Equal Rights Advisors-Austin

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General Information

Job Posting ID 5253480 Creation Date Sep 05, 2017
Employer Posting No 0012 Closing Date Oct 29, 2017
Job Site Address AUSTIN, Texas 78753 Employer Type Federal Government
Openings 3

Job Description

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) of the Department of Homeland Security is seeking a limited number of applicants for temporary jobs in Austin, TX.
When disaster strikes, America looks to FEMA. Now FEMA looks to you. Join our team and use your talent to support Americans in their times of greatest need. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) prepares the nation for all hazards and manages Federal response and recovery efforts following any national incident. We foster innovation, reward performance and creativity, and provide challenges on a routine basis with a well-skilled, knowledgeable and a high performance workforce.
FEMA’s mission is to support our citizens and first responders to ensure that as a nation we work together to build, sustain, and improve our capability to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate all hazards.

Duties & Responsibilities:
Oversees equal rights responsibilities in a Joint Field Office (JFO). Identifies potential equal employment opportunities (EEO)/civil rights (CR) issues. Attends staff meetings to identify potential EEO/CR issues. Reviews planned FEMA activities and documents for compliance with policies, laws, and regulations pertaining to EEO and CR. Verifies the accuracy of the equal rights portion of the administrative procedures. Drafts letters for Federal Coordinating Officer’s (FCO) signature and distribution to staff. Verifies the accuracy of information on all posters and in all Equal Rights documents before they are duplicated and distributed. Prepares and/or provides EEO/CR information for documents. Develops and provides counseling information packages. Collects and evaluates population and applicant demographics to develop and structure FEMA program delivery strategy. Conducts compliance audits and pocket compliance reviews during disasters. Interviews key people involved in EEO/CR issues and/or complaints. Evaluates collected information on a given EEO/CR issue for relevancy and completeness. Provides guidance to FEMA management and employees, applicants, and other appropriate parties regarding EEO/CR issues. Refers non-EEO/CR issues to appropriate resources. Processes equal employment issues. Processes civil rights issues. Maintains a log describing the status of EEO/CR cases from the current disaster, for consistency and avoiding duplication of effort; and assesses the training needs of EEO/CR employees in FEMA facilities. Deploys to disaster JFO locations. Participates in developing strategy for and conducting civil rights compliance reviews.

Relevant Experience Required:
• Conflict Resolution
• Mediation

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
• Basic computer literacy, experience with Excel, PowerPoint
• Experience in meeting with diverse groups, experience in conducting training, counseling.
• Knowledge of the body of law governing Federal equal employment opportunity programs.
• Knowledge of civil rights laws and their applicability to federal agencies. Specific knowledge of the programs covered under Title VI, Title VI, Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Uniform Federal Accessibility Standards (UFAS), Limited English Proficiency (LEP), and Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act.
• Knowledge of personnel management principles in general including areas such as recruitment, merit selection, job evaluation, job design, grievances, appeals, labor relations, employee development and the like.
• Skill in identifying and defining illegal discrimination through systematic fact-finding or investigation.
• A high degree of analytical skill.
• Understanding of the nature and causes of institutional barriers to equal employment opportunity.
• Skill in communicating orally and in writing.
• Ability to work effectively and deal with persons in various social or economic strata of society, regardless of the Status of their position in a particular institution.
• Skill in negotiating or consulting and judgment in applying equal opportunity principles to identify and solve problems.

Local Hire employees are eligible for the following benefits:
• Health insurance for individual or family coverage - Employer contribution is 75% of premium
• Ability to earn 4 hours of paid Sick Leave per pay period
• Holiday pay
• Worker’s Compensation
Important Notices- Please be advised:

Resumes sent via e-mail to: FEMA-DR4223TX-LocalHires@fema.dhs.gov with the following subject line: Job Posting # 0012- Equal Rights Advisors-Austin

Resume MUST contain your current and/or former job information, including employer’s name, address, dates of employment (month and year) and a contact telephone number. Applicants will be contacted directly if selected for an interview.
If selected for interview you would be required to provide 3 professional references.
Selected candidates will be required to complete a background investigation which includes finger printing.

Eighteen years of age and US CITIZENSHIP REQUIRED.
Direct deposit of salary is a condition of employment.
Salaries are comparable to local prevailing wages.
FEMA is an Equal Opportunity Employer. FEMA has a 'zero tolerance' discrimination policy and is committed to nondiscrimination in hiring, assignment, management of the Joint Field Office, guidance to the State, presentations to the public, and the provision of disaster assistance. This commitment specifically includes sensitivity to providing reasonable accommodation for people with a disability and a clear statement that any appearance of sexual harassment will not be tolerated in FEMA.
Supervisory Experience Required No
Pay Between $31.00 / HR and $31.00 / HR
Shift Days (First) Duration Temp OR Temp to Hire
Workweek Full Time
Additional Workweek Details This is a TEMPORARY position and it may be terminated at any time for any reason. A Local Hire appointment does not entitle you to federal civilian status.
You may be required to work 10-12 hour a day 7 days a week.
You must provide two forms of ID: such as a VALID Driver License, Social Security Card, Birth Certificate etc. or Passport. (We will not accept if expired.)
  • Medical/Health Insurance Plan
  • Sick Leave
Veterans Only No
Federal Contractor No
Eagle Ford Shale Job No
Is this job related to Hurricane Harvey Clean-up/Restoration? Yes

Job Requirements

Occupation Equal Opportunity Representatives and Officers
Minimum Experience and Education  2 yrs   0 mos and Bachelors Degree

Additional Requirements

Basic Computer Skills
  • EMail Software (Outlook, Thunderbird, etc)
  • Personal Computers
  • Presentation Software (PowerPoint, Flash, etc)
  • Spreadsheet Software (Calc, Excel, etc)
  • Word Processing Software (Word, WordPerfect, etc)
  • English; Fluency - Good (Read, Write, Speak)
Driver's License Type Class C - Standard Driver's License

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Job Title Equal Rights Advisors-Austin
State Agency Name FEMA
Job Closing Date Oct 29, 2017
Open Until Filled No

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