In a state agency not under the jurisdiction of the Department of Administrative Services through Human Resources Centralization, this class is accountable for directing and monitoring the agency's Equal Employment Opportunity program.
GUIDELINES FOR JOB CLASS USE
This job class is authorized to be used at the Departments of Children and Families, Correction, Developmental Services, Mental Health and Addiction Services and Transportation.
Receives executive direction from the agency Commissioner or other administrative official of higher grade.
Directs staff of unit.
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 or assists in development of related policy, legislation and regulations;
Interprets and administers pertinent laws;
Prepares or assists in preparation of unit budget;
Maintains contacts with individuals within and outside of unit who might impact program activities;
Advises agency officials on affirmative action goals, initiatives and issues to mitigate any discriminatory conduct;
Recommends and/or implements solutions;
Develops strategic affirmative action programs;
Communicates and trains agency staff;
Develops and oversees outreach and recruitment programs;
Implements procedures to ensure internal and external compliance with federal and state laws, statutes, regulations and Executive Orders;
Monitors effectiveness of policies and procedures;
Conducts or leads complex investigations and reports findings and recommendations upon conclusion to Commissioner or Office of the Attorney General when appropriate;
Leads the recruitment and hiring of staff, including outreach, interview and selection;
May oversee the State of Connecticut Minority and 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 agency's ADA coordinator;
Performs related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Considerable knowledge of
and ability to apply management principles and practices;
relevant state and federal laws, statutes and regulations;
employment practices related to civil rights, equal employment opportunity or affirmative action plans and programs;
needs and issues of patients, inmates, students or clients;
interviewing and counseling techniques;
merit system selection process including recruitment, examination, classification and certification;
oral and written communication skills;
develop and implement affirmative action plans;
compile, analyze and evaluate statistical data.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
Nine (9) years of professional experience in affirmative action, equal opportunity assurance or human resources management.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SPECIAL EXPERIENCE
Four (4) years of the General Experience must have involved primary responsibility for affirmative action and equal opportunity assurance in an employment setting with at least two (2) years of experience at the level of an Equal Employment Opportunity Specialist 2.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED
College training my 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.
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 Specialist 2 or one (1) year of experience as an Equal Employment Opportunity Manager 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
(1)-Officials And Administrators
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 Director in Salary Group MP 66 approved effective April 01, 2022. (Revised to modify the Purpose of Job Class and Supervision Received and add Guidelines for Job Class Use) Item No. 23-014