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EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY OFFICER (#VA9 )

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$50.00-$66.98 hourly / $8,667.00-$11,610.00 monthly / $104,000.00-$139,318.40 yearly


Definition

Under general supervision, plan, organize, direct and monitor the Equal Employment Opportunity Program and the Americans with Disabilities Act Compliance Program for the County; and perform other duties as required.

Distinguishing Characteristics

This single position class is responsible for managing the County’s Equal Employment Opportunity Program which includes Title VII of the Civil Rights Act (1964) and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Compliance Program and for developing, implementing and monitoring the County’s Equal Employment Opportunity Plan approved by the Board of Supervisors. The incumbent serves as secretary to the County Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

Typical Tasks

 

  • Plan, organize, direct and monitor the County’s Equal Employment Opportunity program and ADA Compliance program;
  • Enforce federal and state Equal Employment Opportunity laws;
  • Investigate complaints pertaining to the Equal Employment Opportunity program areas;
  • Prepare investigation reports;
  • Respond to charges from the state and federal Department of Fair Employment and Housing and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission;
  • Develop, implement and monitor the County’s Equal Employment Opportunity Plan;
  • Assist departments to develop and implement departmental Equal Employment Opportunity Plans that promote diversity;
  • Conduct administrative review of all hiring/promotional personnel transactions for departments designated as needing support to ensure Equal Employment Opportunity;
  • Provide oversight for the Personnel Recruitment Outreach Program to inform the public of employment opportunities and assist potential employees to apply for jobs;
  • Develop and implement an employee retention program;
  • May plan, develop and present in-house Equal Employment Opportunity/sexual harassment prevention;
  • Training programs;
  • Plan, develop and present public and in-house information programs to promote an understanding of the issues of ethnic/minority cultures, women, the disabled, and other protected classes;
  • Keep abreast of legislation and court cases pertaining to Equal Employment Opportunity/harassment/discrimination and the ADA;
  • Routinely evaluate personnel policies and practices and make appropriate recommendations to monitor compliance with Equal Employment Opportunity legislative and legal developments and regulatory and business requirements;
  • Serve as internal consultant for Equal Employment Opportunity matters;
  • Prepare reports required by regulatory agencies and the Board of Supervisors; administer the Equal Employment Opportunity/ADA complaint policy and investigate and recommend appropriate action to resolve or reconcile discrimination complaints and participate in related community networks;
  • Serve as staff to the County Equal Employment Opportunity Commission;
  • Seek to secure contract compliance with federal and state law from contractors who contract with the County;
  • Serve as the 504 coordinator for the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 Compliance Officer;
  • Assist the County to meet provisions of the ADA with relation to employment and services for the disabled;
  • Supervise, train and evaluate the work of subordinate staff;
  • Prepare and implement the division budget;
  • Plan and define computerized Equal Employment Opportunity record keeping systems;
  • Attend meetings and conferences;
  • Prepare correspondence and reports;
  • Input, access and analyze data using a computer;
  • Refer the public to proper agencies regarding discrimination and harassment issues;
  • Supervise Volunteer Initiative Program contract which recruits and places volunteers with Santa Cruz County departments.

Employment Standards

Knowledge of:

Thorough knowledge of:

  • The laws, regulations and agencies related to Equal Employment Opportunity/harassment and ADA programs.

Working knowledge of:

  • The principles and practices of investigative and interviewing techniques;
  • The principles and practices of recruitment and testing related to adverse impact;
  • The employment problems and barriers to employment of ethnic minority cultures; women, disabled, older persons and other disadvantaged citizens;
  • The principles and practices of handling complaints;
  • Effective program planning and administration;
  • The principles of administrative survey and analysis; and
  • The principles and practices of training.

Some knowledge of:

  • The principles and practices of public personnel administration;
  • The principles of position classification;
  • The principles and practices of supervision; and
  • The application of data processing to Equal Employment Opportunity programs.

Ability to:

  • Plan, organize, direct and monitor an Equal Employment Opportunity program;
  • Understand, interpret, explain and apply equal opportunity/harassment and ADA laws, regulations and policies;
  • Interview and investigate complex situations;
  • Facilitate reasonable accommodation requests;
  • Facilitate group training sessions;
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with public officials, commission members, contractors, civic leaders, unions, representatives of organizations, employees and members of the general public;
  • Serves as an internal consultant regarding Equal Employment Opportunity issues;
  • Collect, interpret and evaluate data;
  • Analyze technical and administrative problems and make sound recommendations;
  • Prepare and present comprehensive and concise reports and recommendations;
  • Plan, coordinate and initiate action to implement recommendations;
  • Make effective public presentations;
  • Plan, develop and present public information and in-house training programs;
  • Input, access and analyze data using a computer terminal; and
  • Supervise, train and evaluate the work of subordinate staff.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

Any combination of education and experience which would provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying, unless otherwise specified. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:

  • Four years of increasingly responsible professional personnel or labor-related experience in the area of equal employment opportunity, or
  • A four-year degree from an accredited university in the area of public administration or law may be substituted for one year of experience.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Possess and maintain a valid California Class C Driver License or provide suitable transportation which is approved by the appointing authority.

Miscellaneous

PREVIOUS CLASS TITLES: None.
Bargaining Unit: 08
EEOC Job Category: 01
Occupational Grouping: 87
Workers Comp Code: 53

CLASS: VA9; EST: 8/1/1979; REV: 12/1/2017;