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EEO Officer

Company: Administration for Children's Services
Location: New York
Posted on: January 16, 2022

Job Description:

Job ID 466415 Business Title EEO Officer Civil Service Title EXECUTIVE AGENCY COUNSEL Title Classification Non-Competitive Job Category Administration & Human Resources, Policy, Research & Analysis Career Level Manager Work Location 150 William Street, New York N Division/Work Unit Community Affairs (Ga) # of Positions 1 Title Code No 95005 Level M2 Proposed Salary Range $135,000.00 - $145,000.00 (Annual) Job Description The Administration for Children's Services (ACS) protects and promotes the safety and well-being of New York City's children and families by providing child welfare, juvenile justice, and early care and education services. In child welfare, ACS contracts with private nonprofit organizations to support and stabilize families at risk of a crisis through preventive services and provides foster care services for children not able to safely remain at home. Each year, the agency's Division of Child Protection conducts more than 55,000 investigations of suspected child abuse or neglect. In juvenile justice, ACS manages and funds services including detention and placement, intensive community-based alternatives for youth, and support services for families. In early care and education, ACS coordinates and funds programs and vouchers for close to 100,000 children eligible for subsidized care. As an equal opportunity employer, ACS is committed to employment practices that support a non-discriminatory workplace. The ACS Office of Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) is responsible for ensuring compliance with federal, state, and city employment laws, which prohibit workplace discrimination through the implementation of the agency's EEO complaint and investigation procedures. Children's Services is seeking a EEO professional who will enforce these practices, the mission of Equal Employment Practices Commission as well as the City of New York's Equal Employment Opportunity Policy. Reporting to the Commissioner of Children's Services, through the First Deputy Commissioner/Chief Diversity Office, the EEO Officer will oversee complex and confidential investigations into allegations and complaints of employment discrimination. The EEO Officer will maintain an effective affirmative employment program and equal opportunity for those who are employed by, or seek employment with, ACS. The selected candidate will ensure that all protected groups are fully aware of their rights under the appropriate Federal, State, and City Employment laws. Responsibilities of the EEO Officer include, but are not limited, the following: Manage all aspects of EEO operations, including ensuring the timely review, analysis, and assignment and resolution of cases. Partner with the Office of Human Resources to ensure compliance with the City of New York Equal Employment Opportunity Policy. Ensure effective fulfillment of the Agency's EEO obligations as provided by the City Charter and other Federal, State and Local employment laws. Advise executive, managerial, and supervisory staff on EEO matters and meet with them regularly to ensure that best practices are followed in connection with requests for reasonable accommodations, complaint resolutions, and implementing EEO-related policies. Communicate status updates to executive divisional staff on a routine basis. Assist in the creation of enforcement strategies with respect to promulgated policies and procedures in these areas and monitoring compliance with promulgated policies and procedures. Oversee the EEO case management and database process including keeping an updated log, by month and year, that tracks each EEO and Reasonable Accommodations (RA) requests, including intake date, facts, status of inquiry, close date, and conclusion. Manage the RA process and American Disabilities Act (ADA) processes. Develop and conduct EEO-related trainings for all ACS staff. Prepare monthly, quarterly and annual Department of Citywide Administrative Services (DCAS) reports. Collect EEO statistics and coordinate EEO data and information. Assist with the development of strategic goals to implement the NYC Children's Services EEO Plan. Minimum Qual Requirements Admission to the New York State Bar; and four years of recent full-time responsible, relevant, satisfactory legal experience subsequent to admission to any bar, eighteen months of which must have been in the supervision of other attorneys, in an administrative, managerial or executive capacity, or performing highly complex and significant legal work. Incumbents must remain Members of the New York State Bar in good standing for the duration of this employment. Preferred Skills The preferred candidate should possess the following: significant experience and knowledge in labor and employment issues, workplace Civil Rights and Diversity issues, and applicable EEO laws; four years of recent full-time responsible, relevant, satisfactory legal experience subsequent to admission to any bar, three to five years of supervision of other attorneys, in an administrative, managerial or executive capacity, or performing highly complex and significant legal work; excellent interpersonal skills as the incumbent will be interacting with a diverse group of staff at all levels of Children's Services; strong analytic skills, including the ability to perform statistical analyses of data relating to compliance with promulgated policies and procedures; strong organization and communication skills, both verbal and written; and the ability to maintain a high degree of confidentiality. Residency Requirement New York City residency is generally required within 90 days of appointment. However, City Employees in certain titles who have worked for the City for 2 continuous years may also be eligible to reside in Nassau, Suffolk, Putnam, Westchester, Rockland, or Orange County. To determine if the residency requirement applies to you, please discuss with the agency representative at the time of interview. The City of New York is an Equal Opportunity Employer Employment Type: Full Time Bonus/Commission: No

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