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Minimum Qualifications Six years of the qualifying experience in equal opportunity, diversity and inclusion or human rights.
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.
Duties Description The New York State Office of Mental Health (OMH) is seeking a qualified candidate for the non-competitive policy position of Equal Opportunity Specialist 1, G-18, in the Office of Diversity & Inclusion. OMH’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion (ODI) works to oversee both diversity and inclusion within OMH’s workforce and within all service delivery systems for the treatment of mental illness.
Specific duties include, but are not limited to, the following:
• Aid in the coordination of the implementation of diversity and inclusion programs as well as equal opportunity initiatives using inclusive terminology in program and service delivery.
o Aid in working to promote policies, objectives, and implementation strategies in accordance with statewide objectives for the employment of minorities, women, lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) individuals, disabled persons, and veterans.
o Aid in the formation of effective, coordinated strategies for diversity and inclusion in order to protect and promote diversity, inclusion and equal opportunity in the OMH’s workforce in accordance with the requirements of the New York State Human Rights Law, Title VII of the Federal Civil Rights Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and all applicable requirements of New York state and federal law.
o Assist in the dissemination of Agency goals and objectives.
o Serve as liaison to the Center for Human Resources Management to facilitate and monitor compliance of human resource activities, overall employment conditions, training, and career opportunities of protected classes within OMH’s workforce.
• Gather, analyze, and prepare data and reports regarding the statewide implementation of new diversity and inclusion programs, procedures, policies, training activities, and strategies designed to attain a diverse, culturally competent workforce representative of the people served by OMH.
o Engage with OMH Psychiatric Center staff, Field Office staff, OMH licensed programs, and community members to collect feedback on program and service delivery.
o Promote the facilitation of effective, coordinated strategies for diversity and inclusion in order to protect and promote diversity, inclusion and equal opportunity in the OMH’s workforce in accordance with the requirements of the New York State Human Rights Law, Title VII of the Federal Civil Rights Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and all applicable requirements of New York state and federal law.
• Collect, evaluate, and assemble data regarding diversity and inclusion issues impacting the State delivery of mental health services as well as impacting mental health and related health care services provided by entities regulated or licensed by OMH or that are part of a broader managed care network providing services to mental health service recipients.
o Establish baseline data for diversity and inclusion activities and elements and create measurements and tracking tools for the collection and dissemination of data collected.
o Communicate internal and observational data with OMH executives and stakeholders.
• Promote training and educational programs and encourage employee participation.
o Incorporate workplace diversity principles, policy, standards of behavior, and relevant practices into training.
o Consider underrepresented groups in training development. Offer access to information and resources on workplace policy, accessibility, and unconscious bias.
o Provide employees with tools for recognizing and managing workplace diversity issues.
Additional Comments Specific scheduled hours and telecommuting availability for this position will be discussed during the interview process. Please note, employees are required to apply and obtain approval through management to telecommute according to operational needs and Agency Telecommuting Program Guidelines.
Based on federal and/or state regulations, this position requires vaccination against COVID-19. Upon appointment, the selected candidate must be fully vaccinated, or willing to become fully vaccinated, against COVID-19 and will be required to provide proof of vaccination. Candidates who are not fully vaccinated against COVID-19 at the time of interview may not start working until two weeks after their final dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.
The Mission of the New York State Office of Mental Health is to promote the mental health
of all New Yorkers, with a focus on providing hope and supporting recovery for adults with
serious mental illness and children with serious emotional disturbances. Applicants with
lived mental health experience are encouraged to apply. OMH is deeply committed to
supporting underserved individuals, organizations, and communities. To this end, OMH is
focused on implementing activities and initiatives to reduce disparities in access, quality,
and treatment outcomes for underserved populations. A critical component of these efforts
is ensuring OMH is a diverse and inclusive workplace where all employees' unique
attributes and skills are valued and utilized to support the mission of the Agency. OMH is an
equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
Some positions may require additional credentials or a background check to verify your identity.
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Notes on ApplyingTo be considered for this position, interested candidates should email a cover letter and resume in Microsoft Word or PDF format to email@example.com. Please include the title of the position and Vacancy ID #129025 in the subject line of your email when applying.
You are advised that, should you accept a job offer with the Office of Mental Health, you may be required to be fingerprinted and pay a fingerprint fee.