The mission of the State of Connecticut, Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities (CHRO) is to eliminate discrimination through civil and human rights law enforcement and to establish equal opportunity and justice for all persons within the state through advocacy and education.
CHRO has a current agency promotional opportunity for a Human Rights and Opportunities Supervisor in our Affirmative Action Unit located at 450 Columbus Boulevard, Hartford, CT. This position will supervise HRO Representatives engaged in the review of Affirmative Action plans, oversee the activities of the Affirmative Action working group, perform reviews, act as a liaison for the centralization regarding Affirmative Action functions as proposed by the Department of Administrative Services, and interface with the CHRO’s Commissioners regarding Agency Affirmative Action.
This position is full-time, 40 hours per week, Mon - Fri, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm.
Applicants must include a resume within the "Resume Tab" of their application.
Questions about this position should be directed to the hiring agency's human resources office: DOL.HR@ct.gov.
This position is competitive.
In order to be considered for this job opening, you must be a current State of CT employee of the CHRO, who has permanent state status*, and meets 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).
Please ensure that your application is complete. You will be unable to make revisions once you officially submit your application to the State of Connecticut. Candidates who submit an untimely, incomplete or inaccurate application will not be considered for this employment opportunity.
PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)
In the Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities this class is accountable for supervising Human Rights and Opportunities Representatives engaged in the review of Affirmative Action plans and/or monitoring State contract compliance.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Schedules, assigns, oversees and reviews work of staff; provides staff training and assistance; conducts performance evaluations; determines priorities and plans unit work; establishes and maintains unit procedures; develops or makes recommendations on development of policies and standards; ensures timely completion and submittal of all reports; may assist in implementation of training for state agencies and quasi-public agencies; coordinates activities of Affirmative Action or Contract Compliance Unit with other program and technical units of the agency; acts as liaison with other operating units, agencies and outside officials regarding unit policies and procedures; prepares reports and correspondence; performs related duties as required.
Affirmative Action Unit: Supervises review and monitoring of affirmative action plans submitted by state agencies or other respondents in conformance with commission enforcement action; supervises staff in identification of affirmative action non-compliance issues concerning state agencies; reviews, analyzes and evaluates summaries of recommendations of affirmative action plans for conformity with statutory regulations and agency requirements; reviews and monitors progress of investigative activity of all affirmative action plans filed with commission; prepares commission Affirmative Action plan; assists in preparation of annual commission report on status of affirmative action in state government; performs related duties as required.
Contract Compliance Unit: Supervises review and monitoring of contract awards submitted by state agencies and quasi-public agencies of state other than municipalities in conformance with commission enforcement action; supervises review and analysis of of set aside and affirmative action plans of Contractors; supervises review procedures of state contracts and subcontracts; reviews, analyzes and evaluates summaries of recommendations including desk and field audits of contract compliance reports for conformity with statutory regulations and contractor and subcontractor requirements; reviews and monitors progress of investigative activities of all contract compliance reports filed with commission; performs related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Considerable knowledge of employment problems of minorities, females and other affected groups; considerable knowledge of elements of affirmative action programs; considerable knowledge of Equal Employment Opportunity laws, regulations and guidelines; considerable knowledge of relevant agency policies and procedures; considerable knowledge of relevant state and federal laws, statutes and regulations; knowledge of scope and responsibility of affirmative action organizations; knowledge of interviewing and counseling techniques; knowledge of merit system selection process including recruitment, examination, classification and certification; some knowledge of social psychology and its application; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communication skills; ability to develop and implement affirmative action plans; investigatory ability; ability to compile, analyze and evaluate personnel records and statistical charts and graphs; supervisory ability.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
Eight (8) years of professional experience in the areas of investigating discriminatory practices and complaints, civil rights enforcement or advocacy, legal or adjudicative work, human resources management, or equal opportunity and/or affirmative action.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SPECIAL EXPERIENCE
Two (2) years of the General Experience must have been full time employment working at a technical level with employment problems experienced by protected groups.
Note: Technical experience will be interpreted at the professional working level. For State employees, this is interpreted at the level of Human Rights and Opportunities Representative.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED
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 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.
3. A law degree may be substituted for one (1) additional year of the General Experience.
AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
The State of Connecticut is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.