National Nuclear Security Administration Lead Equal Employment Opportunity Specialist in Albuquerque, New Mexico

Job Overview

Job Overview

About the Agency

This position is located in NNSA Office of Civil Rights. The incumbent serves as an consultant and management advisor to NNSA's senior managers on Equal Employment Opportunity.


As a Lead Equal Employment Specialist, you will:

  • Prepares, monitors, and evaluates affirmative employment reports and plans in compliance with the EEOC Management Directive 715; the Office of Personnel Management's (OPM) Federal Equal Opportunity Recruitment Plan; Disabled Veteran's plans; and Presidential Executive Orders;
  • Serves as the Team Leader providing leadership over EEO Program activities, with responsibility for technical and administrative direction of the work of the members of the team;
  • Recommends goals and objectives, develops, and promotes implementation of strategic and operational plans, evaluates accomplishment of program goals, and recommends actions and resources needed to correct gaps or deficiencies;
  • Analyzes and processes the most complex complaints of discrimination received by the office. Prepares metrics and performs statistical analyses regarding complaints of discrimination, identifying significant issues and trends. Reviews and analyzes completed Reports of Investigation as a Second-Reviewer, responsible for ensuring the highest level of confidence in the fidelity, integrity, completeness, and quality of all completed investigations; and
  • Serves as an appointed collateral-duty Contracting Officer Representative (COR) for service-support contracts held by the Office of Civil Rights
Supervisory Status


Promotion Potential


Travel Required
  • Occasional Travel
  • Travel for training & meetings
Relocation Authorized
  • No
Who May Apply
This job is open to…
  • Current Federal employee with competitive status within the local commuting area of Albuquerque, NM
  • Former Federal employees with reinstatement eligibility
  • CTAP/ICTAP eligibles
  • Veterans with VOW or VEOA eligibility
  • Those eligible under an OPM interchange agreement or special appointing authority

Questions? This job is open to 2 groups.

Job Requirements

Job Requirements
Key Requirements
  • You must be a United States Citizen.
  • This employer participates in the e-Verify program.
  • Males must abide by Selective Service registration requirements.
  • Relocation at your expense.


A qualified candidate's online application and resume must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower NNSA Demonstration Project payband or GS grade level in the Federal service i.e. (NQ-02 or GS-12). Specialized experience for the* NQ-03is defined as: *Demonstrated Federal Civil Service experience in development of curriculum, planning, and evaluating Federal Civil Service EEO; diversity training and education programs; complaint investigations; adjudication activities; or the alternative dispute resolution programs.

Examples of qualifying experience include:Advising Federal managers on Federal Civil Service Equal Employment and Federal Civil Service Civil Rights issues, identifying and defining systematic barriers to both employment and public use, evaluating Federal Civil Service civil rights and Federal Civil Service EEO management programs, and coordinating participation and implementation of departmental or Government-wide Federal Civil Service civil rights management initiatives.

Your application and resume should demonstrate that you possess the following knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs). Do not provide a separate narrative written statement. Rather, you must describe in your application how your past work experience demonstrates that you possess the KSAs identified below. Cite specific examples of employment or experience contained in your resume and describe how this experience has prepared you to successfully perform the duties of this position. DO NOT write "see resume" in your application!

  1. Broad knowledge of the principles, laws, and requirements of the Federal Sector EEO Program (as prescribed within EEOC MD-715 and EEOC MD-110); includes broad knowledge of the technical and administrative field of Federal Sector Equal Employment Opportunity to assist the EEO Manager in developing, implementing, and administering a robust Bureau-level EEO Program; and skill in applying such expertise and knowledge to new theories and developments for new sub-programs and new challenges as needs arise;
  2. Ability to coordinate, coach, facilitate, build consensus, and plan the work of a team in order to accomplish the work of the team in a timely, efficient, effective, safe, and high quality manner;
  3. Skill in gathering, compiling, correlating, and analyzing factors to draw conclusions and formulate sound solutions to complex problems involving both individual cases and the organization as a whole;
  4. Skill and ability in effective written communications, public-speaking, instructional design and adult learning, to independently develop and administer Federal Sector EEO Program-relevant training and briefings to management, line-level employees, and EEO Counselors; and
  5. Knowledge of Federal contractual regulations and processes in order to effectively perform responsibilities as a primary collateral-duty Contracting Officer Representative "Experience" refers to paid and unpaid experience. Examples of qualifying unpaid experience may include: volunteer work done through National Service programs (such as Peace Corps and AmeriCorps); as well as work for other community-based philanthropic and social organizations. 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.

Time-in-Grade: You must have completed 52 weeks in a position equivalent to the next lower band, i.e., NQ-02 or GS-12.

CTAP/ICTAP candidates: To be considered "well qualified" you must meet all of the requirements as described in this section.

Qualifications and eligibility requirements must be met within 30 days of the closing date of the announcement.

For this position education cannot be substituted for experience.


  • Subject to Random Drug Testing
  • Must pass a pre-employment drug test
  • Favorable suitability determination
  • Must be able to /maintain a “L” Security Clearance
  • Compliance with Homeland Security Presidential Directive (HSPD-12) governing personal identity which will require that you provide two forms of identification
  • A one year probationary period may be required
  • The position requires travel outside of the duty station
Security Clearance

L - Atomic Energy

Additional Information

Additional Information
What To Expect Next

After each step in the recruitment process, your status will be updated in our application tracking system. Once this happens, if you have elected to receive e-mail updates, you will be notified through your USAJOBS registered e-mail address. If you have not elected for e-mail updates, you can review your current application status in USAJOBS at any time. Please check that your USAJOBS profile contact information is current and correct each time you apply to a job--this will ensure we are able to contact you as quickly as possible.

In addition to changing your status online, we will send you e-mail notifications at each major step in the process, to include: application received, eligible or not eligible, referred or not referred, selected or not selected.


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Other Information
  • The U.S. Department of Energy fosters a diverse and inclusive workplace and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
  • Veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, please visit the links at the bottom of this page or visit the FedsHireVets website.
  • If you believe that you are eligible for the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP), please visit the OPM ICTAP/CTAP website for more information. In order to be considered under the ICTAP program, your application must score within the pre-established "well qualified" category as stated in the Qualifications section.
  • More than one selection may be made from this vacancy announcement.
  • Some positions may require completion of a probationary period of up to 1 (one) year.
  • Many positions require successful completion of a background investigation.
  • All males born after December 31st 1959 must abide by laws regarding Selective Service registration. To learn more about this law, visit the Selective Service web page, Who Must Register. If you are not registered and don't have an approved exemption, you will not be eligible for employment with the Federal government. EEO Policy: Click HERE. Reasonable Accommodation Policy: Click HERE. Veterans Information: Click HERE. Telework: Click HERE. Selective Service Registration: Click HERE.

Information about the NNSA Demonstration project can be found by clicking HERE.

This job originated on For the full announcement and to apply, visit Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at will be considered.

Open & closing dates: 2017-08-11 to 2017-08-17

Salary: $86,040 to $132,177 / per year

Pay scale & grade: NQ 03

Series: 0260 Equal Employment Opportunity

Appointment type: Permanent

Work schedule: Full Time - Competitive Service

Job announcement number: 17-0179-GOVL

Control number: 476865100