As an Equal Opportunity Specialist, you will:
- Intake/assess and/or investigate, conciliate, and resolve complex, highly sensitive and difficult allegations of discrimination related to housing or housing related transactions and the failure to provide economic opportunities pursuant to Section 3 of the Housing and Urban Development Act of 1968.
- Review fair housing policies/practices of recipients of federal funds (e.g. Public Housing Authorities, Assisted Housing, and other HUD subsidized housing programs) in order to secure compliance under the Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing Regulation, Title VI, Section 109, Section 504, and Executive Order 11063.
- Assess program effectiveness in given localities by reviewing fair housing program plans for consistency with program objectives.
- Undertake a wide variety of complex assignments, which may be in the areas of enforcement, compliance and/or program operations, work in conjunction with other Equal Opportunity Specialists, HUD program staff, and counsel.
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.
- Public Trust – Background Investigation will be required.
- If your highest permanent grade is different from your current grade, submit a copy of an additional SF-50 showing that grade.
- If you are currently on a Veterans’ Recruitment Appointment (VRA), submit a copy of an SF-50 indicating that type of appointment. Also, you must submit a copy of your DD214 or other documentation showing dates of service and type of discharge and any other applicable documents such as SF-15, VA letters, etc.
Performance Appraisal (ALL APPLICANTS):
Submit a copy of all pages of your most recent completed annual performance appraisal, dated within the last 12 months, that includes the final rating. In cases where the performance appraisal is more than 12 months old, incomplete or unavailable, you must attach a written explanation of the reasons.
If you are applying under a special hiring authority (e.g. Military Spouses, Interchange Agreement, VEOA, Schedule A Disability, etc.), please see applicant guide for required documentation. In order to be eligible under one of these authorities, you must submit all required documentation as outlined in the applicant guide