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Equal Opportunity Representatives & Officers

Also called: Affirmative Action Officer (Aa Officer), Civil Rights Investigator, Equal Employment Opportunity Officer (EEO Officer), Field Representative

Where in the Coast Guard? In the Coast Guard: RL - Human Resources; URL - Surface Warfare

What they do:
Monitor and evaluate compliance with equal opportunity laws, guidelines, and policies to ensure that employment practices and contracting arrangements give equal opportunity without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability.
On the job, you would:
  • Investigate employment practices or alleged violations of laws to document and correct discriminatory factors.
  • Prepare reports related to investigations of equal opportunity complaints.
  • Interview persons involved in equal opportunity complaints to verify case information.

Knowledge

Safety and Government
  • law and government
Arts and Humanities
  • English language
Business
  • human resources (HR)
  • customer service
Math and Science
  • sociology and anthropology

Skills

Basic Skills
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
  • reading work related information
Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it
People and Technology Systems
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different options and picking the best one
  • figuring out how a system should work and how changes in the future will affect it

Abilities

Verbal
  • read and understand what is written
  • listen and understand what people say
Ideas and Logic
  • make general rules or come up with answers from lots of detailed information
  • notice when problems happen
Visual Understanding
  • see hidden patterns
  • quickly know what you are looking at

Personality

People interested in this work like activities that include helping people, teaching, and talking.
They do well at jobs that need:
  • Integrity
  • Attention to Detail
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Dependability
  • Self Control
  • Stress Tolerance

Technology

You might use software like this on the job:

Human resources software
  • Bashen LinkLine
  • Berkshire Associates BALANCEaap
Compliance software
  • Bashen EEOFedSoft
  • Bashen EEOSoft
Spreadsheet software
  • IBM Lotus 1-2-3
  • Microsoft Excel

Education

Education: (rated 4 of 5)
bachelor's degree or
some college
usually needed

Get started on your career:

Find Certifications Registered Apprenticeship

Job Outlook

Below Average Outlook
New job opportunities are less likely in the future.
Salary
$64,950
per year, on average
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