‘Diversity and Inclusion Specialist’ Job with Feds Pays $118K a Year

Energy Department gig result of Obama executive order

• August 27, 2015 5:00 am


The Department of Energy (DOE) will pay a "Diversity and Inclusion Specialist" up to $118,000 a year, according to a new job opening with the federal government.

The full-time position, which opened up on Monday, will pay a minimum of $90,000 a year to a person who will come up with "effective inclusive practices and policies" for the agency.

"The Diversity and Inclusion Specialist position is located in the Office of Diversity and Inclusion (ODI), Office of Economic Impact and Diversity, U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)," the job posting stated. "The office is responsible for providing leadership, direction, coordination, evaluation and support for managing a diverse workforce and establishing effective inclusive practices and policies at DOE."

To apply, one must be a diversity and inclusion "expert." The person hired will provide DOE managers with guidance.

"The Diversity and Inclusion Specialist serves as a subject matter expert and advisor to the Department of Energy (DOE) leadership on diversity management and inclusive practices, and assists with leading the integration of diversity and inclusion principles of into DOE’s workplace culture," the posting said. "Provides advice and guidance to supervisors and managers on best practices associated with leading employees from diverse backgrounds and perspectives, and aligns inclusion initiatives with the organizational mission, goals, strategies and metrics, in accordance with Executive Order 13583, and guidance provided by the Office of Personnel Management."

The position also requires developing a "DOE-wide action plan to accomplish diversity and inclusion outcomes" every year. The plans were mandated by the executive order signed by President Barack Obama in August 2011.

The position does not require a college degree and pays between $90,823.00 and $118,069.00 a year.