TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES:
- Maintains statistical data on the composition of the Water Authority’s workforce and their contractor’s workforce in compliance with the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and other appropriate legislation;
- Maintains and analyzes data on the availability of minority numbers and woman in labor markets;
- Participates actively in the development of EEO program operating policies;
- Consults with classification section of the County Personnel Office concerning employment training and development programs, which will tend to equalize employment opportunities for woman and minority members;
- Assists departmental managers, supervisors and EEO representatives in understanding their affirmative action responsibilities;
- Maintains a working relationship with EEO representatives of other agencies as may be necessary to meet established compliance standards and to keep abreast of developments in EEO legislation and enforcements;
- Works with departmental supervisors and bargaining unit representatives to resolve employee discrimination complaints informally and promptly;
- Prepares activity reports as required;
- Acts as Affirmative Action Officer chairing discrimination complaints oversees MBE/WBE business with the Authority and is a liaison to contractors in matters dealing with Minority Business Enterprises;
- Reports directly to the Secretary to the Authority in discriminatory matters and is responsible for the Affirmative Action and EEO Annual Reports;
- Coordinates the Authority's absentee control programs;
- Attends meetings and seminars relating to EEO topic.
FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS:
Thorough knowledge of Federal and State EEO legislation; thorough knowledge of EEO principles and practices; good knowledge of the problem of the socially and economically disadvantaged; good knowledge of the principles and practices of recruitment, selection and job classification in public employment; sensitivity to the problems of the socially and economically disadvantaged; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others, both within the Water Authority and with other organizations, public and private; ability to coordinate the work of others; ability to write and speak well; tact; good judgment; physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.
A) Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered college or university with a Bachelor’s Degree and two (2) years of experience in a position with responsibility for implementation of equal opportunity employment and/or Affirmative Action Programs;
B) Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered two (2) year college or university with an Associate’s Degree in Business Administration or completion of two (2) years of college with a minimum of 60 semester credit hours and four (4) years experience in a position with responsibility for implementation of equal opportunity employment and/or Affirmative Action Programs;
C) An equivalent combination of training and experience as defined by the limits of (A) and (B).
NOTE: Verifiable part-time and/or volunteer experience will be pro-rated toward meeting full-time experience requirements.