Equal Opportunity Specialist I

Recruitment #24-4402-001


The Equal Opportunity Specialist I (EOS I) for the Citizen’s Appeals Board (CAB) will ensure that residents are treated equitably in housing, employment, public accommodations, credit activities, and police interactions regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, or any other protected characteristic. The incumbent conducts education and outreach initiatives and assists the CAB in carrying out its function of hearing appeals between residents and the Dayton Police Department. The EOS I will focus on equity and inclusion initiatives by compiling data, conducting research, presenting recommendations, and providing support across the organization to ensure all in our community receive fair and equitable treatment.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in Urban Studies, Urban Affairs, Public Policy, Urban Planning, Transportation Planning, Community Development, Public Administration, Political Science, Demographics, Econometrics, Geography (GIS), Social Anthropology, Environmental Studies, Social Studies, Sociology, Social Work, Criminal Justice, Social Justice, Human Rights or a closely related field; AND 2 years of experience in civil or human rights, social justice, fair housing, equal employment, conflict management, or working with immigrants and other minorities;


A Master’s Degree in one of the above listed areas may be substituted for one year of the above required experience.


Degree must be from a college or university that is accredited by the U.S. Department of Education through the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Higher Learning Commission or equivalent region.

License Requirements

Must possess a valid driver’s license at time of appointment and maintain thereafter as a term and condition of continued employment.


Applications must specifically address each of the minimum qualifications, directly showing how each is met.

Background Check

A background investigation and evidence of Employment Authorization and Identity is required prior to employment. All candidates must pass any level of background investigation applicable to the position, including current city employees seeking transfer, promotion, demotion, etc. into a classified position.

Medical Examination & Drug and Nicotine Testing

Final appointment is contingent upon the applicant passing a job-related medical examination including drug screen. Applicants offered employment with the City will be required to pass a nicotine screening. Newly hired employees must remain tobacco and nicotine free as a condition of continued employment. The Tobacco and Nicotine Free Hiring Policy does not apply to current City employees.

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