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Assistant Administrator for Civil Rights

Federal Aviation Administration Washington, DC
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Assistant Administrator for Civil Rights

##### Department of Transportation

Federal Aviation Administration

##### Assistant Administrator for Civil Rights


- ##### Open & closing dates

07/08/2019 to 08/06/2019

- ##### Service

Senior Executive

- ##### Pay scale & grade

EV 01

- ##### Salary

$136,900 to $185,900 per year

Salary will be set within the range based on qualifications,
experience and equivalent peer salaries in the organization.
Locality pay will be added.

- ##### Appointment type


- ##### Work schedule



1 vacancy in the following location:


Washington, DC

##### Relocation expenses reimbursed

Yes - Permanent Change of Station (PCS) - In accordance with applicable
FAA Travel regulations, full relocation benefits will be paid (actual

##### Telework eligible

Yes as determined by agency policy

- Duties

### Summary

The Office advises, represents, and assists the FAA Administrator on
civil rights and EEO matters that ensure the elimination of unlawful
discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex,
genetic information, age, religion, creed, sexual orientation, and
individuals with disabilities in federally operated and assisted
transportation programs; and a positive working environment in the
FAA by valuing, using and managing the differences that individuals
bring to the workplace.

Learn more about this agency

### Responsibilities

The Assistant Administrator for Civil Rights is responsible for
assuring full, affirmative implementation of civil rights, equal
opportunity, and diversity precepts within the FAA for over 47,000
employees and representing organizations and in the practices of
recipients of FAA sponsored federal assistance. As the FAA Equal
Opportunity Officer (EEO), the incumbent directs the civil rights,
EEO, and diversity program consistent with the Department of
Transportation (DOT) Office of Civil Rights, the EEO Commission, the
Office of Personnel Management and the Departments of Labor and
Justice policies. The incumbent directs the external program with
regards to the Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Concession
Program and DBE Contracting Program, the Americans with Disabilities
Act, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VI
(Non-Discrimination) of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Environmental
Justice and other civil rights policies and regulations affecting
air travel and airports.

Specific responsibilities include:

\- Provides executive direction and guidance on policies, programs,
standards, and procedures to assure EEO in internal FAA employment,
by FAA contractors and related organizations, and by recipients of
FAA sponsored Federal assistance and related organizations as
provided by applicable statutes, regulations, and Executive Orders.
Evaluates program implementation by offices, services, regions, and
centers regarding technical advice and guidance on civil rights
matters provided to FAA officials and organizations regularly
charged with contract and grant-in-aid administration. Provides for
or conducts in-depth equal opportunity compliance reviews across the
FAA to assure effective program implementation.

\- Directs a variety of FAA EEO programs through a nationwide
network of 65 employees to ensure that all employees and applicants
are treated fairly. Advises leadership in resolving complex equal
employment opportunity issues, complaints resolution activities and
affirmative action progress. Directs the FAA National EEO Complaint
Program responsible for the informal processing of EEO complaints
for FAA employees and applicants. Plans, directs, monitors, and
evaluates the FAA complaints system including oversight for
complaint processing, counseling and early resolution activities.
Directs the Alternative Dispute Resolution Program and the
development of resolution activities to support the reduction of
formal EEO complaints being filed formally against the FAA.

\- Oversees the implementation of the six essential elements of
Management Directive, MD-715 within the FAA. Collaborates across the
FAA to support broad-based outreach to enhance workforce diversity.

\- Develops and promulgates policy for the FAA EEO Program.
Determines Agency policy and direction based upon analysis of
conditions subject to constant change as is characteristic of the
dynamic nature of an ongoing EEO Program. Keeps abreast of
legislation, Executive Orders, court decisions, rulings by cognizant
Federal authorities and other events related to Federal EEO.

\- Collaborates with the Assistant Administrator for Human Resource
Management in establishing Agency recruiting programs, improvement
in and/or increased utilization of Agency training and development
programs; Agency validation of testing and selection procedures
and/or other devices all aimed at increased employment of targeted

\- Represents the FAA Administrator on the Civil Rights and EEO
programs in meetings and conferences with other Government agencies
or departments.

\- Reviews and comments on regulations as they pertain to the
external civil rights program. Oversees the intake and management of
external civil rights complaints. Tracks complaints and reports
complaint resolution to DOT. Coordinates with DOT and other DOT
modes to ensure the uniform implementation of civil rights laws.

### Travel Required

25% or less - The job may require up to 25% travel.

##### Supervisory status


##### Promotion Potential


- #### Job family (Series)

0340 Program Management

- Requirements

### Conditions of Employment

- US Citizenship is required.
- Selective Service Registration is required for males born after
- Designated or Random Drug Testing required.

### Qualifications

As a basic requirement for entry into the FAA Executive System, you
must provide evidence of progressively responsible leadership
experience that is indicative of senior executive level management
capability; and that is directly related to the skills and abilities
outlined under the Leadership and Technical Requirements listed

In addition to the minimum qualifications, the following have been
determined to be selective factors for this position. This means
possession of this criteria is part of the minimum qualifications
and is essential to perform the duties and responsibilities of this
position. Applicants who do not possess this criteria are ineligible
for further consideration.

- LEADERSHP REQUIREMENT: Do you have experience in achieving
operational results? If so, provide examples of ways you have
exercised leadership to deliver significant results. Explain how
you established goals, assessed outcomes, and improved products
and services. Indicate how you identified and met customers'
requirements and addressed the needs of stakeholders. Include
examples of complex problems you solved or difficult obstacles
that you overcame as a leader. Your description should
include (1) the size and complexity of organizations you have
led, (2) the scope of programs you have managed, and (3) the
impact of your results on customers and other stakeholders.
- LEADERSHP REQUIREMENT: Do you have experience leading people? If
yes, describe the size of the organization and number and types
of positions you have managed. Discuss ways that you have
established and maintained positive work environments and
prevented or eliminated discrimination or harassment. Describe
ways that you have mentored and developed employees and built
individual and team performance. Discuss how you have
established and led teams to deliver products and services.
Include in your description experience in leading others in a
matrix environment across organizations.
- LEADERSHP REQUIREMENT: Do you have experience building
relationships? If yes, describe (1) the types of individuals
with whom you routinely collaborate; and (2) the purpose and
outcomes of the communication. Discuss your experience in
communicating and cooperating with others to achieve goals.
Provide examples of how you have built relationships to achieve
consensus and how you were able to obtain the cooperation of
others with competing priorities and perspectives. Describe how
you effectively communicate information within and outside of
your organization.
- LEADERSHP REQUIREMENT: Do you have experience leading strategic
change? If yes, describe examples of strategic changes that you
led for your organization; describe the entities that the change
affected (agency, industry, organizational components). Discuss
obstacles you encountered and how you overcame them to the
benefit of the agency. Include in your description ways that you
applied long-range vision, developed strategies, and applied
innovative ideas and techniques.
- TECHNICAL REQUIREMENT: Demonstrated experience leading,
directing and providing technical oversight of a national civil
rights program using industry best practices with a focus on
collaborative partnerships.
- TECHNICAL REQUIREMENT: Demonstrated leadership experience
developing and/or applying laws, regulations, policies, and
procedures relating to civil rights, equal employment
opportunity, and diversity initiatives.

### Education

An education requirement has not been established for this
occupational series.

Preview Job Questionnaire
Make sure your resume includes detailed information to support your
qualifications and answers to the job questionnaire.

### Additional information

Position may be subject to a background investigation.
A one-year probationary period may be required.
Veterans preference does not apply to the FAA Executive System.
The person selected for this position may be required to file a
financial disclosure statement within 30 days of entry on duty. FAA
policy limits certain outside employment and financial investments
in aviation-related companies.

This position is covered by the Department of Transportation's Drug
and Alcohol Testing Program. Any applicant tentatively selected for
this position will be subject to pre-employment or pre-appointment
drug screening. Persons occupying a "testing designated position
(TDP)" will be subject to random drug and/or alcohol testing.

This is not a bargaining unit position.

**Links to Important Information:** Locality Pay , COLA

### How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the
qualifications above.

**IMPORTANT:** Applicants may be rated on the extent and quality of
experience, education, and training relevant to the duties of the
position(s). All answers provided in the on-line process must be
substantiated. Ensure that your application package/resume supports
your responses.

### Background checks and security clearance

##### Security clearance

Top Secret

##### Drug test required


- Required Documents

1. A resume
2. An attachment addressing the Leadership and Technical
Requirements if you do not address them in the answer blocks within
the application
3. An SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, if you are claiming
noncompetitive eligibility as a current/former FAA Executive or
current/former member of the Senior Executive Service or equivalent

#### If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution
recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be
credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the
attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting
institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this
vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may
affect the overall rating.

- Benefits

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. Learn more about federal

Review our benefits

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.

- How to Apply

A resume and narrative addressing the requirements listed in this
announcement should be submitted online via the Apply Now button on
this announcement. Uploaded resumes and narratives must be submitted
in Word (or Word compatible) or PDF format. All documents must be
received by 11:59 PM Eastern Time on the closing date of the
announcement in order to receive consideration for the position.

You must apply online to receive consideration. Your application
must have a status of **"Received"** by 11:59 PM **Eastern Time** on
the Close Date for it to be accepted. If you are applying for
positions associated with FAA registers, your application must have
a status of **"Received"** each time a referral list is created in
order to receive consideration for positions associated with

In addition to submitting a resume, applicants should address each
of the leadership and technical requirements individually,
describing work accomplishments that relate to each requirement.
Leadership requirements reflect the FAA Executive Success Profile,
which describes the behaviors and characteristics required of all
FAA executives. Refer to the Executive Success Profile for examples
of competencies that are associated with each leadership dimension.
It is important that you describe ***actual accomplishments***,
rather than discussing your philosophy of the leadership dimensions.
You are encouraged to use the "Challenge-Context-Action-Result
(CCAR)" model to address the requirements.

If you are currently serving under a career Senior Executive Service
(SES) or an FAA Executive System (FAES) appointment, are eligible
for reinstatement into the SES or FAES, or have successfully
completed an SES Candidate Development Program (CDP) approved by
OPM, you only need to submit a resume and narrative statement
covering each of the Technical Requirements listed above. You do not
need to submit a narrative on the Leadership Requirements. SES CDP
graduates should submit a copy of their CDP program certification
with their package.

### Agency contact information

### Kimberly Brooks

##### Phone

(202) 267-3901

##### Fax

(202) 267-5748

##### Email

##### Address

Federal Aviation Administration
Executive Resources Division
800 Independence Avenue, SW, Room 523
Washington, DC 20591

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### Next steps

Once your complete application is received, we will conduct an
evaluation of your qualifications and determine your ranking. The
most highly qualified candidates will be referred to the hiring
manager for further consideration and possible interview. We expect
to make a selection within 45 days of the closing date of this
announcement. You will be notified of the outcome.

All qualified applicants will be considered regardless of political
affiliation, race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual
orientation, marital status, age, disability, or other non-merit
factors. DOT provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with
disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of
the application and hiring process, please notify us. Decisions on
granting reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case
basis. Additional information on reasonable accommodations
procedures or on EEO Programs is available on Office of Civil Rights
(ACR) or by contacting the local FAA Civil Rights Office.

- Fair & Transparent

The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent.
Please read the following guidance.

### Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on
the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and
gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual
orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age,
membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental
status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

- Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) for federal employees & job

### Reasonable Accommodation Policy

Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants
with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable
accommodation for any part of the application process should follow
the instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part
of the remaining hiring process, applicants should contact the
hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable
accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work
environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an
individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties
or receive equal access to job benefits.

Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide
reasonable accommodations when:

- An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an
equal opportunity to apply for a job.
- An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform
the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
- An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive
equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and
office-sponsored events.

You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the
application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are
considered on a case-by-case basis.

Learn more about disability employment and reasonable accommodations
or how to contact an agency.

#### Legal and regulatory guidance

- Financial suitability
- Social security number request
- Privacy Act
- Signature and false statements
- Selective Service
- New employee probationary period

This job originated on For the full announcement and to
apply, visit Only resumes
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