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Job Title: Equity Compliance Coordinator (Equal Employment Opportunity Specialist 1)
Location: Newington, CT United States
Position Type: Full Time
Post Date: 06/21/2024
Expire Date: 07/21/2024
Job Categories: Human Resources
Job Description
Equity Compliance Coordinator (Equal Employment Opportunity Specialist 1)
The State of Connecticut, Department of Transportation (DOT) invites experienced individuals to apply for the position of Equity Compliance Coordinator (Equal Employment Opportunity Specialist 1) within the Office of Equity in Newington.

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POSITION HIGHLIGHTS
First Shift
Full Time, 40 hours per week.
Monday through Friday.
This position is eligible to apply for telework after successful completion of the working test period, and thereafter, in accordance with the Telework Policy. The Policy can be found here. Employees in their initial working test period must work on site in the office.

THE ROLE
The Office of Equity is located within the Office of the Commissioner and is responsible for overseeing major Civil Rights programs and compliance including the Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program, the On-the-Job Training (OJT) Program, the Contractor Compliance Program, and the Title VI Program.

The purpose of CTDOT’s On-the-Job Training (OJT) Program, which is federally required, is to create a more diverse and inclusive transportation construction industry by creating job opportunities for underrepresented populations, including minorities, women and economically disadvantaged individuals. The program offers various training opportunities in the transportation construction field and allows trainees to receive the necessary knowledge and skills to be successful on the job.

The Equity Compliance Coordinator will be responsible for ensuring contractors are complying with training requirements as part of their contract with CTDOT. This position collects and reviews contractor documentation to ensure that training requirements have been met on a project. This position also performs on-site reviews and interviews to evaluate the progress of trainees and ensure training is being conducted according to guidelines and will be responsible for preparing reports and program proposals as needed to obtain federal funding. The Equity Compliance Coordinator will be responsible for overseeing the OJT Supportive Services program, and establishing partnering relationships with community-based organizations and labor organizations, to develop workforce development goals and strategies for worker retention in heavy and highway construction. Traveling will be required for this position.

ABOUT US
As one of Connecticut’s largest State agencies, DOT employs approximately 3,000 individuals statewide in five distinct bureaus. It is our mission to provide a safe, accessible, and efficient multimodal transportation network that improves the quality of life and promotes economic vitality for the State and the region. We have a significant transportation infrastructure system that is essential to maintaining mobility for Connecticut residents and businesses and supporting economic and community development while preserving environmental and cultural resources. The Department of Transportation is committed to cultivating a diverse staff that is representative of the communities we serve. Applications from individuals having diverse backgrounds and life experiences are strongly encouraged.
Qualifications & Requirements
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
Six (6) years of professional experience in affirmative action, equal opportunity assurance or human resources management.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SPECIAL EXPERIENCE
Two (2) years of the General Experience must have involved primary responsibility for affirmative action or equal opportunity assurance in an employment setting.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED
College training may be substituted for the General Experience on the basis of fifteen (15) semester hours equalling one half (1/2) year of experience to a maximum of four (4) years for a Bachelor's degree.
A Master's degree in public administration, human resources management, labor relations or a closely related field or a law degree may be substituted for one (1) additional year of the General Experience.
For state employees two (2) years of experience as an Equal Employment Opportunity Assistant may be substituted for the General and Special Experience.
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Company Description:
The State of Connecticut – Executive Branch employs thousands of dedicated professionals, committed to providing a safe and thriving environment for our community, and visitors. As a small state, we have so much to offer – education, employment, culture, travel, nature, history and recreation - each of these opportunities positively impact our citizens and businesses. While Hartford is Connecticut’s state capital and home to many of our agency offices, we are proud to offer positions located throughout the state. Some of our most popular 5 work sites are located in Bridgeport, Enfield, Middletown, New Haven, Torrington, and with a higher demand throughout the Fairfield County. We are seeking to hire employees for locations statewide who find inspiration in our culture and values, specifically: - Committed to making an impact - Serving the public through meaningful work - Seeking limitless opportunities to grow - Enjoy a work/life balance (with competitive benefits) - Interested in diversity and fresh perspectives If you can see yourself contributing to our vision, we encourage you to apply to join us!
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