Civil Rights Officer & Civil Rights Trainer at Washington County

Washington County

Full-Time

Mid Level

Hillsboro, OR, USA

$86.054 - $104.549

06 Sep → 06 Oct

Job Description

Washington County, Oregon, has a mission to provide excellent and cost-effective services that support healthy, peaceful, safe, and sustainable communities and encourage meaningful participation in community activities and county governance. The organization is supported by a $1.4 billion budget and is staffed by 2,230 full-time equivalent employees who are passionate about serving one of Oregon’s most diverse counties.

The Office of Equity, Inclusion, and Community Engagement (OEICE) provides leadership and support to the County to assure civil rights compliance and advance equity, inclusion, and community engagement policies and practices so that all Washington County residents thrive. OEICE is seeking to fill two (2) Civil Rights Program Coordinator positions that will report to the Equity Policy Manage. The Civil Rights Officer position is a full-time regular position. The Civil Rights Trainer position is a full-time limited duration position. Both positions are eligible for benefits and can work remotely 3-4 days per week.

Regular Full-Time Position: Civil Rights Officer

The Civil Rights Officer helps ensure compliance with employee and client civil rights, Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO), affirmative action, ADA, and language access within the County. As the Civil Rights Officer, you will lead and facilitate collaborative efforts to develop, implement, coordinate, monitor, audit, and evaluate Countywide programs, policies, procedures, and activities which promote, establish, support, and institutionalize compliance with relevant policies and laws.

In this position, you will work with community partners, County leadership, Human Resources, and managers to review Washington County operations, programs, and services to ensure the County and departments promote civil rights and meet related regulatory and funding requirements. You will also represent the County on committees and taskforces relating to civil rights and non-discrimination pursuant to civil rights laws and regulations.

Limited Duration Full-Time Position: Civil Rights Trainer

The Civil Rights Trainer position is funded by ARPA and is a limited duration, two-year assignment. In this position, you will design and conduct training programs related to employee and client civil rights, discrimination, harassment, and retaliation based on protected class status. You will serve as a liaison, coach, and consultant available to County services, programs, and leadership regarding civil rights, non-discrimination, equal employment opportunity, affirmative action, accessibility, diversity, inclusion, and other statutorily mandated programs and compliance.

All interested individuals are invited to participate in an (optional) informational Q & A session. During this informational session, you will:

Meet the OEICE team
Learn more about each position
Review the application process

We are committed to using a merit-based system in which recruiting, selecting, and advancing employees is based on their relative knowledge, skills, and abilities. Washington County values a culture of equity, diverse perspectives, and life experiences. Our organization embraces innovation, collaboration and work-life harmony. We offer job stability, a comprehensive benefits package, and an opportunity to serve and support our diverse community. We are an equal opportunity employer with a commitment to diversity and an inclusive workforce. Women, minorities, veterans, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Veterans' Preference: If you are a veteran and would like to request veterans' preference points for this recruitment, please review instructions using this link: Veterans' Preference Points (Download PDF reader)
Accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act: A reasonable accommodation is available to anyone whose specific disability prevents them from completing this application or participating in the selection process for this recruitment. To obtain confidential assistance, please contact Human Resources at 503-846-8606 or [email protected] at least 48 hours before the step(s) of the selection process for which you feel you need an accommodation.

Management, Administrative and Professional Personnel System (MAPPS) - FLSA exempt employees are paid on a salaried basis. The premise of salaried/exempt employment is that established compensation recognizes the time and effort needed to accomplish all assigned job duties. Job responsibilities may require work outside of the employee's standard work week or a work week in excess of 40 hours.For more information on the MAPPS policy, please review the specific document using this link:Click HereThis position is not represented under a collective bargaining agreement.Regular and limited duration full-time employees working 30 hours or more per week and job share employees are eligible for benefits beginning on the first of the month following employment. Job share employees are responsible for 50% of the premium. Part-time regular, variable hour, and temporary positions are not eligible for medical, dental, and vision benefits. Check Out Our Award-Winning Benefits & Wellness Program! Washington County values your dedication to lead the future of our community through public service. Our total compensation package, which is comprised of more than just your annual salary, was built to show our commitment to the physical and financial health and wellbeing of you and your family. Your total compensation package includes a comprehensive benefits program with medical, dental, and vision coverage at up to 95% employer paid! Other benefits you’ll enjoy as part of your total compensation package include: Paid Time Off - 11 paid holidays including one floating holiday, 12 vacation days for new employees (accrual rates increase based on length of service), AND up to 96 hours of sick leave per year (unused sick leave accumulates from year to year without limit to provide pay and security if needed). Wellness Program - Washington County has been named one of Oregon’s Healthiest Employers by the Portland Business Journal for the past 7 years. We are proud to receive this award and will continue to make your health and wellbeing a priority by providing resources and support to help you and your family live and work well. Resources include smoking cessation, weight management, and stress management classes (online or telephonic with a personal health coach); discounts on gym memberships, fitness activities, and sports tickets; and Health & Wellness events and onsite flu shot clinics. Alternative Care Coverage Health Care and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs) Employee Assistance Program (EAP) Life and Disability Insurance (both County-provided and voluntary) Oregon Public Employees Retirement System (PERS) 457b Deferred Compensation Plan Emergency Travel Assistance TriMet Hop Card at no cost to the employee Bike lockers and repair stations A charitable giving program Oregon College Savings PlanTo learn more about our Benefits and Wellness program and view our current benefits guide, plan summaries, and premium rates, click here.Already have medical, dental, and vision coverage? No problem! Full-time employees who choose to waive medical, dental, and vision coverage will receive a $125 monthly contribution into a tax-free Health Reimbursement Arrangement (HRA) VEBA account, which can be used to reimburse you for qualified out-of-pocket medical care costs, such as copays, deductibles, and prescription drugs. HRA accounts offer many benefits including significant tax savings, and no annual “use it or lose it” requirement. Proof of other creditable coverage is required.

Requirements / Qualifications

  • Federal and Oregon laws related to tort claims, public sector laws, and employment law, including civil rights, disability rights, and affirmative action and their application within governmental jurisdictions;

  • Best practices related to documenting, tracking, investigating, mediating, resolving, and addressing complaints regarding employee and community member discrimination, harassment, or retaliation based on protected class status; and

  • Best practices in conducting interviews with employees and witnesses to build rapport and establish a safe environment.

  • Federal and Oregon laws related to public sector laws and employment laws, including civil rights, disability rights, and affirmative action and their application within governmental jurisdictions; and

  • Adult learning theories and principles.

  • Have a passion for and a demonstrated commitment to advancing civil rights, equity and access for historically overburdened and under-served communities.

  • Possess strong communication and collaboration skills to support negotiation, training, research, and policy development assignments.

  • Are adept at establishing and maintaining partnerships within local government and within the communities the County serves.

  • Have strong critical thinking and objectivity skills, emotional intelligence, and the ability to center equity in evaluation, analysis, and action.

  • A Juris Doctor (JD) degree with coursework focused on Civil Rights, Employment/Labor and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA); AND one (1) year of professional experience developing and implementing programs focused on EEO, Civil Rights/Compliance and ADA programs including leading organizational development efforts. OR

  • A Bachelor’s degree in business or public administration, public health, human services, social work, behavioral or social sciences, law, education, ethnic studies, or a related field; AND three (3) years of professional experience developing and implementing programs focused on EEO, Civil Rights/Compliance and ADA programs including leading organizational development efforts. OR

  • An Associate degree in business or public administration, public health, human services, social work, behavioral or social sciences, law, education, ethnic studies, or a related field; AND five (5) years of professional experience developing and implementing programs focused on EEO, Civil Rights/Compliance and ADA programs including leading organizational development efforts. OR

  • Seven (7) years of professional experience developing and implementing programs focused on EEO, Civil Rights/Compliance and ADA programs including leading organizational development efforts.

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