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Assistant Secretary for Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity Equal Opportunity Specialist in Seattle, Washington

Summary

This position is located in the FHEO Hubs, Program Centers or local FHEO Sites. The incumbent works under the direction of a Branch Chief in the area of intake/assessment, enforcement, compliance, and/or program operations.

Responsibilities

The following are the duties of this position at the GS-12. If you are selected at a lower grade level, you will have the opportunity to learn to perform all these duties, and will receive training to help you grow in this position. Intake/Assess, investigate, conciliate, and/or resolve complex, highly sensitive and difficult allegations of discrimination related to housing, and employment; Conduct 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. Prepare final investigative reports, critically analyze evidence, and make findings and recommendations. Work with Fair Housing Assistance Programs Agencies in the implementation of their responsibilities under the Fair Housing Act and other applicable statutes, rules and regulations.

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U.S. Citizens and U.S. Nationals

The experience may have been gained in either the public, private sector or volunteer service. One year of experience refers to full-time work; part-time work is considered on a prorated basis. To ensure full credit for your work experience, please indicate dates of employment by month/day/year, and indicate number of hours worked per week on your resume.

This position is located in the Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity (FHEO). FHEO’s mission is to eliminate housing discrimination, promote economic opportunity, and achieve diverse, inclusive communities by leading the nation in the enforcement, administration, development, and public understanding of federal fair housing policies and laws. FHEO protects people from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, and familial status.

The official duty station for this position will be in Seattle, WA. Failure to report to duty at this location may be grounds for a disciplinary action, including removal.

Qualifications

You must meet the following requirements within 30 days of the closing date of this announcement. Specialized Experience:

For the GS-12, you must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-11 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position includes:

  • Experience investigating discrimination in housing, lending, or other real estate-related transactions; AND writing determinations/decision documents in such investigations, and bringing such investigations to resolution. OR - Experience in conducting research and analysis for development of an assessment of fair housing, equity assessment, or analysis of impediments to fair housing choice. Experience drafting final assessment of fair housing, equity assessment, or analysis of impediments to fair housing choice. OR - Experience conducting fact finding AND writing determinations/decision documents AND working toward resolution for investigations or reviews assessing compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 or Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. For the GS-11, you must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-09 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position includes: -Experience investigating discrimination in housing, lending, or other real estate-related transactions. OR Experience in conducting research and analysis for development of an assessment of fair housing, equity assessment, or analysis of impediments to fair housing choice. OR Experience conducting fact finding AND working toward resolution for investigations/reviews that assess compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 or Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. OR A Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.M., if related. OR Combination of experience and education. Only graduate level education in excess of the first 2 years may be credited for education and combined with experience. The total percentages must equal at least 100 percent to qualify. Time-in-Grade:In addition to the above requirements, you must meet the following time-in-grade requirement, if applicable:For the GS-12, you must have been at the GS-11 level for 52 weeks.For the GS-11, you must have been at the GS-09 level for 52 weeks.Time After Competitive Appointment:Candidates who are current Federal employees serving on a non-temporary competitive appointment must have served at least three months in that appointment.

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Additional Information

  • We may select from this announcement or any other source to fill one or more vacancies.- Relocation expenses will not be paid. - Recruitment incentive may be offered. - This is a bargaining unit position.- This position is Non-Exempt from the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).- HUD offers alternative and flexible work schedules.CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:- A one year probationary period may be required.- Must successfully complete a background investigation.- Complete a Declaration for Federal Employment to determine your suitability for Federal employment, at the time requested by the agency- If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System or are exempt from having to do so.- Have your salary sent to a financial institution of your choice by Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer.- Go through a Personal Identity Verification (PIV) process that requires two forms of identification from the Form I-9. Federal law requires verification of the identity and employment eligibility of all new hires in the U.S.- Obtain and use a Government-issued charge card for business-related travel.-Public Trust – Background Investigation will be required.

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