Career Pathways Specialist
Office of the Secretary

AmeriCorps and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention partnered to launch Public Health AmeriCorps and support the recruitment, training, and development of the next generation of public health leaders who will be ready to respond to the nation’s public health needs. The goals of the assignment are to help increase awareness of the Public Health AmeriCorps opportunity for potential partners, members, and grantees and to assist with the identification and development of potential pathways and support for members into governmental public health careers.

The incumbent will:

  • Market Public Health AmeriCorps opportunity to potential partners and members in various settings, including higher education
  • Leverage relationships and networks, including elected officials, university faculty and staff, senior researching, nonprofit and government executives, to identify potential partners for Public Health AmeriCorps and assist with the development of public health related employment pathways
  • Work with colleagues at AmeriCorps, CDC, contractor(s), and potentially other agencies and partners to develop public health career pathways and related coaching, training, tools, and support
  • Work with Public Health AmeriCorps teams at AmeriCorps and CDC, including director, program, training, and research and evaluation teams to coordinate efforts and ensure alignment across content, sequences, and deliverables.
  • Develop plan for Public Health AmeriCorps alumni engagement



Department of Commerce

IT Project Manager
National Technical Information Service
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The National Technical Information Service (NTIS) supports the Department of Commerce as “America’s Data Agency,” to strengthen industry competitiveness, and expand economic opportunities. NTIS also provides innovative data services to Federal agencies to advance their Federal data priorities, promote economic growth, and enable operational excellence.

The IT Project Manager will assist the Bureau with completing client agency projects in areas of data science, AI/ML, and other innovation areas. The IPA will support the management of assigned joint venture (JV) data science projects to address complex federal data science requirements including artificial intelligence, business intelligence, collection, management, analysis, visualization, standardization, exchange, and data security challenges.

The IPA will lead and oversee:

  • Agile and scrum project management projects through the NTIS JVP project management lifecycle.
  • Project management, governance, Interagency Agreements (IAA) and execution activities, performance tracking, reporting, and stakeholder management of assigned of JVP projects.
  • Project planning and merit-based selection process to choose which JV partner(s) support a respective NTIS data science projects.
  • Federal customer agency POCs to support defining and initiating data science projects.
  • Maintenance of up-to-date knowledge on industry data emerging markets, trends, and technologies.
  • Collaborate with Integrated Project Teams (IPT) of matrixed NTIS staff as needed for supporting project development, data scientist objectives and merit based joint venture communications.

General skills necessary for this role include:

  • IT project management duties
  • Client engagement
  • Customer service
  • Processing Interagency Agreements with clients and Joint Venture Partners.



Department of Defense

Associate Director

Undersecretary of Acquisition and Sustainment, Small Business Program

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*Secret Security Clearance Required


February 2023 Update: Hiring for this role is temporarily on hold.

The United States federal government is the largest purchaser of goods and services in the world. Within the federal government, the Department of Defense is the largest purchaser. In this context, DoD has a significant opportunity to leverage its purchasing power to support the president’s Executive Order 13985 on Advancing Racial Equity and Support for Underserved Communities. Within DoD this requires a multifaced approach related to procurement policy related to small businesses, how programs can be more inclusive of under served communities, how DoD can better leverage data to diversify its supply chains and increasing outreach to underserved communities.

The incumbent will support the director of Small Business Programs regarding implementation of DoD’s equity in procurement commitments related to the president’s Executive Order 13985.These are skills the employee will gain throughout the assignment that can be utilized in several other sectors and industries. Responsibilities include policy analysis, program administration, data analysis, and industry engagement.

Fire Protection Engineer
Department of the Navy, Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard
*Secret Security Clearance Required

The incumbent will allow the Naval Command to jumpstart its fire protection engineering program for naval vessels undergoing overhaul. The employee will gain knowledge, skills, and abilities related to naval engineering and unique and complex challenges related to submarine and surface craft design, which are made even more complicated due to various configurations at different times in the overhaul. The candidate must possess at least a Bachelors degree in Fire Protection Engineering, with a Master’s or graduate certificate in Fire Protection Engineering preferred. The candidate must have at least basic awareness of naval vessel design and depot-level maintenance operations. The candidate is desired on-site full-time.

Primary roles will include:

  • Creating and administering fire protection and response training
  • Mentoring of Command engineers who do not have a formal fire protection engineering background
  • Performing fire safety risk assessments of non-nuclear engineering products to support Navy vessel repair and modernization operations
Policy Advisor
Undersecretary of Defense for Policy, Nuclear and Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction Policy
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*Top Secret Security Clearance Required


This IPA assignment will serve as a Cooperative Threat Reduction (CTR) Policy Advisor in the office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction Policy. In this capacity, the IPA will serve as a subject matter expert on assessing global threats and reducing the threat of nuclear, chemical, and biological weapons of mass destruction through the development of cooperative threat reduction policies and strategies.

The IPA will provide a level of sustained academic, professional, and operational experience in countering weapons of mass destruction strategy and planning beyond what is resident in Office of the Secretary of Defense Policy. The work of this IPA would directly support the Secretary’s priority to reduce WMD threats by State or non-state actors to the U.S. homeland, U.S. forces abroad, and U.S. partners and allies.

The IPA will gain first-hand experience in developing, implementing, and overseeing counter weapons of mass destruction policies. The IPA will have opportunities to engage with other US government departments and agencies on counter-WMD policies, as well as foreign counterparts.

Duties include:

  • The development and implementation of policies to counter WMD through cooperative threat reduction programs.
  • The development of CTR Policy guidance to strengthen partner nation capabilities to reduce WMD threats.
  • Contributing Department of Defense CTR Program-related information to inform bilateral relations and DoD leader engagements with foreign counterparts.
  • The development and implementation of USG policies to counter WMD through cooperative threat reduction programs.
  • The development of CTR Policy guidance to strengthen partner nation capabilities to reduce WMD threats in their territories.
  • Contributing DoD CTR Program-related information to Policy Regional Office products that inform bilateral relations and DoD leader engagements with foreign counterparts.
Principal Director, Advanced Computing and Software
Undersecretary of Defense, Office of Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering
*Top Secret Security Clearance Required

The incumbent serves as the Principal Director for Advanced Computing and Software. The PD AC/S will act as the DoD technical and oversight lead, advising the Department of Defense, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Research & Engineering and DoD leadership on all advanced computing and software requirements and initiatives, and developing and updating the DoD AC/S technology development roadmap. Advance Computing and Software technologies include supercomputing, cloud computing, data storage, computing architectures, and data processing.

As PD AC/S, the incumbent will:

  • Establish roadmaps, assess programmatic and technical activities, lead analysis, and conduct engagements to set the course for the Department of Defense missions.
  • Establish a DoD-wide, mission-focused approach for DoD to migrate to a Development-Security-Operations approach applied to operational and programmatic problems.

The ideal candidate has demonstrated experience leading collaborative program and technical studies involving cost, schedule, risk, and performance of complex architectures against threat capabilities evolving over time with demonstrated experience building consensus within DoD, the Intelligence Community, Services, Combatant Commands or organizational equivalent within industry to solve problems of common interest.



Department of Energy

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Accessibility (DEIA) Social Scientist (Part-time Opportunity)
Office of Economic Impact and Diversity, Office of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility

The DOE ODEI is looking for a highly collaborative self-starter who wants to make a positive impact on the federal workforce via DEIA presidential initiatives. This is an exciting opportunity to contribute towards the secretary’s key DEIA priorities through research, statistical analysis and program evaluation.

The incumbent will:

  • Partner with ODEI team to identify opportunities for research and evaluation of DEIA programs and processes, evaluating results against success metrics.
  • Leverage technical expertise to design and implement research and evaluation approaches using qualitative and quantitative methods including statistical analyses. Establish measurement and research framework.
  • Identify critical issues and understand DOE’s DEIA efforts in order to drive improvements.
  • Communicate methodology, workplans, data collection, analysis and findings through reports and presentations.
  • Engage and partner with stakeholders to implement evaluation or research projects, interpret data and develop recommendations.
  • Review, communicate, and stay abreast of findings from relevant literature (such as academic journals and case studies) related to DEIA research and evaluation.
Senior Workforce Development Advisor
Office of Economic Impact and Diversity

This assignment will strengthen minority workforce development in support of DOE programs and our nation’s energy sector. It will promote increasing clean energy related jobs within disadvantaged communities and increase support provided to disadvantaged individuals including women, veterans and the formerly incarcerated. This assignment will develop new innovative strategies to enhance the effectiveness of DOE minority workforce programs and collaborations with other federal, state and nongovernmental agencies.

During this assignment, the selected applicant (senior workforce development advisor) will:

  • Develop strategic plans and policy recommendations in support of the department’s and Biden administration’s priorities.
  • Examine current and proposed legislation affecting energy related workforce programs and offer recommendations that ensure the full participation of minorities communities and disadvantaged individuals.
  • Work to increase collaborations between ED’s OMP and DOE’s Office of Jobs, Program Offices and National Laboratories.
  • Review and develop workforce studies and reports that accurately identifies minority participation in DOE programs and the U.S. energy sector.
  • Lead OMP’s strategic collaborations with other federal, state and nongovernmental agencies to strengthen energy related workforce development programs.



Department of Health and Human Services

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Accessibility, and Belonging Coordinator
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Division of Healthcare Quality and Promotion
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The Division of Healthcare Quality and Promotion is seeking a DEIAB Coordinator to assist in expanding our internal division efforts to foster greater diversity and create an inclusive and affirming environment for all within the division.

The work of the DEIAB Coordinator will allow DHQP to efficiently manage, coordinate and evaluate division DEIAB activities to increase capacity, accountability, and transparency. The employee will assist with the development of evaluation measures and milestones for quarterly reporting of progress to division leadership. Employee will assist in garnering employee feedback on DEAIB efforts and ensuring efforts meet the established goals and the expectations of DHQP staff.

Health Equity Officer
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Center for Surveillance, Epidemiology, and Laboratory Services/Division of Laboratory Systems
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The health equity officer leads and directs the integration and promotion of health equity activities across the Division of Laboratory Systems. The incumbent will help division leaders fulfill current Health Equity initiatives and aid in the fulfillment of programs within the division to expand health equity.

The incumbent:

  • Provides consultation on scientific and programmatic issues, in particular around health equity.
  • Formulates and develops program policy and guidance, in particular around health equity.
  • Plans strategies on how to manage and deliver program operational oversight.
  • Provides advice and guidance on Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Accessibility initiatives for DLS and programs related to Health Equity efforts across DLS in collaboration with Center for Surveillance, Epidemiology, and Laboratory Services Health Equity Officer and CSELS Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Accessibility Officer.
  • Coordinates, and provides quality assurance for increasing the promotion of health equity across the division, center, and agency.
  • Collaborates and engages with leadership within CSELS Divisions and across CDC.
  • Works closely with the CSELS and DLS Senior Level Leadership, including collaborating with:
    • Associate Director for Science to plan and review science across the center through a health equity lens,
    • Associate Director for Communication on internal and external consensus building and marketing,
    • Associate Director for Policy on strategic partnerships, engagement with external organizations, and policy-related matters, and
    • Associate Director for Evaluation and program leads on developing appropriate health equity focused metrics and milestones for monitoring and evaluation.
  • Fills gaps for DEI&A topics and formulates plans to improve measures outlined by division leadership for expanding workforce diversity and inclusion goals.
  • Works with chief information officers across CDC to align CSELS/DLS activities with broad agency strategies and may need to engage with external partners.
  • Serves as the DLS Liaison for Health Equity and DEI&A initiatives to senior level leadership,
  • Works with other DLS leadership to develop and manage our CORE Health Equity Science and Implementation Strategy.
Health Equity Scientist
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, Division of Bacterial Diseases
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The Centers for Disease’s CORE (Cultivate, Optimize, Reinforce, Enhance) Health equity science and intervention strategy (2022) aims to transform the agency’s public health research, surveillance, and implementation science efforts to shift from simply listing the markers of health inequities to identifying and addressing the drivers of these disparities. As part of CDC’s agency-wide CORE Health equity science and intervention strategy (2022), the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, Division of Bacterial Diseases plans to conduct health equity analyses for key division pathogens.

The incumbent:

  • Designs, conducts, and reports results of analyses assessing underlying drivers of health disparities for DBD pathogens.
  • Leverages national surveillance data to address health equity questions and provide evidence for public health action.
  • Advises DBD subject matter experts on key health equity related research and surveillance questions and methods.
  • Collaborates with SMEs to design studies to address evidence gaps

To succeed in this role, the incumbent should demonstrate the following expertise:

  • Doctoral-level degree in epidemiology, demography, or related field
  • Expertise in social epidemiology and/or social determinants of health
    • Specific experience applying social epidemiology methodology to public health data on infectious diseases (preferred)
    • Expertise in assessing neighborhood/community level drivers of health disparities in disadvantaged or marginalized populations (e.g., persons of color, persons experiencing homelessness, persons who inject drugs) using geocoded data
    • Experience with procurement, management, linking, analysis, summary, and interpretation of complex data from multiple sources related to SDOH, health equity, and health outcomes (including methodologies to address missing data)
  • Strong social justice and health equity interests
    • Expertise in using census files in conjunction with surveillance data to provide disease incidence estimates by race/ethnicity (preferred)
    • Experience with community engagement (preferred)



Department of Homeland Security

Social Scientist (Program Evaluator)
Management, Office of the Chief Financial Officer
*Secret Security Clearance Required

The purpose of this detail is to support and enhance the existing staff and expertise of the Division of Program Analysis and Evaluation, enabling PA&E to better meet its mission of providing leadership and coordination for department- and component-level compliance with the Evidence Act Title 1 requirements and to better harness the benefits of evaluation in decision making.

The incumbent’s responsibilities include:

  • Designing, conducting, and overseeing program and policy evaluations – 40%. Coordinates, designs, conducts, or oversees highly technical evaluation projects and studies of the context, implementation, performance, quality, and effectiveness of homeland security programs, policies, and operations. Selects and uses appropriate social science, research, and evaluation theories, principles, methods, and practices in applied settings to assess effectiveness and identify ways to improve programs, policies, and operations.
  • Supporting planning and implementation of DHS evaluation framework –25%. Plans and coordinates activities that support the development and implementation of DHS evaluation policy, learning agendas, annual evaluation plans, capacity assessments, and their integration with strategic planning, performance management and planning, and budget planning.
  • Building stakeholder capacity for evaluation – 20%. Designs, facilitates, and coordinates webinars, workshops, conferences, guidance, training materials, and tools to support DHS staff who are preparing for or overseeing an evaluation.
  • Advising on evaluation research and use – 15%. Serves as an expert advisor to and liaises with evaluators, leadership, program, policy, and other internal and external (federal, state, local, private sector) homeland security audiences regarding the value, justification, design, conduct, findings, and use of evaluation.



Department of Labor

Evaluation Research Fellow
Chief Evaluation Office

The IPA detailee will support the Department of Labor’s Chief Evaluation Office in a variety of research efforts in collaboration with DOL agency partners.

CEO develops evaluation research in a way that upholds the Department of Labor’s Evaluation Policy principles of rigor, relevance, transparency, independence and ethics. CEO is, in particular, looking for applicants with expertise in behavioral economics to support our Behavioral Interventions team, as well as those with topical or research expertise in: unemployment insurance, employment and training, disability and employment, and worker protection and enforcement, including research related to the work of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, the Wage and Hour Division, the Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs, the Employee Benefits Security Administration, and the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs. IPA fellows’ work may include designing, procuring and managing research contracts and grants, supporting a DOL agency’s entire research portfolio and strategy, and/or DOL-wide capacity-building efforts, such as professional trainings and events.

Ideal IPA Fellow candidates for CEO’s research and evaluation teams will have topical expertise in program implementation or research related to one of the priority areas outlined above, as well as advanced training in research methods, including experimental, quasi-experimental and mixed methods approaches. Those interested in working with CEO’s Behavioral Interventions research portfolio would ideally have relevant methodological expertise as well as familiarity with DOL’s worker protection and enforcement efforts. Candidates should be established professionals with program management or implementation experience, and/or experience in conducting academic-quality research.

Mathematical Statistician Fellow

IPA Fellows selected to work with CEO’s Data Analytics team may support a variety of DOL agency requests to analyze existing internal and external data. The Data Analytics team works with DOL agency partners to provide technical assistance and analyses such as: applied economic modeling, analytical project oversight, data provision, and statistical consulting. Fellows may work on one or more analytical projects in collaboration with DOL agencies, depending on their interests and areas of expertise.

Ideal IPA Fellows candidates for the Data Analytics team will have experience in advanced multivariate econometric modeling, using one or more of the major statistical software packages (e.g., SPSS, SAS, STATA, R). Strong applicants will have some of the following characteristics, typically obtained through an advanced degree: mastery-level knowledge of broad areas of statistics or econometrics and skill in applying them to social science problems; experience gathering, cleaning, and using large datasets; any proficiency with machine learning and web scraping techniques.



Environmental Protection Agency

Special Advisor for Equity
Office of General Counsel, Civil Rights and Finance Law Office

Consistent with Executive Order 13985, EPA is strengthening its civil rights and environmental justice programs. In support of this goal, OGC provides significant support to both the external civil rights program and office of grants. OGC need a skilled legal expert to help ensure it is advancing legal approaches that consider impacts of racial disparities and work to eliminate them. The office needs support to examine and assess its current regulatory guidance for the Title VI program and ensure it is distributing federal financial assistance consistent with current law and EO 13985 and impacts of discriminatory activities on overburdened communities.

The employee will:

  • Work on drafting updates to EPA’s civil rights regulations and may provide legal counsel related to expenditure of agency funds, including issues that arise under grants and cooperative agreements, as well during formulation of the Agency’s budget.
  • Provide advice to the agency’s external civil rights compliance program, which is responsible for ensuring that recipients of the agency’s financial assistance do not discriminate based on race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability.
  • Perform a variety of external civil rights work, which involves in part, providing legal advice and counsel regarding administrative complaints filed under Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and EPA’s implementing regulations prohibiting discrimination.
  • Provide legal advice and counsel to a variety of program offices at EPA headquarters, as well as regional offices, with respect to Equal Protection Clause and First Amendment (Establishment Clause, freedom of assembly and free speech) issues.
Senior Advisor
Office of General Counsel, External Civil Rights Compliance Office

Consistent with Executive Order 13985, the Environmental Protection Agency is strengthening its external civil rights office. EPA’s external civil rights program must very quickly: initiate proactive pre-award and post-award civil rights compliance, including affirmative compliance reviews to address impacts of discriminatory activities on overburdened communities; develop and implement clear and strong civil rights policy guidance to increase recipients’ compliance with civil rights laws, including on adverse disparate and cumulative impacts; conduct timely and effective civil rights complaint investigations and resolutions that effectively address adverse impacts of pollution; and enhance communication with overburdened communities. The employee will gain expertise in implementing federal civil rights laws and experience interacting with and briefing high level career and political federal stakeholders. In addition, the employee will benefit from rewarding and challenging first hand exposure to community members, environmental justice advocates, and state and local agency recipients of EPA funding.

The employee will:

  • Work in a team environment to complete assigned notification letters, jurisdictional reviews, investigation plans, investigation reports, and final agency decision letters – consistent with federal civil rights laws, EPA’s nondiscrimination regulation and complaint processing policies and procedures,
  • Provide internal and external customers services in a timely and effective manner,
  • Complete written and oral individual work that is consistently of high quality and are appropriately responsive to civil rights complaints, compliance reviews and policy, and
  • Complete complaint investigations, information gathering, interviews, document reviews, and regulatory analysis that is consistent with EPA and ECRCO administrative procedures, including proactive technical assistance and training activities and compliance reviews.



U.S. Department of Agriculture

Advisor for Food Systems Resilience
Rural Business-Cooperative Service, Office of the Administrator
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The IPA assignment will bring much-needed expertise of the food sector, namely the meat and poultry processing sector, and its supply chains to allow the Rural Business-Cooperative Service to best support development, launch, and administration of new programs funded by Section 1001 of the American Rescue Plan Act.

The incumbent’s responsibilities include:

  • Supporting efforts of the RBCS Chief of Staff and the Administrator on agency- and department-level initiatives pertaining to implementation of Section 1001 of the American Rescue Plan.
  • Serving as the project manager and lead the coordinator of all efforts relating to the development and administration of new programs under the Meat & Poultry Supply Chain Resiliency Initiative and the Build Back Better Initiative to transform the food supply chain, more broadly.
  • Represent RBCS, as needed, in related (internal and external) meetings, events, working groups, and policy committees.
  • Perform related research and data analysis, and provide evidence-driven recommendations for new policies, programmatic changes, and outreach strategies.
  • Contribute to related strategic planning activities.
  • Assist in the development and execution of related cooperative agreements.



U.S. Department of the Interior

West Coast Engineer and Environment Advisor
Bureau of Ocean and Energy Management

The Biden Administration has placed offshore wind as one of its top priorities in addressing climate change and there is a great deal of work and analysis that needs to be done over the next 2 years.

Through this detail, the individual will have the unique opportunity to work at the intersection of marine science, stakeholder engagement, and renewable energy. The individual will coordinate and collaborate with individuals across the agency and within the Department of the Interior, furthering understanding of this dynamic new industry. This detail will allow the selected individual to influence methods and strategies that are groundbreaking within the department and that will allow offshore wind to move forward.

The region is open to a variety of backgrounds and has a number of potential projects related to renewable energy, conventional energy, marine minerals, or environmental analysis. If matched for this detail, we would figure out what the detailee is most interested in working on and tailor a project to match that person’s interests and development needs.

West Coast Offshore Wind – Marine Mammals Specialist
Bureau of Ocean and Energy Management

Through this detail, the individual will have the unique opportunity to work at the intersection of marine science, stakeholder engagement, and renewable energy. The individual will coordinate and collaborate with individuals across the agency and within the Department of the Interior, furthering understanding of this dynamic new industry. This detail will allow the selected individual to influence methods and strategies that are groundbreaking within the department and that will allow offshore wind to move forward.

Initially, the selected individual(s) will learn about the agency and the office’s work on offshore wind. There are several tasks and projects to which the selected individual(s) may dedicate their time. These include:

  • Supporting assessment and consultation efforts pursuant to National Environmental Policy Act and Executive Order 13175
  • Identifying data and scientific studies for mitigation and decision making



U.S. Department of Transportation

Office of Innovation and Engagement Liaison

The IPA will assist the Department of Transportation in the implementation of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal. The new legislation calls for innovative approaches to transportation systems, and the Office of Innovation and Engagement is responsible for mining these ideas from the workforce. The IPA would gain experience in driving change through a large federal agency, including engaging with the 12 modes through the innovation community of practice.

The DOT IDEAS platform is a department-wide ideation platform that helps facilitate ideation. DOT employees can build and share ideas, experiences, opinions, knowledge, and best practices in an open environment. The DOT IDEAS system operates from a central Office of the Secretary for data access, monitoring, and assistance delivering services as required. The IPA will:

  • Work with OIE to create, edit, maintain, and troubleshoot technology or website matters; develop, design, or enhance websites, SharePoint.
  • Assist with system integration to ensure that the idea management process integrates with the web presence to ensure that modes can present their site for idea management, metrics for reporting ideas can occur at the modal and department-wide perspective, and the innovation coaches can provide feedback based on the metrics.
  • Coordinate briefings and responses to community of practice representatives, track potential programmatic risks, and resolves challenges associated with progress/completion of ideas, including monitoring of idea submissions, spotlighting trends, data analysis, developing reports, presentations, and executive communications.

Other duties include:

  • Provide ongoing status update to leadership, the OIE team, modal representatives and other internal stakeholders.
  • Organize and coordinates briefings and responses to community of practice representatives.
  • Track potential programmatic risks and resolves challenges associated with progress/completion of ideas, including monitoring of idea submissions, spotlighting trends, data analysis, developing reports, presentations, and executive communications.
  • Create videos, web-based messaging and training, collaborates and engages employees, managers, executives, and agency stakeholders throughout the department and acts as an advocate for the OIE products and services.
  • Collaborate to develop an innovation toolkit that includes processes for stage gating ideas through the idea lifecycle, implementing human-centered design principles, recommending communications and technology enhancements, designing web-based training and tools to support the ideation process, and creating business cases for idea implementation.
  • Develop knowledge of all OIE functional areas: program operations, engagement, communication, research, and technology.
  • Facilitate group processes for innovation projects as the opportunities become available.



U.S. Office of Government Ethics

Deputy Director for Compliance
Office of the Secretary

The primary goal of this IPA assignment would be to assist OGE in complying with Executive Order 13985 in the areas of hiring and advancement, procurement, and communications. Regarding communications, OGE has identified two specific aspects of this program area to target for assessment and improvement: internal DEIA programs and its external communications targeted to the public.

The incumbent will:

  • Review OGE policies and programs related to the areas of hiring and advancement, procurement, and communications, with an eye toward advancing equity.
  • Assess internal DEIA programs and external communications targeted to the public.
  • Develop and provide equity and DEIA training programs to OGE staff



U.S. Small Business Administration

Program Development Leader
Government Contracting and Business Development
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SBA is seeking outstanding candidates to join delivery teams that will have a leading role in advancing Biden-Harris Administration commitments in manufacturing, supply chain resilience, and racial equity in government contracting.

This leadership role within the Agency’s executive team is focused on providing policy and implementation guidance on a portfolio of programs that implement Biden-Harris Administration goals around racial equity, manufacturing, supply chain, and government contracting. Candidates will have a seat at the table to recommend and evaluate the merits of policy interventions, including SBA programs for lending, technical assistance, investment, and $500B in government contracting – and how programs may be restructured to maximize outcomes. Methodologies applied in a typical day may include econometric analysis, study design, behavioral research, and community engagement.

Candidates will bring unique policy perspectives as expert practitioners or researchers who can ensure that policy and program design incorporates the perspectives of state, local, and tribal government, as well as local entrepreneurial communities.