Job Details

Affirmative Action Manager

Governor's Office, Salem, OR

Job - Government

Close Date: 12/13/2018

Is your passion diversity, equity and inclusion? Are you knowledgeable in Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity laws and regulations? Are you experienced in making data driven decisions? Are you politically savvy, flexible, and have excellent oral and written communication skills? If this sounds like you, come and join our dynamic team! 

The Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion/Affirmative Action (DEI/AA) is committed to providing leadership and support to Oregon state agencies as they create a work environment that allows every individual the opportunity to reach their full potential as a state employee.

What you will be doing!
You will implement and ensure the success of all equal employment opportunity, affirmative action, diversity, equity and inclusion programs, policies and procedures.

You will provide policy support and advice to the Director of Diversity, Equity and inclusion who oversees the implementation and evaluation of the diversity and inclusion (DI), equal employment opportunity (EEO), and affirmative action (AA) work, programs and agency, board, and commission plans.

You will develop, modify, and maintain employment practices to support federal, and state regulatory, and business requirements. Develop training programs and educate staff about DI AA EEO matters. Recognize and define opportunities to enhance diversity in the workforce.

Unique Working Conditions

  • May require working extra hours on evenings, weekends and holidays during heavy workload periods, especially during legislative session.
  • Periodic travel around the state.
  • Occasional contact with individuals who may be hostile or upset about a policy issue.
For a complete listing of the duties and responsibilities for this position please review the position description by clicking here (Download PDF reader).

What's in it for you!
You will work with groups and organizations from around the state that are passionate about diversity, equity, and inclusion in state government. Your contribution will make a different for Oregonians.

We offer full medical, vision, and dental with paid sick leave, vacation, personal leave and 10 paid holidays a year.

Office of Governor Kate Brown
The Governor is vested with the executive power of the state, charged with faithful execution of the laws, and responsible for providing leadership, planning, and direction for the Executive Branch of state government.  She has authority to appoint most department and agency heads within the executive branch, as well as members of nearly 300 policymaking, regulatory and advisory boards and commissions.
The Governor proposes the state's biennial budget to the Legislature, recommends legislation, and may also call special sessions.  She reviews all bills passed by the Legislature and may veto measures she believes are not in the public interest.  

The Governor chairs the State Land Board, which manages state-owned lands. She directs state government's coordination with local and federal governments, and is Commander-in-Chief of the state's military forces. The Governor is also the Superintendent of Public Instruction with oversight of the state's public K-12 education system.    

The Governor appoints judges to fill vacancies in judicial offices, has extradition authority, and may grant reprieves, commutations, and pardons of criminal sentences. 
This position is an executive service position. Employees in the executive service serve at the pleasure of the Governor in an "at will status".

Qualifications, Required & Requested Skills

To be considered for this position you must meet the following minimum qualifications (required skills):
  • A Bachelor's Degree in Business or Public Administration, Behavioral or Social Sciences, Finance, Law, Political Science or related degree; AND five years professional-level evaluative, analytical and planning work. OR
  • Any combination of experience and education equivalent to eight years of professional-level evaluative, analytical and planning work.
Requested Skills
While these skills are not required, candidates who are the most competitive will have the following:
  • Knowledge of Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity laws and regulations.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.
  • Excellent interpersonal and professional level communication skills including speaking, writing, editing and presenting information.
  • Knowledge of research, data analysis and evaluation tools.
  • Exceptional organizational skills with the ability to build and facilitate collaborative working relationships.
  • Ability to work with a wide range or audience and partners across the state and cultures, and at all levels of the organization
  • Knowledge of state agency programs, policies, operations and staff
  • Advanced critical-thinking skills and excellent judgment related to policies, relationships and good governance

Additional Information

To Apply

  • Click the "Apply" button above and complete the online application.
  • Attach a resume.
  • Attach a cover letter.
  • Attach Veterans' Preference documentation, if you are requesting veterans' preference. Veterans' preference information and appropriate documentation is outlined by the following website: Veterans Resources. You may also call the Oregon Department of Veterans' Affairs at 1-800-692-9666.
  • Answer all the supplemental questions.
Candidates whose training and/or experience most closely match the requirements and needs of the position will be eligible for an interview.

Applicants must be authorized to work in the United States.  Applicants who require VISA sponsorship will not be considered at this time.

Questions/Need Help?
Do you have questions about the recruitment and selection process (e.g., supplemental questions, clarification of job announcement information, etc.)? Contact Jill Woods, Recruitment Policy Consultant, at or call (503) 378-4202. If you need an alternate format in order to complete the application process, please contact Jill and be prepared to describe the alternate format needed.

If you have computer related difficulties (such as login issues, attaching documents, web browser issues, get an error message during the application process, etc.), please contact NEOGOV at 1-855-524-5627 or When submitting an applicant issue please include your name, if you have an applicant ID, a valid contact number, the issue, and if possible a time when you are available to be contacted.

Job Posting Reference Number: GOV18-6001
The Oregon Governor's Office is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer Committed to Work Force Diversity

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