Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Equal Employment Opportunity Assistant

Recruitment #180705-0142CR-001


The State of Connecticut Department of Correction is recruiting for a full-time (40 hours per week) Equal Employment Opportunity Assistant located at our Central Office in Wethersfield.  This is first shift, Monday through Friday.  However, occasional flexibility may be necessary in order to meet the needs of the agency.  This position will report to the Equal Employment Opportunity Director and would primarily be responsible for assisting with collecting, analyzing, and managing data associated with the development and implementation of the Department of Correction’s annual Affirmative Action Plan.  Other responsibilities may include assisting Equal Employment Opportunity staff with special projects and duties associated with the Department’s Equal Employment Opportunity program.  This position may require travel.

In order to be considered for this job opening, you must meet the minimum Qualifications as listed on the job opening.  You must specify your qualifications on your application.  

All applicants must include a resume within the “Resume Tab” of the application with their submission.   (Note: In order to upload document you must ensure that your internet browser’s ‘pop-up’ blocker is off.  Failure to do so may prevent you from being able to upload documentation and submit your application.)

During the recruitment process, applicants may be required to submit additional documentation supporting their qualification(s) for this position. These documents may include: performance reviews, supervisory references, college transcripts, licensure, etc. at the discretion of the agency.  

Please ensure that your application is complete.  You will be unable to make revisions once you submit your application into the JobAps system.  Candidates who submit an untimely, incomplete or inaccurate application will not be considered for this employment opportunity.  

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In a state agency this class is accountable for performing paraprofessional duties relating to equal employment opportunity, contract compliance and other employee or client/student rights programs.


Assists in collection of data required for preparation of affirmative action plans; maintains data and develops affirmative action information reports for statistical analysis and other reports; assists in development of outreach/recruitment sources; establishes contacts with sources and coordinates recruitment efforts such as dissemination of job announcements and recruitment fairs; provides staff information regarding policies and procedures; provides staff with information on upward mobility paths and career progression; assists Equal Employment Opportunity professionals with special projects; performs related duties as required.


Knowledge of affirmative action plans and outreach initiatives; some knowledge of relevant state and federal laws, statutes and regulations; interpersonal skills; oral and written communication skills; basic mathematical skills; ability to work with organizations for outreach/recruitment; ability to research and compile statistical data; ability to utilize human resource information systems; ability to research and analyze human resource files.


Five (5) years of clerical experience in affirmation action, equal opportunity assurance or human resources management.

Note: For state employees clerical experience is interpreted at the level of Office Assistant.


College training may be substituted for the General Experience on the basis of fifteen (15) semester hours equaling six (6) months of experience to a maximum of two (2) years.


Preferred candidates will possess:

  • Experience assisting with the development of affirmative action plans. 
  • Demonstrated ability to independently collect, analyze and compile statistical data. 
  • Familiarity with CORE-CT, Peoplesoft or other human resource information systems. 
  • Advanced technical skills utilizing Microsoft Office Suite to manage/analyze data and create spreadsheets, create presentations & trainings, and draft narratives. 
  • Strong oral and written communication skills. 
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment.


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.



The State of Connecticut is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.

The State of Connecticut is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourages the application of women, minorities and persons with disabilities.