Reporting to the Deputy City Manager under general direction, this position will enforce Federal, State, and local law prohibiting discrimination in employment, housing, and public accommodation and conduct investigations of complaints; and educate and engage with Austin residents about their rights to help prevent and reduce discrimination.
Essential duties and functions, pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following. Other related duties may be assigned.
Directs and manages the Civil Rights function for the City of Austin, including developing and monitoring a clear vision for the office and promoting improvement and change, and conducting complaint investigations.
Advances the City’s non-discrimination efforts by prioritizing and implementing initiatives with internal and business and community external stakeholders throughout the City to strategically identify core priorities for programmatic development and process improvement.
Creates, implements, and promotes outreach, education, and awareness events for both businesses and community stakeholders. Represents the City and the Office in public speaking engagements and at events.
Works with the City Manager’s Office, Law Department, the Mayor and City Council, Department heads, and external stakeholders to establish goals, policies, and best practices that address racial equity, social equity, and inclusion for City of Austin residents.
Provide executive support to City Boards and Commissions, including the Human Rights Commission and the Commission on Veterans Affairs.
Develops comprehensive metrics and performance measures to track, evaluate, and report on the effectiveness of initiatives, and recommends changes to improve outcomes.
Responsibilities – Supervisor and/or Leadership Exercised:
Responsible for the full range of supervisory activities including selection, training, evaluation, counseling, and recommendation for dismissal.