APPROXIMATE ANNUAL SALARY -
PAY GRADE: 37
For more information on benefit and retirement programs, please see the sections below.
In order to receive consideration, applicants must indicate their availability for any work type, travel, and location requirements listed.
Under general direction, Equal Employment Opportunity Officer assists in the development, implementation and evaluation of statewide equal opportunity and affirmative action programs.
This is a newly created position for the Department of Public Safety (DPS), Director's Office. This position is located in the DPS Human Resources Section, and it's one of 14 permanent positions assigned to provide services to approximately 1500 positions/employees. The ideal candidate is detailed-oriented, communicates well orally and in writing and can effectively interact with a variety of individuals, including DPS employees, employees of other State agencies, applicants, etc. The ideal candidate is also knowledgeable in employment laws; can strictly adhere to maintaining highly sensitive and confidential information; and should be comfortable working in a law enforcement environment. *** THIS RECRUITMENT MAY CLOSE AT ANY TIME BASED ON THE AMOUNT OF APPLICATIONS RECEIVED. APPLICANTS ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. ***
Under the direction of the DPS HR Manager, this position is responsible for supervising the DPS Background Investigation Unit, which is currently staffed with four (4) permanent pre-employment background investigators, as well as temporary background investigators. The selected candidate will assist in managing the DPS affirmative action and diversity inclusion initiatives and policies; assist in providing consultation and resolution services to employees to help reduce conflicts in the workplace; partner with the State EEO and Discrimination Investigation Unit to investigate and address complaints at the lowest level possible; conduct sexual harassment prevention refresher training to DPS employees and maintain appropriate training records; prepare and provide statistical reports for compliance and decision making purposes; attend career fairs with DPS recruiters and participate in other community events to promote awareness of career opportunities at DPS; assist in developing and implementing policies and proactive measures to ensure DPS' continued compliance with employment laws and policies; assist in managing and addressing discrimination complaints, including preparing well-written and defensible position statements; track, review, analyze complaints and trends to make recommendations for positive changes. Network and keep current on nation-wide employment trends, case laws, changes and updates to employment laws. The selected candidate will be required to travel both in and out of state to attend career fairs and conduct employee training.
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In order to be qualified, you must meet the following requirements:
Education and Experience (Minimum Qualifications)
Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in business or public administration, human resource management, psychology or related area and three years of progressively responsible professional experience in AA and EEO compliance planning and reporting; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience.
A State of Nevada/FBI background check will be required of the selected applicant.
A pre-employment criminal history check and fingerprinting are required.
Application Evaluation Exam
The exam will consist of an application evaluation. It is essential that applications include detailed information with time frames regarding education and experience. The most qualified applicants will be contacted by the hiring agency for interview. The hiring agency may require specific skills related testing as part of the interviewing process.