Job Details

Civil Rights Administrator

Multnomah County, SE Portland

Job - Government

Close Date: 07/15/2019


Multnomah County, the most populous county in Oregon, is home to approximately 766,135 residents and responsible for providing a wide array of services to our diverse communities in an equitable and inclusive way. At the County, we operate to foster safety, trust and belonging for our community throughout the work, services, and programs we provide. In order for our employees to best serve the people, we recognize that as an organization, we must do better to provide an inclusive work environment for all employees.

As the Civil Rights Administrator, you will lead a team of dedicated professionals in cultivating a culture of equity, diversity, and inclusion - fostering a workplace where all staff can flourish and grow professionally and personally. Reporting to the Chief Diversity and Equity Officer, you will lead the newly formed Civil Rights Unit, responsible for promoting equal access and opportunity. You will be accountable for delivering on state and federal compliance requirements and executing affirmative action plans and goals. Additionally, you will ensure the implementation of the adopted Workforce Equity Strategic Plan (WESP) objectives related to hiring, promotion, and termination decisions and analysis.

Responsibilities in this role will include:
Leading a team of equity professionals (with specialties in EEO/AA and ADA best practices) within the Civil Rights Unit, providing them with guidance, support, structure and resources.

Develop and implement policies, procedures, and program priorities for the Civil Rights Unit that are consistent with the WESP’s Focus Areas.

Responsible and accountable for coordinating county-wide affirmative action activities and for actively monitoring the implementation of programs to ensure compliance.

Designs and works with Human Resources to develop, and maintains organizational wide policies and procedures to ensure the County meets AA, ADA, EEO and other regulatory requirements and stays abreast of regulatory changes affecting AA/EEO compliance.

Provide expertise, training, and policy interpretation to HR staff and leaders throughout the organization on civil rights compliance issues.

As an ideal candidate for the Civil Rights Administrator, you will bring to the role:
Expert knowledge and understanding of the issues surrounding civil rights, equity, diversity, inclusion, access, implicit bias and institutional racism.

Experience in AA, ADA, EEO, and other state and federal regulatory compliance requirements and program best practices.

Inclusive leadership and management traits that reflect the County's culture, including intercultural sensitivity and responsiveness, a trauma informed and strengths based approach, a customer service orientation, trustworthiness and integrity, openness to change, and effective leadership and team building skills.

Experience preparing clear, concise and comprehensive correspondence, reports, studies, and other written materials, as well as demonstrated skills in project and program design, implementation, management, and evaluation in a complex organization with a diverse workforce.

The ability to establish and maintain culturally effective working relationships with individuals from various groups and backgrounds which include employees, team members, and community members.

To Qualify:
We will consider any combination of relevant work experience, volunteering, education, and transferable skills as qualifying unless an item or section is labeled required. Please be clear and specific about how your background is relevant. For details about how we typically screen applications, review our overview of the selection process page.

Minimum Qualifications/Transferable Skills*:
A Bachelor's Degree - in lieu of a degree, will we consider equivalent years of related experience

Five (5) years of experience managing and administering civil rights or equal employment opportunity compliance programs.

Proven leadership and program management experience.

Expert knowledge of principles and practices of equal employment, ADA and civil rights and employment laws.

Knowledge of equity and empowerment frameworks and targeted universalism in policy, program, and organizational decision making.

Ability to establish and maintain culturally effective working relationships with individuals from various groups and backgrounds which include employees, team members, community members, and senior leadership.

Ability and experience communicating effectively to front-line staff, managers, executive leadership teams, elected officials, the public, and diverse stakeholder groups.

Preferred Qualifications/Transferable Skills*:
You do not need to have the following preferred qualifications/transferable skills to qualify. However, keep in mind we may consider some or all of the following when identifying the most qualified candidates. Please clearly explain on your application how you meet any of the following preferred qualifications/transferable skills.

A Juris Doctorate Degree

EEO Professionals Certificate

Experience implementing reasonable accommodation best practices.

Experience in a unionized or public sector environment.

Experience in applying mediation practices to manage dynamic and challenging conversations.

Understanding of adult learning theory and workforce development training.

*Transferable skills: Your transferable skills are any skills you have gained through education, work experience (including the military) or life experiences that are relevant for this position. Be sure to describe any transferable skills on your application and clearly explain how they apply to this position.

Screening and Evaluation:
Application Packet:
Please ensure that you upload these documents in your online application and that you address the topics listed in your cover letter. Failure to do so may result in an incomplete application
1) A completed online application
2) An uploaded resume covering relevant experience and education. Please be sure your resume includes the following for each employer: name of employer, location, dates of employment, your title, a brief summary of your responsibilities, the number of employees under your supervision.
3 ) An uploaded cover letter that expands on your resume and addresses:
Why you are interested in the Civil Rights Administrator position
How your experience and skill set aligns with the minimum and preferred qualifications listed

Note: The application, resume and cover letter should demonstrate your work experience/skills and how it is related to those shown in the Overview and To Qualify sections of the job announcement. Please be thorough, as these materials will be scored and determine your eligibility to advance in this recruitment process.

The Selection Process:
For details about how we typically screen applications, review our overview of the selection process page. We expect to evaluate candidates as follows:
Initial review of minimum qualifications. We may do an additional preferred review and/or send out additional supplemental questions to identify those highest qualified.
Consideration of top candidates - We will consider qualified candidates in order of rank and score from the list of eligible candidates. This may include panel interview(s), a hiring interview, and/or additional testing to determine the best candidates for a position.
Background check and reference checks: All finalists must pass a thorough a criminal records check and reference check.

Pay Range and Position Type:
$77,458.20 - $116,186.30. This salaried executive position is not eligible for overtime. This position is posted continuous, with a first review day of Monday, July 15, 2019. Interested candidates are encouraged to apply without delay. This recruitment may be used to fill future regular, temporary, or limited duration positions.

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