Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Equal Employment Opportunity Specialist 1

Recruitment #200103-0159MP-001

Introduction

The State of Connecticut Department of Transportation (DOT) invites qualified applicants to apply for the position of Equal Employment Opportunity Specialist 1. The position will be located in the Office of Contract Compliance at the CTDOT Headquarters in Newington, Connecticut. The position is 40 hours per week, with a Monday through Friday schedule. Occasionally there may be some evening hours to attend public hearings or community meetings.

The position is critical to support agency compliance with the federal program requirements and is needed to perform tasks associated with the following federal regulations (23 CFR part 230; Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; 49 CFR part 21; 49 CFR part 26; Presidential Executive Order 13166 Limited English Proficiency (LEP); and Presidential Executive Order 12898 Environmental Justice (EJ)).  Program compliance is a condition of federal funding for the Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT). The Department has contracted over $530 million in federal funds over the last year.

This is an opportunity to be a part of an exciting and evolving industry. We are looking for a self-motivated, collaborative team member, interested in reviewing and monitoring the social and economic impacts of transportation related programs, activities and benefits. This is an opportunity to coordinate with agency personnel, regional planning agencies, transit districts, cities and municipalities to develop policies, initiatives and innovative programs for public engagement and inclusion. Significant program writing will be expected; as well as the ability to exercise good judgement and decision-making.

We are looking for a candidate who is well organized and able to manage and utilize large volumes of information from multiple sources.  The following is also preferred: Experience working with Title VI, LEP and Environmental Justice populations; Knowledge of statistical principles and applications; Excellent oral and written communication skills; Ability to complete tasks with minimal supervision and experience writing complex reports using statistical information.

Selection Plan

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

Applicants must include a resume within the "Resume Tab" of their application. Ensure that your application is complete before submitting it. Applicants will be unable to make revisions once their application is submitted into the JobAps system.

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

This posting MAY require completion of additional referral questions (RQ’s) which will be sent to you via email after the closing date. Please regularly check your email for notifications. You must reply by the deadline indicated on the notification or you will be automatically disqualified from consideration.

Due to the volume of applications anticipated, we are unable to provide confirmation of receipt or status during the recruitment process. Updates will be provided through your JobAps portal account.

Direct questions pertaining to this recruitment to jennifer.brame@ct.gov. Reference #97541.

PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)

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

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

Responsible for performing tasks associated with federal and state civil rights program requirements. The selected candidate will perform tasks associated with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Environmental Justice and Limited English Proficiency compliance. The selected candidate will be responsible for conducting program compliance reviews; monitoring the CTDOT Title VI program; collecting and reviewing statistical information to determine if there are adverse or disproportionate impacts; coordinate and attend meetings with grantees and sub-recipients to review Title VI compliance; assist with Title VI complaint investigations; assist with the preparation of Title VI plans; conduct training for sub-grantees and sub-recipients of federal funds; assist with updating demographic maps; respond to requests for language assistance; prepare federal and state reports as directed; and perform other duties as assigned.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY

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.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE

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

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SPECIAL EXPERIENCE

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

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, 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.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Ability to interpret Federal and State Nondiscrimination authorities. Ability to organize data, and develop and maintain spreadsheets. Experience with GIS. Ability to develop data tables and charts using Excel. Advanced knowledge and experience using Microsoft Excel, Word and Access.  Experience conducting equity analyses. Experience conducting training workshops. Strong public speaking and writing skills.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

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.

Conclusion

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.







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