Under general direction, to perform the more difficult analytical and technical work in analyzing and evaluating or assisting in the planning and development of equal employment opportunity programs designed to insure fair employment practices within the State's personnel management program; and to do other related work.
Makes decisions and provides advice and assistance on varied and difficult personnel management problems related to equal employment opportunity; performs a variety of analytical and technical assignments regarding the development and maintenance of fair employment practices and affirmative action programs as they relate to the State's personnel management program, such as recruitment, selection, classification and pay, employee development and affirmative action; consults with individuals and groups from minority or disadvantaged communities to determine their views and recommendations regarding the agency's fair employment program. Provides advice related to formulating new program goals and procedures for personnel management pro grams that directly affect persons protected by fair employment practices laws and rules. Develops methods related to evaluating the agency's progress toward achieving its fair employment program goals; maintains familiarity with relevant Federal and State legislation and interprets new laws; develops inservice training programs to improve agency staff understanding of fair employment and affirmative action programs as they affect concerned individuals and communities.
Experience: Three years of progressively responsible experience in one or a combination of the following:
1. Technical personnel work with primary emphasis on equal employment opportunity or affirmative action responsibilities;
2. Organized activities which included substantial emphasis on solving employment problems, delivery of services problems, or related problems of the disadvantaged, women, or minority groups. This experience must have included at least one year in a program leadership capacity. and
Education: Equivalent to graduation from college. (Additional qualifying experience may be substituted for the required education on a year-for-year basis.)
Knowledge of: Principles and practices of public personnel management; classification and pay principles used in analyzing and describing positions; techniques of employee recruitment; personnel selection techniques and performance evaluation; principles, practices and trends of public administration organization and management; problems of the culturally or economically disadvantaged, women, minorities or other individuals, groups and communities with equal employment problems; community resources; formal and informal structures and the process of community and group interaction; current trends and techniques of affirmative action employment.
Ability to: Independently analyze programs and develop courses of action to achieve equal employment opportunity goals; counsel, advise and interact on a wide range of sensitive problems relating to equal employment and affirmative action programs; perform research in various personnel fields; interpret and apply laws, rules, standards, and procedures; develop and administer training programs; analyze and solve technical personnel problems; appraise qualifications of applicants and interview effectively; maintain the confidence and cooperation of others; analyze data and present ideas and information effectively; develop and evaluate alternatives; consult with and advise administrators or other interested parties on a variety of subject matter areas; gain and maintain confidence and cooperation of those contacted during the course of work with agency personnel, with concerned minority groups, organizations, advisory boards, and individuals; assume and demonstrate independent responsibilities for decisions and actions having broad implications on various aspects of personnel management and affirmative action.
Demonstrated ability for assuming progressively more complex responsibilities as evidenced by recent employment history and interest in self development; demonstrated interest and enthusiasm for affirmative action programs that promote equal employment opportunity; capacity for growth and acquisition of skills and knowledge necessary to perform effectively; emotional stability and good judgment.