In the Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities this class is accountable for the full range of investigatory, review and analysis, consultative and community affairs activity pursuant to the Commission's equal opportunity assurance activity.
Works under the general supervision of a Human Rights and Opportunities Regional Manager or Human Rights and Opportunities Affirmative Action and Contract Compliance Supervisor or other employee of higher grade.
May lead/supervise lower level employees as assigned.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Investigates discriminatory practices and complaints as assigned;
Independently conducts review, analysis and evaluation of affirmative action plans and summaries submitted from state agencies and contractors doing business with the state;
Assists and participates in development of promotional, outreach and education activities;
Gathers and analyzes statistical and other data, basic business records and other related source material;
Conducts interviews, field examinations and inspections to obtain or verify evidence and information;
Interprets state and federal statutes, rules, regulations and policies;
Prepares comprehensive reports;
Recommends issuance of subpoenas and interrogatories and commencement of court proceedings as necessary;
Drafts legal and quasi-legal documents;
Conducts conciliation hearings, negotiates and drafts settlement agreements;
Assists in preparation and presentation of findings in administrative, legal and other proceedings;
Testifies in administrative or court proceedings;
Monitors compliance with terms of settlement agreement, administrative and court orders;
Evaluates efforts made by state agencies and contractors to comply with affirmative action administrative regulations;
Analyzes trends in workforce representation;
Analyzes and evaluates upward mobility, hiring and promotion programs to identify systemic problems;
Recommends approval or disapproval of affirmative action plans;
Advises the public of administrative law process and available resources;
Maintains two way communications with interest groups and affected citizens;
Works with groups and individuals to promote understanding of human rights and role of Commission;
Assists in training and provides technical assistance;
Conducts special studies, survey and projects;
Performs related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
and ability to interpret relevant state and federal laws, statutes and regulations;
economic and social impact of discrimination on protected classes;
oral and written communication skills;
in and ability to gather, interpret and summarize data and statistics;
in conducting interviews;
in development and negotiation of remedies;
Considerable analytical ability;
Ability in drafting legal and quasi-legal documents.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
Six (6) years of professional or technical experience in the areas of civil rights enforcement or advocacy, legal and/or adjudicative work, labor relations, human resources management, employee relations or equal opportunity and/or affirmative action.
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 or social and/or human services areas which are directly related to the General Experience may be substituted for one (1) additional year of the General Experience.
A law degree may be substituted for one (1) additional year of the General Experience.
For state employees two (2) years of experience as a Human Rights and Opportunities Trainee with the target class of Human Rights and Opportunities Representative may be substituted for the General Experience.
Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.
JOB CLASS DESIGNATION
(12)-SOCIAL SERV (P-2)
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 Human Rights and Opportunities Representative in Salary Group SH 24 approved effective January 10, 2014. (Revised to modernize format and add Acknowledgement section) Final No. 23-140