EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY OFFICER

Job Specifications

 

Class Code: VA9
Analyst: JF
Date Originated: 8/79 
Dates Revised: 7/83, 2/85, 12/88, 2/95, 6/00 

COUNTY OF SANTA CRUZ

DEFINITION

Under general supervision, plan, organize, direct and monitor the Equal Employment Opportunity Program and the Americans with Disabilities Act Compliance Program for the County; and perform other duties as required.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS

This single position class is responsible for managing the Countys Equal Employment Opportunity Program and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Compliance Program and for developing, implementing and monitoring the Countys Equal Employment Opportunity Plan approved by the Board of Supervisors. The incumbent serves as secretary to the County Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

TYPICAL TASKS

Plan, organize, direct and monitor the Countys Equal Employment Opportunity program and ADA Compliance program; develop, implement and monitor the Countys Equal Employment Opportunity Plan; assist departments to develop and implement departmental Equal Employment Opportunity Plans that promote diversity; conduct administrative review of all hiring/promotional personnel transactions for departments designated as needing support to ensure Equal Employment Opportunity; provide oversight for the Personnel Recruitment Outreach Program to inform the public of employment opportunities and assist potential employees to apply for jobs; develop and implement an employee retention program; plan, develop and present in-house Equal Employment Opportunity/sexual harassment prevention; training programs; plan, develop and present public and in-house information programs to promote an understanding of the issues of ethnic/minority cultures, women, the disabled, and other protected classes; keep abreast of legislation and court cases pertaining to Equal Employment Opportunity/harassment and the ADA; serve as internal consultant for Equal Employment Opportunity matters; prepare reports required by regulatory agencies and the Board of Supervisors; administer the Equal Employment Opportunity/ADA complaint policy and investigate and recommend appropriate action to resolve or reconcile discrimination complaints and participate in related community networks; serve as staff to the County Equal Employment Opportunity Commission; seek to secure contract compliance with federal and state law from contractors who contract with the County; serve as the 504 coordinator for the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 Compliance Officer; assist the County to meet provisions of the ADA with relation to employment and services for the disabled; supervise, train and evaluate the work of subordinate staff; prepare and implement the division budget; plan and define computerized Equal Employment Opportunity record keeping systems; attend meetings and conferences; prepare correspondence and reports; input, access and analyze data using a computer; refer the public to proper agencies regarding discrimination and harassment issues; supervise Volunteer Initiative Program contract which recruits and places volunteers with Santa Cruz County departments.

EMPLOYMENT STANDARDS

Knowledge of:

Thorough knowledge of:

Working knowledge of:

Some knowledge of:

Ability to:

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

Any combination of education and experience which would provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying, unless otherwise specified. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

PREVIOUS CLASS TITLES: None.
Bargaining Unit: 08
EEOC Job Category: 01
Occupational Grouping: 87
Workers Comp Code: 53