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Title:  Equal Opportunity and Accessibility Manager

Application Deadline Date:  01/29/2023
Req ID:  45528
Department:  Labor
Location: 

Montpelier, VT, US

Position Type:  Permanent
Schedule Type:  Full Time
Hourly Rate:  $29.79 - $46.71

Overview

The wage range listed in this job posting reflects the 15-step pay plan for pay grade 26 for classified employees. Step 1 is the normal hiring rate established for most positions, and is the salary usually offered to applicants when they apply for positions in State Government. In rare circumstances, a special exception can be approved for an applicant to be offered a higher step rate depending on their education and experience. For more information on the state pay charts, visit this website: https://humanresources.vermont.gov/compensation/pay-charts.

 

The Department of Labor is looking for someone to build and manage our statewide Equal Opportunity and Accessibility technical assistance and compliance program. This position plays a big part in ensuring that the Department and entities that receive federal Workforce Innovation Opportunity Act (WIOA) funding from the U.S. Department of Labor are compliant with federal EO requirements, including 29 CFR Part 38 and Section 188 of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). The successful candidate will be providing technical assistance, support and advice on improving the accessibility of Department programs by/for members of the public, employers, and partner organizations.

 

The Equal Opportunity and Accessibility Manager is responsible for:

 

•    Serving as the State's delegated Equal Opportunity Compliance Officer specific to Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) compliance.
•    Overseeing the development, implementation, and monitoring of the Department's Nondiscrimination Plan specific to WIOA and the requirements of the US Civil Rights Center. 
•    Maintaining a working knowledge of federal laws and regulations pertaining to equal employment opportunity (EO), the Civil Rights Act, WIOA, Non-Discrimination, accessibility standards to ensure compliance with federal and state law. Providing regular analysis and interpretation of applicable laws and regulations.
•    Conducting site visits and monitoring reviews with internal programs and external subrecipients to monitor compliance with Federal and State nondiscrimination and equal opportunity obligations.
•    Receiving EO/discrimination complaints, conducting fact-finding investigations, resolving complaints, and developing/evaluating corrective action plans as appropriate. Maintaining the Department's procedures for processing complaints.
•    Working with and providing technical assistance to Department of Labor leadership to assess department programs and develop strategies to improve equal opportunity compliance and accessibility. 
•    Developing and conducting regular EEO and Non-discrimination training for staff working in WIOA funded programs and ancillary divisions and units.
•    Gathering, analyzing, and reporting EO statistical data and other information as required by the state and the US Department of Labor (USDOL), including on Limited English Proficiency (LEP) status and preferred language use.  
•    Coordinating and/or participating in other Department or Division level initiatives focused on ensuring equity, access, and non-discrimination.

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This position is expected to report to the Department's central office in Montpelier. The standard state work schedule is 7:45am - 4:30pm, Monday through Friday, but in order to help with work/life balance, alternative work schedule requests will be considered for this position. Alternative work schedule eligibility and scheduling is determined on a case-by-case basis, based on the needs of the Department, and must be consistent with State and Department policies. Some statewide travel for technical assistance and compliance work is required. 

Initial interviews are expected to be scheduled for the first week of January, depending on candidate availability.

Who May Apply

This position, Equal Opportunity and Accessibility Manager  (Job Requisition #45528), is open to all State employees and external applicants.
If you would like more information about this position, please contact beth.meyer-ehrich@vermont.gov.  Resumes will not be accepted via e-mail. You must apply online to be considered.

Environmental Factors

Duties are performed primarily in a standard office setting. Travel to field offices and sub-recipient sites will be required, for which private means of transportation must be available. Strong differences of opinion may be encountered. Some work outside of normal office hours may be required.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree or higher and three (3) years or more experience in equal opportunity compliance, federal program administration, government compliance/regulatory work, labor/industrial relations, or legal work INCLUDING one (1) year or more of management experience.

 

OR

 

Associate's degree and five (5) years or more experience in equal opportunity compliance, federal program administration, government compliance/regulatory work, labor/industrial relations, or legal work INCLUDING one (1) year or more of management experience.

 

OR

 

High school diploma or equivalent and seven (7) years or more experience in equal opportunity compliance, federal program administration, government compliance/regulatory work, labor/industrial relations, or legal work INCLUDING one (1) year or more of management experience.

Total Compensation

As a State employee you are offered a great career opportunity, but it's more than a paycheck. The State's total compensation package features an outstanding set of employee benefits that are worth about 30% of your total compensation, including:

 

  • 80% State paid medical premium
  • Dental Plan at no cost for employees and their families
  • Flexible Spending healthcare and childcare reimbursement accounts
  • Two ways to save for your retirement: A State defined benefit pension plan and a deferred compensation 457(b) plan
  • Work/Life balance: 11 paid holidays each year and a generous leave plan; many jobs also allow for a flexible schedule
  • Low cost group life insurance
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Incentive-based Wellness Program
  • Qualified Employer for Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness Program
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Equal Opportunity Employer

The State of Vermont celebrates diversity, and is committed to providing an environment of mutual respect and meaningful inclusion that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. The State does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, physical, mental or sensory disability, HIV Status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, membership in an employee organization, family medical history or genetic information, or family or parental status. The State’s employment decisions are merit-based.  Retaliatory adverse employment actions by the State are forbidden.  


Nearest Major Market: Barre
Nearest Secondary Market: Montpelier