In a state agency this class is accountable for developing and implementing affirmative action plans and conducting other activities in an Equal Employment Opportunity program.
GUIDELINES FOR JOB CLASS USE
This class is the full professional working level and is distinguished from the Equal Employment Opportunity Assistant class by its full range of affirmative action and equal opportunity assurance duties including preparing affirmative action plans, analyzing statistical data, outreach efforts, career counseling, participating in training activities and defining and taking affirmative action toward achieving affirmative action goals and objectives.
Receives administrative direction from an Equal Employment Opportunity administrative official of higher grade.
May manage staff as assigned.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Develops and implements affirmative action plans in an Equal Employment Opportunity program;
Compiles and analyzes statistical affirmative action data;
Defines and conducts outreach initiatives including recruitment efforts through community and minority organizations and career fairs;
Conducts career counseling;
Conducts discrimination complaint investigations;
Counsels staff on equal employment opportunity matters;
Reviews supplier contracts to ensure incorporation of affirmative action considerations;
Assists Equal Employment Opportunity staff with special projects;
Assists in training activities;
Participates in the recruitment and hiring of staff, including outreach, interview and selection;
May participate in employment interviews;
May assist in development of equal employment opportunity policy;
May assist in monitoring agency compliance with State of Connecticut Minority and Small Contractor's Set Aside Program;
May participate in administering affirmative action for patient, student, inmate and/or client rights programs;
May serve as agency's ADA coordinator;
Performs related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
relevant state and federal laws, statutes and regulations;
affirmative action programs;
interviewing and counseling techniques;
merit system selection process including recruitment, examination and classification;
needs and issues of patients, inmates, students and/or clients;
oral and written communication skills;
develop and implement affirmative action plans;
compile, analyze and evaluate human resources records and statistical information;
assess and define training requirements;
utilize human resources information systems.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
Six (6) years of professional experience in affirmative action, equal opportunity assurance or human resources management.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SPECIAL EXPERIENCE
Two (2) years of the General Experience must have involved primary responsibility for affirmative action or equal opportunity assurance in an employment setting.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED
College training may be substituted for the General Experience on the basis of fifteen (15) semester hours equalling one half (1/2) year of experience to a maximum of four (4) years for a Bachelor's degree.
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.
For state employees two (2) years of experience as an Equal Employment Opportunity Assistant may be substituted for the General and Special Experience.
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.
Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.
JOB CLASS DESIGNATION
As defined by Sec. 5-196 of the Connecticut General Statutes, a job class is a position or group of positions that share general characteristics and are categorized under a single title for administrative purposes. As such, a job class is not meant to be all-inclusive of every task and/or responsibility.
This replaces the existing specification for the class of Equal Employment Opportunity Specialist 1 in Salary Group MP 57 approved effective August 21, 2015. (Revised to add Acknowledgement section and modify content) Final No. 22-007