Equal Opportunity Specialist

US Department of Housing and Urban Development/Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity

About the organization

Exciting opportunities are available for highly motivated individuals who value public service and justice. HUD seeks well-qualified individuals who are willing to meet the challenges of public service and support our mission. We offer a generous benefits package, a student loan repayment program, and we support a healthy work/life balance. HUD offers you a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to gain insight into housing policy and community development. This position is 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 housing discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), national origin, disability, and familial status.

Duties

• Perform intake assessment and/or investigation, conciliation, and resolution of complex, highly sensitive and difficult allegations of housing discrimination. Investigations involve gathering and evaluating documentary evidence and witness interviews that culminate in a detailed decision document analyzing the facts and applicability of federal laws FHEO enforces.

• Perform reviews of the fair housing policies and practices of HUD-funded recipients (e.g., Public Housing Authorities, Assisted Housing, and other HUD-subsidized housing programs) to secure compliance under Title VI, Section 109, Section 504, Title II of ADA, VAWA, and Executive Order 11063.

• Be involved in assessing program effectiveness in given localities by reviewing fair housing program plans for consistency with program.

• Undertake a wide variety of complex assignments that may be in the areas of enforcement, grants monitoring, compliance and/or program operations.

Qualifications

• To qualify for GS-12, you must have specialized experience at the next lower grade.

• A Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree, LLM, or three full years of progressively higher education leading to such a degree, may be substituted at the GS-11 for specialized experience.

• A master’s degree or J.D. may be substituted at the GS-09 for specialized experience.

• A bachelor’s degree with superior academic achievement may be substituted at the GS-07 for specialized experience.

• Absent superior academic achievement, a bachelor’s degree may be substituted at the GS-05 for specialized experience.

Salary

GS-360-5/7/9/11/12 – Salary range $41,822 - $119,463 (dependent upon grade and duty station location)

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

Relocation will not be paid for, but HUD offers a generous benefits package and flexible work schedules, including telework.

You must have NCE that is current to apply. Please email your résumé, cover letter, and NCE documentation to Gloria Miranda at [email protected] by June 3, 2024, to be considered for a position.

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Equal Opportunity Employment

The posting employer has certified that this announcement complies with Peace Corps’ Equal Opportunity Employment policy:

The Peace Corps is committed to providing equal opportunity to all employees, Volunteers, and applicants for employment and volunteer service. Peace Corps policy prohibits discrimination and harassment because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age (40 or over), disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, parental status, political affiliation, union membership, genetic information, or history of participation in the Equal Employment Opportunity process, grievance procedure, or any authorized complaint procedure.


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