Company Description

About CDOT
 
Are you looking for a challenge?  Do you have a passion for helping people?  Do you want to be part of a diverse team that is committed to making the transportation system in Colorado safe and efficient?  Then, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is the place for you! CDOT is devoted to incorporating technology, providing equal employment opportunities, developing leaders, and improving systems in order to provide outstanding customer service.  By saving lives and making lives better by providing freedom, connection, and experience through travel, CDOT is committed to becoming the number #1 Department of Transportation in the country. In working towards this goal, we believe every one of our employees plays a critical role. CDOT's core values include safety, people, integrity, customer service, excellence and respect.  Please visit https://www.codot.gov/ to learn about CDOT and how we are making Colorado a great place to live, work and play, now and for the future!
 
State employees make Colorado an amazing place to learn, work, and play. We want every day to feel like an opportunity. We want to be surrounded by innovation, vibrant optimism, and creativity. Most of all we want to feel like we're doing what we're meant to be doing. It's our nature. Working for Colorado means being surrounded by people who share your vision. It's where making a difference meets a pioneering spirit. Reach your peak state and together let's share everything we love about Colorado. To learn about the State's Employee Value Proposition visit: https://www.colorado.gov/dhr/evp

In addition to a fantastic place to work CDOT offers a variety of benefits which include:

  • Annual leave (accrued based on years of service, starting at 8 hours a month)
  • Sick leave accrued at 6.66 hours a month
  • 10 paid holidays per year
  • Medical and dental plans
  • State paid life insurance policy of $50,000
  • Choice of 2 retirement plans
  • 401K and 457 plans
  • State paid Short Term Disability coverage
  • Credit Union Membership
  • Work life programs
  • Tuition reimbursement programs
  • Training 

To learn more about our benefits visit: https://www.colorado.gov/dhr/benefits
 
To learn about the total compensation package for State government employment visit: https://www.colorado.gov/dhr/totalcompensation 

Job Description

Administrator III or IV - Civil Rights Specialist 

Colorado Department of Transportation - Pueblo, Colorado

This position is only open to Colorado state residents

Salary Ranges:

Administrator III - $4,200 - $6,147 per month
Administrator IV - $5,218 - $7,637 per month  

One position will be filled at either the Administrator III or IV level.

The Internal Civil Rights Specialist supports the internal civil rights programs for Region personnel by ensuring compliance with Federal and State Civil Rights Laws, Rules and Regulations and other applicable internal and external policies and procedures regarding personnel management.  This position conducts investigations, supports employee enrichment & development programs, develops reports and tracks and maintains data. This position provides guidance and advice on personnel issues to employees, supervisors and managers and facilitates solutions.
 
Major duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Provides guidance and support to employees, supervisors, managers and appointing authorities on personnel management.  
  • Investigates employment related complaints on issues such as workplace conflicts, discrimination, sexual harassment, workplace violence; conducts interviews, evaluates information, identifies issues, prepares plans and make determinations on violations of policies, procedures or laws. 
  • Reviews corrective and disciplinary actions for legal sufficiency. 
  • Facilitates or mediate conflicts in order to resolve issues. 
  • Collects and tracks information for federal reporting.
  • Provides guidance to employees on career development and enrichment, including strategizing, developing and managing programs that assist employees in career progression, training opportunities, and retention. 
  • Manages and aligns region- wide program efforts for affirmative action goals in coordination with CDOT Head Quarters; collects information, maintains records, and prepares reports.
  • Prepares agency position statements and information for complaints and investigations conducted by the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and the Colorado Civil Rights Division (CCRD). 
  • Serves as the Region representative for unemployment claims, appeals and litigation for employment related matters including collecting documentation, tracking and maintaining accurate and appropriate records and reporting. 
  • Develops a regional plan to incorporate EO/AA into region- wide personnel decisions; develops communications, identifies strategies and goals and tracks achievements. 
  • Coordinates with regional managers/supervisors to conduct trainings on the Regional plan EO/AA plan. 
  • Other duties as assigned.

Work Environment:

  • Typical schedule is Monday to Friday, 8-5, but would include working off-hour schedules for investigations and other employee relations matters.
  • Approximately 50% spent in the field, 50% spent in the office
  • Daytime travel during business hours to conduct investigations, trainings and attend meetings. 
  • 15% overnight travel to various locations to conduct investigations and trainings and attend meetings.
  • Travel by car (CDOT vehicle) within the State of Colorado (Driver's license is required)
  • Required to drive CDOT vehicles.

The Exceptional Applicant will be a professional with proven ability or accomplishment in the following:

  • Demonstrated success with the duties listed in the Description of the Job section; 
  • Highest work/personal ethics and integrity; 
  • Knowledge and comprehensive understanding of theories, principles, and best practices of human resources, equal opportunity, affirmative action, and employment law; 
  • Knowledge and experience with handling workplace issues and laws (Title VII, sexual harassment, ADA, FMLA); 
  • Experience with State Personnel Rules and Procedures; 
  • Ability to interpret and apply policies, procedures, regulations, and federal laws; 
  • Experience with employee development programs; 
  • Strong workplace investigative, interviewing and research skills; 
  • Experience responding to requests from external agencies such as Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and assisting with defense of litigation; 
  • Excellent judgment, evaluation, problem solving, reasoning, and decision making skills; 
  • Superior oral communication skills including experience and skill providing oral presentations, trainings, lectures; 
  • Excellent writing skills and ability to develop official correspondence and reports; 
  • Strong leadership, effective interpersonal, customer service and relationship-building skills; 
  • Strong mediation and conflict resolution skills and experience; ability to negotiate mutually acceptable solutions; build consensus; 
  • Advising/mentoring/consulting skills and experience; 
  • Organizational awareness and ability to partner effectively with staff and sensitivity to their needs and priorities; 
  • Ability to adapt communication style to various audiences and situations, modeling high standards of honesty, integrity, trust, and respect for individuals; 
  • Strong planning, time and project management skills and experience; 
  • Ability to delegate, monitor work performance and manage work productivity; 
  • Thoroughness and attention to detail; 
  • Ability to work with Executive Management;
  • Leadership and vision across multidisciplinary groups; 
  • Interpersonal and relationship building skills 
  • Fluency in Microsoft Office Suite, Gmail, SAP and the ability to quickly learn new software.

 

Qualifications

Requirements:

Administrator III:

  • Bachelor's degree in Human Resources, Personnel Administration, Business, Psychology, Sociology , Public Administration , Liberal Arts or a closely related field; 
  • AND two (2) years of full-time professional-level human resource management experience in an employment context where the primary responsibility of your duties focused on workplace investigations and compliance with labor/employment laws and equal opportunity.  This experience must be specifically documented on your application. 
  • A current valid driver's license is required for this position as it requires operating a state or personal motor vehicle to perform one or more essential functions of the position.

 
Administrator IV:

  • Bachelor's degree in Human Resources, Personnel Administration, Business, Psychology, Sociology , Public Administration , Liberal Arts  or a closely related field; 
  • AND three (3) years of full-time professional-level human resource management experience in an employment context where the primary responsibility of your duties focused on workplace investigations and compliance with labor/employment laws and equal opportunity. This experience must be specifically documented on your application
  •  A current valid driver's license is required for this position as it requires operating a state or personal motor vehicle to perform one or more essential functions of the position.

Substitution: Additional work experience that provided the same kind, amount and level of knowledge acquired in the required education, may substitute on a year-for-year basis for the required bachelor's degree but not for the specific experience. 

NOTE: If applying under substitutions, a legible copy of your unofficial college transcript(s) or credential evaluation report must be submitted with your application. Transcripts from colleges or universities outside of the United States must be assessed for U.S. equivalency by a NACES educational credential evaluation service. Failure to provide a transcript or credential evaluation report will result in your application being rejected and you will not be able to continue in the selection process for this position. Transcripts must show all coursework and degree(s) conferred and the name of the school.
 

 

View the complete job announcement and apply at: hhttps://www.colorado.gov/dhr/jobs

Application Deadlne:  6/26/18 - 11:59 pm - MST

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