Major Duties and Responsibilities: Serves as the assistant to the Equal Opportunity Manager in planning and implementation of a Statewide equal employment opportunity program. Assists in the development and implementation of the National Guard Bureau Equal Opportunity Program at the State level. Assists in writing the affirmative action plan covering both short and long range goals and objectives. Continuously reviews this plan and revises it as needed. Conducts periodic analysis of the Active/Guard Reserve (AGR) military technician work force to identify underrepresented classes in the various occupations and military grades/ranks. Works closely with Human Resources Office sections in developing recruiting and employment strategies which insure that equal employment opportunity goals are achieved. Meets and counsults regularly with employees and all levels of management to locate, define, and correct deficiencies or problem areas. Assists in the management of the State EEO complaints processing system. Tracks the status of formal discrimination complaints in progress. Recruits counselors and insures that appropriate training is provided. Patricipates in meetings with community action organizations interested in improving equal employment opportunity relationships. May address groups regarding EEO policies, practices, and goals in the National Guard. Solicits community support in assisting the Guard to eliminate underrepresentation of minority groups. Provides training to supervisors on preventing or remedying discrimination and may provide counseling to employees who feel they may have discrimination complaints. Regularly collects and compiles statistical data, using the data as a basis for extrapolating recommendations on courses of action. Disseminates news and information concerning the State equal opportunity program. Performs all other duties as assigned.
General Experience: Administrative, professional, investigative, technical or other type of experience which demonstrates ability to meet and deal effectively with persons of different ages, races, and economic and education background; to collect and assemble pertinent facts, and to prepare clear and concise written reports.
Specialized Experience: GS-09 Must have at least 24 months experience, education, or training involving the administering, delivering, maintaining, advising, and adapting basic concepts, principles, and theories of Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) to the unique organizational, management, and mission requirements.
Compatible Military Assignment: AFSC: 3S0X1, 3S1X1
Military Compatability: Upon selection, individual must be assigned to a compatible military position and must also maintain satisfactory membership in the Minnesota National Guard. Upon selection, individuals will undergo a background check to validate suitability for employment with the federal government as permitted by law, regulation, Presidential order or other authority. Suitability is dependent upon the particular requirements for security clearance, sensitivity level, and DOD IT network access. Items checked include, but are not limited to all criminal history record information, employment history, education and fiscal accountability/responsibility.
Evaluation Factors: Candidates will be evaluated on the basis of appropriate education, experience, training, self-development activities, and special awards. Candidates are considered on the basis of available information on their current application and supporting information that has been provided to this office. To insure full consideration, applicants are urged to submit information about their training, self-development, outside experience, activities and awards. National Guard military (Part-time) service is considered as full-time experience when evaluated against the qualification requirements for a technician position. The applicant is credited with actual number of months the member has been in the National Guard if the experience is related.
The following Web addresses are provided for your reference to explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees.
Main site for new federal employees - http://www.opm.gov/insure/new_employ/index.asp
Flexible Spending Accounts - This Program allows you to pay for certain health and dependent care expenses with pre-tax dollars. For additional information visit: https://www.fsafeds.com/fsafeds/index.asp
Health Insurance - The FEHB Program offers over 100 optional plans. For additional information visit: http://www.opm.gov/insure/health/index.asp
Leave - Most Federal employees earn both annual and sick leave. For additional information visit: http://www.opm.gov/oca/leave/index.asp
Life Insurance - The FEGLI Program offers Basic Life Insurance plus three types of optional insurance, for additional information visit: http://www.opm.gov/insure/life/index.asp
Long Term Care Insurance - The FLTCIP provides long term care insurance for Federal employees and their parents, parents-in-law, step parents, spouses, and adult children. For additional information visit: http://www.ltcfeds.com/
Retirement Program - Almost all new employees are automatically covered by the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS). FERS is a three-tiered retirement plan. The three tiers are: Social Security Benefits, Basic Benefit Plan, Thrift Savings Plan. For additional information visit: http://www.opm.gov/retire/index.asp
Position Description: D0386000
Remarks: No PCS available. Position will not be filled until current incumbent vacates. Higher Grades are welcome to apply, however MAY be required to take a reduction in rank. Sensitivity Level 2.
Selective Placement Factor: ENLISTED
Acceptance of a technician position will result in the termination of your Selected Reserve bonus.
In Accordance with National Guard Regulation 600-25 and Air Force Instructions 36-101, grade inversion within the full-time workforce is not permitted.
MN National Guard Vacancies can be viewed at:
Should a position be announced at less than the authorized grade, the selected applicant may be non-competitively promoted when he/she meets all qualifications and is submitted for promotion by the supervisor.
Employment is contingent upon successful completion of technician pre-employment physical for certain occupational series.
Males applicants born after 31 December 1959 must be registered with the Selective Service System in compliance with the Defense Authorization Act of 1986, Section 1622.
The Minnesota Department of Military Affairs is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for the position without discrimination for any non-merit reason(s) such as age, race, religion, gender, ethnic origin or non-disqualifying disability.
Pre-selection is not only counter-productive to effective recruitment and placement, but also violates Minnesota National Guard Merit Placement principles and will not be tolerated. If you have information or questions regarding this issue, please contact the Equal Employment Manager at 651-282-4472 or 651-282-4066.