Civil Rights Specialist Sr - Affirmative Action Officer - Internal Programs at Commonwealth Of Virginia

Commonwealth Of Virginia

Full-Time

Not defined

21 Nov → 21 Dec

Job Description

Position Information

Position Information

Working Title Civil Rights Specialist Sr - Affirmative Action Officer - Internal Programs Role Title Prog Admin Specialist II - 19212 Job Open Date 11/10/2022 Job Close Date 11/28/2022 Open Until Filled No Is this position funded in whole or in part by the American Recovery & Reinvestment Act (Stimulus Package)? No Hiring Range $71,626 - $95,000 Agency Dept of Transportation (501) Agency Website [...] Location Richmond (City) - 760 Sublocation Position Number 17935 Job Posting Number 1109716 Type of Recruitment General Public - G Does this position have telework options? Yes Bilingual/Multilingual Skill Requirement/Preference No Job Type Full-Time (Salaried) Job Type Detail Full-Time Salaried - Non-Faculty- FTS-1 Pay Band 05 Job Description

The Virginia Department of Transportation Civil Rights Division seeks to hire a dynamic Affirmative Action Officer who will assist the division’s Assistant Administrator form internal Programs with administering VDOT’s statewide EEO Programs.

The selected candidate will:
• Develop, implement, and update the agency’s Affirmative action plan.
• Serve as the agency’s ADA and Section 504 Coordinator; work with the Division and District Title VII Programs.
• Investigate complaints of discrimination and make recommendations for resolution/ accommodation; serve as lead investigator; conduct Sexual Harassment Training.
• Develop training materials and manuals; ensure compliance with state and federal laws; conduct research, interpret and implement policies and regulations.
• Provide guidance/technical assistance to human resources staff, agency administrators, supervisors, and employees with resolving EO issues; and conduct quality reviews.

VDOT employees serve the residents of the Commonwealth and travelling public daily through our mission to plan, deliver, operate and maintain a transportation system that is safe, moves people and goods, enhances the economy, and improves quality of life. VDOT is the third largest state maintained highway system in the country, maintaining over 58,000 miles of roads, bridges, and tunnels, and employing over 7,700 people through a diverse workforce. Our culture includes teamwork, transparency, nimble learning, creativity and collaboration that values differences.

In addition to a rewarding work experience, VDOT offers excellent health and life insurance benefits, pre-tax spending accounts, state funded short and long term disability, paid holidays, vacation, tuition assistance, free wellness programs, and a state retirement plan with options for tax-deferred retirement savings including employer matching.

We are a “Virginia Values Veterans” (V3) official certified company and state agency that provides hiring preference to Veterans and Members of the Virginia National Guard in support of Executive Order 29, (2010). If you are a Veteran or Virginia National Guard Member, we urge you to respond accordingly on your state application.

We have Shared Values and a Code of Ethics: Your success in our organization depends upon modeling these values, therefore please access the following link: [...] to review them and, if in agreement, we welcome you to apply.

Minimum Qualifications
• Demonstrates working knowledge of Federal Civil Rights laws and regulations, including but not limited to the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Americans with Disabilities Act 504 Transition Plan.
• Knowledge of EEO laws, principles and practices.
• Knowledge of compliance and audit methods.
• Must be able to conduct investigations and critical analysis using standard protocol; identify compliance issues and negotiate.
• Ability to be self-directed and work independently with little supervision; independently analyze complex issues and make recommendations to division management statewide; communicate effectively verbally and in writing with diverse groups.
• Ability to analyze data on situational circumstances to develop a conclusion, generate solutions, alternative and measure performance.
• Proficient in using computer applications including Excel and PowerPoint.
• Previous experience in Civil Rights Non-discrimination Programs, developing Affirmative Action Plans, EEO Compliance, and resolving complaints.
Preferred Qualifications

Degree in Business, Public Administration, HR Management or relevant degree preferred. Equivalent training and experience which demonstrates the ability to perform the responsibilities of the job may substitute. Experience working in compliance agency.

Special Requirements

This position requires a fingerprint based Criminal History Background Check, DMV Record Check and Work History Verification with references.
VDOT is an emergency operation agency. Positions physically working within Central Office locations may be designated upon request and coordination among the respective District Engineer or Administrator and Chief. Assignments are updated annually. Not all designated employees are provided an emergency operations assignment.
This position may be eligible for telework opportunities; availability, hours, and duration will be in accordance with the Commonwealth’s Teleworking policy.

Special Instructions to Applicants

In support of the Commonwealth’s commitment to inclusion, we are encouraging individuals with disabilities to apply through the Commonwealth Alternative Hiring Process. To be considered for this opportunity, applicants will need to provide their Certificate of Disability (COD) provided by a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor within the Department for Aging & Rehabilitative Services (DARS). Veterans are encouraged to answer Veteran status questions and submit their disability documentation, if applicable, to DARS to get their Certificate of Disability. If you need to get a Certificate of Disability, use this link:
[...] or call DARS at 800- 552-5019.
State applications or resumes will only be accepted as submitted online by 11:59 pm on the closing date through the Recruitment Management System (RMS). State applications or resumes submitted via email, postal mail, fax, or in person will not be considered.
Applicants are expected to fully represent qualifications and work history on the State application or resume. The decision to interview an applicant is based on the information provided; therefore, it is essential provide detailed information. Submitting an incomplete state application or resume, or application materials lacking in detail, may impact your interview eligibility.
This website will provide a confirmation of receipt when the application is submitted successfully. Please refer to “Your Application” in your RMS Account to check the status of your application for this position.
The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) is an Equal Opportunity Employer by both policy and practice. For more information about our employment practices, please visit “Information for VDOT Employees and Applicants”: [...] utilizes a market based pay program, which has been approved by DHRM. Therefore, advertised rates of pay may or may not align with the Commonwealth pay bands.

Contact Information

Name Audrey Phillips Phone Fax Email [email protected] Address

VDOT
Central Office Human Resources

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
• *
Do you have an Interagency Placement Screening Form (Yellow Form) as issued under Policy 1.30 Layoff? (Commonwealth of Virginia Employees Only);
• Yes
• No
• Not Applicable
• *
Do you have a Preferential Hiring Form (Blue Form) as issued under Policy 1.30 Layoff? (Commonwealth of Virginia Employees Only)
• Yes
• No
• Not Applicable
• *
How did you find this employment opportunity?
• State Recruitment Management System (RMS)
• Agency Website or Bulletin Board
• Job Board (Indeed, Monster, Dice, etc.)
• Social Media (Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, etc.)
• Newspaper or Professional Journal (Please specify below)
• Career Fair or Job Event (Please specify below)
• VEC (Virginia Employment Commission)
• Radio/TV (Please specify below)
• Other (Please specify below)
• *
Please specify the actual source from your response to question #4 above (Name of newspaper, Journal Title, Job Board, Career Fair, Agency Website, Social Media Type, etc.) If unknown or none, enter: N/A.

(Open Ended Question)
• *
Sponsorship means the filing of an employment-based temporary or permanent visa process to enable the applicant to work for this agency. Do you now or will you in the future require the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) to sponsor you for employment?
• Yes
• No
• *
Have you served or are you currently serving in AmeriCorps or Peace Corps? If so, please explain how your experience relates to this position.

(Open Ended Question)
• *
Are you requesting consideration through the Alternative Hiring Process and have you received an approved Certificate of Disability? If yes, please attach your Certificate of Disability to this application under the documents section using the optional document section.
• Yes
• No
• *
Have you ever conducted EEO investigations?
• Yes
• NO
• *
Please describe your most difficult EEO investigation. What process was followed? What were the results?

(Open Ended Question)
• *
Do you have experience implementing and monitoring ADA/504 Transition Plan?
• Yes
• No
• *
Explain one of your most challenging ADA/504 Transition Plans:

(Open Ended Question)
• *
Please describe your most difficult experience with and internal Title VII/ Civil Rights Act of 1964 program:

(Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
Optional Documents
• Resume
• Cover Letter
• Other Document
• Blue/Yellow Card

Job Responsibilities

  • Develop, implement, and update the agency’s Affirmative action plan
  • Serve as the agency’s ADA and Section 504 Coordinator; work with the Division and District Title VII Programs
  • Investigate complaints of discrimination and make recommendations for resolution/ accommodation; serve as lead investigator; conduct Sexual Harassment Training
  • Develop training materials and manuals; ensure compliance with state and federal laws; conduct research, interpret and implement policies and regulations
  • Provide guidance/technical assistance to human resources staff, agency administrators, supervisors, and employees with resolving EO issues; and conduct quality reviews
  • Positions physically working within Central Office locations may be designated upon request and coordination among the respective District Engineer or Administrator and Chief
  • Assignments are updated annually

Requirements / Qualifications

  • Demonstrates working knowledge of Federal Civil Rights laws and regulations, including but not limited to the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Americans with Disabilities Act 504 Transition Plan

  • Knowledge of EEO laws, principles and practices

  • Knowledge of compliance and audit methods

  • Must be able to conduct investigations and critical analysis using standard protocol; identify compliance issues and negotiate

  • Ability to be self-directed and work independently with little supervision; independently analyze complex issues and make recommendations to division management statewide; communicate effectively verbally and in writing with diverse groups

  • Ability to analyze data on situational circumstances to develop a conclusion, generate solutions, alternative and measure performance

  • Proficient in using computer applications including Excel and PowerPoint

  • Previous experience in Civil Rights Non-discrimination Programs, developing Affirmative Action Plans, EEO Compliance, and resolving complaints

  • Equivalent training and experience which demonstrates the ability to perform the responsibilities of the job may substitute

  • Experience working in compliance agency

  • This position requires a fingerprint based Criminal History Background Check, DMV Record Check and Work History Verification with references

  • Applicants are expected to fully represent qualifications and work history on the State application or resume

  • Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*)

  • Blue/Yellow Card

Benefits/What We offer

  • In addition to a rewarding work experience, VDOT offers excellent health and life insurance benefits, pre-tax spending accounts, state funded short and long term disability, paid holidays, vacation, tuition assistance, free wellness programs, and a state retirement plan with options for tax-deferred retirement savings including employer matching

  • Therefore, advertised rates of pay may or may not align with the Commonwealth pay bands

  • Career Fair or Job Event (Please specify below)

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