Department of Defense
Undersecretary of Acquisition and Sustainment, Small Business Program
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
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.
- 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 Transportation
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
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.
The White House (Executive Office of the President)
Domestic Policy Council
PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT LEADER
This role ensures effective implementation across 150 Federal agencies of the President’s whole of government equity Executive Order, particularly through routine engagement with White House components and agency equity teams and policy development with agencies focused on the broad definition of equity included in the Executive Order, encompassing race, religion, disability, sex including gender identity and sexual orientation, rural residence, and poverty. The role leads Federal assurance of equity in all aspects of government and in so doing works frequently with all White House components to develop and sustain relevant policy, and represents the President’s views with stakeholders and the public. The person who holds this role also researches, drafts, and manages through publication Executive Orders relevant to racial and economic justice.
U.S. 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.