Diversity and Inclusion Officer

East Bay Municipal Utility District | Oakland, CA

Salary Range: $120,228 - $173,640 Annually
Open Date: 09/07/2020
Close Date: 09/25/2020

Position Description

Opens online at www.ebmud.com/jobs on Monday, September 7, 2020
Online applications must be received by 4:30 p.m., Friday, September 25, 2020
Internal Reference # 20-089

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; 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; investigate or oversee 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.

EBMUD is seeking a seasoned Human Resources professional with the ability to advocate for programs, policies and procedures, collaborate with EBMUD management and staff, community leaders and other key stakeholders while striving for positive outcomes and ongoing effective interpersonal relationships.

This visionary:
• Possesses exceptional leadership and skills establishing effective and cooperative working relationships.
• Embraces teamwork with a commitment to share information, ideas and solutions without expecting reciprocity.
• Is ready to join a team committed to excellent service to the EBMUD workforce in delivering sound, creative solutions supporting workforce development strategies and EBMUD’s commitment to a diverse, inclusive workforce.
• Has demonstrated success preparing and managing the unit budget and to identify and implement cost savings where appropriate.
• Has demonstrated knowledge and skill in analyzing workforce statistical data to generate management reports and the AA Program.

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.

Position Qualifications

1. Education: Bachelor’s degree in business administration, public administration, human resources management, industrial psychology, or in a related field.
2. Experience:
a. Four years of experience in the analyzing of recruitment and selection methods, administering EEO and Diversity and Inclusion 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.

How to Apply

Submit a completed EBMUD application and the required supplemental question responses online at www.ebmud.com/jobs by 4:30 p.m., Friday, September 25, 2020. Only application materials submitted online during the filing period will be accepted. EBMUD is an Equal Opportunity Employer: Females/Minorities/Veterans/Disability www.ebmud.com Job Hotline: (510) 287-0742
Contact Email: jobs@ebmud.com
Website: www.ebmud.com/jobs

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