State of Oregon Diversity, Accessibility and Inclusion Administrator in Salem, Oregon

Diversity, Accessibility and Inclusion Administrator

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Diversity, Accessibility and Inclusion Administrator

Salary

$4,132.00 - $6,080.00 Monthly

Location

Salem, OR

Job Type

Other - see job posting

Department

Legislative Administration

Job Number

LEG18-0004

Closing

5/7/2018 11:59 PM Pacific

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Description

Legislative Administration is recruiting for one full-time, continuing Accessibility and Inclusion Administrator to join the Employee Services team.

This position provides broad based professional human resource support and training in all areas related to accessibility in the Capitol and the legislative process. This position provides interpretation of personnel rules and procedures in various areas. Responsibilities include developing the agency's inclusion and equity program's long-range plans, goals, objectives, and milestones, and evaluating program effectiveness; reducing barriers to protected classes and those under-represented, engaging the organization in dialogue that promotes understanding, respect, and inclusion in the work environment; and collecting data, conducting analyses, and providing reports on the branch's progress related to accessibility, equity, inclusion, and diversity.

This position is located in the State Capitol. It is a highly social position that requires near constant interaction with other individuals in many diverse applications. You must be willing and enthusiastic about taking the lead in social situations such as organizational gatherings and trainings within the Legislative Branch to establish rapport and build trust with our customers.

Duties & Responsibilities

OUTREACH

Serve as an internal consultant and supporter to design, develop and execute programs and initiatives that engages legislative members, agency leadership and employees to effectively build diversity and inclusion values and practices into day-to-day operations and advance the Legislative Branch as a diverse and inclusive environment and organization.

Ensure programs foster inclusion, increase the branch's workforce diversity and cultural competency, and are compliant and consistent with current federal and state guidelines and best practice.

Develop implementation plans and communications strategies, devise metrics and conduct program assessments.

Lead policy task forces or committees comprised of agency staff and potentially external stakeholders to address policy changes.

Act in a leadership role in engaging the organization in dialogue that promotes understanding, respect, and inclusion in the work environment.

Actively promote and articulate the agency's values and goals of a diverse and inclusive organization and provide guidance to achieve these goals.

Keep the agency informed of the latest developments in affirmative action, equal opportunity, non-discrimination and harassment compliance, policies, and laws.

EDUCATION

Create and deliver training programs in venues that focus on developing diversity champions in others, demonstrating interpersonal awareness, showing how to link teams to organization, encouraging excellence, how to leverage and value diversity, and foster collaboration.

Create a mentorship program aimed at addressing the unique challenges of ensuring the Legislative Branch is consistently proving to be a welcoming environment for all visitors and employees, including those who engage in Onboarding and Succession Planning activities.

Develop and implement programs designed to meet the agency's goals of a diverse and inclusive workforce. This includes programs such as equity and inclusion; affirmative action; equal employment opportunity; career development; succession; internship; mentorship; and apprenticeship.

Create relationships with internal and external customers and create technical training programs for managers and employees aimed at increasing the awareness and sensitivity to the benefits of a diverse workforce.

ADA ACCESSIBILITY

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and related legislation require that many specific services be accessible to all. This position will work to address and solve physical access issues in the Capitol and engagement in the interactive process to resolve reasonable accommodation requests and grievances and will maintain the required documentation and log.

Most requests for accommodation relate to providing coordination of access for the deaf and hard of hearing. Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) gives rights of equal access to places of public accommodation. For deaf and hard of hearing people, Title III requires businesses and agencies to remove barriers to communication.

This involves coordination and scheduling a comprehensive list of auxiliary aids and services required by the ADA for deaf and hard of hearing people.

INTERPRETATION / TRANSLATION (Foreign Language)

Coordination of foreign language interpretation and translation services.

  • Develop foreign language interpreter and translator options for adoption and implementation.

  • Coordinate adopted services.

  • Design and oversee the collection of data for organizational surveys;

  • analyze data,

  • evaluate findings and recommend policy and operational changes.

  • use data to inform and influence strategic planning and decision-making.

  • Also assists department with on-the-job training, mentoring of interpreter practicums as well as other professional development needs of associate interpreters.

COMMITTEE ADMINISTRATION

Provide administration to the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee:

  • Assists committee chair in establishing committee work plan and priorities, and developing committee agendas;

  • Reviews drafts of committee rules;

  • Schedules meetings;

  • Arranges for facilities;

  • Identifies persons and interest groups to be notified;

  • Solicits testimony and coordinates presentations;

  • Attends committee meetings;

  • Assists chair and members with application of legislative rules and procedures;

  • Monitors committee deliberations and decisions for necessary follow-up.

  • Arranges for meetings of interest groups.

  • Identifies and explains basic positions of legislative measure opponents and proponents.

Qualifications, Required & Requested Skills

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

A bachelor's degree in a course of study related to Human Resource Management; AND

Two (2) years of Human Resource professional-level experience related to accessibility, diversity, inclusion and equity. OR

Valid Certification as a Professional in Human Resource awarded by the Human Resource Certification Institute, and three years Human Resource professional-level experience related to accessibility, diversity, inclusion and equity. OR

Five years Human Resource experience related to accessibility, diversity, inclusion and equity. Three of the five years must have been at the professional-level.

A master's degree in a related area may substitute for one year of professional-level experience.

  • An equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to demonstrate ability to perform the duties of the position may be considered.

Oregon Legislature

Management Service Benefits

Benefits with the Legislature

The Legislature offers its employees a range of benefits and rights. Employees have options when it comes to choosing a plan for core benefits such as a medical plan. The state also offers a variety of optional benefits, flexible spending accounts, retirement benefits, and paid leave options.

Core benefits

Medical, vision, and dental insurance

  • Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision plans for the employee and qualified family members

  • $5,000 in employee basic life insurance

Retirement benefits

  • Membership in the Public Employees Retirement System (PERS) / Oregon Public Service Retirement Plan (OPSRP)

  • Employer paid defined benefit and defined contribution programs

Paid leaves and other benefits

  • Sick leave earned at a rate of 8 hours per month with no maximum accumulation

  • Vacation leave earned at a minimum rate of 10 hours per month with accrual rate increases at 5-year increments

  • 24 hours personal leave earned each fiscal year

  • Ten paid holidays a year

The state also provides access to an innovative Employee Assistance Program that offers work-life counseling, along with homeowner, legal and family resources.

Optional benefits

  • Term life (employee, spouse or domestic partner, and dependents)

  • Long-term and short-term disability

  • Accidental Death and Dismemberment

  • Long-term care (self and eligible family members)

  • Flexible spending accounts

  • Option to enroll in the Oregon Savings Growth Plan, a deferred compensation program offering a wide variety of investment options.