The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity is seeking to fill an Equal Opportunity Specialist, GS-0360-09/11/12 located in, New York, NY. Veterans and Schedule A applicants interested must be eligible for a non-competitive hiring authority appointment in the Federal government.
The incumbent of this position investigates systemic housing discrimination complaints, which affect large numbers of minorities and women, or which have been in effect for a substantial period of time, resulting in institutional or flagrant housing discrimination patterns of practices.
To successfully fulfill the requirements of this position, applicants are expected to possess the skill sets listed below:
1. Ability to independently handle multiple actions on any given day and coordinate work with other offices as required.
2. Ability to complete assignments such as identifying problems, gathering relevant information, describing the problems and possibly recommending solutions.
3. Ability to communicate clearly, effectively, and courteously, both orally and in writing.
4. Ability to research, analyze, and evaluate data for response.
At the full performance level, as an Equal Opportunity Specialist in the Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity, you will:
Assist in assessing program effectiveness by reviewing fair housing program plans for consistency with program objectives. Identify operational problems and recommends corrective action. Gather facts to develop statements, findings, and conclusions resulting in position papers which will be disseminated to community-based interest groups, the media, and the general public. Assist in developing fair housing plans and strategies to address industry policies and practices or to address areas where existing guidelines have not been effective. Conduct analysis, fact-finding, facilitation, and negotiations to bring about solutions to civil rights problems in a given locality concerning the fair housing planning process. Interview complainants and witnesses to obtain evidence relevant to the allegation of discrimination. Work with all necessary HUD divisions and personnel beyond FHEO as well as appropriate persons and organizations outside of HUD to achieve improvements for protected classes, in close consultation with supervisor or higher management officials. Prepare final investigative reports or a standard compliance review which includes specifying issues, presenting facts relevant to the issues at hand, critically analyzing evidence, and making findings and recommendations. Maintain continuing liaison with management officials of other Federal agencies administering civil rights programs related to or having an impact on programs at HUD.
GS-9: One year of experience handling multiple actions, identifying problems, gathering relevant information, and recommending solutions. Or a master's or equivalent graduate degree, or 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.B. or J.D.
GS-11: One year of experience equivalent to the GS-9 level of work which consist of reviewing policies to determine that work products align with the intent of established policies and standard operating procedures. Or, Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.M.
GS-12: One year of experience equivalent to the GS-11 level of work which consist of complaint intake assessments, investigating complaints, or reviewing conditions that lead to controversial outcomes. No educational substitution at this level.
Substituting education for experience requires proof.
Interested and qualified applicants should send their resumes, DD214, VA Disability Letter, Schedule A Letter, and any other supporting documents (please redact birthdates and social security numbers) to Vetshire@hud.gov by August 25, 2017. Please use “Facebook Fair Housing EOS” in the subject line of the email.