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Equal Employment Opportunity and Diversity Officer

Company: City of Berkeley
Location: Berkeley
Posted on: November 17, 2021

Job Description:

The Position Benefits Supplemental Questions This critical position plans, organizes, coordinates, updates and implements the City's Equal Employment Opportunity and Diversity (EEO/Diversity) Program; advises and assists departmental personnel on EEO matters and performs related work as assigned. This single position class is distinguished by its responsibility for the administration and coordination of the City of Berkeley's EEO Program and reports to the Director of Human Resources. Typical duties include: * Develops and recommends the implementation of policies and EEO policies and procedures needed to identify and eliminate unlawful employment practices which impede advancement opportunities to protected classes assists and advises departmental personnel on the development of effective diversity strategies; * Plans, coordinates, directs the day to day activities and disseminates information on the EEO/Diversity program; assists with the recruitment of qualified protected class. * Reviews departmental policies and practices and assists departmental personnel in developing effective methods of achieving work force diversity; * Interprets equal employment opportunity requirements of federal and state agencies and their effect on the City's employment program; develops, monitors and reports on implementation of City's EEO/diversity Program; acts as primary liaison with Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and Department Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH); * Develops and maintains working relationships and networks with community outreach groups concerned with the City's efforts to ensure equal employment opportunity and work force diversity; * Reviews, evaluates and prepares reports on the progress of the City and individual departments in achieving work force diversity; analyzes and updates work force surveys; oversees the maintenance of an accurate data base; reports and monitors recruitment/hiring, separations statistics; researches EEO/diversity issues/problems; incorporates EEO/diversity into the employment process; * Investigates complaints alleging discrimination, harassment, or related unfair employment practices; prepares analytical investigative summary consistent with Title VII case law and determine whether violations have occurred; * Reviews, monitors, analyzes and prepares reports related to the City's work force, assessing employment patterns, procedures, and/or practices that may violate EEO provision; * Provides training to City staff as mandated by State law; * May be assigned on going and/or project responsibilities in the areas of employee relations, policies and procedures, recruitment, examining, classification, compensation and/or other technical functions; * Conducts various analytical studies; prepares reports, correspondence and a variety of written materials; manages additional EEO/Diversity programs and projects as required; * Serves as liaison and represents the City to outside agencies and organizations; * Builds and maintains positive working relationships with co-workers, other City employees and the public using principles of good customer service; and * Performs related duties as assigned. Required Qualifications: Education Equivalent to graduation from a four year college with major course work in business or public administration, industrial relations, or a closely related field Experience Three (3) years of professional human resource experience in a generalist capacity which has included extensive responsibility for EEO investigation planning and implementing EEO/diversity programs. Experience in a public agency setting is desirable. Additional professional level experience as outlined above may be substituted for the college education on a year for year basis. OTHER REQUIREMENTS Must be able to travel to various locations within and outside the City of Berkeley to meet the program needs and to fulfill the job responsibilities. When driving on City business, maintenance of a valid California drivers license and satisfactory driving record is required. Knowledge and Abilities: Knowledge of: * Principles, practices and techniques of public human resources administration, including recruitment, selection, job analysis, classification, compensation plan administration and relevant employment law; * Applicable state and federal laws and regulations pertaining to EEO/diversity programs; * Basic labor relations principles and practices in a collective bargaining environment; and * Standard office practices and procedures, including automated information processing and computer software applications. Skill in: * Developing and implementing an effective EEO/diversity program; * Designing effective recruitment programs to obtain qualified candidates; * Developing valid and effective selection procedures; * Investigating employee complaints in a fair and impartial manner; * Analyzing complex technical problems, evaluating alternatives and making sound, independent judgments within established guidelines; * Preparing clear, concise and competent reports, correspondence and other written materials; making clear oral presentations; * Effectively communicating the goals of the City's EEO/diversity Program Plan; * Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with staff, managers, agencies, and persons of diverse ethnic backgrounds; and * Gathering, analyzing, interpreting and reporting EEO and work force data, utilizing available computer software applications to present information in useful formats. Application Process: Applicants must submit: * City of Berkeley Employment Application Form * Responses to the Supplemental Questions * Resume * All materials must be received in our office no later than the closing date (5 P.M.). Postmarks, faxes and incomplete applications will not be accepted. Resumes are not a substitute for a completed application. Review of applications for minimum qualifications for the position and to ensure all materials have been submitted. The examination process will consist of: * Review of applications for minimum qualifications for the position and to ensure all materials have been submitted. * Applicants meeting the minimum requirements will undergo a competitive review and assessment of their supplemental questionnaire, and education/training and experience to select the best qualified applicants to continue in the process. The Supplemental Questionnaire is designed to measure knowledge, skills and/or abilities in job-related areas which may include but not be limited to: knowledge of Federal, State, local laws and regulations pertaining to equal employment opportunity. Weighted 10% * The best qualified applicants will participate in an oral board interview which will be weighted as 50% of the candidates total score tentatively scheduled for the week of December 13th, 2021. There will be no make up dates to participate in the oral exam. * A written exercise will be administered following the oral interview and weighted as 40% of the candidates total score. __________________________________________ CITY OF BERKELEY EMPLOYMENT INFORMATION The City of Berkeley is a proud EEO/ADA Employer. Disclaimer: The provisions of this bulletin do not constitute a contract, expressed or implied, and any provisions contained in this bulletin may be modified or revoked without notice. Tests may consist of any combination of written, oral or other exercises or assessment procedures that test content. Components may include, but are not necessarily limited to, typing, math, reading, writing and analytical skills; problem solving ability; computer and software proficiency, or any other job-related knowledge, skill, ability or qualification. The City may, without notice, change or eliminate any particular assessment component or combination of components as needs dictate. The City reserves the right to modify the examination process and is subject to change at any time. Please check this bulletin throughout the course of your application process. Only a limited number of the best qualified applicants will be invited to move forward in the process. Applicants passing all examination phases will have their names placed on an employment eligible list that hiring department(s) will use to conduct final selection interviews. Hiring Department(s) will contact applicants directly if selected to participate in their hiring/selection process. Important: Applications with "See Resume", "See Attachment", "See Previous", or any variation of the aforementioned as a substitution for articulating details of the work experience and/or unclear past employment information will not be considered. The application for employment and supplemental questionnaire must be submitted in full to be considered for this position. Pre-Employment Process: Applicants are required to submit criminal history information upon request after receiving a conditional offer of employment. If the requested information is not furnished in a timely manner, applicants will not qualify for further consideration and will be removed from the eligible list. Candidates under final consideration for employment with the City should expect to undergo an employment background / reference check that may include, but is not limited to: employment history, confirmation of educational credentials and degrees, licenses including driver's license, registrations, certificates, and other credentials as part of the appointment process. Some positions, depending on the nature of the work, also require a credit check and a review of Summary Criminal History obtained from the State Department of Justice through Live Scan fingerprinting. Exam Access Accommodation: In compliance with local, state and federal laws and regulations, the City of Berkeley will employ and promote qualified individuals without regard to disability. The City is committed to making reasonable accommodations in the examination process and in the work environment. Individuals requesting reasonable accommodations in the examination process must do so no later than the final filing date for receipt of applications, otherwise it may not be possible to arrange accommodations for the selection process. Such requests should be addressed to Department of Human Resources, 2180 Milvia Street, 1st Floor, Berkeley CA 94704, Phone: (510) 981-6800, Alternative Application Formats: This application material is available in alternative formats upon request. Alternative formats include audio-format, braille, large print, electronic text, etc. Please contact the ADA Coordinator, 2180 Milvia Street, Berkeley - Phone: (510) 981-6300 - TTY: (510) 981-6347- and allow 7-10 days for production of the material in an alternative format. Retirement: The City of Berkeley contracts with the California Public Employees' Retirement System (CalPERS). Based on your retirement formula, you may be enrolled as a (i) Classic Member, 2.7% at age 55 and employee contribution rate of 8% or (ii) "New Member", 2% at age 62 and employee contribution of 15.25%. CalPERS will determine your contribution level. For more information, visit For details regarding the City's employee benefit offerings, please visit Disaster Service Worker: All government employees are disaster service workers as defined by California Government Code Section 3100. In addition to everyday duties, employees have the added responsibility of helping throughout any emergency / disaster.

Keywords: City of Berkeley, Berkeley , Equal Employment Opportunity and Diversity Officer, Human Resources , Berkeley, California

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