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ADMINISTRATIVE MANAGER SENIOR I

Office of Equal Opportunity Director

Recruitment #18-005241-0001

Introduction

This is a MANAGEMENT SERVICES position with the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services. The incumbent serves at the pleasure of the appointing authority.

GRADE

23

LOCATION OF POSITION

Office of Equal Opportunity

6776 Reisterstown Road

Baltimore, MD 21215

Main Purpose of Job

With nearly 12,000 employees, and a budget of close to $1.2 billion, the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services is one of the largest state agencies in Maryland. The Department's functions include the operation of three correctional divisions that total 27 facilities and forty-five parole and probation supervision offices. The main purpose of this position is to support the Secretary by serving as the Director of the Office of Equal Opportunity, responsible for directing, planning, developing, implementing, monitoring, and evaluation of the Department's Civil Rights Program while monitoring the activities of the nearly 12,000 employees as required by Federal and State laws. There are four separate and distinct Civil Rights area within the Office of Equal Opportunity: 1) Equal Employment Opportunity, 2) Minority Business Enterprises, 3) Title VI and Limited English Proficiency and 4) Americans with Disabilities Act.

POSITION DUTIES

Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Affirmative Action (AA):

  • Responsible for the overall development, implementation, monitoring, evaluation, and compliance of the EEO and AA programs.
  • Serves as the Department's Fair Practices Officer as required by Law, Represents the Department in all matters involving EEO and/or AA Programs.
  • Supervises staff that is responsible for overseeing investigations assigned to any of the 27 Equal Opportunity Designees located across the State.
  • Acts as lead investigator on all allegations of discrimination, sexual harassment and bullying filed against the Executive Staff or other high ranking Department Officials or other highly sensitive issues.
  • Directs the implementation and management of an Equal Employment Opportunity Program which provides for investigation and resolutions for alleged acts of job discrimination and sexual harassment.
  • Directs the development of training programs in the areas of EEO, sexual harassment and discrimination.
  • Access and interprets the Department's responsibilities in the area of EEO and AA in accordance with State and Federal Laws.

Minority Business Enterprise (MBE):

  • Responsible for the overall development, implementation, monitoring, evaluation, and compliance of the MBE program.
  • Represents the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services in matters involving the MBE Program.
  • Acts as lead investigator on all allegations of fraud as a result of a complaint filed or compliance review conducted.
  • Interprets State Laws and Regulations and develops Policies and Procedures for dissemination to all Department contractors, subcontractors, consultants, various civic groups and local governments when warranted.
  • Directs goal setting process on all contracts including those reviewed by DGS, DBM, and DoIt.
  • Acts as an advisor or mentor to the other State Agencies as requested by GOMA and/or the Agency.
  • Directs the development of MBE training to contract monitors and Procurement personnel.
  • Responsible for the development of the Monthly GOMA and State Stat Report and the Annual MBE and Procurement Report as required by Law.

Title VI (Non Discrimination in Federally-Assisted Programs):

  • Directs staff in the implementation and monitoring of the Department's Title VI Program, by establishing procedures for identifying and addressing Title VI issues.
  • Assists in the development of Title VI information for dissemination to the general public in languages other than English and provide an interpreter when necessary.
  • Develops, implements and monitors procedures for collection of statistical data (race, color, sex, and national origin) of participates and beneficiaries of DPSCS programs.
  • Develops and implements procedures for timely processing, disposition and resolution of Title VI Complaints filed by Maryland citizens, affected by DPSCS activities.
  • Prepares and submits bi-annually to Department of Justice, a Title VI EEO Plan outlining the grants received by the Department, workforce utilization analysis, objectives and goals to promote Title VI within the Department.

Limited English Proficiency (LED) (MD Senate Bill 265 and Title VI):

  • Responsible for the overall development, implementation, monitoring, evaluation, and compliance of the LED Program.
  • Serves as the Department's LEP Representative.
  • Directs staff in the implementation and monitoring of the Department's LEP Program by establishing procedures for identifying and addressing LEP issues.

Department's Ethics Coordinator:

  • Serves as the Department's Ethics Coordinator.

American's with Disabilities Act (ADA):

  • Serves as the Department's ADA Coordinator as required by Law.  Represents the Department in all matters involving the ADA Program.
  • Directs staff in the implementation and monitoring of the Department's ADA Program by establishing procedures for identifying and addressing ADA issues.
  • Develop, implement and monitor procedures for collection of statistical data (reasonable accommodations) of employees and applicants.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education:  Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university

Experience: Eight (8) years of recent professional experience implementing an equal employment opportunity program and ensuring adherence to fair practice standards to include administration of programs for persons with disabilities and policy implementation.

Notes:

A combination of education and relevant experience may be accepted.

SELECTION PROCESS

Please make sure that you provide sufficient information on your application to show that you meet the qualifications for this recruitment. All information concerning your qualifications must be submitted by the closing date. We will not consider information submitted after this date with the exception of a foreign degree evaluation (if applicable). Your application may be approved pending receipt of the evaluation. Successful candidates may be ranked as Best Qualified, Better Qualified, or Qualified and placed on the employment (eligible) list for at least one year.

EXAMINATION PROCESS

Your application is part of the examination process. The examination will consist of a rating of your education, training, and experience related to the requirements of this position. The rating will be based on the information provided on your application. Therefore, it is important that you provide all the experience and education that is related to this position completely and accurately. Verifiable volunteer experience will be considered. Please include it on your application, if applicable. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of completing the application.

BENEFITS

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

The online application is STRONGLY preferred. If online access is unavailable, you may submit a paper application to:

Department of Public Safety & Correctional Services
Human Resources Services Division
300 East Joppa Road, 10th Floor
Towson, MD 21286

Faxed or e-mailed applications will not be accepted. Please do not submit unsolicited documentation (resumes, transcripts, cover letters, etc.).

Specific inquiries regarding this recruitment can be directed to Kimberly Hare at kimberlym.hare@maryland.gov or contact 410-339-4210.

TTY Users: call via Maryland Relay.

We thank our Veterans for their service to our country, and encourage them to apply.

Bilingual applicants are encouraged to apply.

As an equal opportunity employer Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State’s diversity.