Equal Opportunity Representatives and Officers

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$71,690 Median Wage (2022)
31,000 Projected job openings (2022-2032)
4.60% Projected growth (2022-2032)

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.

Experience Requirements Overview

  • Job Zone Four: Considerable Preparation Needed
  • A considerable amount of work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is needed for these occupations. For example, an accountant must complete four years of college and work for several years in accounting to be considered qualified.
  • Most of these occupations require a four-year bachelor's degree, but some do not.
  • Employees in these occupations usually need several years of work-related experience, on-the-job training, and/or vocational training.

Education, Training and Experience

Required Level of Education: Bachelor's Degree

Related Work Experience: Over 2 years, up to and including 4 years

On-Site or In-Plant Training: Over 1 month, up to and including 3 months

On-the-Job Training: Over 3 months, up to and including 6 months

Detailed Work Activities

  • Evaluate personnel practices to ensure adherence to regulations.
  • Explain regulations, policies, or procedures.
  • Monitor organizational processes.
  • Prepare research reports.
  • Conduct surveys in organizations.

Work Values

Achievement

Occupations that satisfy this work value are results oriented and allow employees to use their strongest abilities, giving them a feeling of accomplishment. Corresponding needs are Ability Utilization and Achievement.

Working Conditions

Recognition

Relationships

Support

Independence

Tasks

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Conduct surveys and evaluate findings to determine if systematic discrimination exists.
  • Prepare reports of selection, survey, or other statistics and recommendations for corrective action.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Work Styles

Achievement/Effort

Job requires establishing and maintaining personally challenging achievement goals and exerting effort toward mastering tasks.

Persistence

Initiative

Leadership

Cooperation

Concern for Others

Social Orientation

Self-Control

Stress Tolerance

Adaptability/Flexibility

Dependability

Attention to Detail

Integrity

Independence

Innovation

Analytical Thinking

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