of Sexual Harassment. In this position, you will provide service, guidance and training to employees and to managers on all EEO process matters and conduct studies to solve broad, difficult and complex equal employment opportunity problems through systematic fact finding, analysis and consulting efforts.

As an Equal Employment Opportunity Specialist you will:

  • Perform complex assignments related to the management or implementation of EEO Programs, such as Complaint Processing, Affirmative Employment, Reasonable Accommodations, Sexual Harassment, and Diversity.
  • Review legislative and program proposals to determine overall impact on EEO programs and initiatives and makes appropriate modifications.
  • Initiate studies of occupations in which discrimination is apparent and formulate corrective action for implementation.
  • Develop technical advice and guidance to all levels of management by interpreting, clarifying and developing guidelines for program implementation.
  • Implement programs to educate managers, supervisors and employees in order to enhance their understanding and gain their acceptance of IRS EEO and Diversity Programs.
  • Collect, analyze, and prepare EEO statistical data, comprehensive reports, notes trends, and/or omissions, conduct studies, organizational reviews, and workforce analysis to identify systemic equal employment problems within the Service. 

If you are selected at a lower grade level, you will have the opportunity to learn to perform all these duties, and will receive training to help you grow in this position.

WHERE CAN I FIND OUT MORE ABOUT OTHER IRS CAREERS? If you want to find out more about IRS careers, visit us on the web at www.jobs.irs.gov

You must meet the following requirements by the closing date of this announcement.  

GS- 9 LEVEL: You must have 1 year of  of specialized experience at the level of difficulty and responsibility to the GS-7 grade level in the Federal service.  Specialized experience for this position includes: demonstrates knowledge of Federal EEO laws, regulations, policies, and procedures sufficient to recognize and solve individual EEO issues, make technical recommendations, and to identify barriers to equal employment. To be qualifying, your experience must be sufficient to demonstrate the ability to: Collect  and analyze EEO statistical data, and prepare comprehensive reports; Participate in studies, organizational reviews or workforce analyses to identify systematic equal employment problems; Provide assistance to EEO managers, Counselors and employees with issues related to complaint processing; and Assist in implementing EEO education programs for managers, supervisors, and employees to enhance their understanding of EEO and Diversity programs. OR
Master's or equivalent graduate degree in a related field of study such as: law, psychology, or human resources. OR
2 full academic years of progressively higher level graduate education in a related field of study that demonstrated the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to do the work. OR
LL.B. or J.D., if related. OR

GS-11 LEVEL: You must have 1 year of  of specialized experience at the level of difficulty and responsibility to the GS-9 grade level in the Federal service.  Specialized experience for this position includes: demonstrates accomplishment of equal employment assignments that required knowledge of: Federal EEO laws, principles, regulations, policies and procedures sufficient to recognize and solve individual EEO issues and to make technical recommendations and identify barriers to EEO; and Federal Personnel Management principles relevant to recruitment and staffing, appraisals/evaluations, performance standards, discipline, adverse actions, labor relations, and training. To be qualifying, your experience must be sufficient to demonstrate the ability to: Collect and analyze statistical data, prepare comprehensive reports; Participate in studies, organization reviews, and workforce analyses; Assist  EEO counselors in administering the complaint process; Assist in designing EEO training or educational programs; and provide technical advice  and guidance to EEO Counselors, managers and employees. OR
Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree in a related field of study such: law, psychology, or human resources OR
Three full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree in in a related field of study that demonstrated the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to do the work. OR  LL.M. if related. OR

GS- 12 LEVEL: You must have 1 year of  of specialized experience at the level of difficulty and responsibility to the GS-11 grade level in the Federal service.  Specialized experience for this position includes: demonstrates accomplishment of program planning, analyses, review and monitoring of project assignments that required a wide range knowledge of EEO program requirements and techniques.  This knowledge is generally demonstrated by assignments where you analyze a number of alternative approaches in the process of advising management concerning major aspects of EEO laws, regulations, policies, procedures, and Federal Personnel Management principles relevant to recruitment and staffing,  performance appraisals/evaluations, performance standards, discipline, adverse actions, labor relations, and training, and studies of occupations in which discrimination is apparent.

For Grades 5 through 11: You may qualify by a combination of experience and education. Options for qualifying based on a combination will be identified in the online questions.

- The experience may have been gained in the public sector, private sector or Volunteer Service. One year of experience refers to full-time work; part-timework is considered on a prorated basis.
- To ensure full credit for your work experience, please indicate dates of employment by month/year, and indicate number of hours worked per week, on your resume.


In addition to the above requirements, you must meet the following, if applicable:

You must have been at the next lower grade level of the grade you are applying to for 52 weeks (time-in-grade requirement).

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