SALARY: $50,971.00 – $81,596.00 Annually
The Office of Equal Opportunity (OEO) is a full-service office responsible for planning, developing, implementing, monitoring and evaluating all Equal Opportunity Programs within the Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA). These programs include Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action (Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964), Environmental Justice, Disadvantaged/Minority Business Enterprise (D/MBE) Program, Contractor Compliance / On-the-Job Training (OJT) and Limited English Proficiency (LEP) (Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964), and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The Office of Equal Opportunity works cooperatively with the agency’s equal opportunity officers in MDOT SHA’s seven districts and Hanover Complex.
Job Duties: This position is within the Office of Equal Opportunity (OEO) and is responsible for assisting in administering the MDOT SHA Title VII/Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Program in accordance with state and federal laws. The Title VII/EEO Program areas include investigating and tracking complaints of discrimination and/or harassment; reasonable accommodation requests made pursuant to Maryland’s antidiscrimination state laws and the American’s with Disabilities Act (ADA); diversity initiatives; training for New Employee Orientation, New Supervisors Training, and statewide Sexual Harassment training.
The Compliance Officer is also responsible for investigating complaints of discrimination; coordinating investigations; developing and administering training on various workplace EEO program areas; preparing investigative documents for external government agencies, including Maryland Commission on Civil Rights (MCCR), U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), and the Department of Budget and Management (DBM;, recommending corrective actions; reviewing and recommending approval of reasonable accommodations; reviewing and approving recruitment selection plans; and assisting in providing technical assistance to various mid-level managers and senior managers regarding all EEO Program and affirmative action areas.
Education: A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.
Experience: Four (4) years of experience ensuring adherence to fair practice standards or evaluating a business or public entity for compliance with federal, state, or municipal laws and regulations.
Selective Qualification: Two (2) years of the required experience must have involved investigating and tracking complaints of discrimination and/or harassment.