Equal Opportunity Representatives and Officers
SOC: 13-1041.03

Description:

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.


National Salary Information:

Hourly Statistics:

Annual Statistics:

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2015 wage data.


Employment Projections:

Employment (2014):
260,300 employed

Projected (2024):
269,000 employed

Projected growth (2014-2024)


Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2015 2014-2024 employment projections external site. "Projected growth" represents the estimated change in total employment over the projections period (2014-2024). "Projected job openings" represent openings due to growth and replacement.


Alternate 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


  • Job Zone Four: Considerable Preparation Needed

    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.

    Education:

    Most of these occupations require a four-year bachelor's degree, but some do not.

    Job Training:

    Employees in these occupations usually need several years of work-related experience, on-the-job training, and/or vocational training.


    Required Skills:

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Active Listening
  • Writing
  • Speaking
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Critical Thinking
  • Active Learning
  • Learning Strategies
  • Monitoring
  • Social Perceptiveness
  • Coordination
  • Persuasion
  • Negotiation
  • Instructing
  • Service Orientation
  • Complex Problem Solving
  • Operations Analysis
  • Technology Design
  • Programming
  • Operation Monitoring
  • Quality Control Analysis
  • Judgment and Decision Making
  • Systems Analysis
  • Systems Evaluation
  • Time Management
  • Management of Financial Resources
  • Management of Material Resources
  • Management of Personnel Resources

  • Knowledge Used:

  • Administration and Management
  • Clerical
  • Economics and Accounting
  • Sales and Marketing
  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Personnel and Human Resources
  • Production and Processing
  • Computers and Electronics
  • Mathematics
  • Psychology
  • Sociology and Anthropology
  • Geography
  • Medicine and Dentistry
  • Therapy and Counseling
  • Education and Training
  • English Language
  • Foreign Language
  • History and Archeology
  • Philosophy and Theology
  • Public Safety and Security
  • Law and Government
  • Telecommunications
  • Communications and Media
  • Transportation


  • Tasks:

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Provide information, technical assistance, or training to supervisors, managers, or employees on topics such as employee supervision, hiring, grievance procedures, or staff development.
  • Verify that all job descriptions are submitted for review and approval and that descriptions meet regulatory standards.
  • Act as liaisons between minority placement agencies and employers or between job search committees and other equal opportunity administrators.
  • Consult with community representatives to develop technical assistance agreements in accordance with governmental regulations.
  • Meet with job search committees or coordinators to explain the role of the equal opportunity coordinator, to provide resources for advertising, or to explain expectations for future contacts.
  • Participate in the recruitment of employees through job fairs, career days, or advertising plans.
  • Prepare reports related to investigations of equal opportunity complaints.
  • Interview persons involved in equal opportunity complaints to verify case information.
  • Meet with persons involved in equal opportunity complaints to arbitrate and settle disputes.
  • Develop guidelines for nondiscriminatory employment practices.
  • Monitor the implementation and impact of guidelines for nondiscriminatory employment practices.

  • Tools & Technology:

  • 10-key calculators
  • Desktop computers
  • Laptop computers
  • Multi-line telephone systems
  • Personal computers
  • Personal digital assistants PDA
  • Bashen EEOFedSoft
  • Bashen EEOSoft
  • Bashen LinkLine
  • Berkshire Associates BALANCEaap
  • Biddle Adverse Impact Toolkit
  • Biddle AutoAAP
  • Corel WordPerfect software
  • Database software
  • EEO Made Simple AAPMaker
  • EEO Made Simple Applicant Tracking Software
  • Equal employment opportunity EEO compliance software
  • Equitas EEOStat
  • Gerstco AAPBase
  • IBM Lotus 1-2-3
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Office software
  • Microsoft Outlook
  • Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Microsoft Word
  • Peopleclick AAPlanner
  • Peopleclick CAAMS
  • Peopleclick Monitor
  • Peopleclick PayStat
  • Speediware SpeedEEO
  • Yocum & McKee The Complete AAP


  • business and financial operations


    industry stats

    SOC: 13-0000

    Total Employed: 7,032,560

    Average Annual Salary: $73,800