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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 02/28/24

Applications Due03/13/24

Vacancy ID152316


AgencyLabor, Department of

TitleEqual Opportunity Specialist 2 - Albany

Occupational CategoryOther Professional Careers

Salary Grade23

Bargaining UnitM/C - Management / Confidential (Unrepresented)

Salary RangeFrom $81792 to $102189 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Non-competitive Class

Travel Percentage 20%

Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 37.5


From 9 AM

To 5 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? Yes

County Albany

Street Address 1220 Washington Avenue

State Office Campus, Building 12

City Albany


Zip Code12226

Minimum Qualifications Minimum Qualifications:

Seven years of experience* in equal opportunity, diversity and inclusion, or human rights; OR one year of State service in an equal opportunity, diversity and inclusion, minority business, employment compliance, human resources or training position allocated at or above Grade 18.

*Qualifying experience includes working with organizations concerned with equal opportunity, diversity and inclusion, civil rights, minority business development, or similar programs; or in recruiting, training, and upgrading the educational and job qualifications of protected class members.

Substitutions: associate’s degree may substitute for two years of the non-supervisory experience; bachelor’s degree for four years; and J.D. or master’s degree for five years.

Preferred Qualifications:
• Experience with utilizing current best practices for both translation and interpretation services
• Knowledge of Federal and state laws and regulations related to public accommodation and equal access
• Experience with program/project management tools and recordkeeping skills
• Expertise in information systems, platforms and related technology to improve language access services to Limited English Proficiency communities
• Bilingual (both spoken and written fluency) in English and at least one of the following languages: Spanish, Russian, Vietnamese or Standard Chinese (Mandarin)
• Intermediate level computer skills in Microsoft Office Suite including Outlook, Word, and Excel
• Excellent spoken and written communication skills
• Ability to exercise independent judgement, problem-solving, and decision-making skills
• Handle multiple priorities, processes, and demands in a dynamic work environment
• Ability to work under pressure with frequent interruptions
• Ability to initiate and maintain relationships across a diverse set of stakeholders.

Duties Description STANDARD DUTIES:

As an Equal Opportunity Specialist 2, the incumbent will support ODEI in the investigation of discrimination complaints, assessment of requests for reasonable accommodations, conduct of WIOA Equal Opportunity Compliance Reviews, implementation of Diversity and Inclusion initiatives, and other EO-based work. Duties include, but are not limited to:

• Coordinate the implementation of diversity and inclusion, and equal opportunity initiatives.
• Articulate agency goals and objectives to agency executives; and advise agency management on diversity and inclusion, and equal opportunity matters.
• Analyze data and produce reports related to agency diversity and inclusion, and equal opportunity programs.
• Train agency employees on equal opportunity issues related to employment, and provision of services.
• Review personnel actions such as hiring, promotion, and termination to ensure fairness and equity.
• Participate in examination planning and candidate sourcing meetings to make sure that equal opportunity is considered in agency selection process.
• Make determinations on requests from clients and employees for reasonable and religious accommodations pursuant to federal and State laws.
• Investigate employee discrimination complaints and issue findings (this task applies to positions whose agencies handle their own employee discrimination complaints).
• Investigate discrimination complaints in the provision of services from agency clients and make recommendations to management.
• Develop relevant programming to enhance employees cultural awareness.
• Represent the agency at events on diversity and inclusion, and equal opportunity.
• Meet with advocacy groups to exchange information on agency equal opportunity policies, procedures, and practices.
• Will supervise staff.
• Responsible for ensuring compliance pursuant to Section 188 of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) of 2014, and Code of Federal Regulations, Title 29, Part 38 (29 CFR Part 38).
• Assists the State Level EO Officer in directing the statewide development, implementation, evaluation and monitoring of equal employment opportunity and affirmative action plans and programs for all Department of Labor operating units, training programs, State contractors, and recipients of WIOA, Title I funding.

Additional Comments Notes regarding position and salary:

If you are a current NYS employee and have questions regarding salary, please contact the Business Services Center (BSC): 518-457-4272,

Some positions may require additional credentials or a background check to verify your identity.

Name Travis Serson

Telephone (518) 457-1020

Fax EFax:

Email Address


Street New York State Department of Labor

Harriman State Campus, Building 12, Room 561

City Albany

State NY

Zip Code 12240


Notes on ApplyingAll candidates must submit a written resume and cover letter which clearly demonstrates how they meet the minimum qualifications for the position. These documents must be received by March 13, 2024, and submitted via email to or mailed to the NYS Department of Labor, Personnel Bureau, Building 12, Room 561, State Office Campus, Albany, NY 12226. You must include, Vacancy ID #152316, Equal Opportunity Specialist 2 – Albany, in the subject line of your email. Failure to do so may result in a delay of processing your application.

Candidates from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Department of Labor is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to ensuring equal opportunity for persons with disabilities and workplace diversity.

New York State (NYS) is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. NYS Law prohibits discrimination because of age, race, creed, color, national origin, sexual orientation, military status, sex, disability, predisposing genetic characteristics, marital status, domestic violence victim status, carrier status, gender identity or prior conviction records, or prior arrests, youthful offender adjudications or sealed records unless based on a bona fide occupational qualification or other exception.

If you are a person with a disability and wish to request that a reasonable accommodation be provided for you to participate in a job interview, please contact: Department of Labor, Attn: Director, Division of Equal Opportunity and Development (DEOD), Building 12, Albany, NY 12226 (Phone (518) 457-1984 and/or fax (518) 485-2575.

Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation. If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor’s Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at

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