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County Diversity & Inclusion Officer

Ventura County Indianapolis ,IN
  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description: What We Offer Education Incentive- Possible eligibility for an educational incentive of 2.5%, 3.5%, or 5%, based on completion of an Associate, Bachelor's, or graduate degree. Executive Annual Leave- 248 hours earned per year, increasing to 288 hours after 5 years of service, to 328 hours after 10 years of service, and to 368 hours after 15 years of service. *Credit for prior public service may be considered (MR Sec. 616A). Annual Leave Redemption- The ability to "cash in" or redeem up to 100 hours of Annual Leave per year after using 80 hours of annual leave. Deferred Compensation- Eligible to participate in the County's 401(k) Shared Savings Plan and/or the Section 457 Plan. This position is eligible for up to a 3% match on your 401(k) contributions. Health Plans- Medical, Dental, and Vision Plans for you and your dependents. You are afforded a flexible credit allowance of up to $11,622 annually. Flexible Spending Accounts- Employees may also participate in the Flexible Spending Accounts which increase their spending power by reimbursing them with pre-tax dollars for IRS approved dependent care and health care expenses. Pension Plan- Both the County and you contribute to the County's Retirement Plan and to Social Security. If you are eligible, you may establish reciprocity with other public retirement systems such as CalPERS. Holidays- 11 paid days per year which includes a scheduled floating holiday. Our County and Community Ventura County is located on California's "Gold Coast," approximately 35 miles northwest of Los Angeles and 20 miles southeast of Santa Barbara. Residents enjoy rolling hills and sweeping ocean views in a nearly perfect Mediterranean climate with an average annual temperature of 74 degrees. The beauty and weather combined with a wonderful quality of life are among the many reasons our residents choose to call Ventura County "home." Ventura County is a "general law" county, governed by a five-member, elected–by-district Board of Supervisors. The Supervisors appoint a County Executive Officer (CEO) to oversee the County budget, day-to-day operations, and to advise, assist and act as an agent for the Board of Supervisors in all matters under the Board's jurisdiction. County Executive Office The County Executive Office is a critical component of the County organization. The Office is responsible for the recommendation and/or implementation of Board Policies, the preparation and administration of the County budget, the recruitment and retention of a high-caliber workforce and the negotiation and administration of contracts with a number of Labor Organizations. The CEO’s office also has extensive interactions with the local cities and other public jurisdictions within the County as well as representatives of the state and federal governments. In conducting business, the CEO’s office strives to provide high quality services in a fiscally prudent manner, while consistently fostering a culture of collaboration among agencies to better integrate and coordinate services, and actively promoting diversity and inclusion to reflect and engage community. The Position The Diversity and Inclusion Officer will drive engagement, strategy, execution and accountability for all County of Ventura Diversity and Inclusion initiatives to ensure that all employees are treated with respect and without discrimination and that the County leverages the strength of our diverse workforce and community. Working in collaboration with the Diversity and Inclusion Task Force, County Leadership, and other stakeholders the Diversity and Inclusion Officer will develop strategies which integrate Diversity and Inclusion Management into county initiatives; and will review and evaluate organization policies and procedures to ensure the acknowledgement of Diversity and Inclusion issues and needs. The Successful Candidate The ideal candidate will have extensive experience in developing and managing diversity and inclusion programs, human resources management, and related regulations and law, and will excel at establishing and maintaining partnerships that drive success. The candidate will have a personal style that enables them to quickly become a member of the close-knit, team-oriented County family. The County seeks a dynamic individual with a passion for diversity and inclusion, coupled with outstanding analytical and communication/presentation skills. The successful candidate will be able to actively engage staff at all levels of the organization to foster behaviors, attitudes, policies, and initiatives that support diversity, inclusion, equity, and unity. Possession of the of the following competencies is crucial: Decision Making Integrity Relationship Building Political Savvy Influencing Leadership Handling Conflict Emotional Intelligence Teamwork Flexibility Innovation Group Facilitation To learn more about what it’s like to work for Ventura County, clickhereto watch a short video of County Executive Officer, Mike Powers. The County Diversity & Inclusion Officer(Deputy Executive Officer) is an at-will position whichis exempt from the provisions of the Civil Service Ordinance. Examples Of Duties Duties may include, but are not limited to the following: Facilitates and/or chairs group meetings using varied techniques including issue clarification, idea generation, dispute resolution and consensus building. Presents training seminars, speeches, and formal recommendations to the Board of Supervisors and a broad scope of audiences. Secures buy-in and commitment from various stakeholders in the creation, administration and evaluation of a broad scope of programs. Serves as primary advisor to the County Executive Officer, HR Director, Diversity & Inclusion Task Force, and various stakeholder groups. Develops, prepares, analyzes, administers and evaluates a broad scope of plans, projects, audits, and programs. Reviews existing policies, procedures and processes; recommends new policy, policy revisions, and defines and implements procedures. Conducts rigorous studies requiring data collection, analysis and the formulation of recommendations. Engages various community groups to listen to suggestionsintended topromote and advance diversity, equity, and inclusion. Leads and focuses efforts by exercising functional supervision over Agency Diversity Officers. Leads and/or performs highly complex and sensitive investigations. Serves as the Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Officer of the County. Supervises staff in the performance of a broad variety of professional-level, analytical, human resources work. Performs other related duties as required. Typical Qualifications These are entrance requirements to the recruitment process and do not assure continuance in the process. A bachelor’s degree and five (5) years of management-level experience analyzing and making recommendations for the solution of problems related to diversity and inclusion, equal employment opportunity, organizational development, or human resources management and substantial supervisory experience over professional-level staff. Desired A deep understanding of and passion for the work of diversity, inclusion, and equity, and significant experience in: Managing process improvement projects for diversity and inclusion, equal employment opportunity, and/or human resources management from concept inception to delivery and evaluation. Supervising, coaching, and mentoring staff. Conducting formal investigations of allegations of discriminatory or problematic behavior. Experience successfully collaborating and in partnerships with various constituencies on strategiesand related initiatives. A graduate degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology, Business Administration (MBA), Public Administration (MPA), Management, Organizational Development, Social Justice, Diversity & Inclusion, or equivalent. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Extensive knowledge of: Advanced theories and best practices related to Diversity & Inclusion Principles of Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) programs Principles and techniques of training & development Methods and techniques of conflict resolution and consensus building Principles of effective supervision Demonstrated skill in: Analyzing and making sound recommendations on complex management and administrative issues, including identifying solutions, projecting consequences of proposed actions, and making recommendations in support of goals Speaking in public Evaluating research to identify potential solutions, resolve problems, or provide information Demonstrated ability to: Exhibit excellent influencing and interpersonal skills, including the ability to effectively coach leaders, foster productive relationships, build consensus and promote initiatives Exercise group leadership skills that emphasize collaboration, consensus building, conflict resolution, and problem solving Maintain a professional demeanor during emotionally charged, difficult or high-pressure situations Defuse anger and establish or restore harmony Make oral presentations to the Board of Supervisors and executive management Write effectively and prepare clear, complete, and concise reports Work independently and in groups, while managing multiple priorities in a fast paced, fluid environment Employ a creative approach to problem solving with a humble, team-oriented and optimistic attitude Recruitment Process To APPLY for this exceptional career opportunity, please send a resume and cover letter that illustrate examples of your experience with all of the following: Managing process improvement projects relating to diversity and inclusion, equal employment opportunity, and/or human resources management from concept inception t

Ventura County


Indianapolis, IN
46260 USA