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About the Position


Equal Opportunity Specialist

ID: 2505
Classification: Equal Opportunity Specialist
Working Title: Equal Opportunity Specialist
Specialized Field:
Classified or Exempt: Classified
Department Vacancy: Office of Human Rights
Work Site: 400 S, Ft, Harrison Avenue, 5th Floor
Clearwater, FL 33756
Work Schedule: Monday - Friday; 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Post Date: 10/10/18
Close Date: 10/19/18
# of Openings: 1
Pay Grade: C20
Pay Range: Salary Range: $38,001.00 - $60,777.00

Description

This is an entry-level technical and semi-professional work coordinating and administering County Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Human Rights programs. An incumbent administers and coordinates efforts to implement equal opportunity laws, rules, regulations and policies in a complex private, public and complex metropolitan area. Employees in this class are responsible for supporting the implementation of equal opportunity policies, rules and regulation. Incumbents participate in administrative training and may explain equal opportunity procedures to citizens and employee groups and individuals. Duties may also include preparing and perfecting complaints of discrimination and other written communications on a wide range of administrative, investigative and compliance activities. Work requires the exercise of considerable judgment in resolving routine situations but complex technical problems are normally referred to a higher level staff with recommended courses of action.

Position Specific Requirements

  • 5 years of experience working with equal employment opportunity and/or fair housing discrimination related enforcement programs; or
  • Associate’s degree with major course work in public or business administration, behavioral or social sciences, personnel or related field and 3 years of clerical, technical or para-professional experience in equal opportunity programs or similar work directly related to equal opportunity programs, personnel administration, employment counseling, contract compliance, social work; or
  • Bachelor’s degree in field as described above supplemented by formal training workshops or specialized training or certification in equal opportunity in employment and/or housing programs; or
  • An equivalent combination of training, education, and/or experience.

Additional Requirements

  • Florida Driver's License or Florida Commercial Driver’s License and endorsement, if any.
  • Assignment to work a variety of work schedules including compulsory work periods in special, emergency, and/or disaster situations.

Illustrative Tasks (These are examples and are not all inclusive.)

  • Acquires and analyzes information to evaluate equal opportunity conditions on a wide range of employment, housing and public accommodations related matters.
  • Receives information, training and experience to acquire the skills necessary to complete AA/EEO analysis and intake.
  • Supports, collects, analyzes and maintains data relative to contract compliance or discrimination complaints from County employees and the public, conducts preliminary interview, evaluates complaints to determine if jurisdictional requirements have been met and makes referral recommendations.
  • Assists efforts of professional staff to provide technical assistance structured training and educational materials on AA.EEO to County staff and the public.
  • Assists with mandated federal reporting requirements by analyzing statistical or demographic data.
  • Receives and preliminarily reviews County departments’ hiring recommendations and justifications to ensure minorities, females, veterans and the disabled are properly included on certified eligible registers and given due consideration for employment and promotion.
  • May assist in the investigation of basic cases and charges of unlawful discrimination in employment.
  • Assists with liaison for AA/EEO matters between County government and contractors in the Work Net program.
  • Performs related work as assigned or required.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Knowledge of Federal, State and local laws, rules, regulations, ordinances and guidelines governing human rights issues.
  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of public administration and research and report writing techniques.
  • Knowledge of interviewing techniques and conflict resolution.
  • Knowledge of community services and resources and the ability to establish rapport with other agencies in order to facilitate easy referral of clients.
  • Ability to analyze facts, maintain records and prepare reports.
  • Ability to apply computer applications and software.
  • Ability to prepare operating and statistical tabulations and reports and to make difficult arithmetical computations accurately.
  • Ability to develop, organize and maintain records, reports, regulations and documents, conduct research and interpret material.
  • Ability to express oneself clearly and concisely, orally and in writing.

Below is a preview of the supplemental questions you will have to answer during the application process.

Supplemental Preview: Are you currently a permanent or probationary classified employee of the Office of Human Rights?
No
Yes

Of the following, which statement matches your education and experience?

1 = I possess 5 or more years of experience working with equal employment opportunity and/or fair housing discrimination related enforcement programs.

2 = I possess an Associate’s degree with major course work in public or business administration, behavioral or social sciences, personnel or related field and 3 years of clerical, technical or para-professional experience in equal opportunity programs or similar work directly related to equal opportunity programs, personnel administration, employment counseling, contract compliance, social work.

3 = I possess a Bachelor’s degree with major course work in public or business administration, behavioral or social sciences, personnel or related field supplemented by formal training workshops or specialized training or certification in equal opportunity in employment and/or housing programs.

4 = I possess a Master’s degree with major course work in public or business administration, behavioral or social sciences, personnel or related field.

5 = I do not possess at least 5 years of experience working with equal employment opportunity and/or fair housing discrimination related enforcement programs.

The selected candidate will be required to work a variety of work schedules including compulsory work periods special, emergency, and/or disaster situations.

Are you willing and able to fulfill this requirements?
No
Yes

Of the following, which driver’s license do you possess?

Commercial Driver's License Class A
Commercial Driver's License Class B
Commercial Driver's License Class C
Noncommercial Driver's License Class E (Regular Driver's License)
I do not possess a valid Florida Driver's License
I possess a valid Driver's License issued by another state
I possess an out of county driver’s license

Which state or country issued your current driver’s license?

What is your full driver’s license number?

Which, if any, of the following Restrictions are on your driver’s license?
Restricted C: Business Purposes
Restricted D: Employment Purposes
Restricted E: Daylight Drive Only
Restricted P: Ignition interlock device installed in order to operate a vehicle
Restricted 1: Vehicles without Air brakes
None of the above

Have you received three (3) or more moving violation convictions in the last three (3) years?
No
Yes

Have you received two (2) or more reckless driving convictions in the past three (3) years?
No
Yes

Has your driver’s license, certification, designation or any similar qualification been suspended or revoked in the last three (3) years?
No
Yes
If yes, please indicate the reason why your driver’s license, certification, designation or any similar qualification was suspended or revoked? Otherwise, type N/A.

Has your driver’s license been suspended for refusing to take a test to show if you were driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs in the last four (4) years?
No
Yes

Has your driver’s license been revoked for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs in the last four (4) years?
No
Yes

Is your driving privilege restricted to employment or business purposes only (Florida Driver’s License Restriction C or D)?
No
Yes

Are you required to have an ignition interlock device installed in order to operate a vehicle (Florida Driver’s License Restriction P)?
No
Yes

How many months or years of work experience do you possess acquiring and analyzing information to evaluate equal opportunity conditions on a wide range of employment, housing and public accommodations related matters?

No experience
1 – 11 months
1 – 2 years
2 – 3 years
3 – 4 years
4 – 5 years
5 – 6 years
6 – 7 years
7 – 8 years
8 – 9 years
9 – over 10 years

Describe/explain your experience in this area. Include examples of your work, which are similar to that described by the statements. Please indicate when (dates) and where (employer) you obtained the experience. Otherwise, type N\A.

How many months or years of work experience do you possess receiving information, training and experience to acquire the skills necessary to complete AA/EEO analysis and intake?

No experience
1 – 11 months
1 – 2 years
2 – 3 years
3 – 4 years
4 – 5 years
5 – 6 years
6 – 7 years
7 – 8 years
8 – 9 years
9 – over 10 years

Describe/explain your experience in this area. Include examples of your work, which are similar to that described by the statements. Please indicate when (dates) and where (employer) you obtained the experience. Otherwise, type N\A.

How many months or years of work experience do you possess supporting, collecting, analyzing and maintaining data relative to contract compliance or discrimination complaints from County employees and the public, conducting preliminary interviews, evaluating complaints to determine if jurisdictional requirements have been met and making referral recommendations?

No experience
1 – 11 months
1 – 2 years
2 – 3 years
3 – 4 years
4 – 5 years
5 – 6 years
6 – 7 years
7 – 8 years
8 – 9 years
9 – over 10 years

Describe/explain your experience in this area. Include examples of your work, which are similar to that described by the statements. Please indicate when (dates) and where (employer) you obtained the experience. Otherwise, type N\A.

How many months or years of work experience do you possess assisting professional staff in providing technical assistance, structured training, and educational materials on AA/EEO to County staff and the public?

No experience
1 – 11 months
1 – 2 years
2 – 3 years
3 – 4 years
4 – 5 years
5 – 6 years
6 – 7 years
7 – 8 years
8 – 9 years
9 – over 10 years

Describe/explain your experience in this area. Include examples of your work, which are similar to that described by the statements. Please indicate when (dates) and where (employer) you obtained the experience. Otherwise, type N\A.

How many months or years of work experience do you possess assisting in the investigation of basic cases and charges of unlawful discrimination in employment?
No experience
1 – 11 months
1 – 2 years
2 – 3 years
3 – 4 years
4 – 5 years
5 – 6 years
6 – 7 years
7 – 8 years
8 – 9 years
9 – over 10 years
Describe/explain your exp
erience in this area. Include examples of your work, which are similar to that described by the statements. Please indicate when (dates) and where (employer) you obtained the experience. Otherwise, type N\A.

EOE/AA/ADA/DFW/VP

 

Certain servicemembers and veterans, and the spouses and family members of the servicemembers and veterans, receive preference and priority in employment by the state and are encouraged to apply for the positions being filled.

Ciertos miembros del servicio y veteranos, sus esposas/os, y sus familiares reciben preferencia y prioridad en el empleo  con  el gobierno y se les recomienda que apliquen para los puestos.

Please allow 45 minutes to an hour to complete your online application and answer any Supplemental Questions that may be required for any position.

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