Chief Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and EEO Officer

Chief Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and EEO Officer

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The Chief Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and EEO Officer oversees the Office of Minority and Women Inclusion (OMWI), reporting directly to the Chairman. Provides leadership and executive direction on the CFTC’s efforts to integrate and promote diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) at all levels of the agency’s workforce, senior leaders, and business operations. Oversees the Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) program and applying the principles of civil rights.

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The Chief Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and EEO Officer provides executive direction and, as appropriate, in collaborative coordination with the Chief Human Capital Officer, sets policies and oversees all matters of the CFTC relating to DEI in management, employment, workforce and business activities.

Provides expert advice and guidance to CFTC leadership and management officials towards the successful design, implementation, and maintenance of a Commission-wide DEI strategy that addresses issues presented by emerging trends and specific challenges, and utilizes DEI data towards meeting the agency’s strategic goals and objectives as supported by attracting, retaining, and developing a high performing workforce.

Develops and articulates sound business case for DEI at all levels of the Commission that includes both qualitative and quantitative analysis.

Develops, implements and monitors agency initiatives related to workforce diversity and workplace inclusion, including outreach and recruitment, diversity-related training, and performance measurement.

Advises the Chairman on the impact of CFTC policies and regulations on minority-owned and women-owned businesses.

Develops, implements, and monitors initiatives to promote supplier diversity and the utilization of minority-owned and women-owned businesses in all CFTC contracts; and ensures intended business results are achieved in a manner consistent with governing policies, regulations and statutes.

Develops an annual report to submit to the Commission regarding the percent of contract expenditures that went to minority-and-women-owned businesses; successes and challenges related to targeted hiring and procurement efforts; and any other information, findings, conclusions, and recommendations for CFTC action.

Provides strategic direction and leadership in assessing the effectiveness of the CFTC’s EEO program. Recommends changes in management policies/practices to eliminate barriers to EEO; develops strategies to accomplish goals and objectives.

Ensures CFTC takes affirmative steps to seek diversity in the workforce at all levels by implementing staff recruiting and retention efforts.

Partners with the Chief Human Capital Officer to implement inclusive sourcing and recruiting strategies which enable and equip recruiters and hiring managers with the tools, training, and resources to leverage diverse talent and experiences.

Advises agency leadership and managers regarding global diversity best practices for recruiting, retaining and developing a diverse, high-performing workforce that draws from all segments of society and values fairness, diversity and inclusion.

Identifies, builds and maintains relationships with external organizations that align with business goals. Develops relationships with fellow Chief Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and EEO Officers and comparable leadership in DEI positions throughout the federal government and derivatives industry and participates in official and non-official fora on issues impacting and relating to DEI in the federal workforce and the derivatives markets.

Serves as a principal strategic advisor to Commission DEI councils and workgroups.

Travel Required

Occasional travel – 10% to 15% annually


Conditions of Employment

  • U.S. Citizenship
  • Background/Security Investigation
  • Males born after 12-31-1959 must be registered for Selective Service

Your resume must include information that emphasizes progressive leadership responsibilities for positions held to include the scope and complexity, program accomplishments, and results of executive actions taken. Additionally, the resume must include information that addresses how your qualifications relate to the Mandatory Technical Qualifications (MTQs) and the Executive Competencies.


Mandatory Technical Qualifications:

1. Demonstrated executive leadership and direction in the formulation, execution, management and evaluation of policies and programs in the areas of DEI and EEO.

2. Ability to plan, organize and allocate human resources to support a complex diversity, equity, and inclusion program and ability to focus and translate direction into achievable action plans for an agency.

3.Skill in developing policies, strategies, and business cases, based on qualitative and qualitative analysis, to enhance diversity, inclusion, and equity throughout an agency.

Executive Competencies

1. Leading the Organization – Develops and implements an organizational vision that integrates program goals, priorities, and values. Assesses and adjusts to changing situations, and implements innovative solutions to make organizational improvements. Strategically formulates objectives and priorities and implements plans consistent with the organization mission.

2. Leading Others – Provides clear direction and ensures accountability; inspires others; provides constructive feedback; encourages and fosters an environment that supports diversity, inclusion, and equal opportunities. Demonstrates collaborative and cooperative approach. Develops and manages workforce based on staffing needs and budget.

3. Leading Self – Understands personal strengths and weaknesses and objectively views their behavior. Seeks and accepts constructive feedback and adapts personal leadership style/strategies as needed to most effectively build trust and lead their division.

4. Business Results – Ability to meet organizational goals and customer expectations. Makes decisions that produce high-quality results by applying technical knowledge, analyzing problems, and calculating risks. Forms and communicates a vision and priorities. Develops and executes plans that achieve outcomes for the organization.

Please ensure that your resume addresses these qualifications.

Required Documents

  • Required Documents:
    • Cover Letter
    • Resume
    • Responses to the Mandatory Technical Qualifications and Executive Competencies: Narrative statements specifically addressing each qualification and individual competency. Narrative statements should not exceed two pages per qualification/competency (14 pages maximum).
    • Veterans’ preference documentation, if applicable.

Veterans’ Preference. If you are entitled to veterans’ preference, you should indicate the type of veterans’ preference you are claiming on your resume. In order to verify your veterans’ preference entitlement, please submit a copy of the Member Copy 4 of your DD-214 (Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty); official statement of service from your command if you are currently on active duty; or other official documentation (e.g., documentation of receipt of a campaign badge or expeditionary medal) that shows your military service was performed under honorable conditions.

In addition, if you are a disabled veteran, a Purple Heart recipient, or widow/widower of a veteran, the spouse of a disabled veteran or the natural mother of a disabled or deceased veteran, you must submit a Standard Form (SF) 15, “Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference,” and the other required documentation identified on the reverse side of the SF-15 to support your preference claim.

Although veterans’ preference points are not assigned under the category rating procedures described under “How You Will Be Evaluated,” veterans’ preference eligibles are listed ahead of non-veterans within each category for which they are qualified. In addition, qualified veterans with a compensable service-disconnected disability of 10% or more are placed at the top of the highest quality category (i.e., Best Qualified).


A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Opens in a new windowLearn more about federal benefits.

How to Apply

YOU MUST APPLY ONLINE:  Your complete application, including required documents, must be received by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time (EST) on the closing date of this announcement. You must complete and submit an application by accessing the USAJOBS website at USAJOBS.GOV.  To begin, click the Apply Online button within the vacancy announcement and follow the prompts to create an account using LOGIN.GOV, if you have not done so already. LOGIN.GOV will walk you through each step of the account set-up and will automatically link your USAJOBS profile to LOGIN.GOV.  Once you have established an account using LOGIN.GOV, you will then go back to USAJOBS.GOV using your LOGIN.GOV user name and password to answer the questions, and submit all required documents. If you already have established an LOGIN.GOV account or want to return to your saved application go to USAJOBS.GOV using your LOGIN.GOV user name and password to apply or view your profile. If you have problems completing your on-line application, including problems submitting your supporting documents, please contact the Help Desk by e-mail at or phone at 1-866.656.6831. The help desk is available Monday-Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. EST.

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