PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)
In the Division of Criminal Justice, this class is accountable for managing affirmative action plans and activities and performing the most complex tasks in an Equal Employment Opportunity program.
Works under the limited supervision of the agency head or other employee of higher grade.
May lead lower level employees as assigned.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Performs the most complex duties related to Equal Employment Opportunity; evaluates, updates and disseminates agency equal employment opportunity policies and procedures to ensure compliance with federal and state laws, statutes, regulations and Executive Orders; develops and implements affirmative action plans; conducts or oversees investigations and resolution of discrimination and unfair treatment claims; coordinates findings with Attorney General when appropriate; prepares materials and conducts training to heighten knowledge of equal employment opportunity laws and affirmative action goals; develops and performs outreach initiates to include recruitment efforts through community and minority organizations; conducts analysis of data and presents at briefing sessions with staff; counsels staff on equal employment opportunity matters; conducts career counseling; may participate in employment interviews; may assist with or oversee the State of Connecticut Minority & Small Contractor's Set Aside Program and contract compliance; may serve as the agency's ADA coordinator; performs related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Considerable knowledge of relevant state and federal laws, statutes and regulations; considerable knowledge of affirmative action plans and programs; considerable knowledge of interviewing and counseling techniques; considerable investigatory ability; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communication skills; ability to develop and implement affirmative action plans; ability to compile, analyze and evaluate human resource records and statistical information; ability to utilize human resource information systems; some supervisory ability.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
Seven (7) 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 or equal opportunity assurance in the employment setting.
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.
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
(70)-DCJ EXEMPT MANAGERS
This replaces the existing specification for the class of DCJ Equal Employment Opportunity Specialist in Salary Group DM 27 approved effective April 24, 2009. (Revised to modify Special Requirements)