Friday, September 3, 2010

Equal Opportunity Specialist Federal Career Intern Full-Time Position


Job Opportunity:  Seattle, Washington.  The Office of the Federal Contract Compliance Programs is offering one unique and challenging job opportunity for a two-year, paid internship under the Federal Career Intern Program.  During the internship, you will participate in a formal training program with job assignments to develop competencies applicable to our mission and needs.  Upon successful completion of the internship, you will be eligible for a permanent appointment.

WHAT IS THE JOB?  Equal Opportunity Specialist, GS-360-5/7

WHAT IS THE STARTING SALARY?  $33,414.00-$41,390.00/$41,390-$53,811 per year


WHAT ARE THE MAJOR DUTIES? The incumbent of this position assists with providing uniformity and consistency in all technical aspects of compliance reviews, complaint investigations and other related activities, as well as regional adherence to agency policy, procedures, directives, etc.  Also assists senior managers in accomplishing the agency's mission.

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS? Our outstanding benefits package includes:
  • Interesting Work
  • Flexible Schedule
  • Health Care Benefits, Life Insurance
  • 2 1/2 Weeks Paid Vacation per year
  • Employer-matching Retirement Plan
  • Paid Transportation Subsidies
  • On-the-job Training
  • Paid Sick Leave and Holidays

  • U.S. Citizenship
  • Background Investigation Required

WHAT QUALIFICATIONS DO I NEED?  For GS-05, you must have one of the items listed below:

A.    Three years of general experience, one year of which was equivalent to the GS-4 (junior trainee) grade level in the Federal service.  Experience must demonstrate ability to analyze problems to identify significant factors, gather pertinent data, and recognize solutions; plan and organize work; and communicate effectively in writing.  Such experience may have been gained in administrative, professional, technical, investigative, or other responsible work.  -OR-

B.     A bachelor’s degree or completion of 4 academic years above high school leading to a Bachelor’s degree. –OR-

C.     A combination of A and B.

For GS-07, you must have one of the items listed below:

A.    One year of experience equivalent to the GS-5 (entry level trainee) grade level which demonstrates knowledge of the principles, concepts, legal requirements, and methodology of an equal opportunity function and ability to apply this knowledge to perform independent assignments for which there are precedents. -OR-
B.     A bachelor’s degree or completion of 4 academic years above high school leading to a Bachelor’s degree meeting Superior Academic Achievement requirements.  Superior Academic Achievement is based on (1) class standing, (2) grade-point average, or (3) honor society membership:

  1. Class standing -- Applicants must be in the upper third of the graduating class in the college, university, or major subdivision, e.g., the College of Liberal Arts or the School of Business Administration, based on completed courses;
  2. Grade-point average (G.P.A.) -- Applicants must have a grade-point average of:
    • 3.0 or higher out of a possible 4.0 ("B" or better) as recorded on their official transcript, or as computed based on 4 years of education, or as computed based on courses completed during the final 2 years of the curriculum; or
    • 3.5 or higher out of a possible 4.0 ("B+" or better) based on the average of the required courses completed in the major field or the required courses in the major field completed during the final 2 years of the curriculum; OR
  3. Election to membership in a national scholastic honor society -- Applicants can be considered eligible based on membership in one of the national scholastic honor societies listed below. These honor societies are listed at -OR-
C.     One full academic year of full-time graduate level education (Master’s or equivalent) in a discipline directly related to administrative duties.  Related disciplines include, but are not limited to, public administration, business administration, finance, industrial organizational psychology, accounting, communication, and other business related fields.  –OR-

D.    Combination of education and experience.

To receive credit for education outside the U.S., you must show proof that the education has been submitted to a private organization that specializes in the interpretation of foreign credentials.  For a list of private organizations that are accredited to evaluate foreign education, visit

HOW TO APPLY: Interested candidates should email or fax a resume and all college transcripts (if qualifying based on education), to:  U.S. Department of Labor, Human Resources Division, ATTN: Rebecca Huey; Fax: 415-625-2414, Email: Please include your name and announcement number FCIP-10-WA-OFCCP-21 on each page of your resume and supporting documents.  Incomplete applications will not be considered.  Please include month/year to/from dates and number of hours per week worked for each period of employment.

VETERANS:  If you are a veteran of the U.S. military, you must submit a copy of your DD-214, Report of Discharge, with your application.  If you are a veteran with a service-connected disability, you should also include a SF-15, Application for 10-point Veterans Preference with the appropriate documentation identified on the SF 15.

APPLICATION DEADLINE:  Application documents must be received in the Human Resources Office by 4:30 p.m. PT on September 10, 2010.  For additional information, contact Rebecca Huey at (415) 625-2405.  

Reasonable Accommodation:  The Department of Labor provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities on a case-by-case basis.

The United States Department of Labor is an Equal Opportunity Employer