Department of Administrative Services

Equal Employment Opportunity Specialist 1 (0159MP)

$32.90-$44.86 Hourly / $2,632.15-$3,589.20 BiWeekly /
$68,699.00-$93,678.00 Yearly


PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)

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.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED

Receives administrative direction from an Equal Employment Opportunity administrative official of higher grade.

SUPERVISION EXERCISED

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;
  • Develops and/or revises equal employment opportunity procedures;
  • 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;
  • Prepares reports;
  • 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

  • Knowledge of
    • 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;
  • Considerable
    • interpersonal skills;
    • oral and written communication skills;
  • Ability to
    • develop and implement affirmative action plans;
    • compile, analyze and evaluate human resources records and statistical information;
    • investigate;
    • 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.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

  • 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

Classified/Competitive

OCCUPATIONAL GROUP

(33)-Social Services

BARGAINING UNIT

(03)-CONFIDENTIAL

EEO

(2)-Professional

SALARY INFORMATION

MP 57

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

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.

CANCELLATION CLAUSE

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

EFFECTIVE DATE

04/01/2022

CLASS: 0159MP; EST: 10/1/1987; REV: 11/16/2022;