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Civil Rights Program Coordinator

Company: County of Washington
Location: Hillsboro
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

THE POSITION

JOB #2021-080

  • This recruitment will be open until filled. It is anticipated that the first initial application screening will start on 5/10/2021 for the applications submitted by Sunday, 5/9/2021. This posting will remain open and applications received after 5/9/2021 may be considered, if needed.The posting may be closed at any time, without further notice. Washington County reserves the right to make a hiring decision at any point during the posting period.*

Washington County is seeking to hire a highly qualified and experienced individual to fill our newly created Civil Rights Program Coordinator position in our Office of Equity, Inclusion and Community Engagement.

The Civil Rights Program Coordinator is committed to ensuring equal opportunity and non-discrimination in all of Washington County's programs, services and employment practices. Through internal and external programs and activities, the Civil Rights Program Coordinator will develop, implement, coordinate, monitor, audit and evaluate agency and state-wide programs and activities which promote, establish, support, and institutionalizes EEO, Civil Rights, accessibility, inclusion, and compliance within Washington County. This position will also engage and encourage community and cultural awareness; promote a diverse workforce; and establish and evaluate fair employment practices.

If you want to join a dynamic team of people working toward this goal and have the required qualifications, we invite you to apply today!

At Washington County, we strive to create a workplace that reflects the communities we serve and where everyone feels empowered to bring their full, authentic selves to work. Together, we continue to build an inclusive culture that encourages, supports, and celebrates the diverse voices of our employees. With the help of every employee, our customers, our partners and our community - we can achieve our mission of equity for all!

Washington County values a culture of equity, diverse perspectives, and life experiences. Our organization embraces innovation, collaboration and work-life harmony. We offer job stability, a comprehensive benefits package, and an opportunity to serve and support our diverse community. We are an equal opportunity employer with a commitment to diversity and an inclusive workforce. Women, minorities, veterans, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES

Duties may include:

  • Establishes program goals and objectives for countywide core service delivery needs; plans, prioritizes, assigns, oversees, and evaluates approaches related to the County's efforts to assure client and employee civil rights; and develops and revises work processes.
  • Develops, implements, coordinates, monitors, assesses and evaluates agency and state-wide programs and activities which promote, establish, support, and institutionalize EEO, Civil Rights, accessibility, inclusion, and compliance within Washington County.
  • Participates and coordinates internal and external civil rightscompliance reviews, and leads, investigates, coordinates and tracks the results of discrimination and harassment complaints, processes, and resolution.
  • Supports the County in identifying, selecting, refining, and implementing a variety of evidence-based organizational development strategies, policies, and operational practices related to equity, diversity and inclusion to meet civil rights goals and objectives.
  • Monitors, evaluates, and communicates progress towards implementation of strategies, policies, and systems related to Title II, Title VI, Title VII, and Title VIII of the Civil Rights Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act.
  • Assists in creating a positive and supportive work environment; enforces a safe workplace; establishes a culture of teamwork and communication; creates a workplace that promotes the organizational values of workplace diversity, equity, and inclusion; and actively promotes an environment respectful of living and working in a multicultural society.
  • Advises County leadership in the planning and implementation, monitoring, evaluation and auditing of County civil rights and non-discrimination initiatives, organizational culture change and the development and maintenance of appropriate, culturally responsive and effective services/service delivery systems.
  • Analyzes and reviews federal, state, and local laws, regulations, policies, and procedures in order to ensure compliance with existing regulatory requirements; develops procedures to implement new and/or changing regulatory requirements; and conducts analysis on civil rights and equity best practices and trends.
  • Acts as a liaison available to County services, programs, and leadership regarding civil rights and non-discrimination, accessibility, diversity, inclusion, training, and other statutorily mandated programs and compliance.
  • Identifies and delivers projects that create full-spectrum civil rights compliance and training programs in alignment with the County's focus on equity, diversity and inclusion.
  • Participates in Countywide initiatives to lead and facilitate ongoing collaboration regarding workforce and enterprise strategies related to civil rights, diversity and inclusion.
  • Works with community partners and County leadership to review Washington County operations, programs, and services related to diversity, equity and inclusion to determine if and how program objectives and expected performance outcomes are achieved in a manner that promotes civil rights, equity, and inclusion.
  • Partners with County leadership, Human Resources, and managers to formulate action plans to respond to issues and trends within the County. Interprets County and departmental policies and procedures, applies local, state and federal rules and regulations related to civil rights, EEO, Affirmative Actionand the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
  • Ensures the Office of Equity and Inclusion tracks and appropriately communicates the results of EEO, civil rights, DEI actions, including analyzing data to identify trends and recommends policy and practice changes.
  • Advises, consults, problem-solves and provides leadership to County departments, community partners, legislative concepts, and others in the development of Countywide civil rights compliance, diversity and inclusion efforts and activities.
  • Maintains technical expertise on discipline-specific best practices, policy changes, legal updates, and regulations.
  • Represents the County on committees and taskforces relating to civil rights and non-discrimination pursuant to civil rights laws and regulations.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

Education and Experience:

A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:

  • A Juris Doctor (JD) degree focused on Civil Rights and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA); AND one (1) year of professional experience developing and implementing programs focused on EEO, Civil Rights/Compliance and ADA programs including leading organizational development and staff cultural competency development efforts. OR
  • A Bachelor's degree in business or public administration, public health, human services, social work, behavioral or social sciences, law, education, ethnic studies, or a related field; AND three (3) years of professional experience developing and implementing programs focused on EEO, Civil Rights/Compliance and ADA programs including leading organizational development and staff cultural competency development efforts. OR
  • An Associate degree in business or public administration, public health, human services, social work, behavioral or social sciences, law, education, ethnic studies, or a related field; AND five (5) years of professional experience developing and implementing programs focused on EEO, Civil Rights/Compliance and ADA programs including leading organizational development and staff cultural competency development efforts. OR
  • Seven (7) years ofprofessional experience developing and implementing programs focused on EEO, Civil Rights/Compliance and ADA programs including leading organizational development and staff cultural competency development efforts.

Preferred Experience:

  • Bilingual/bicultural proficiency is preferred.

Additional Licenses, Certificates, Physical Abilities and Specialty Requirements:

  • Must have the ability to arrange for timely transportation in order to attend required appointments and meetings at off-site locations.

Washington County organizes its positions into classifications. Classification descriptions are typically written broadly.To review the required knowledge, skills and abilities for this classification (position), please use this link:Civil Rights Program Coordinator.

Please be clear and specific in the applicable sections of the employment application about how your background is relevant. This information must also be consistent with your supplemental question responses if applicable.Please note:Answers to the supplemental questions are typically evaluatedseparatelyfrom your application.

SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION

Washington County is committed to using a Merit Based System in which recruiting, selecting, and advancing employees is based on their relative knowledge, skills, and abilities.

Selection Process:

  1. Applications will be reviewed by Human Resources as received for minimum qualification screening.

  2. Candidates who successfully pass minimum qualification screening will be referred to the hiring manager for interview.

Please note:Candidates that are successful in the evaluation process may have their applications referred for additional vacancies in the same classification, or job family.

Veterans' Preference:

If you are a Veteran and would like to be considered for a Veteran's preference for this recruitment, please review instructions byVeterans Preference Points.

Accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act:

Reasonable accommodation is available to anyone whose specific disability prevents them from completing this application or participating in the selection process for this recruitment. To obtain confidential assistance please contact Human Resources 503-846-8606, or e-mail at:hr@co.washington.or.us at least 48 hours before any step in the recruitment and selection process for which you feel you need accommodation.

Status of Your Application:

You will be advised by e-mail of your status at each step in the application process, from initial application to final employment disposition.Please note that Washington County communicates with all candidates via email. If you "opt out" or "unsubscribe" from email notifications from NEOGOV it will impact our ability to communicate with you about job postings.

Questions (??'s) Regarding This Recruitment

Rebecca Tabra, Talent Acquisition Supervisor

Rebecca_Tabra@co.washington.or.us

  • Washington County is a drug-free workplace *

Keywords: County of Washington, Hillsboro , Civil Rights Program Coordinator, Other , Hillsboro, Oregon

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