EEO/Affirmative Action Officer

Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Officer-JACKSON STATE UNIVERSITY

(Full-Time), Office of Human Resources; – SALARY – $55,000 – $72,000 per annum.

QUALIFICATIONS: Applicant must have a Master’s Degree in Human Resources Management, Business, Public Administration, or a related field from an accredited institution and ten (10) years of progressive experience addressing EEO and Affirmative Action issues, including investigating employee/applicant complaints of discrimination or workplace harassment, and experience writing and developing Affirmative Action Plans, or have a Juris Doctorate (JD) Degree from an accredited law school, a license to practice law in the State of Mississippi, and five (5) years of experience handling employee relations issues, including discrimination, workplace harassment (age, gender, sexual, race, etc…) and grievance hearings. Applicant must have knowledge of Affirmative Action Program planning and development techniques; Advanced knowledge and skills in employee complaint investigation techniques and procedures related to Title VII; Advanced knowledge of equal opportunity programs and related rules and regulations; Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with management, employees, and external partners; Ability to make sound, independent decisions and to execute such decisions effectively and timely; Conflict resolution skills; Excellent oral and written communication skills; Consultation skills; Ability to read and interpret Federal and state laws (MS); and IHL policies and procedures.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Receives and investigates inquiries and formal complaints of unlawful discrimination; Responds to complaints from enforcement agencies including but not limited to Department of Labor (DOL), Office of Federal Contract Compliance, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Wage and Hour Division, and Department of Justice (ADA); Assists Managers and Supervisors in identifying, resolving, and preventing equal employment opportunity/affirmative action problems; Investigates, compiles, and submits required AAP/EEO statistical reports; Monitors administration of the FMLA, and HIPPA compliance programs to prevent illegal discrimination and to ensure confidentially of private information; Maintain compliance with record keeping requirements; Develops, consults and advises management on the application of regulations and statues, including EEO and other statues, and on the revision of policies, forms, and documents, such as job descriptions, for compliance; Prepares briefs and conducts presentations at hearings, as needed; Assists in review of policies and practices relating to hiring, training, transfer and promotion of minorities, females, and disabled employees; Oversees the University’s Employee Grievance Procedures/Hearings; Performs other duties as required.