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Multnomah County

The Opportunity:

Pay Range and Position Type: $67,654.11 – $101,482.29 Annually  This salaried, management position is not eligible for overtime. This recruitment may be used to fill other regular, limited duration, or temporary positions.

Overview:

Multnomah County, the most populous county in Oregon, is home to approximately 766,135 residents and responsible for providing a wide array of services to our diverse communities in an equitable and inclusive way. At the County, we operate to foster safety, trust and belonging for our community throughout the work, services, and programs we provide. In order for our employees to best serve the people, we recognize that as an organization, we must do better to provide an inclusive work environment for all employees.

 

As the Civil Rights Policy Analyst,  you will be responsible for reporting and monitoring for federally required Affirmative Action and EEO programs, Title VI civil rights compliance, and data and policy analysis under the County’s Workforce Equity Strategic Plan. As a member of the Office of Diversity and Equity and the Civil Rights Unit, you will develop a collaborative working partnership with Human Resources, Department Directors, Executives and Managers to ensure County compliance with federal civil rights obligations and ensure the implementation of the adopted Workforce Equity Strategic Plan (WESP) objectives related to hiring, promotion, and termination decisions and analysis.  You will serve as the primary data and policy analyst relating to WESP and civil rights responsibilities of the Civil Rights Unit.

Responsibilities in this role will include:

Responsible for the coordination of county-wide affirmative action, EEO and Title VI activities and monitoring the implementation of programs to ensure compliance, under the supervision of the Civil Rights Administrator.
Administer the activities of the county’s Workforce Equity Program; provide strategic analysis and support to management in recommending and implementing policies, objectives, guidelines, and procedures
Work collaboratively with the Civil Rights Administrator and the Disability Resource Specialist to respond to and staff Civil Rights Grievances.  Resolve complaints at the lowest possible level, using a trauma-informed approach and applying the County’s Equity and Empowerment Lens. Work collaboratively with the Complaints Investigations Unit, the County Auditor, and the Evaluation and Research Unit to develop a system to track and report complaint data, identify patterns, systemic issues, and offer solutions.
Be available to counsel County employees on workplace grievances, including referral to the Civil Rights Administrator, Chief Diversity and Equity Officer, Chief Operating Officer, Complaints Investigations Unit and other appropriate referrals.
Ensure compliance with all federal, state, and local laws, regulations, policies, and procedures; develop action plans for  meeting program goals and objectives, under the supervision of the Civil Rights Administrator.
Evaluate AA/EEO Compliance; conduct regular County-wide analysis of hires , promotions, terminations and exit interviews.
Work with the Civil Rights Administrator and the Evaluation and Research Unit to track, code and analyze information relating to exit interviews of exempt employees under the WESP.
Implement processes for data collection, evaluation and internal auditing process.
Create data visualization tools related to the WESP and other ODE strategic initiatives.

As an ideal candidate for the Civil Rights Policy Analyst, you will bring to the role:

Experience with policy analysis, statistical analysis, qualitative analysis, human centered, community based or decolonized research methods, data tracking, coding, scoring, visualization, and best practices in policy, research, evaluation, and data analysis.
Knowledge and understanding of the issues surrounding civil rights, affirmative action, EEO compliance,  equity, diversity, inclusion, access, implicit bias and institutional racism.
Demonstrated experience with intercultural sensitivity and responsiveness, a trauma informed and strengths based approach, a customer service orientation, trustworthiness and integrity,and openness to change
Experience providing and preparing clear, concise and comprehensive correspondence, reports, studies, and other written materials, as well as demonstrated skills in project and program design, implementation, management, and evaluation in a complex organization with a diverse workforce.
The ability to establish and maintain culturally effective working relationships with individuals from various groups and backgrounds which include employees, team members, and community members.

To Qualify:
We will consider any combination of relevant work experience, volunteering, education, and transferable skills as qualifying unless an item or section is labeled required. Please be clear and specific about how your background is relevant. For details about how we typically screen applications, review our overview of the selection process page.

 

Minimum Qualifications/Transferable Skills*:

A Bachelor’s Degree – in lieu of a degree, will we consider equivalent years of related experience
Four (4) years of experience in research, evaluation, policy and/or data analysis
General knowledge of principles and practices of equal employment, ADA and civil rights and employment laws.
Knowledge of equity and empowerment frameworks and targeted universalism in policy, program, and organizational decision making.
Ability to establish and maintain culturally effective working relationships with individuals from various groups and backgrounds which include employees, team members, community members, and senior leadership.
Ability and experience communicating effectively to front-line staff, managers, executive leadership teams, elected officials, the public, and diverse stakeholder groups.
Preferred Qualifications/Transferable Skills*: You do not need to have the following preferred qualifications/transferable skills to qualify. However, keep in mind we may consider some or all of the following when identifying the most qualified candidates. Please clearly explain on your application how you meet any of the following preferred qualifications/transferable skills.

A masters degree in public health, public administration, public policy or another related field with an emphasis on quantitative and qualitative analysis
Experience with human centered, decolonized or other methods of participatory based research
Tableau or other data visualization software proficiency
EEO certification
Mediation certification
*Transferable skills: Your transferable skills are any skills you have gained through education, work experience (including the military) or life experiences that are relevant for this position. Be sure to describe any transferable skills on your application and clearly explain how they apply to this position.

Screening and Evaluation:

Application Packet: The application packet consists of the following documents. Please ensure that you upload these documents in your online application.

A completed online application
An uploaded resume covering relevant experience and education. Please be sure your resume includes the following for each employer: name of employer, location, dates of employment, your title, a brief summary of your responsibilities, the number of employees under your supervision.
An uploaded cover letter that expands on your resume and addresses: How you have previously used data in recommending and implementing policies that align with this scope of this work.

Note: The application, resume and cover letter should demonstrate your work experience/skills and how it is related to those shown in the Overview and To Qualify sections of the job announcement. Please be thorough, as these materials will be scored and determine your eligibility to advance in this recruitment process.

 

The Selection Process: For details about how we typically screen applications, review our overview of the selection process page. We expect to evaluate candidates as follows:

1. Initial review of minimum qualifications. We may do an additional preferred review and/or send out additional supplemental questions to identify those highest qualified.

2. Consideration of top candidates – We will consider qualified candidates in order of rank and score from the list of eligible candidates. This may include panel interview(s), a hiring interview, and/or additional testing to determine the best candidates for a position.
3. Background check and reference checks: All finalists must pass a thorough criminal records check and reference check.

Diversity and Inclusion: At Multnomah County, we don’t just accept difference; we value it and support it to create a culture of dignity and respect for our employees.

 

We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran or protected veteran status, genetic information and other legally protected characteristics. The EEO is the Law poster is available for your reference. Multnomah County is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor. We request priority protected veteran referrals.

Veterans’ Preference: Under Oregon Law, qualifying veterans may apply for veterans’ preference. Review our veterans’ preference page for details about eligibility and how to apply.

Accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act: We gladly provide reasonable accommodation to anyone whose specific disability prevents them from completing an application or participating in this recruitment process. Please contact the recruiter below in advance to request assistance. Individuals with hearing or speech impairments may contact the recruiter through the Telecommunications Relay Service by dialing 711.

 

Questions?

Recruiter:

Tyesha Robertson

Email:

su.octlumnull@nostrebor.ahseyt

Phone:

+1 (503) 9889033 x89033






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