AmeriCorps

Office of the Secretary

 

Career Pathways Specialist

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 Defense

Undersecretary of Acquisition and Sustainment, Small Business Program

 

Associate Director

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.

Department of Energy

Office of Economic Impact and Diversity

 

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Accessibility (DEIA) Social Scientist (Part-time Opportunity)

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.

Office of Economic Impact and Diversity

 

Senior Workforce Development Advisor

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

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Center for Surveillance, Epidemiology, and Laboratory Services/Division of Laboratory Systems

 

Health Equity Officer

The health equity officer will help lead, develop and direct the integration and promotion of health equity and diversity, inclusion, and accessibility 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 the Associate Directors for Science, Communication, Policy, and Evaluation on various aspects of our programmatic initiatives.
  • 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 CIOs across CDC to align CSELS/DLS activities with broad agency strategies and may need to engage with external partners.

 

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Division of State and Local Readiness

 

Division of State and Local Readiness Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility Advisor

The IPA candidate will support the DSLR’s effort to develop and execute an overarching DEIA strategy for the office. This strategy will guide DSLR’s to create requirements/priorities for funded state, local, and territorial health departments. The employee serving in this role will come away with increased awareness of the discipline of emergency preparedness and response, engagement with funded recipients, visibility on human resources processes, and knowledge of the federal funding process to state, local, and territorial partners.

Department of Homeland Security

Management, Office of the Chief Financial Officer

 

Social Scientist (Program Evaluator)

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

Chief Evaluation Office

 

Evaluation Specialist/Senior Evaluation Specialist/Mathematical Statistician

The IPA detailee will assist the Department of Labor’s Chief Evaluation Office in fulfilling core evaluation research functions, including designing and managing research contracts and grants, and a wide variety of other evidence capacity-building activities, which may include conducting and publishing original research on topics relevant to the department, per the interest of the detailee.

Duties include managing complex, rigorous program evaluation projects from statement of work phase through award, including: developing the evaluation design, coordinating contractor deliverables, DOL agency involvement and deliverables to the contractor, review of materials and project plans, and convening and coordinating technical working groups, including consolidating their technical and methodological recommendations in consultation with other CEO staff members, the deputy director and the chief evaluation officer. The incumbent must understand the need and have the ability to design rigorous and cost-effective evaluations, particularly experimental designs using random assignment and non-experimental designs using multivariate statistical analysis, and must have statistical analysis skills and experience using one or more of the major statistical software packages (e.g., SPSS, SAS, STATA, R). Duties include the formulation of program evaluation policies and decisions on measuring the effectiveness and impact of programs and actions of the Department of Labor, including workforce development, employment security, and job training areas, and worker protection areas such as safety and health, civil rights, wages and hours, and pensions and health care.

Department of the Treasury

Office of Financial Research, Research and Analysis Center

 

Research Fellow (Part-time)

The IPA program can be leveraged to inform policy discussions and sponsor research initiatives that inform the Office of Financial Research’s mission. IPA resourcing brings on expertise in proportions commensurate with Research and Analysis Center’s needs and would complement efforts by permanent staff, especially in areas of emerging research like digital assets and climate change. The IPA will gain experience working with the OFR’s staff of expert researchers on emerging issues related to financial stability.

Major duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to, providing subject matter expertise to OFR Leadership and staff on issues of immediate relevance related to OFR policy and research initiatives; contribute to staff development through mentorship; and collaborate with staff on research projects that advance the OFR’s mission.

Department of Transportation

Office of the Secretary, Office of Innovation and Engagement

 

Office of Innovation and Engagement Liaison

The reason for this assignment is to assist the Department of Transportation in implementation of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal. The new legislation calls for innovated approaches to transportation systems. DOT believes that employees can have the most impactful ideas in responding to the law requirements. The Office of Innovation and Engagement is responsible for mining these ideas from the workforce. A participant in this detail would gain experience in driving change through a large federal agency, including engaging with the 12 modes through the innovation community of practice. The detailee will serve as OIE Liaison and provide expertise to support DOT Ideas submissions.

The detailee:

  • provides ongoing status update to leadership, the OIE team, modal representatives and other internal stakeholders,
  • organizes and coordinates briefings and responses to community of practice representatives,
  • tracks 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,
  • creates videos, web-based messaging and training,
  • collaborates and engages with employees, managers, executives, and agency stakeholders throughout the department and acts as an advocate for the OIE products and services,
  • supports the development of an innovation toolkit that includes processes for stage gating ideas through the idea lifecycle, implementing human-centered design principles, and recommending communications and technology enhancements,
  • designs web-based training and tools to support the ideation process,
  • creates business cases for idea implementation, and
  • facilitates group processes for innovation projects as the opportunities become available.

 

Office of the Secretary, Departmental Office of Civil Rights

 

Strategic Implementation Assistant

Since nondiscrimination principles apply across the spectrum of civil rights, the department has divided its activities along two broad categories: internal civil rights programs affecting Department of Transportation employees and applicants for employment; and external civil rights programs relating to the beneficiaries and potential beneficiaries of the various transportation programs receiving Federal financial assistance through DOT.

Each operating administration has an Office of Civil Rights, or individuals assigned these responsibilities, to ensure civil rights compliance for their respective organization and programs, however not all OAs have the infrastructure in both policy and workforce to create and complete a consistent compliance review of equity measures. This role will directly support the Department’s Office of Civil Rights implementation of the equity work adhering to the Biden Infrastructure Law, as well as the other equity-related Executive Orders by the president to increase equity in both workforce and access to programs across the nation.

A successful candidate in this role comes with high level project management and implementation skills, and over the course of the role improves their earlier skills while also gaining firsthand knowledge into inter-agency and inter-governmental workings as well as a comprehensive understanding of equity strategies and measurable goals.

The detailee will:

  • Assist in the project management & implementation of the Biden Infrastructure Law within the Office of Civil Rights at DOT, which includes supporting racial, gender and mobility justice issues,
  • Develop consistent streams of information and data collection between relevant offices and branches of transportation government.
  • Implement and track compliance reviews and implementation in operating administrations.
  • Support internal and external stakeholder engagement for equity work done by the department.

Environmental Protection Agency

Office of General Counsel, External Civil Rights Compliance Office

 

Senior Advisor

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.

 

Office of General Counsel, Civil Rights and Finance Law Office

 

Special Advisor for Equity

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.

Small Business Administration

Government Contracting and Business Development

 

Program Development Leader

This is a leadership role within the Agency’s executive team 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 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.

U.S. Office of Government Ethics

Office of the Secretary

 

Deputy Director for Compliance

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. Department of the Interior

Bureau of Ocean and Energy Management

 

West Coast Engineer and Environment Advisor

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.

Bureau of Ocean and Energy Management

 

West Coast Offshore Wind – Marine Mammals Specialist

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