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Equal Opportunity Representatives and Officers

Monitor and evaluate compliance with equal opportunity laws, guidelines, and policies to ensure that employment practices and contracting arrangements give equal opportunity without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability.

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    Work Activities

    Work Activities

    • Investigate employment practices or alleged violations of laws to document and correct discriminatory factors.
    • Prepare reports related to investigations of equal opportunity complaints.
    • Interview persons involved in equal opportunity complaints to verify case information.
    • Study equal opportunity complaints to clarify issues.
    • Interpret civil rights laws and equal opportunity regulations for individuals or employers.
    • Meet with persons involved in equal opportunity complaints to arbitrate and settle disputes.
    • Develop guidelines for nondiscriminatory employment practices.
    • Prepare reports of selection, survey, or other statistics and recommendations for corrective action.
    • Monitor the implementation and impact of guidelines for nondiscriminatory employment practices.
    • Coordinate, monitor, or revise complaint procedures to ensure timely processing and review of complaints.
    • Provide information, technical assistance, or training to supervisors, managers, or employees on topics such as employee supervision, hiring, grievance procedures, or staff development.
    • Meet with job search committees or coordinators to explain the role of the equal opportunity coordinator, to provide resources for advertising, or to explain expectations for future contacts.
    • Conduct surveys and evaluate findings to determine if systematic discrimination exists.
    • Act as liaisons between minority placement agencies and employers or between job search committees and other equal opportunity administrators.
    • Counsel newly hired members of minority or disadvantaged groups, informing them about details of civil rights laws.
    • Review company contracts to determine actions required to meet governmental equal opportunity provisions.
    • Verify that all job descriptions are submitted for review and approval and that descriptions meet regulatory standards.
    • Consult with community representatives to develop technical assistance agreements in accordance with governmental regulations.
    • Participate in the recruitment of employees through job fairs, career days, or advertising plans.

    Skills

    • Active Listening

      Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.

    • Reading Comprehension

      Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.

    • Critical Thinking

      Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.

    WorkKeys®

    Applied Math
    5
    Workplace Documents
    5
    Graphic Literacy
    5

    Abilities

    • Written Comprehension

      The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.

    • Oral Comprehension

      The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.

    • Inductive Reasoning

      The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).

    Knowledge

    • Law and Government

      Knowledge of laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, agency rules, and the democratic political process.

    • English Language

      Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

    • Personnel and Human Resources

      Knowledge of principles and procedures for personnel recruitment, selection, training, compensation and benefits, labor relations and negotiation, and personnel information systems.

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    Pay

    • Ohio Annual Salary 66080/yr
    • Typical Salary
    • Ohio Hourly Wage 31.77/hr
    • Typical Hourly Wage

    Ohio Employment Trends

    • Currently Employed 8,060
    • Yearly Projected Openings 760

    Typical Education

    Personality

    Social: People interested in this work like activities that include helping people, teaching, and talking. They do well at jobs that need:
    • Integrity
    • Attention to Detail
    • Analytical Thinking
    • Dependability
    • Self Control
    • Stress Tolerance

    Tools

    • Personal digital assistant PDAs or organizers
    • Personal computers
    • Notebook computers
    • Desktop computers
    • Desktop calculator

    Technology

    • Office suite software
    • Human resources software
    • Data base user interface and query software
    • Compliance software
    • Analytical or scientific software

    Tags

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