Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Equal Employment Opportunity Assistant

Recruitment #191125-0142CR-001


The State of Connecticut Department of Transportation (DOT) invites its qualified agency employees to apply for the position of Equal Employment Opportunity Assistant. This position reports to the EEO Director within the Office of Equal Opportunity and Diversity, in the Commissioner’s Office of the Department of Transportation. The Office of Equal Opportunity and Diversity works to ensure CTDOT is in compliance with Federal and State laws and regulations. The EEO Assistant will help support the EEO professional staff and manage workflow within the office by compiling data, running reports, preparing preliminary sections of the affirmative action plan, and proofing reports and documents to ensure timeliness in meeting deadlines. The selected person will also assist EEO staff with scheduling meetings, preparing applicant flow and goals analysis documents, updating OEOD pages of the internal and external websites, assisting with state-mandated training as needed, helping with the monitoring and dissemination responsibilities of the OEOD, and helping with the Diversity Council’s meetings as well as educational and cultural events.

Selection Plan

In order to be considered for this job opening, you must be a current State of CT employee of the Department of Transportation, who has permanent state status*, and meet the Minimum Qualifications as listed on the job opening. You must specify your qualifications on your application.

*For employees in the classified service, permanent status is obtained after successful completion of a working test period. For employees in the unclassified service, permanent status is obtained after serving in a position for at least six months (full-time or full-time equivalent).

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

Interviews will be limited to candidates whose experience and training most closely meet the requirements of the position.

Direct questions pertaining to this recruitment to Reference #101352.


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.


• Experience assisting with CT State Affirmative Action Plans
• Experience analyzing data and running ad-hoc query reports
• Excellent written, grammatical, and verbal communication skills
• Advanced experience with Microsoft Excel and Word
• Experience with Microsoft Outlook and PowerPoint


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.