AFFIRMATIVE ACTION SPECIALIST TRAINEE
Under close supervision, as a trainee and productive worker in a state
department or agency, receives on-the-job training in determining that the goals
and objectives of a department┐s affirmative action program and/or contract
compliance program are being met, in a departments dealings with the public and
outside agencies, and/or in its own internal operation; does other related duties
NOTE: The examples of work for this title are for illustrative purposes only.
A particular position using this title may not perform all duties listed in this
job specification. Conversely, all duties performed on the job may not be listed.
EXAMPLES OF WORK:
Under supervision, as trainee and productive worker:
Studies and reviews the internal and external operations of a specific organizational
unit; provides recommendations for improvement to the Affirmative Action Officer
with respect to the unit┐s equal employment opportunity and affirmative action
Under direction, meets with supervisory officers and other personnel to determine
areas where improvement is necessary.
Receives training from the department┐s Equal Opportunity Officer to ensure
policies and actions pursued in the assigned unit are in accord with those of the
Meets with representatives of the public and outside agencies to explain the
agency's affirmative action commitment, and to acquire firsthand knowledge
of program's impact on persons and agencies that share an interest in the
Acts as liaison with agency staff involved in submitting personnel actions;
acts as liaison with Personnel Assistants in order to investigate the technical
aspects of any complaints received.
May assist in analyzing and evaluating possible labor compliance violations
Prepares reports on all activities containing findings, conclusions and
Periodically meets with agency employees to provide information on current
affirmative action activities.
Will be required to learn to utilize various types of electronic and/or manual
recording and information systems used by the agency, office, or related units.
Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's degree.
Appointee will be required to possess a driver's license valid in New Jersey
only if the operation of a vehicle, rather than employee mobility, is necessary
to perform the essential duties of the position.
KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES:
Knowledge of the methods used to gather and analyze data.
Knowledge of the techniques used to analyze the operations of government
agencies and of the public and private concerns with which they do business.
Ability to interpret and apply the policies and guidelines set by the
Commissioner, the Deputy Commissioner, and the department's Affirmative
Action Officer, regarding the goals and objectives of the department's Affirmative
Ability to learn to analyze internal and external operations of the assigned unit
and identify improvements.
Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with those
interested or involved in the work of the unit.
Ability to analyze and interpret basic laws and regulations.
Ability to learn to prepare technically sound, accurate and informative reports.
Ability to maintain records and files.
Ability to utilize various types of electronic and/or manual recording and
information systems used by the agency, office, or related units.
Ability to read, write, speak, understand, and communicate in English
sufficiently to perform duties of this position. American Sign Language or
Braille may also be considered as acceptable forms of communication.
Persons with mental or physical disabilities are eligible as long as they can
perform essential functions of the job after reasonable accommodation is made to
their known limitations. If the accommodation cannot be made because it would
cause the employer undue hardship, such persons may not be eligible.
Appointees who successfully complete the 12 month training period will be
eligible for advancement to one of the following titles under Department of
Personnel procedures: Affirmative Action Specialist 3 or other titles designated
appropriate by the Department of Personnel.
The inability of an employee in this title to attain a level of performance warranting
advancement to one of the titles listed above shall be considered as cause for