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Job Description

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 applicableFAA Travel regulations, full relocation benefits will be paid (actualexpenses).

Telework eligible

Yes as determined by agency policy

- Duties

The Office advises, represents, and assists the FAA Administrator oncivil rights and EEO matters that ensure the elimination of unlawfuldiscrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex,genetic information, age, religion, creed, sexual orientation, andindividuals with disabilities in federally operated and assistedtransportation programs; and a positive working environment in theFAA by valuing, using and managing the differences that individualsbring to the workplace.

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The Assistant Administrator for Civil Rights is responsible forassuring full, affirmative implementation of civil rights, equalopportunity, and diversity precepts within the FAA for over 47,000employees and representing organizations and in the practices ofrecipients of FAA sponsored federal assistance. As the FAA EqualOpportunity Officer (EEO), the incumbent directs the civil rights,EEO, and diversity program consistent with the Department ofTransportation (DOT) Office of Civil Rights, the EEO Commission, theOffice of Personnel Management and the Departments of Labor andJustice policies. The incumbent directs the external program withregards to the Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) ConcessionProgram and DBE Contracting Program, the Americans with DisabilitiesAct, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VI(Non-Discrimination) of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, EnvironmentalJustice and other civil rights policies and regulations affectingair 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 ofFAA sponsored Federal assistance and related organizations asprovided by applicable statutes, regulations, and Executive Orders.Evaluates program implementation by offices, services, regions, andcenters regarding technical advice and guidance on civil rightsmatters provided to FAA officials and organizations regularlycharged with contract and grant-in-aid administration. Provides foror conducts in-depth equal opportunity compliance reviews across theFAA to assure effective program implementation.

- Directs a variety of FAA EEO programs through a nationwidenetwork of 65 employees to ensure that all employees and applicantsare treated fairly. Advises leadership in resolving complex equalemployment opportunity issues, complaints resolution activities andaffirmative action progress. Directs the FAA National EEO ComplaintProgram responsible for the informal processing of EEO complaintsfor FAA employees and applicants. Plans, directs, monitors, andevaluates the FAA complaints system including oversight forcomplaint processing, counseling and early resolution activities.Directs the Alternative Dispute Resolution Program and thedevelopment of resolution activities to support the reduction offormal EEO complaints being filed formally against the FAA.

- Oversees the implementation of the six essential elements ofManagement Directive, MD-715 within the FAA. Collaborates across theFAA 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 ofconditions subject to constant change as is characteristic of thedynamic nature of an ongoing EEO Program. Keeps abreast oflegislation, Executive Orders, court decisions, rulings by cognizantFederal authorities and other events related to Federal EEO.

- Collaborates with the Assistant Administrator for Human ResourceManagement in establishing Agency recruiting programs, improvementin and/or increased utilization of Agency training and developmentprograms; Agency validation of testing and selection proceduresand/or other devices all aimed at increased employment of targetedgroups.

- Represents the FAA Administrator on the Civil Rights and EEOprograms in meetings and conferences with other Government agenciesor departments.

- Reviews and comments on regulations as they pertain to theexternal civil rights program. Oversees the intake and management ofexternal civil rights complaints. Tracks complaints and reportscomplaint resolution to DOT. Coordinates with DOT and other DOTmodes 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 after12/31/1959.
  • Designated or Random Drug Testing required.

As a basic requirement for entry into the FAA Executive System, youmust provide evidence of progressively responsible leadershipexperience that is indicative of senior executive level managementcapability; and that is directly related to the skills and abilitiesoutlined under the Leadership and Technical Requirements listedbelow.

In addition to the minimum qualifications, the following have beendetermined to be selective factors for this position. This meanspossession of this criteria is part of the minimum qualificationsand is essential to perform the duties and responsibilities of thisposition. Applicants who do not possess this criteria are ineligiblefor further consideration.

  • LEADERSHP REQUIREMENT: Do you have experience in achievingoperational results? If so, provide examples of ways you haveexercised leadership to deliver significant results. Explain howyou established goals, assessed outcomes, and improved productsand services. Indicate how you identified and met customers'requirements and addressed the needs of stakeholders. Includeexamples of complex problems you solved or difficult obstaclesthat you overcame as a leader. Your description shouldinclude (1) the size and complexity of organizations you haveled, (2) the scope of programs you have managed, and (3) theimpact of your results on customers and other stakeholders.
  • LEADERSHP REQUIREMENT: Do you have experience leading people? Ifyes, describe the size of the organization and number and typesof positions you have managed. Discuss ways that you haveestablished and maintained positive work environments andprevented or eliminated discrimination or harassment. Describeways that you have mentored and developed employees and builtindividual and team performance. Discuss how you haveestablished and led teams to deliver products and services.Include in your description experience in leading others in amatrix environment across organizations.
  • LEADERSHP REQUIREMENT: Do you have experience buildingrelationships? If yes, describe (1) the types of individualswith whom you routinely collaborate; and (2) the purpose andoutcomes of the communication. Discuss your experience incommunicating and cooperating with others to achieve goals.Provide examples of how you have built relationships to achieveconsensus and how you were able to obtain the cooperation ofothers with competing priorities and perspectives. Describe howyou effectively communicate information within and outside ofyour organization.
  • LEADERSHP REQUIREMENT: Do you have experience leading strategicchange? If yes, describe examples of strategic changes that youled for your organization; describe the entities that the changeaffected (agency, industry, organizational components). Discussobstacles you encountered and how you overcame them to thebenefit of the agency. Include in your description ways that youapplied long-range vision, developed strategies, and appliedinnovative ideas and techniques.
  • TECHNICAL REQUIREMENT: Demonstrated experience leading,directing and providing technical oversight of a national civilrights program using industry best practices with a focus oncollaborative partnerships.
  • TECHNICAL REQUIREMENT: Demonstrated leadership experiencedeveloping and/or applying laws, regulations, policies, andprocedures relating to civil rights, equal employmentopportunity, and diversity initiatives.

An education requirement has not been established for thisoccupational series.

Preview Job QuestionnaireMake sure your resume includes detailed information to support yourqualifications 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 afinancial disclosure statement within 30 days of entry on duty. FAApolicy limits certain outside employment and financial investmentsin aviation-related companies.

This position is covered by the Department of Transportation's Drugand Alcohol Testing Program. Any applicant tentatively selected forthis position will be subject to pre-employment or pre-appointmentdrug 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 thequalifications above.

IMPORTANT: Applicants may be rated on the extent and quality ofexperience, education, and training relevant to the duties of theposition(s). All answers provided in the on-line process must besubstantiated. Ensure that your application package/resume supportsyour 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 TechnicalRequirements if you do not address them in the answer blocks withinthe application
  3. An SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, if you are claimingnoncompetitive eligibility as a current/former FAA Executive orcurrent/former member of the Senior Executive Service or equivalentsystem.
If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institutionrecognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to becredited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only theattendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accreditinginstitutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

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

- Benefits

A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with acomprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and yourfamily will have access to a range of benefits that are designed tomake your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federalbenefits.

Review our benefits

Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you holdand whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent.Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specificbenefits offered.

- How to Apply

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

THESE DOCUMENTS SHOULD BE ATTACHED TO YOUR APPLICATION IN USAJOBSYou must apply online to receive consideration. Your applicationmust have a status of "Received" by 11:59 PM Eastern Time onthe Close Date for it to be accepted. If you are applying forpositions associated with FAA registers, your application must havea status of "Received" each time a referral list is created inorder to receive consideration for positions associated withregister.

In addition to submitting a resume, applicants should address eachof 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 allFAA executives. Refer to the Executive Success Profile for examplesof 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 eligiblefor reinstatement into the SES or FAES, or have successfullycompleted an SES Candidate Development Program (CDP) approved byOPM, you only need to submit a resume and narrative statementcovering each of the Technical Requirements listed above. You do notneed to submit a narrative on the Leadership Requirements. SES CDPgraduates should submit a copy of their CDP program certificationwith their package.

Agency contact information
Kimberly Brooks

(202) 267-3901


(202) 267-5748




Federal Aviation AdministrationExecutive Resources Division800 Independence Avenue, SW, Room 523AHF-300Washington, DC 20591US

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Next steps

Once your complete application is received, we will conduct anevaluation of your qualifications and determine your ranking. Themost highly qualified candidates will be referred to the hiringmanager for further consideration and possible interview. We expectto make a selection within 45 days of the closing date of thisannouncement. You will be notified of the outcome.

All qualified applicants will be considered regardless of politicalaffiliation, race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexualorientation, marital status, age, disability, or other non-meritfactors. DOT provides reasonable accommodations to applicants withdisabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part ofthe application and hiring process, please notify us. Decisions ongranting reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-casebasis. Additional information on reasonable accommodationsprocedures 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 onthe basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy andgender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexualorientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age,membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parentalstatus, military service, or other non-merit factor.

  • Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) for federal employees & jobapplicants
Reasonable Accommodation Policy

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

A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the workenvironment, or the way things are usually done that enables anindividual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job dutiesor receive equal access to job benefits.

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

  • An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have anequal opportunity to apply for a job.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to performthe essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receiveequal access to benefits, such as details, training, andoffice-sponsored events.

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

Learn more about disability employment and reasonable accommodationsor 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 www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and toapply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/538763800. Only resumessubmitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listedat www.usajobs.gov will be considered.

Estimated annual salary


  • Manage and maintain executives' schedules.
  • Make travel arrangements for executives.
  • Prepare invoices, reports, memos, letters, financial statements, and other documents, using word processing, spreadsheet, database, or presentation software.
  • Coordinate and direct office services, such as records, departmental finances, budget preparation, personnel issues, and housekeeping, to aid executives.


  • Reading ComprehensionUnderstanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
  • Active ListeningGiving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • WritingCommunicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
  • SpeakingTalking to others to convey information effectively.


  • Administration and ManagementKnowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
  • ClericalKnowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office procedures and terminology.
  • Customer and Personal ServiceKnowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
  • Computers and ElectronicsKnowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
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