Opens online at www.ebmud.com/jobs on Monday, April 5, 2021
Online applications must be received by 4:30 p.m., Friday, April 23, 2021
Internal Reference # 21-046
East Bay Municipal Utility District (EBMUD) enjoys a longstanding practice of fostering a workplace where diversity is valued and respected and is proud of its ongoing commitment to promoting equal employment opportunity (EEO) in all aspects of employment. EBMUD is also embarking on the development of its first Diversity and Inclusion Master Plan, and an EBMUD-wide project to address racial equity and justice in its employment, management and contracting. The Diversity and Inclusion Officer will play an integral role in the work of these two projects.
Serving at the pleasure of EBMUD’s Board of Directors, reporting to the Manager of Human Resources and in collaboration with other Human Resources management staff and the Office of General Counsel, the Diversity and Inclusion Officer is responsible for managing the review and implementation of EBMUD’s Affirmative Action (AA) Plan and EEO programs, supporting EBMUD’s efforts to recruit diverse job candidates, communicating and training EBMUD expectations to ensure a respectful and harassment free work environment to all employees, and addressing discrimination and workplace harassment in an appropriate and proactive manner. The Diversity and Inclusion Officer also acts in a liaison role for the activities of EBMUD’s Affinity Groups and Chairs EBMUD’s Diversity Committee.
This key position will manage, monitor and compile statistical data to report workforce utilization and underutilization and prepare the annual AA Plan; take a lead role in EBMUD’s Diversity and Inclusion Master Plan project and implementation; serve in the role of the subject matter expert and provide direction, guidance, training and interpretation to all levels of EBMUD staff about AA and EEO policies; monitor state and federal legislation, court cases and regulatory changes to ensure EBMUD policies comply with existing laws and procedures and incorporate best practices in the field; strong expertise in EEO investigations is required as this position both performs investigations and oversees investigations of discrimination allegations; collaborate in the development of and provide support to the implementation of EBMUD’s workforce strategy/outreach programs; design, recommend and administer EBMUD’s internship programs designed to provide temporary employment opportunities to groups underutilized in EBMUD’s workforce; provide supervisory oversight of the team of professional and clerical staff, including work assignment review, training and performance appraisals; manage the operating budget for a small office to accomplish EBMUD’s AA and EEO Program goals; and represent EBMUD before governmental agencies, EBMUD Board of Directors and committees, community groups and legislative bodies.
The annual salary is $120,288 up to $173,640. Initial placement within the range is based upon qualifications. Appointment is typically made at or below the control point ($156,300 per year).
EBMUD offers an excellent benefits program that includes: paid vacation, holidays and sick leave; family health insurance coverage; family dental and vision care plans; retirement plan (reciprocal with CalPERS); 401(k), 401(a) and 457(b) tax-deferred retirement plans; transit subsidy; tuition reimbursement; and opportunities for professional growth including training and career development.
1. Education: Bachelor’s degree in business administration, public administration, human resources management, industrial psychology, or in a related field.
a. Four years of experience in the analyzing recruitment and selection methods, administering EEO and AA programs (including program development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation), investigation or resolution of employment discrimination or harassment complaints, where interpretation and application of employment practice laws (EEO, ADA, FEHA, FMLA, etc.), regulations and guidelines are required; OR
b. Three years lead at a level comparable to EBMUD’s Senior Human Resources Analyst with technical competency in the interpretation and compliance with federal, state and local laws, regulations and guidelines relating to equal employment opportunities, application of the merit system principles, investigating and resolving complaints, effective written and verbal communication skills and effective interpersonal relations; OR
c. Two years of supervisory experience in a Human Resources unit/division with accountability for the implementation of merit system principles, investigation and resolution of employment practices and discrimination complaints; including project management, development and evaluation of programs; and employee performance management and measurement.