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Job Description

05/12/2017 05/19/2017
PHOENIX 59,971.39-84,163.25


Arizona Department of Economic Security


Office of Equal Opportunity Administrator

1789 W. Jefferson - Phoenix, AZ 85007  

Openings: 1

This announcement is open until a sufficient number of resumes are received. Interested applicants should apply for this position if they feel that they are qualified as quickly as possible to ensure a timely application.

Arizona Department of Economic Security (DES) works with families, community organizations, advocates, and State and Federal partners to realize our collective mission to make Arizona stronger by helping Arizonans reach their full potential through temporary assistance for those in need. To learn more about DES visit DES Overview and visit our careers page to see current job opportunities. Join the DES Team!



The Office of the Director (OOD) is seeking an experienced and highly motivated individual to join our team as an Equal Opportunity (EO) Administrator (classification: Administrative Services Administrator) and lead the Office of Equal Opportunity (OEO). Major duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:

- Overseeing investigative work of considerable difficulty involving broad discretion and decision making

- Representing the Chief of Human Resources Officer in fact finding conferences, mediation, developing position statements, and defending DES in charges of discrimination

- Oversees EEO liaisons, employees, clients, sub-contractors, grantees, and private sector employers regarding Limited English Proficiency (LED), Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and EEO issues

- Conducting investigations of external and internal complaints of discrimination filed against the Department, divisions, programs, and services and contract providers by employees, applicants, service recipients, and community organizations as applicable to Title II of the Civil Rights Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act

- Preparing comprehensive investigative reports including findings, conclusions, and recommendations; responding to action items and interrogatories from the Federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission; preparing negotiated settlement and conciliation agreements

- Daily interaction across multi-jurisdictional lines with various state and federal offices, such as the Office of the Attorney General, the Director of Civil Rights, the Governor’s Office of Equal Opportunity, Arizona Office for ADA, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, etc.



- At least 10 years of experience in the field of Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO)

- Demonstrated work experience in Civil Rights, and labor relations

- Knowledge of federal and state laws pertaining to Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act

- Knowledge of federal and state laws, regulations, and executive orders of civil rights and affirmative action requirements, program requirements, and administrative processes

- Experience monitoring programs, services, and activities for compliance with Equal Employment Opportunity standards

- Advanced level of investigative skills, including differentiating between direct and circumstantial evidence, conditions, criteria, cause, effect, and recommendations

- Strong background in mediation and negotiation techniques

- Effective interpersonal skills that promotes cooperation at various levels within and outside the organization

- Excellent written and verbal communication skills, as well as, public speaking skills

- Ideal preferred candidate will have a Master’s degree and extensive experience in Civil Rights law and Human Resources policies and practices 



DES promotes career development by offering a learning environment, team oriented culture. Our new hires enjoy several other benefits such as paid holidays, vacation days, sick leave, medical, dental, and vision benefits, tuition reimbursement, and participation in the Arizona State Retirement Plan. Click here to learn more about benefits.


Staffing Disclosure

Applicants will be required to:

- Successfully complete the Electronic Employment Eligibility Verification Program (E-Verify), applicable to all newly hired State employees

- Successfully pass background and reference checks. Employment is contingent upon completion of the above-mentioned process and the agency’s ability to reasonably accommodate any restrictions


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DES is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and ADA Reasonable Accommodation Employer

Persons with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply

Fair and Equal Employment Opportunity Practices: DES does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, parental status, or military service.

Reasonable Accommodation Request: During all stages of the recruitment process, persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation which includes but are not limited to a sign language interpreter or an alternative format of documents. If you would like to request a reasonable accommodation, please contact DES Human Resources Administration at (602) 771-2842. Requests should be made as early as possible to allow sufficient time to arrange the accommodation.

If you experience technical issues while applying for this position, please dial 602-542-4700 or email [email protected]