Job Details

Deputy Equal Opportunity Director
City of Phoenix, AZ
Job Description

THIS IS A CRITICAL POSITION. During the current health crisis, any job interviews will be held by video or audio conference.

Please be aware that you may be required to undergo screening for symptoms of COVID-19 which may include answering questions regarding symptoms or having your body temperature read as part of this job. You may also be required to wear a face covering or use other personal protective equipment (PPE) related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

This position assists the Equal Opportunity Director in promoting and enforcing equal opportunities for city employees and the public through education, community engagement, and enforcement and compliance programs and policies as set forth by the City Manager, Mayor and City Council.  For the current vacancy, the incumbent will supervise nine staff administering the Compliance and Enforcement Division. The Division is responsible for processing discrimination investigations regarding employment, fair housing, public relations and other equal opportunity practices. This position will also be responsible for managing Community Development Block Grant and US Department of Housing and Urban Development grant funds. The position has oversight responsibility for managing the citywide ADA program.

The position’s responsibilities include supervision of staff in:

• Responding to regional and citywide questions to provide interpretations of civil rights and other regulations;
• Enforcing and assuring regional and citywide compliance with local, state, and federal civil rghts laws and regulations;
• Establishing and monitoring contract goals for the department and/or subrecipient agencies within the region;
• Ensuring regional ADA and Title VI complaints are logged, processed and investigated in accordance with federal standards;
• Developing a process for investigating complaints and monitoring corrective action plans for compliance;
• Conducting investigations and making recommendations regarding discrimination complaints;
• Conducting complex quality assurance audits to ascertain compliance with civil rights laws and regulations;
• Working cooperatively with other City employees, private organizations, non-profit organizations and regulatory agencies to facilitate project implementation and completion;
• Analyzing problems related to employment in City government, housing, and transit service and working with City departments, regional subrecipients and transit providers to ensure the elimination of artificial barriers to protected groups;
• Conducting training, selecting speakers, and developing program content for workshops, seminars, and training sessions relating to various equal opportunity issues;

Incumbents serve as acting Director in the Equal Opportunity Director's absence.  Supervision is exercised over professional and administrative staff, and work is performed with considerable independence, initiative, and latitude for the exercise of professional judgment.  The Deputy will be responsible for ensuring the division and department expenses are below established budget.

This recruitment and any interview process as a result of this recruitment may be used by multiple hiring managers and multiple departments throughout the City to fill any related current or future vacancies; other recruitments and appropriate eligible lists may also be considered.

Up to $123,677 annually. Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications. The City contributes 8.5% of salary into 457/401(a) plans with no matching required. $3,360/annual car allowance and $1,440/annual cell phone allowance.

A comprehensive Middle Manager benefits package is offered which includes:
Traditional pension with employer and employee contributions; choice of medical HMO, PPO, HSA/HDHP plan; wellness incentive of up to $720 annually, dental; vision; life insurance; long-term disability; medical enrollment includes a monthly $150 City contribution to a Post-Employment Health Plan; bus/light rail pass; tuition reimbursement; paid time off includes 11.5 paid holidays, 12 vacation days, 15 sick days. For more details, visit: Middle Manager Benefits.

• Four years of professional-level experience in equal opportunity investigations of fair housing or employment discrimination complaints;
• A bachelor’s degree in public or business administration, sociology, human resources, political science or a related field.
• An equivalent combination of related experience and education may be considered.
• The City job description can be found here.
• All finalists for positions are subject to a criminal background check applicable to the department or position.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS – The minimum qualifications listed above, plus:
• Experience supervising professional-level staff
• Experience with public speaking, coordinating public forums, stakeholder meetings, and conducting outreach efforts for complex programs.
• SBE/DBE/ACDBE certification and goals compliance experience is desirable.

First review of applications will occur the week of October 19, 2020. Recruitment will close when we have received a sufficient number of qualified applications or on November 2, 2020, whichever is sooner.

Apply online by completing the required information and attaching, as one document, your cover letter and resume. Please include your experience as it relates to the qualifications stated above. Only the highest qualified may be posted to the eligible to hire list. The results of the resume screening process will be sent to your primary email address.

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• If you need assistance applying for this job, please contact our HR Connection Center at (602) 495-5700.
Deputy Equal Opportunity Dir, JC: 06770, ID# 37389

City of Phoenix employees commit to Work Smart, Spend Wisely, Be Kind.

City of Phoenix is an equal opportunity employer. AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service alumni who meet the required qualifications are encouraged to apply.

Job Details
$77,272 - $123,677, Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications
Job Function:
Assistant/Deputy Department Director
Position Type:
Full Time
City of Phoenix
200 W Washington St FL 12
Phoenix, AZ 85003
United States
Population: 1,469,471
Form of Government: Council-Manager

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