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EEO Programs Specialist - Access to City Employment (ACE) (1233)

Recruitment: REF3077Q

Published: February 15, 2023


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Department: Access to City Employment
Job class: 1233-Equal Employment Opportunity Programs Specialist
Salary range: $104,988.00 - $127,712.00
Role type: Permanent Exempt What does this mean?
Hours: Full-time


The Access to City Employment Program (ACE) seeks to hire qualified individuals with a disability into permanent entry-level jobs outside the normal civil service selection process. To be hired through the ACE Program, individuals must meet the minimum qualifications of the job and provide a Certification of Disability from the California Department of Rehabilitation or a Veterans Preference Letter from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

Role description

Definition: Under general supervision, 1233 Equal Employment Opportunity Programs Specialist performs professional activities in the areas of monitoring, program planning, evaluation and implementation of the Department of Human Resources’ or a major City department’s Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Program. This is the professional journey-level position in the EEO series.

Distinguishing Features: 1233 Equal Employment Opportunity Programs Specialist is distinguished from the 1231 Equal Employment Opportunity Programs Senior Specialist by the latter’s supervisory responsibility and/or broader range of EEO-related duties in a major City department.

Examples of Important and Essential Duties: According to Civil Service Commission Rule 109, the duties specified below are representative of the range of duties assigned to this job code/class and are not intended to be an inclusive list. 1. Conducts the review, investigation, and settlement of discrimination complaints filed by utilizing mediation and investigation techniques in consultation with the City Attorney’s Office and the Department of Human Resources EEO Director. 2. Interprets and explains Federal, State, local and other policies and procedures on EEO and related disability statutes in response to inquiries from departments, employees, applicants and the public. 3. Develops, designs, coordinates, provides technical assistance, and delivers training programs for departments in EEO, sexual harassment prevention training, Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and related disability statutes, workforce diversity, and other areas as necessary. 4. Develops, amends and monitors EEO and related policies and procedures, including Title VII, Genetic Information Non-Discrimination Act (GINA) and ADA. 5. Compiles periodic reports of the City’s or a department’s workforce by collecting, compiling and analyzing data (applicant flow, referral and appointment, workforce composition and demographic data) pertinent to EEO. 6. Provides technical assistance to departments on ADA and related disability statutes in compliance with Federal, State and local laws. 7. Reviews, evaluates and processes Citywide/Department reasonable accommodation requests in compliance with Federal, State and local laws.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Knowledge of: Federal, State and local laws pertaining to equal employment opportunity, including the Uniform Guidelines on Employee Selection Procedures, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 as amended, Executive Order 11246, Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments of 2008,Civil Rights Act of 1991, Age Discrimination in Employment Act, Rehabilitation Act of 1973 Sections 503 and 504, California Fair Employment Act and Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) regulations, Genetic Information Non-Discrimination Act (GINA); Principles and techniques of mediation, fact-finding and investigation required to resolve complaints; Employment discrimination standards; principles of public personnel management; and training methodologies and techniques. Ability and Skill to: Apply Federal, State and local laws, pertaining to equal employment opportunity; Verbally communicate tactfully and effectively in highly emotionally charged interactions; Communicate effectively both orally and in writing with employees, applicants, other agencies, the public and before boards and commissions; Recognize and gather pertinent information, analyze evidence, and form logical supportable conclusions; Compile, analyze and evaluate data regarding discrimination complaints, workforce composition and applicant flow data; Create persuasive written reports that clearly present a thorough analysis of the evidence presented with a conclusion that is strongly supported by the evidence; Multi-task and adjust to changing priorities; Speak in front of large groups effectively and persuasively; Use information technology to communicate, analyze, and maintain data effectively; Perform basic mathematical computations.

How to qualify

Minimum Qualifications: These minimum qualifications establish the education, training, experience, special skills and/or license(s) which are required for employment in the classification. Please note, additional qualifications (i.e., special conditions) may apply to a particular position and will be stated on the exam/job announcement.

Education: Possession of a baccalaureate degree from an accredited university or college. Experience: One (1) year of professional human resources experience in one or more of the following activities: EEO, employee and/or labor relations, or human resources operations. License and Certification

Substitution: Additional experience as described above may be substituted for up to two (2) years of the required degree on a year-for-year basis. Thirty (30) semester units/forty-five (45) quarter units equal one (1) year. Possession of a Law degree or Master’s degree in Public Administration/Public Policy, Personnel Administration, Human Resources Management, or Business Administration may be substituted for one (1) year of experience.

What else should I know?

Notes: PROMOTIVE LINES To: 1231 Equal Employment Opportunity Programs Senior Specialist ORIGINATION DATE: 03/15/1978 AMENDED DATE: 11/02/1992 (Amended & Retitled); 07/30/01; 04/15/11; 01/11/12; 06/26/18 BUSINESS UNIT(S): COMMN SFMTA

Conviction History: As a selected candidate for a job, you will be fingerprinted, and your fingerprints will be sent to the California Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). The resulting report of your conviction history (if any) will be used to determine whether the nature of your conviction (or arrest, in limited circumstances) conflicts with the specific duties and responsibilities of the job for which you are a selected candidate. If a conflict exists, you will be asked to present any evidence of rehabilitation that may mitigate the conflict, except when federal or state regulations bar employment in specific circumstances, such as: Candidates for positions with the Unified School District and the Community College District may be disqualified from consideration should their conviction history not meet the standards established under the California Education Code. Candidates for positions with the Recreation and Park Department may be disqualified from consideration should their conviction history not meet the standards established under California Public Resources Code 5164. Having a conviction history does not automatically preclude you from a job with the City. If you are a selected candidate, the hiring department will contact you to schedule a fingerprinting appointment.

Disaster Service Workers: All City and County of San Francisco employees are designated Disaster Service Workers through state and local law (California Government Code Section 3100-3109). Employment with the City requires the affirmation of a loyalty oath to this effect. Employees are required to complete all Disaster Service Worker-related training as assigned, and to return to work as ordered in the event of an emergency.

CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT:  All City and County of San Francisco employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Someone is fully vaccinated when 14 days have passed since they received the final dose of a two-shot vaccine or a dose of a one-shot vaccine. Any new hire must present proof of full vaccination status to be appointed. Any new hire who will be routinely assigned or occasionally enter High-Risk Settings, must provide proof of having received a COVID-19 booster vaccine by March 1, 2022, or once eligible.

The City and County of San Francisco encourages women, minorities and persons with disabilities to apply. Applicants will be considered regardless of their sex, race, age, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition (associated with cancer, a history of cancer, or genetic characteristics), HIV/AIDS status, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, military and veteran status, or other protected category under the law.