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Equal Opportunity Representatives and Officers

Monitor and evaluate compliance with equal opportunity laws, guidelines, and policies to ensure that employment practices and contracting arrangements give equal opportunity without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability.   (O'Net 13-1041.03)

 
Reported job titles:   Affirmative Action Officer (Aa Officer), Civil Rights Investigator, Civil Rights Representative, Complaint Investigations Officer, Compliance Analyst, Compliance Coordinator, Equal Employment Opportunity Officer (EEO Officer), Equal Employment Opportunity Representative (EEO Representative), Equal Opportunity Assistant, Equal Opportunity Commission Investigator (EOC Investigator), Equal Opportunity Counselor, Equal Opportunity Director, Equal Opportunity Specialist, Field Representative, Grievance and Appeals Coordinator, Grievance Coordinator
 
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    Wages
    for Compliance Officers which includes:
                          - Environmental Compliance Inspectors
                          - Licensing Examiners and Inspectors
                          - Equal Opportunity Representatives and Officers
                          - Government Property Inspectors and Investigators
                          - Coroners
                          - Regulatory Affairs Specialists
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     Location Pay
    Period
    2016
    Percentile Wages Average
    Wage
    10% 25% 50%
    Median
    75% 90%
     Vermont Hourly $ 19.24   $ 23.55   $ 30.93   $ 38.70   $ 44.39   $ 31.70  
    Yearly $40,030   $48,980   $64,330   $80,490   $92,330   $65,940  
     
     Burlington-South Burlington, VT Metropolitan NECTA Hourly $ 19.25   $ 24.32   $ 31.34   $ 39.83   $ 44.65   $ 32.45  
    Yearly $40,030   $50,590   $65,180   $82,850   $92,880   $67,490  
     
     Southern Vermont Balance of State Hourly $ 17.84   $ 20.93   $ 24.39   $ 36.31   $ 47.52   $ 28.97  
    Yearly $37,100   $43,540   $50,730   $75,520   $98,840   $60,260  
     
     Northern Vermont Balance of State Hourly $ 19.21   $ 23.06   $ 29.52   $ 38.69   $ 39.09   $ 30.23  
    Yearly $39,960   $47,970   $61,410   $80,480   $81,310   $62,870  
     
    What are Percentile Wages?
    source: Occupational Employment Statistics, Vermont Labor Market Information, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, released April 2017.
     


    Employment Trends
    for Compliance Officers which includes:
                                  - Environmental Compliance Inspectors
                                  - Licensing Examiners and Inspectors
                                  - Equal Opportunity Representatives and Officers
                                  - Government Property Inspectors and Investigators
                                  - Coroners
                                  - Regulatory Affairs Specialists
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    Location Employment Annual % change
    (compounded)
    Annual job openings
    (due to growth and
    net replacements)
    2014 2024
    Vermont 2,272 2,517 1.0% 56
    source: Employment Projections, Vermont Economic & Labor Market Information, in cooperation with U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, statewide estimates released July 2016.
     


    Industries of Employment
    for Compliance Officers which includes:
                                - Environmental Compliance Inspectors
                                - Licensing Examiners and Inspectors
                                - Equal Opportunity Representatives and Officers
                                - Government Property Inspectors and Investigators
                                - Coroners
                                - Regulatory Affairs Specialists
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    Industry Percent of Total
    2014
    Federal government, all industries 22.5%
    State government, excluding education and hospitals 13.6%
    Local government, excluding education and hospitals 11.1%
    Management of companies and enterprises 5.7%
    Insurance carriers and related activities 5.3%
    source: Employment Projections, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, National Employment Matrix, released July 2016.
     


    Tasks
    for Equal Opportunity Representatives and Officers
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  • Investigate employment practices or alleged violations of laws to document and correct discriminatory factors.
     
  • Interpret civil rights laws and equal opportunity regulations for individuals or employers.
     
  • Study equal opportunity complaints to clarify issues.
     
  • Meet with persons involved in equal opportunity complaints in order to verify case information, and to arbitrate and settle disputes.
     
  • Coordinate, monitor, or revise complaint procedures to ensure timely processing and review of complaints.
     
  • Prepare reports of selection, survey, or other statistics and recommendations for corrective action.
     
  • Conduct surveys and evaluate findings to determine if systematic discrimination exists.
     
  • Develop guidelines for non-discriminatory employment practices, and monitor their implementation and impact.
     
  • Review company contracts to determine actions required to meet governmental equal opportunity provisions.
     
  • Counsel newly hired members of minority or disadvantaged groups, informing them about details of civil rights laws.
     
    source: Occupational Information Network: Equal Opportunity Representatives and Officers  updated December 2006
     


    Knowledge
    for Equal Opportunity Representatives and Officers
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  • Clerical - Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office procedures and terminology.
     
  • Customer and Personal Service - Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
     
  • English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
     
  • Law and Government - Knowledge of laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, agency rules, and the democratic political process.
     
  • Personnel and Human Resources - Knowledge of principles and procedures for personnel recruitment, selection, training, compensation and benefits, labor relations and negotiation, and personnel information systems.
     
  • Administration and Management - Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
     
  • Computers and Electronics - Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
     
    source: Occupational Information Network: Equal Opportunity Representatives and Officers  updated December 2006
     


    Skills
    for Equal Opportunity Representatives and Officers
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  • Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
     
  • Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
     
  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
     
  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
     
  • Social Perceptiveness - Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
     
  • Active Learning - Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
     
  • Complex Problem Solving - Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
     
  • Judgment and Decision Making - Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
     
  • Writing - Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
     
  • Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
     
    source: Occupational Information Network: Equal Opportunity Representatives and Officers  updated June 2010
     


    Abilities
    for Equal Opportunity Representatives and Officers
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  • Written Comprehension - The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
     
  • Oral Comprehension - The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
     
  • Oral Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
     
  • Deductive Reasoning - The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
     
  • Problem Sensitivity - The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
     
  • Written Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.
     
  • Inductive Reasoning - The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
     
  • Information Ordering - The ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).
     
  • Near Vision - The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
     
  • Speech Clarity - The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.
     
    source: Occupational Information Network: Equal Opportunity Representatives and Officers  updated December 2006
     


    Work Activities
    for Equal Opportunity Representatives and Officers
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  • Evaluating Information to Determine Compliance with Standards - Using relevant information and individual judgment to determine whether events or processes comply with laws, regulations, or standards.
     
  • Getting Information - Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources.
     
  • Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events - Identifying information by categorizing, estimating, recognizing differences or similarities, and detecting changes in circumstances or events.
     
  • Communicating with Persons Outside Organization - Communicating with people outside the organization, representing the organization to customers, the public, government, and other external sources. This information can be exchanged in person, in writing, or by telephone or e-mail.
     
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates - Providing information to supervisors, co-workers, and subordinates by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person.
     
  • Performing for or Working Directly with the Public - Performing for people or dealing directly with the public. This includes serving customers in restaurants and stores, and receiving clients or guests.
     
  • Documenting/Recording Information - Entering, transcribing, recording, storing, or maintaining information in written or electronic/magnetic form.
     
  • Resolving Conflicts and Negotiating with Others - Handling complaints, settling disputes, and resolving grievances and conflicts, or otherwise negotiating with others.
     
  • Processing Information - Compiling, coding, categorizing, calculating, tabulating, auditing, or verifying information or data.
     
  • Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work - Developing specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish your work.
     
    source: Occupational Information Network: Equal Opportunity Representatives and Officers  updated December 2006
     


    Interests
    for Equal Opportunity Representatives and Officers
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  • Social - Social occupations frequently involve working with, communicating with, and teaching people. These occupations often involve helping or providing service to others.
     
  • Enterprising - Enterprising occupations frequently involve starting up and carrying out projects. These occupations can involve leading people and making many decisions. Sometimes they require risk taking and often deal with business.
     
  • Conventional - Conventional occupations frequently involve following set procedures and routines. These occupations can include working with data and details more than with ideas. Usually there is a clear line of authority to follow.
     
    source: Occupational Information Network: Equal Opportunity Representatives and Officers  updated June 2008
     


    Work Styles
    for Equal Opportunity Representatives and Officers
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  • Integrity - Job requires being honest and ethical.
     
  • Self Control - Job requires maintaining composure, keeping emotions in check, controlling anger, and avoiding aggressive behavior, even in very difficult situations.
     
  • Cooperation - Job requires being pleasant with others on the job and displaying a good-natured, cooperative attitude.
     
  • Dependability - Job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations.
     
  • Stress Tolerance - Job requires accepting criticism and dealing calmly and effectively with high stress situations.
     
  • Attention to Detail - Job requires being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks.
     
  • Concern for Others - Job requires being sensitive to others' needs and feelings and being understanding and helpful on the job.
     
  • Independence - Job requires developing one's own ways of doing things, guiding oneself with little or no supervision, and depending on oneself to get things done.
     
  • Adaptability/Flexibility - Job requires being open to change (positive or negative) and to considerable variety in the workplace.
     
  • Analytical Thinking - Job requires analyzing information and using logic to address work-related issues and problems.
     
    source: Occupational Information Network: Equal Opportunity Representatives and Officers  updated December 2006
     


    State of Vermont License Information
    that may be required for Equal Opportunity Representatives and Officers
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    No state licenses listed for this occupation.
     


    Education and Training Requirements
    for Equal Opportunity Representatives and Officers
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  • Job Zone Four: Considerable Preparation Needed
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  • Education: Most of these occupations require a four-year bachelor's degree, but some do not.
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  • Training: Employees in these occupations usually need several years of work-related experience, on-the-job training, and/or vocational training.
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  • Experience: A considerable amount of work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is needed for these occupations. For example, an accountant must complete four years of college and work for several years in accounting to be considered qualified.
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    source: Occupational Information Network: Equal Opportunity Representatives and Officers  updated December 2006
     


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    source: Occupational Information Network: Equal Opportunity Representatives and Officers 
     

     
     
     
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