Department of Administrative Services

Equal Employment Opportunity Manager (0140MP)

$43.26-$58.98 Hourly / $3,461.04-$4,718.70 BiWeekly /
$90,333.00-$123,158.00 Yearly


PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)

In a state agency this class is accountable for directing and performing activities for an Equal Employment Opportunity program.

GUIDELINES FOR JOB CLASS USE

1. In a large agency such as Departments of Children and Families, Correction, Education, Mental Health and Addiction Services, Developmental Services and Transportation performs as an assistant to the Equal Employment Opportunity Director.
2. In a moderate sized agency such as the Departments of Environmental Protection, Labor, Motor Vehicle, Public Health and Revenue Services manages the full range of duties in the Equal Employment Opportunity unit.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED

Works under the limited supervision of the Equal Employment Opportunity Director or agency Commissioner.

SUPERVISION EXERCISED

Directs Equal Employment Opportunity professionals, paraprofessionals and other staff as assigned.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

Directs staff and operations of the Equal Employment Opportunity unit; coordinates, plans and manages unit activities; formulates program goals and objectives; develops strategic affirmative action programs; develops or assists in development of related policy, legislation and regulations; interprets and administers pertinent laws; evaluates staff; prepares or assists in preparation of budget; maintains contacts with individuals both within and outside of department who might impact on program activities; investigates all complaints of discrimination made against agency and reports findings to appropriate authority; coordinates findings with Attorney General when appropriate; corrects and remedies any discriminatory conduct that occurs; counsels staff on equal employment opportunity matters; prepares materials and conducts training to heighten knowledge of equal employment opportunity laws and affirmative action goals; oversees preparation of affirmative action plans; conducts analysis of data to develop and implement outreach programs; implements procedures to ensure internal and external compliance with federal and state laws, statutes, regulations and Executive Orders; conducts briefing sessions with staff; prepares required reports; may monitor effectiveness of policies and procedures; may assist with or oversee the State of Connecticut Minority & Small Contractor's Set Aside Program and contract compliance; may oversee affirmative action for patient, student, inmate and/or client rights programs; may serve as the agency's ADA coordinator; performs related duties as required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY

Considerable knowledge of and ability to apply management principles and techniques; considerable knowledge of relevant state and federal laws, statutes and regulations; considerable knowledge of employment practices related to civil rights, equal employment opportunity or affirmative action plans and programs; knowledge of needs and issues of patients, inmates, students and/or clients; knowledge of interviewing and counseling techniques; knowledge of merit system selection process including recruitment, examination and classification; considerable interpersonal skills; knowledge of needs and issues of patients, inmates, students and/or clients; knowledge of interviewing and counseling techniques; considerable oral and written communication skills; ability to develop, analyze and implement affirmative action plans; investigatory ability; ability to compile, analyze and evaluate statistical data; supervisory ability.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE

Eight (8) years of professional experience in affirmative action, equal opportunity assurance or human resources management.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SPECIAL EXPERIENCE

Three (3) years of the General Experience must have involved primary responsibility for affirmative action and equal opportunity assurance in an employment setting with at least one (1) year at the level of Equal Employment Opportunity Specialist 2.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED

1. College training may be substituted for the General Experience on the basis of fifteen (15) semester hours equaling one-half (1/2) year of experience to a maximum of four (4) years for a Bachelor's degree.
2. A Master's degree in public administration, human resources management, labor relations, or a closely related field or a law degree may be substituted for one (1) additional year of the General Experience.
3. For state employees one (1) year of experience as an Equal Employment Opportunity Specialist 2 may be substituted for the General and Special Experience.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

1. Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.
2. In accordance with Connecticut General Statute, incumbents in this class must complete five (5) hours of training during the first year of service or designation and a minimum of three (3) hours biannually thereafter. This training shall include (1) state and federal discrimination laws and (2) internal discrimination investigation techniques which will be provided by the Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities and the Permanent Commission on the Status of Women.

JOB CLASS DESIGNATION

Classified/Competitive

OCCUPATIONAL GROUP

(33)-Social Services

BARGAINING UNIT

(02)-MANAGERIAL

EEO

(1)-Officials And Administrators

SALARY INFORMATION

MP 63

CANCELLATION CLAUSE

This replaces the existing specification for the class of Equal Employment Opportunity Manager in Salary Group MP 63 approved effective July 24, 2015. (Revised to modify Special Requirement)

EFFECTIVE DATE

8/21/2015

CLASS: 0140MP; EST: 10/1/1987; REV: 8/21/2015;