State of Maryland


- Hourly / - BiWeekly /
- Monthly / $36,676.00-$57,787.00 Yearly




An Equal Opportunity Officer Trainee is the entry level of equal opportunity work learning to implement equal employment and equal access programs and to ensure adherence to the standards set forth in the Governor’s Code of Fair Employment Practices. Employees in this class do not supervise.

Employees receive close supervision from designated administrator. The work may require travel to investigate complaints of discrimination.

Positions in this classification are evaluated using the classification job evaluation methodology. The use of this method involves comparing the assigned duties and responsibilities of a position to the job criteria found in the Nature of Work and Examples of Work sections of a class specification. The Equal Opportunity Officer Trainee, I and II are differentiated on the basis of supervisory control exercised by the supervisor over the employees. The Equal Opportunity Officer Trainee learns to perform duties under close supervision; the Equal Opportunity Officer I performs duties under close supervision at times and under general supervision at other times depending on the complexity of the specific duty being performed; and the Equal Opportunity Officer II performs the full range of duties under general supervision.


Learns to implement equal opportunity programs, such as equal employment opportunity, minority business enterprise and equalaccess (Title VI) programs;

Learns to ensure adherence to the standards set forth in the Governor’s Code of Fair Employment Practices;

Learns to monitor compliance with equal opportunity laws, regulations, codes, and policies;

Learns to investigate and mediate complaints of discrimination;

Learns to recommend corrective actions and reasonable accommodations;

Learns to participate in programs designed to secure full participation of minority groups and individuals in activities of the department;

Learns to provide information, assistance and guidance to agency operating personnel in areas such as; fair practice, minority business enterprise, equal opportunity in employment and equal access to services, facilities, contracts and grants;

Learns to prepare and analyze statistical reports;

Learns to interpret agency programs, operations and policies for equal opportunity and equal access to minority groups and the general public;

Learns to coordinate investigations of complaints with representatives of other government agencies;

Learns to testify in administrative hearings and proceedings;

Learns to develop and administer training on workplace issues including but not limited to equal employment opportunity and fair practices;

Learns to present ideas and concepts to help foster cultural diversity and sensitivity within agency programs and divisions;

Performs other related duties.


Ability to learn federal, State, and local legislation concerning equal opportunity in employment and equal access to employment, services, programs, contracts and facilities;

Ability to learn civil rights laws, regulations and practices;

Ability to learn about community organizations and resources available to assist in resolving discrimination problems affecting minority groups;

Ability to learn demographic, social and economic conditions within the State of Maryland which relate to equal opportunity, equal access and fair practice for minority individuals and groups;

Ability to investigate complaints of discrimination;

Ability to conduct studies and analyze data and to make recommendations;

Ability to identify educational needs, develop formal training programs and instruct others;

Ability to communicate effectively with individuals, groups and organizations to resolve equal opportunity issues.


Education: A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.

Experience: None.


1. Experience directly related to protected groups in the areas of compliance with civil rights statutes or community and human relations may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for the required education.

2. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a commissioned officer in equal employment opportunity classification or equal employment opportunity specialty codes in the equal employment opportunity field of work on a year-for-year basis for the required education.



Employees in this classification may be assigned duties which require the operation of a motor vehicle. Employees assigned such duties will be required to possess a motor vehicle operator’s license valid in the State of Maryland.


Class specifications are broad descriptions covering groups of positions used by various State departments and agencies. Position descriptions maintained by the using department or agency specifically address the essential job functions of each position.

Date Revised


Approved By

Director, Division of Classification and Salary

CLASS: 000017; EST: ; REV: 9/1/2014;

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