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Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Equal Opportunity Investigator (Bilingual-Spanish) in Seattle, Washington

Summary As an Equal Opportunity Investigator (Bilingual-Spanish) at the GS-1860-7, you will be part of Seattle Field Office, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. If selected, you will be responsible for investigating simple cases and assigned segments of more complex cases involving employment discrimination. Responsibilities Duties may include but are not limited to: Receives inquiries and charges/complaints of employment discrimination under the federal statues enforced by the Commission. Interviews potential charging parties, informs them of their administrative and legal rights and responsibilities under the laws enforced by the Commission, and conducts a preliminary review of information gathered to determine jurisdiction. Obtains documentary and testimonial evidence that is relevant and material to the resolution of the issues under investigation through witness interviews and affidavits, written requests for information, on-site investigations, research, etc. Conducts on-site investigations during which the respondent facilities are inspected, witnesses are interviewed, and personnel and other records are examined and copied. Drafts charges and complaints for review and approval of supervisor and takes affidavits of charging parties/complainants, as appropriate. Drafts a thorough and well-written report of investigative findings citing specific testimonial and/or documentary evidence, as well as applicable case law, policies and precedents relied upon. Communicates effectively with EEOC customers by speaking, writing, and translating information from the Spanish language to the English language and vice versa. Requirements Conditions of Employment Qualifications For the GS-7: You must have at least one year of specialized experience, equivalent to the GS-05 level in the Federal service, such as: Assisting with investigative duties designed to develop information, with planning and conducting investigations, with refining investigative methods and techniques used. Assisting with fact gathering, that resulted in preparing a written report of the facts. Writing in a clear, concise, and organized manner. OR One full year of graduate level education directly related to the position. OR Superior Academic Achievement: To qualify based on superior academic achievement, you must have completed the requirements for a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution AND must meet certain GPA requirements or membership in a National Scholastic Honor Society. Equivalent combinations of education and experience are qualifying for this grade level. Applicants must meet all eligibility requirements within 30 days of the closing date specified in the vacancy announcement. Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). 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. Education Education must have been successfully completed and obtained from an accredited school, college, or university. Foreign Education: If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education. For further information, visit: https://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html Additional Information Relocation expenses will not be paid. This is a bargaining unit position: National Council of EEOC Locals, No. 216 Representing BUS code 1125 To ensure compliance with an applicable preliminary nationwide injunction, which may be supplemented, modified, or vacated, depending on the course of ongoing litigation, the Federal Government will take no action to implement or enforce the COVID-19 vaccination requirement pursuant to Executive Order 14043 on Requiring Coronavirus Disease 2019 Vaccination for Federal Employees. You will be expected to report to the duty station listed on this announcement. This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional similar vacancies across EEOC. If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document that you do not have in electronic form, please refer to the agency contact information. If you are a veteran and you are claiming 5-point veterans' preference, you must submit a copy of your DD-214 or other proof of eligibility. If you are a veteran and you are claiming 10-point veterans' preference, you must also submit an SF-15, "Application for 10-Point Veterans' Preference" plus the proof required by that form. For more information on veterans' preference (see https://www.fedshirevets.gov/job-seekers/veterans-preference/#content). Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see: https://www.sss.gov/Home/Registration) All employees of the Federal government are subject to the conflict of interest statutes and regulations including the Standards of Ethical Conduct that govern activities with outside organizations and reporting financial holdings. This position may require the incumbent to complete a confidential financial disclosure report within 30 days of appointment. The United States Government does not discriminate in employment based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, age, membership in an employee organization, or other non-merit factor.

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