State of New Hampshire Department of Transportation
Commissioner’s Office, Office of Federal Compliance
7 Hazen Drive, Concord, NH
Federal Programs Specialist – Internal EEO
(Program Specialist III)
Labor Grade 23: $47,307.00 – $66,729.00
37-1/2 Hours per week
Additional years of relevant work experience may be substituted for education
The State of New Hampshire, Department of Transportation, Commissioner’s Office, Office of Federal Compliance has a full time vacancy for a Federal Programs Specialist – Internal EEO (Program Specialist III).
SUMMARY: To analyze and interpret data, policies and procedures for use in planning and developing employment program activities ensuring uniformity and adherence to legal obligations under 23 CFR, 230 Part II, and the Americans with Disabilities Act, Title I, for the fair and equal treatment of persons regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age and disability, and to advance parity of females and minorities in accordance with the goals of the Affirmative Action Plan.
- Research Federal Regulations related to 23 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), 230 Part II, Internal Equal Employment, and Americans with Disabilities Act, Title I, to formulate and/or modify policies and procedures to implement regulations in the Department.
- Draft and update the Affirmative Action Plan. Publish the approved plan internally and externally to the Department. Assist with employment outreach to organizations, supporting the Department’s goals and providing interpretation of regulations.
- Analyze and interpret employment data on a department-wide basis, identify problem areas, set goals and timetables and develop systems and programs to achieve goals of parity for females and minorities. Maintain historical employment data and procedures to determine effectiveness of program elements, and to identify best practices.
- Review and present program status reports and other EEO-related statistics to appointing authorities specific to their areas of responsibility for use in hiring decisions. Identify problem areas and barriers specific to the EEO regulations, set goals and timetables to remedy problem areas to ensure compliance with regulations and reporting requirements.
- Plan and monitor program activities through development and conducting of internal audits of the Affirmative Action Program and employment systems. Prepare audit reports documenting areas where progress has been made and where further action is needed, to include presenting specific recommendations and remedies to the Director of Policy and Administration and the Commissioners in order to modify employment systems to enhance compliance and achieve goals of parity in job categories.
- Meet with the Commissioner on at least a quarterly basis to present program status reports, accomplishments and problem areas identified, recommending modifications and solutions to improve performance on program objectives. Draft and submit annual Goals and Accomplishments Report to the Commissioners for review, forwarding the report to the Federal Highway Administration. Submit timely and accurate reports to Commissioners and Federal Highway Administration as required by the Stewardship and Oversight Agreement or by request.
- Design, coordinate, and conduct mandatory and one-on-one remedial training on related laws/rules/policies including, but not limited to, discrimination, sexual harassment, and ADA discrimination. Identify expected workplace conduct to support assigned subject areas. Conduct formal presentations to State, Federal and Private Officials as requested.
- Prepare and manage annual grant opportunities for services supporting program area including, but not limited to, National Summer Transportation Institute and STEM program for disadvantaged youth, ensuring proper processing, approvals, contracting and reporting. Coordinate and facilitate the EEO Advisory Committee.
- Develop and implement an effective process for responding to complaints of discrimination and conduct investigations, as assigned.
Education: Bachelor’s degree from a recognized college or university. Each additional year of approved formal education may be substituted for one year of required work experience..
Experience: Four years’ professional or paraprofessional experience in human resources management, business administration or management, public administration, law, or a field related to federal compliance, civil rights or equal employment opportunity, with responsibility for program implementation, direct service delivery, planning or program evaluation. Each additional year of approved work experience may be substituted for one year of required formal education.
License/Certification: Applicant must possess a valid driver’s license. The applicant’s Motor Vehicle Record (MVR) must meet the minimum standards as established by the hiring agency.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Experience with Microsoft Office Suite (PowerPoint, Excel, Access, and Word); ability to work in databases, and analyze statistical information; experience implementing federal regulations; ability to work with and maintain confidential information; ability to maintain professional and harmonious relationships.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: All accountabilities must be performed in accordance with State and Department rules and policies, including risk management, safety and environmental standards, regulations and administrative orders.
DISCLAIMER STATEMENT: The supplemental job description lists essential functions of the position and is not intended to include every job duty and responsibility specific to a position. An employee may be required to perform other related duties not listed on the supplemental job description provided that such duties are characteristic of that classification.
For further information please contact Larisa Djuvelek-Ruggiero, Administrator, at Larisa.DjuvelekRuggiero@dot.nh.gov and 603-271-6612.
For assistance with completing your online application, contact Krista Robichaud, Recruitment Specialist, at 603-271-8026 or at Krista.Robichaud@dot.nh.gov .
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