Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Equal Employment Opportunity Specialist 1

Part Time (20 hours/week)

Recruitment #180809-0159MP-001


This part time, 20 hours per week, EEO1 position is located in the Executive Office and provides EEO services for the Office of the State Comptroller. This position is responsible for following statutorily-mandated responsibilities, writing Affirmative Action (AA) Plans, Complaints/Investigations, AA/EEO Programs & Policies and EEO Compliance Training and ensuring established statutory deadlines are met; performs other related duties as assigned.

Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.  Incumbents in this class may be required to possess and retain a valid Motor Vehicle Operator's License.

All applicants must include a resume within the “Resume Tab” of their application. Applicants are required to upload a cover letter with their submission.  (Note: In order to upload documents 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.)  Questions about these required documents should be directed to the hiring agency's human resources office:  Ginger Frasca,, (860) 702-3340.

 *New State Employees start at minimum salary range.

Selection Plan

In order to be considered for this job opening, you must meet the minimum qualifications as listed on the job opening. Please specify your qualifications on your application. State employees currently holding the above title or those who have previously attained permanent status in the class may apply for a lateral transfer. 

Candidates invited to interview will be required to submit three business references at the time of interview. Additionally, current state employees will be required to submit their last two performance evaluations and last two years of attendance records at the time of interview.

Should you have questions pertaining to this recruitment, please contact Ginger Frasca at, (860) 702-3340


In a state agency this class is accountable for independently performing a full range of tasks for an Equal Employment Opportunity program.


Compiles and analyzes statistical affirmative action data; develops and implements affirmative action plans; develops and/or revises equal employment opportunity procedures; defines and conducts outreach initiatives to include 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; 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 & Small Contractor's Set Aside Program; may participate in administering affirmative action for patient, student, inmate and/or client rights programs; may serve as the agency's ADA coordinator; performs related duties as required.


Knowledge of relevant state and federal laws, statutes and regulations; knowledge of affirmative action programs; knowledge of interviewing and counseling techniques; knowledge of merit system selection process including recruitment, examination and classification; knowledge of needs and issues of patients, inmates, students and/or clients; 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; investigatory ability; ability to assess and define training requirements; ability to utilize human resources information systems.


Six (6) years of professional experience in affirmative action, equal opportunity assurance or human resources management.


Two (2) years of the General Experience must have involved primary responsibility for affirmative action or equal opportunity assurance in an employment setting.


1. 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.
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.
3. For state employees two (2) years of experience as an Equal Employment Opportunity Assistant may be substituted for the General and Special Experience.


• Experience in preparing the State Affirmative Action Plan to CHRO

• Superior analytical and organizational skills

• Ability to review and interpret plan documents, federal and state statutes, collective bargaining agreements, court documents, etc.

• Ability to multi-task several high priority tasks

• Familiarity with Oracle/Peoplesoft HRMS systems

• Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Microsoft Access

• Excellent customer service skills

• Excellent verbal and written communication skills


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. If you are requesting special accommodations under the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) please contact Ginger Frasca at or 860-702-3340.

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