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POSTING #: 20-00065
TITLE: Affirmative Action SpecialistTrainee ISSUE DATE: 1/16/2020
TITLE CODE: 65960 CLOSING DATE: 1/30/2020
DIVISION: Chief of Staff LOCATION: Ewing
UNIT: Civil Rights & Affirmative Action
RANGE: P95 SALARY: $45,731.91-$47,810.88
WORK WEEK: 35 hours

DESCRIPTION The New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) is seeking candidates for the position of Affirmative Action Specialist Trainee within the Division of Civil Rights & Affirmative Action. Affirmative Action Specialist Trainees are assigned a 35 – hour work week. Current starting salary is $45,731 and after six months is $47,810. As a NJ State Department, NJDOT offers a comprehensive benefits package including Health Care (medical, prescription drug, dental, and vision care), Pension, Deferred Compensation, 12 paid holidays, and Benefit Leave (12 vacation days, 15 sick days, and 3 administrative days).
The Division of Civil Rights and Affirmative Action (DCR/AA) is responsible for planning, coordinating, directing and overseeing the implementation and overall efficiency/effectiveness of the New Jersey Department of Transportation’s internal and external Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Programs which include diversity and inclusion.
The Affirmative Action Specialist Trainee will receive on the job training while working closely with a more experienced staff member or supervisor in the DCR/AA, and will be involved in and ultimately responsible for a wide variety of the division’s internal and external work to include, but not be limited to the following: Reviewing and analyzing staff transactions and trends; counseling employees and providing training and technical assistance on Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Nondiscrimination; providing the support necessary to complete comprehensive or follow – up reviews of the department’s special emphasis program areas as well as its sub – recipients of USDOT/Federal funds to ensure compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights of 1964, Environmental Justice (EJ), Limited English Proficiency (LEP) and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), as appropriate; assisting in the execution of detailed, checklist, and/or follow – up reviews and inspections of the department’s consultant and construction contractors to ensure that they are complying with Federal and State Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action (EEO/AA) contractual requirements on all department contracts/projects statewide; reviewing contractors’ certified payrolls to confirm compliance with the Davis Bacon Act and payment of prevailing wage rates; and preparing memorandums, letters, and narrative and statistical reports that provide a written account of reviews and investigations. STUDENTS ANTICIPATING GRADUATION IN MAY 2020 ARE WELCOME TO APPLY
REQUIREMENTS Graduation from an accredited college or University with a Bachelor’s degree.
For more information regarding this position, please refer to: Preferred Qualities/Experience • Strong analytical and problem solving skills; • Strong (verbal and written) communication skills; • Strong interpersonal skills; • General understanding of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act; • Experience working with diverse, multicultural and multiethnic groups; • Experience using Microsoft Office Suite (particularly Word, PowerPoint, Outlook and Excel).
REQUIREMENTS (cont.) Work Authorization: Applicants must be authorized to work in the United States according to the Department of Homeland Security, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services regulations. NJDOT does not provide sponsorship or accept student OPT/CPT program, F1 or H1B work authorization visas.
Residency: All persons newly hired on or after September 1, 2011 have one year from the date of employment to establish, and then maintain principal residence in the State of New Jersey subject to the provisions of N.J.S.A. 52:14 – 7 (L.2011, Chapter 70), also known as the “New Jersey First Act.”
TO APPLY You must apply through the NJDOT website at: Submit a complete packet by the closing date that includes the following documents: • NJ State Application for Employment (Application instructions can be found at link above) • Letter of interest • Current resume • Copy of unofficial transcript OR foreign degree evaluation
IMPORTANT NOTES Proof of Degree: You must provide transcript or evaluation of your UNDERGRADUATE degree. Foreign Degree Evaluation: If you obtained your undergraduate degree outside of the US, you MUST provide a Foreign Degree Evaluation from a USA recognized evaluation service agency that includes a course – by – course evaluation in order to be deemed eligible. Failure to provide evaluation will result in your application being disqualified. Anticipated Graduation: NJDOT will accept applications from students anticipating graduation in May 2020. No offer of employment will be made without proof of degree. Incomplete Packets: Applicants MAY NOT be considered if they fail to provide all requested documents upon initial submittal or fail to follow instructions when submitting electronically. Applicants will be selected for an interview on the basis of their application/resume. Current State employees: Any appointments made that involve movement may result in a forfeiture of rights to any promotional lists in their former unit.
New Jersey Is An Equal Opportunity Employer