JOB: Equal Employment Specialist at NASA, Santa Clara, CA

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    Alicia Mazzara

    Job Title: Equal Employment Specialist
    Department: US National Aeronautics & Space Administration
    Agency: Ames Research Center
    Sub Agency: Office of Equal Opportunity
    Job Announcement Number: AR11B0071

    SALARY RANGE: $96,867.00 – $125,926.00 /year
    OPEN PERIOD: Monday, June 27, 2011 to Friday, July 01, 2011
    SERIES & GRADE: GS-0260-13
    POSITION INFORMATION: Full-Time Permanent appointment
    DUTY LOCATIONS: 1 vacancy – Santa Clara County
    WHO MAY BE CONSIDERED: This announcement is open to all qualified U.S citizens. This announcement combines a merit promotion and a competitive announcement in one advertisement. Applications will be accepted from status and non-status candidates. Status candidates, including NASA term employees eligible for conversion under the NASA Flexibility Act of 2004, will be considered under merit promotion procedures. Non-status candidates will be considered under competitive procedures.

    NASA, the world’s leader in space and aeronautics is always seeking outstanding scientists, engineers, and other talented professionals to carry forward the great discovery process that its mission demands. Creativity. Ambition. Teamwork. A sense of daring. And a probing mind. That’s what it takes to join NASA, one of the best places to work in the Federal Government.

    The Office of Diversity and Equal Opportunity (Code DE) at NASA Ames Research Center is currently seeking interested applicants for the position of Equal Employment Specialist. The incumbent provides advice and guidance to employees on the formal and informal EO complaint processes, prepares cases analysis in response to complaints, and counsels employees and applicants in the complaint process.

    This position requires at least 32 hours of EEOC counseling training. **Applicants must indicate in resume in order to be considered**

    Applicants of AR11B0059 do not need to re-apply to this vacancy announcement (AR11B0071).

    NASA uses the USAJobs resume as the basic application document. NASA limits resumes to the equivalent of about six typed pages, or approximately 22,000 characters (including spaces). You cannot complete the application process if your USAJobs resume is too long. More information about the NASA application process is also available under the “How to Apply” section of this announcement.

    * Position subject to pre-employment background investigation
    * Position requires at least 32 hours of EEOC counseling training.


    As an Equal Employment Specialist in the Office of Diversity and Equal Opportunity (Code DE), the incumbent is responsible for counseling employees and applicants on their rights related to Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which addresses discrimination in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, retaliation, or genetic information. The Equal Employment Specialist informs employees of their rights and provides guidance on the complaint processes. Performs fact finding, analysis, and conducts formal interviews to clarify facts of the cases to recommend resolution during the informal stage of counseling. He/she advises management of potential issues and recommendations as a result of the fact finding. The Equal Employment specialist serves as a professional EEO counselor providing guidance in discrimination complaints, evaluating characteristics of cases, and assisting in determining the validity of the complaints. Conducts counseling, prepares case analysis in response to highly controversial complaints, and counsels employees and applicants who believe they have been discriminated against. Monitors the fair and impartial consideration and disposition of complaints, schedules prompt investigation of complaints, and maintains and secures all documents pertinent to complaints. The incumbent stays current on EEOC processes by attending training on a regular basis.

    The Equal Employment Specialist also assists the Director of the ODEO in all aspects of EO special emphasis program development, implementation, and management. Manages special emphasis programs and develops policies to establish internal operating procedures to address complex EO issues, processes, and systems. Develops and monitors actions plan related to the implementation of program requirements and recommends changes in special emphasis programs. Participates in the design and implementation of the Center’s recruitment plans to ensure equal opportunity and outreach to underrepresented groups. Identifies resolution to eliminating barriers in the employment of underrepresented groups. Monitors the Center’s progress on EEOC reporting requirements for Management Directive 715 objectives by gathering and analyzing data for the Center’s annual submission.

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