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EEO Specialist (Investigator)

Director - Office Of Equal Opportunity & Fairness
Closing date:
Washington, DC
(53) $106,262–$161,600 See information on grades and base pay ranges
Who may apply:
Open to status candidates (Competitive service - Permanent)


This position is located in the Office of Civil Rights (OCR), within the Office of Equal Opportunity & Fairness, in the Office of the Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

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As an EEO Specialist (Investigator), you will:

  • Conduct a thorough inquiry of the circumstances under which the alleged discrimination in employment occurred, and compilation of a report of investigation that contains relevant evidence (declarations/affidavits, documents, comparative evidence, statistical evidence etc.) from which the trier of fact is able to determine whether or not any violation of EEO laws occurred, and where appropriate, determinations regarding the appropriate remedy.
  • Investigate allegations of employment discrimination based on age, race, color, religion, sex, reprisal, national origin, disability, pregnancy, sexual orientation, parental status, and protected genetic information.
  • Responsible for the investigations, the final products, and complying with EEOC regulations and OCR requirements. Ensure all EEO investigations are complete, thorough, impartial, and timely. 
  • Design investigative plans (IPs) that accurately and thoroughly set out the applicable evidentiary framework and legal standards under federal-sector EEO guidance, potential witnesses and case law with respect to each accepted claim to be investigated.
  • Independently conduct investigations into allegations of discrimination, with oversight from OCR, including contacting witnesses and collecting completed affidavits, reviewing policies and practices relevant to the case, assessing the treatment of similarly situated employees, and reviewing all evidence and affidavits in light of federal EEO regulation.
  • Responsible for tracking certain data relevant to OCR’s EEO complaint processing, and responsible for contributing to OCR’s development of reports that OCR is required to produce.
  • Creates and presents EEO outreach presentations and EEO training to ensure managers and employees understand the EEO complaint process, roles, rights and responsibilities under the various EEO laws.

Travel Required

  • Occasional travel - 25% or less.

Supervisory status

  • No

Promotion Potential

  • 53

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Open to status candidates (Competitive service - Permanent)

Current Federal employees on career or career-conditional appointments and reinstatement eligible. Current federal employees on permanent competitive service appointments (including current CFPB employees on such appointments), or former federal employees with reinstatement eligibility; or ICTAP Eligibles; or Eligible under special hiring authorities (e.g., individuals with disabilities, covered by an interchange agreement, or Eligible under the Veterans Employment Opportunity Act). Current CFPB employee should check their appointment type before applying to an announcement.

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